If you need a little pick-me-up or simply want some tips on how to improve your day-to-day look, a blowout can give you that effortless look complete with shiny locks. Here is your step-by-step guide on how to get a beautiful blowout.
1. Shampoo and Condition Your Hair
A good blowout begins with a shampoo, followed by conditioner to only the tips of your hair to avoid weighing it down. Use products that are designed for your particular hair type, such as dry or frizzy.
2. Remove Extra Moisture
You want to be able to minimize the amount of time that you spend blow drying your hair, so remove extra moisture after getting out of the shower. Your hair should be damp, not wet, when you begin drying your hair. Use a wide tooth comb and detangle your hair. Use a very soft towel to blot dry your hair; don’t rub coarsely.
3. Apply Heat Protectant
Add a heat protectant product to your hair before you let a blow dryer near your hair. This type of product shields your hair from heat damage, breakage, and fraying strands by creating a protective barrier between your hair and the heat. Use a product that is suited for your particular hair type and hair needs.
4. Move to Your Bedroom
Because humidity can cause frizz, avoid doing the blow drying in a muggy bathroom and instead move to your bedroom for the next steps.
5. Rough Dry Your Hair
Rough dry your hair on medium heat. Lift a section of your hair from the top of your hair and pull it taught with your fingers. If you have thick hair, you might need to use a higher setting. Direct the heat towards your roots where the most volume is needed. Repeat this process until your hair is 60 to 70% dry. This process will help prevent frizz. Run your fingers through your hair and use the blow dryer to remove the remaining moisture.
6. Choose the Right Dryer and Brush
Use a blow dryer with a concentrator nozzle to replicate salon-quality blowouts. This nozzle can help you reach all areas of your hair and direct heat in those areas. If you have curly hair, an ionic dryer can help cut down on frizz. Use a boar bristle brush that can smooth your hair.
7. Section and Style Your Hair
Use clips to separate your hair into sections, including at the crown, back, and sides of your hair. Take 1 ½-inch to 2-inch portion of hair from each section and wrap it around your brush, pulling it taught. Follow this with your nozzle. The concentrator nozzle should be pointed down to keep your hair smooth. Continue this process by working in these small sections until you have dried all of your hair. Try to avoid using the highest heat setting as you go, if possible.
8. Apply Finishing Cream
Finish the process by adding a dime-sized amount of finishing cream to your hair.
Consult a Professional
If you do not quite get the look you want or simply want a professional to handle the job, contact Luxe Style Bar to set up an appointment.