Getting the perfect blow out from a salon is time-consuming enough, so attempting it at home can be even more tedious. So here are some pointers for a lasting and sleek blow out.
Things You will Need:
1. A detangler or hair mist
2. Volumising Mouse/spray or gel (modify according to your hair type)
3. A Paddle Brush or Round Brush
4. A blow dryer with a Nozzle and a diffuser
5. Hair Clips
6. Hair protectant serum or spray
7. Shine spray or setting spray.
After your shower, spritz your hair with the serum or spray and lightly rough dry your hair in warm setting for a few minutes. PS: I like to air dry it for as long 5 or 10 minutes while I put on moisturizer or anything else, less heat is always good.
When your hair is still damp but not wet use the styling mousse. Chose as per your hair type. I have thin hair so I go for a volumising mousse or Bumble and Bumble Thickening spray. Thick hair can use wax or pomade but otherwise use lighter products.
Divide hair into sections and clip it away. I like to do the front sections of the hair first as it tends to dry out faster. Use a round brush and hold the hair straight,the key to get a frizz free blow out is to point the nozzle of the dryer downwards. If you want a more wavy look, you could use the diffuser instead of a nozzle. Rotate the brush underneath the ends as you dry — this will leave them looking smooth, not brittle. The more you pull with your brush as you dry, the longer your blowout will last.
Repeat for the remaining sections of hair starting from the bottom.
If you like to add a slight curl or wave at the ends of your hair, use the round brush to curl hair into the shape and angle of your choice and dry each part until thoroughly dry.
Set with a finishing spray or shine spray !
Some Important Tips:
For an unruly fringe not sitting correctly due to a cowlick, blow dry fringe in the opposite direction. This will give root lift and settle the cowlick and allow hair to be more settled when placed back in its normal position.
Beat the Frizz:
To avoid frizzy hair always blow dry down and never up. By blow-drying down you will smooth all the cuticles the one way avoiding fuzz.
Use a wide tooth comb and comb it through first before you start actually drying your hair. Directly using the brush on wet hair can pull and break hair too.
Keep the Dryer on Warm settings:
Drying hair on warm setting and drying will cause less damage in the long run than in hot setting. When you are almost done drying a section switch to cold setting and this will freeze the style.
Hope you enjoyed the post ! What are your tricks to a lasting blow out ?