NY Woman Addicted to Blowouts

Sandra Ballentine confesses to spending thousands of dollars to keep her hair looking stylish.
2:17 | 10/22/13

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And now, we need to go to blowouts. All right? It's a blowout backlash, people. For some women, the desire to have the fresh from a salon look, is addictive. It can take a toll on your hair. And the bottom line. Abc's linzie janis has the story on one woman's struggle to ditch the drier. Gloria? You know he's not here, right? She's having her hair blown out. Reporter: Gloria, sofia vergara's character, on "modern family," is a fan of the blowout. Now, dozens of blow dry-only salons are popping up across the country. But for some women, this new, hot trend is becoming an addiction. Feeling a little frizzy. Reporter: Sandra valentine used to visit the orlo salon three times a week. That would be $250 a week. Wow. That's like somebody's rent every month. Reporter: Valentine knew her habit was out of control when an editor at "w" magazine challenged her to go cold turkey on blow dries and write about this in this month's issue. You can't get a blow dry from three months. Reporter: But she is far from the only self-confessed blowout junkie. This woman goes to the drybar up to fou times a week, spending about $800 a month, to go from this to this. Do you own a blow dry center. I do own a blow drier. I don't think I've taken it out of the box. It's in the box? I believe it's in the box. A lot of time people who are addicted to looking a certain way, are also perfectionists. Reporter: Valentine has scaled back her salon visits. It's okay when I do it. Reporter: To only one every couple of weeks. What are you doing with all of the money you're saves? I'm buying a house. And using the money towards the property taxes. Seriously. Reporter: No kidding? Yeah. Reporter: She's trying to get the hang of doing her own hair. But she admits, as with any addiction, it's one day at a time. For "good morning america," linzie janis, abc news, new york.

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