My Hair

I’ve received comments and questions about my hair and also recently received the best hair dryer, so I thought I would share what tools I use daily/weekly.

I splurged on a nice hair dryer probably a year ago and it made a huge difference in drying time, hair texture, and the health of my hair.  Recently, the folks at Misikko sent me the HANAair Professional Hair Dryer to review and test out.  It was packaged beautifully as seen in the photos.

To be honest, I didn’t think it would be any different from my Elchim Hair Dryer I bought, but I’ve since retired the Elchim and love my HANAair.  It dries my hair faster, at a higher speed, and my hair is super soft and shiny.  It’s been two weeks since I’ve received it and my hair does feel healthier; my overall favorite part is how fast my hair dries since I have long and thick asian hair.

It is a bit pricy, but after making an investment in a quality hair dryer I do see the difference.  I don’t use fancy shampoos or conditioners (mostly purchased from Target or Walgreens), but I think hair tools are investments you will use for years.  The folks at Misikko are offering 10% off any HANA product with code HANA10.

My hair right after I used the HANAair:

I also frequently curl my hair and my absolute favorite curling iron is my Hot Tools Curling Iron which is 1.5″.  It is the only curling iron I’ve had for years and gets super, super hot and my curls last until I wash my hair.

The best tips:

  • Curl your hair the day after you wash your hair or even two days.  Dirty hair gives the hair more texture and your curls hold longer.
  • Curl your hair in sections as seen in my pictures
  • After your finished, take half your hair and clip it in the back; I typically proceed then to doing my makeup
  • I release the clip after I’m done with my makeup and the curls have released a bit and your can fluff or style easily
  • Hair spray:  the ultimate hold hairspray I have found is the Tresemme Aero Hair Spray – Extra Hold. It holds my curls in the wind, rain, and cold, the only minor thing is that it does have quite a strong scent of hairspray, but I don’t mind it.  

Are you guys interested in how I do my bun?  I can try to do a bun post soon :).  Have you invested in quality hair tools?  Which are your favorites?

*Please note the hair dryer was gifted to me but all reviews and opinions are my own and I would not post anything that I do not believe is true.  



  1. Girlie Blogger
    January 19, 2012 / 7:09 am

    I totally agree with your tips, especially the first one. Dirty hair is much easier to

  2. Styleclouds
    January 19, 2012 / 7:41 am

    This is a great post! I mostly like the word "fast" since I have very thick and heavy hair as well and it takes forever to blowdry it. And even after I have cut it quite short it still takes a lot of time getting my hair done. Thanks for sharing this and have a wonderful Thursday! 🙂 xo, Christina

  3. kristina
    January 19, 2012 / 8:28 am

    thanks for all the great tips and you look gorgeous, i love your hair!!xx, k

  4. Dale
    January 19, 2012 / 9:34 am

    OMG, your hair is gorgeous, that looks like a really great product and I"m always looking for a new hair dryer. Great post. I love that top on you tooxoDale

  5. Love Sushi and Fashion
    January 19, 2012 / 9:44 am

    Wow you really have gorgeous hair! Great tips! <3<3

  6. Heather
    January 19, 2012 / 12:03 pm

    Great advice!!! I had no idea a dryer would make that much of a difference… you are lucky to have such beautiful hair :)

  7. prettymeggy
    January 19, 2012 / 12:17 pm

    this is great tips!!!! you have gorgeous hair dear and you have amazing blog! we should follow each other :)xoxo, Haus of Gala

  8. modern Suburbanites
    January 19, 2012 / 12:22 pm

    great tips, thanks for sharing!

  9. Supal
    January 19, 2012 / 2:54 pm

    PLEASE do a bun post! And thank ou for the hair curling tutorial. I'm inept when it comes to hair. I've grown out my hair from a bob so I can try different styles, and the ones I want to do are waves [like blair waldorf ha] and a bun [likes yours]. I think I've pinned like 900 pics of you in a bun haha

  10. Supal
    January 19, 2012 / 2:55 pm

    BTW – Amen to thick asian hair [Indian hair can relate]

  11. StilettosAndDiaperBags
    January 19, 2012 / 3:42 pm

    Thanks for the review! I totally need a new hair dryer! enter my shoeCover giveaway! keeps shoes dry and clean during winter months!

  12. Megan
    January 19, 2012 / 3:49 pm

    Love the way your hair looks! I am actually doing a review of their straightener today over on my blog 😀 I like their stuff, and their packaging was so cute huh? Like opening a gift!

  13. cecilie andrea torp
    January 19, 2012 / 4:00 pm

    no wonder everyone ask, your hair is amazing!

  14. LC
    January 19, 2012 / 4:11 pm

    you always have such amazing hair! i wish mine would do something, it`s been feeling so limp and i have no clue how to curl! i need to watch tiffany`s videos lol. yes, can we please go to slurping turtle soon?! it`s so yummy there and i loooooove noodles way more than rice dishes!xoxo

  15. Erica
    January 19, 2012 / 5:00 pm

    Great post – I have been contemplating the change to better quality tools. I would LOVE to see your bun tutorial too!

  16. Josie
    January 19, 2012 / 5:00 pm

    I definitely need to invest in a good dryer… I recently got a quality straightener and it's made all the difference!xo

  17. hautepinkpretty
    January 19, 2012 / 6:17 pm

    so gorgeous <3 love it! Great tips on curling too 🙂 I'll definitely need to try out that tresseme hair spray, I've yet to find one that really holds my curls enough without being "crunchy" lol! A bun post would be awesome! <

  18. Cortnie Elizabeth
    January 19, 2012 / 7:23 pm

    You look great in green! Your hair looks great too :)xo,Cortnie

  19. Kim (A Very Sweet Blog)
    January 19, 2012 / 7:54 pm

    Jen, you have great hair girl! It always looks so healthy and has a nice shine to it. Yes, do a bun post! You look too cute in these pics. I've heard fab things about this dryer :)

  20. Daphne K. Lee
    January 19, 2012 / 8:47 pm

    wow that dryer looks really professional… and expensive! :P

  21. Mani
    January 19, 2012 / 9:53 pm

    You really have beautiful and shiny hair and those products seem to work perfectly with your hair texture!

  22. Trishelle
    January 20, 2012 / 12:53 am

    Dying to try this hair drier! Have heard such good reviews!

  23. Karen from Trendy Feeling.
    January 20, 2012 / 1:25 am

    Hello, I love this post in particular 'cause I love to curl my hair with a curling iron and your tips are a great help!Thank you so much for your comment in my blog, it means a lot! You have a good blog and a new follower, I hope you can follow me back if you like my blog!

  24. Johanna
    January 20, 2012 / 1:45 am

    You do have fabulous hair…tons of shine. I have hair envy!

  25. Amanda {}
    January 20, 2012 / 7:31 pm

    Been hearing and seeing more and more about HANAair! yes, your hair is always amazing hehe :)< Me!

  26. Amy
    January 20, 2012 / 8:20 pm

    Lucky, that dryer does a great job of making your hair shiny! I just got a PYT curling wand for Christmas and I love it!

  27. Lindsay
    January 21, 2012 / 3:47 am

    Wow! I've been contemplating his for a while, and seeing your silky hair makes me want it even more!

  28. Ashleigh
    January 24, 2012 / 10:13 pm

    I'm soooo glad you posted this, now I know the secrets to your gorgeous hair! 🙂 I was just wondering & meant to ask last night!

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