I don’t blow dry my hair often because it usually ends up a big frizzy mess, and then I have to use a flat iron or curling iron to tame it. Which ends up being an hour-long endeavor, so I just skip the blow dry and let it dry naturally (which results in other issues, but I digress).
But on the rare occasions I do blow dry, I need to use some sort of product to keep the frizziness down. I had a bunch of weapons at my disposal before going cruelty free, but now I don’t have many options for good hair styling products that aren’t tested on animals.
My one go-to is abba’s Smoothing Blow Dry Lotion. It really does make my hair smoother looking, reducing fly aways and making the ends of my hair look “piece-y” instead of like straw. I use it on my towel-dried hair before blow drying and sometimes after, just on the ends to make them look healthier. The big plus to this is that it’s a lotion. I’ve had pretty bad luck with cruelty-free sprays, gels, etc. because they make my hair feel sticky (you’ll hear that complaint a lot when I review some more hair styling products down the line). This product is a must have for those of us with big hair.