I hate washing my hair every day. In fact, I find (like most girls) that second day hair with a dose of dry shampoo is so much easier to style. I usually end up taking a bath instead of a shower to avoid getting my hair wet, so I was excited by the opportunity to try out Save the Blow Dry. The U.K.-based company sent me one to try out and so far I think it’s been really useful.
The idea behind the cap is to help your blow out last a little bit longer by keeping water away from your hair and absorbing moisture and humidity. The outside is a waterproof plastic cap and inside is a micro weave towel lining. The cap is big enough to accommodate long hair and has an elastic band to keep it in place. I suffer from terrible headaches, so I like that I doesn’t fit super tight like some other caps.
Here are how they say you should use it and how I tried it out:
- Brush Hair
- Pin it up
- Cover with Save the Blow Dry ensuring that the hairline is covered too
- Shower as usual
- Dry off, especially your face, before removing the cap
- Shake excess water off cap and let dry
I loved this! The cap kept water away from my hair and had a very comfortable fit. There was plenty of room to put my hair up in a bun and be able to fit the cap over it. In fact, this was an awesome way to use it because the combination of twisting my hair up into a bun and the heat from the shower left me with full-bodied waves. I just took my hair down, teased it a bit, and was good to go! (P.S. Check my Instagram in the next few days and I’ll share a pic of me sporting my Save the Blow Dry!)
I also think this cap is great to flip inside out (so the plastic layer is on the inside) and use it to cover your hair when doing a deep conditioning treatment. Just be sure to thoroughly rinse the cap when you’re done. It has quickly become a fun part of my shower routine.
The cap retails for £14.95 or about $25 and shipping is about $5 to the U.S. I think it’s a great value for the quality of the product and for the time you’ll save. The only downside, if you could even call it one, is that the shipping time is a little delayed because the product comes from the U.K.
I also love that this is a company that gives back! Save the Blow Dry has partnered with Khandel Light and every Save the Blow Dry sold through their website directly funds a fortnight’s safe drinking water for a family in the Khandel desert region of India.
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Disclosure: I received a Save the Blow Dry cap for the purposes of writing this review. All opinions are my own, honest opinions based on my experiences with the product.