Monday, November 17, 2014
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Hi dolls! Is it me or when the holidays come around, do you take extra time with your hair and makeup because you know you're going to be photographed too? Especially now being a new mommy, these photos are extra-special because they're "firsts" for our new baby. His first Thanksgiving, first Christmas. The pressure is on to look cute so in twenty years, I can look back at them and not gag at what I was wearing or how my hair was done. Kidding. Kind of. Let's be realistic though. Being a new mom doesn't really allow me much time to get all dolled up nonetheless style my hair so lately I've been looking for products that give me the "Yeah, I totally spent an hour getting ready." without the hour actually being spent.

Inspired by the fact that I have about 30 minutes (if I'm lucky and my fiance is around to watch Hunter), I've come up with two super easy-peasy hairstyles that won't make you grimace at your pictures looking back in twenty years.

The Fastest Blow Out Ever | You Will Need:

  • The Infiniti Pro by Conair 3Q Brushless Motor Dryer
  • Conair Professional Round Brush
  • Heat Protectant
  • Volumizing Mousse
I started off with damp hair and sprayed my fave heat protectant in it. If you like volume (I mean, who doesn't?), run your favorite volumizing mousse through your hair as well. Then, taking the Infiniti Pro by Conair 3Q Brushless Motor Dryer, I dried my hair to about 75% which took about all of two minutes with this thing. It's that fast! Then I sectioned my hair and pulled the top half up and out of my way with a banana clip. Taking the bottom half, I split it into four sections about 2 inches each. 

Taking my Conair Professional Round Brush, I took my hair at the root and started to blow dry just the roots. Then taking the round brush in one hand I spun my brush down and away from my face and with the other hand, blow dried it. Once you've done your entire hair, I like to set with a lightweight hair spray and ta-da! All done! 

The Infiniti Pro by Conair 3Q Brushless Motor Dryer is my answer from the hair gods when it comes to time-saving. Proven to dry equivalent to 2000 watts and up to 70% faster dry time even at a lower temperature so it doesn't harm your hair. It's also pretty quiet (about 40% less noise than your normal blow dryer) which is great when there's sleeping babies and dogs that hate blow dryers in the same house. The coolest thing about this dryer is that it's brushless and uses magnets and electronics to drive the motor.

Curly Side Hair | You Will Need:

  • Infiniti Pro by Conair Curl Secret Curling Iron
  • Conair 90 Pack Bobby Pins
I started by heating up my Infiniti Pro by Conair Curl Secret Curling Iron to the high setting and set the timer to 8 seconds. The lower the amount of time, the looser the curlers so if you set it to 8 seconds they'll be the loosest curls and 12 seconds will be the tightest curls. It took about 30 seconds to heat up but the solid red ready light will let you know. Brush through your dry hair and make sure they are no tangles. Then split your hair and put the top half up with a banana clip. Position the Infiniti Pro by Conair Curl Secret Curling Iron so the curl chamber is facing your head (it says it on the iron so you don't get confused). Take a section of 1-1 1/2 inch of hair and place it into the hair guide. Close down the handles and let the hair be drawn into the curling chamber. Hold until the beep becomes rapid (depending on which timer you set it to) and then let go to release the curl. Continue until your entire head is done. 

Once your hair is curled, I like to rake my fingers through to break them up a little and create some volume. I then took my hair and pulled it to the side and secured it with about three Conair Bobby Pins. Lastly, I took a piece from the opposite side, twisted and pulled it back and also secured it with a bobby pin. Finish off with some hairspray and a bright red lip and you're set!

The Infiniti Pro by Conair Curl Secret Curling Iron is a new mommy's dream! It's exactly what I need to get gorgeous curls in a matter of seconds. It's heats up within a minute. It's incredibly easy to part my hair in 1 - 1 1/2 inch sections (I don't recommend using anything thicker) and allowing the hair to be drawn into the curl chamber. It's 3/4 inch tourmaline inside the curl chamber for smooth, consistent curls every single time. Depending on the certain timer setting, I get curls within seconds that hold all night long! 

You can find both the Infiniti Pro by Conair Curl Secret and the Infiniti Pro by Conair 3Q Brushless Motor Dryer at Walmart in the hair care aisle. 

How will you be doing your hair for the holidays? :)

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