This week I am delighted that Erika of Notes From My Dressing Table is hosting Fashion Flash. To me she is a kindred spirit trying out new beauty tools and posting the results. his week she posted a new hair color that is a greyish ashy blonde that is totally flattering to her skin and eyes. I love to see what she is trying out and you will too.
You probably know Nick Arrojo from What Not To Wear where he changes a woman’s life with sissors and a hairdryer. He is always both supportive yet confident as he works with every sort of hair challenge. This same can-do attitude is on every page of his book Great Hair. The photo packed book offers with so much advice I had to use post it notes to keep track of the great practical info. Arrojo is focused on making less than perfect hair look wonderful.
He divides hir style options into recommendations for different hair stypes. Then he goes into great detail in the tools, products and techniques for each hair type. He is especially commited to making the most of curly, coarse and/or thick hair. For Arrojo, there are distinct types of curly hair. He explains the structure and needs of African Amercan, Latino and Caucasian cury hair and he advice is eye-opening. I love the way he explains the difference of the different products such as defrizz serum, styling cream, curl creme and spray shine. To me they were all just more goo, but under Arrojo’s teaching, I now know how and when to use each of them.
Great Hair also provides very necessary detail on different hair tools like flat irons, diffusers and curling irons. His clear and complete explanation on the value of ionic technology for beautiful hair is alone worth the price of the book. He explains how they work, what they offer and the hair types that will benefit. I have seen numerous pitches for ionic products, and have been temped despite their higher prices. Arrojo explains that they tightens the hair shaft and reduces frizz. This makes them wonderful for curly coarse hair but not for straight and/or thinning hair. I can’t wait to try out an ionic dryer on my beautifully curly haired granddaughter Sophie.