Don't you just love the way your hair looks, feels, and behaves after a professional blowout at the salon? Wouldn't it be great to create that look everyday? Now, with just a few items that you likely have in your bathroom, you can create a professional looking blowout at home by following these simple steps.
- Clean and conditioned hair.
- Anti-frizz serum and/or blow-dry creme.
- Volumizing product (if desired).
- Hair dryer
- Round brush
- Hair spray (if desired).
The first step in any great style is to prepare your hair. Start by shampooing and conditioning your hair. Towel blot (don't rub) your hair to remove the excess water.
Next, add products to reduce frizz (if desired). I love CHI's Silk Infusion for any blow out or a great blow-dry creme like the Matrix Sleek.Look Blow-Down Extreme Creme. Volumizing products, such as mousse or volume spray are also a good idea if you're looking to add body and volume. Comb products through your hair with a wide tooth comb to distribute evenly, and part your hair where you'd like your part to fall.
To finish preparing your hair for your blow out, dry your hair with a blow dryer until it is about 80% dry. To reduce frizz and tangles you can use a vent brush while drying to direct the hair straight. For additional volume, use the vent brush to direct your hair away from your scalp (especially at the crown, or try tipping your head upside down to direct the hair away from your scalp.
You can also allow your hair to air dry to about 80% dry. I like to prep my hair, fix my makeup, eat breakfast, and otherwise prepare for my day while I allow my hair to air dry as much as possible.
Having your hair almost dry is the most important step in the preparation process, and will save you a lot of time and your arms a lot of aching. Your hair should be only damp to the touch before the next step.