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.
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. Make sure you're using the right shampoo and the right conditioner for your hair type.
After conditioning and even before I touch a comb to my hair, I like to use a little hair oil to the mid-shaft and ends of my hair. This helps condition and seal the ends of your hair, reduces split ends and breakage, and acts as a detangler.
Next, I allow my hair to air dry or I blow dry about 50% of the water out of my hair before adding a frizz reducing smoothing creme. The reason I blow dry a little first is to prevent the product from being watered down and diluted. Work the smoothing cream into your hair with your finger tips. Brush through to be sure the product is distributed evenly. If you like extra volume in your hair, apply a mousse or volumizing spray to your hair where desired.
Comb products through your hair with a wide tooth comb or pick to distribute evenly, and part your hair where you'd like your part to fall. Finally, apply a blow-dry spray to your entire hair.
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.
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.