It's getting cool again and I'm thinking that maybe I should start drying my hair before work so I don't show up with wet hair. But I hate hair dryers. Can I use something like
My mother, God bless her, used to style my hair when I was a little girl, giving me immaculate pigtails. However, the years of having to sit still while she burnt the tips of my ears with the hair dryer has made me hate hair dryers. We own one now but I think it's maybe 10 years old and is largely to help us put plastic on the windows when it starts getting cold out.
Since I hate hair dryers, I usually go to work with wet hair. I realize this is probably not ideal and I think it would help me up my professional game if I started drying my hair. Plus it's getting cold and there's something very disconcerting about having my hair freeze when it's wet.
My hair is thick, straight, and a little longer than shoulder length. My current morning routine with regard to my hair is shampoo and conditioner, comb the water out, throw a towel around it, comb it again to put a part in it, and let it air dry. I wash and condition my hair every day. That's probably overkill but I actually think that the condition of my hair is pretty good - it's shiny and healthy looking, in my opinion. When it starts getting colder and my hair gets dry, I have put stuff in it after the shower to prevent it from getting static-y.
I thought of getting something like this
and using it after combing and toweling off some of the water. But I don't know anything about using hair tools. I've seen how the woman who cuts my hair drys it and it looks like there lots of clips involved. I also don't know with a tool like that if one would wrap the hair around it like one does with a curling iron, or if one could just use it like a hair brush.
Would a product like that one help me get dryer hair without spending a lot of time on it or do I need to use a hair dryer? Either way, do I need a product to protect my hair so it doesn't get damaged by the heat? If I did get a tool like that, what is the best way to use it?
Thanks for your help and apologies if this is a dumb question but I thought someone out there might be able to help :-) If you have any other suggestions for dummy-proof pretty hair, I'd appreciate it. Goody spin pins didn't really hold for me. I have an updo stick
from Conair that works reasonably well on wet hair. About halfway through the day, it starts falling apart but by then, my hair is usually close to dry (but then it's super flat).