A Stylist-Approved Tutorial for the Perfect At-Home Blowout
If you’re someone who frequents blow dry bars or who finds themselves reaching for a flat iron to straighten locks, nailing a DIY blowout could be a great way to save time and money and even lessen heat damage to locks. Giving yourself a salon-quality blowout requires a bit of arm strength and a few key products for smoothing, but with a bit of practice you’ll be an expert in no time. Keep reading—or watch—as our Director of Education, Faith Huffnagle, gives her pro tips for achieving the perfect at-home blowout.
What you’ll need:
Before you start, treat your hair with an intensive hair mask. This will nourish your ends and provide you with a smooth foundation to work with.
Pro Tip: Leave your pre-shampoo hair mask or regular hair mask in for 15-30 minutes before cleansing for extra nourishment.
Read More: What’s a pre-shampoo hair mask
Cleanse your hair, then condition with a hydrating formula that won’t weigh your hair down.
Dry hair with a microfiber towel to reduce any damage to your ends.
Pro Tip: Pro Tip: Make sure to apply heat protection before you begin blow-drying.
With a comb, section off hair at the crown of your head in the shape of a triangle, and pin that section up into a small bun.
Part the rest of your hair into smaller, manageable sections.
Unpin the section of hair on the top of your head and use a round brush to add tension to hair, while holding in an upward “V” position. Start blow drying from your root working your way up to your ends, in an upward direction.
Pro Tip: Roll your round brush through your hair while blow-drying to provide your strands with a flat surface that will straighten as you go along. Roll the finished section and clip with a smaller hair clip, and then continue to blow dry the rest of your strands for bounce and volume.
Begin blow-drying the rest of your sections.
Pro Tip: Wind the sections of hair around your brush to create allover volume and a small curl at the ends. Drying your hair with the curls away from your face allows your strands to naturally frame your face.
Blast with cool air to lock the hair in place.
Tame any fly-ways with your favorite hairspray or hair oil.
Pro Tip: Apply your styler to your hands and use your fingers to smooth in product for more control over your flyaways.
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