In "Ain't nobody got time fo' dat" news, hitting the salon three or more times a week for a pricy blowout: smart or silly?
For Sandra Ballantine, making it to the salon three times a week for blowouts became a way of life. That is, until a friend noticed there was no shampoo in her house and helped her realize she was spending up to $250 a week on her hair.
He issued a challenge--quit all heat styling cold turkey for three months and write about it for W magazine--and she accepted.
At first, Ballantine "didn't think [she] could do it." Then, she says, "I kind of got over myself."
After seeking advice from her stylist, who looked but didn't touch, and taking inspiration from Kate Moss, Ballantine eventually rose to the challenge. The first time she washed and air-dried her hair, she "looked like an extra from Game of Thrones."