A professional blowout can be pricey – especially if you get it done every few days. And while it’s always nice to feel pampered at the salon now and again, if you have an extra 30 minutes in the morning, you can DIY your own professional blowout.
Here’s how to do a blowout in the comfort in your own home.
Step 1: Wash and Condition Hair
Start by washing and conditioning your hair. Blowouts have to be done on freshly washed hair, especially if you want it to last for a few days. Once you’re finished, blot hair with a towel to remove the excess moisture. If your hair is too damp, the blowout will take much longer.
Step 2: Apply Product Before Heat
A key to getting a good blowout is to add product to your hair BEFORE you start drying it. A mousse or volumizing spray can give your hair more oomph and can help your hair avoid getting oily too fast. Be sure to distribute the product evenly throughout your hair.
Step 3: Separate Hair into Sections
The next step is to separate your hair into sections about 8 sections. Use hair clips or pins to pin up sections that you aren’t drying. To start, leave one section of hair down to begin blow drying.
Step 4: Start Drying
Start drying at the base of the hair, all the while holding the hair taut so that you avoid making the strands frizzy. Use the “warm” or “hot” option on your hair dryer. Once the roots are dry, you can move on to the rest of the strand.
Use a round brush to brush the strands out as you follow them with the dryer. Keep the nozzle of the dryer pointed downward. This also helps avoid adding frizz to the hair.
Step 5: Use the Cool Setting
To finish each section, switch your dryer to the “cool” setting and blow dry the entire strand with cool air. This helps lock your hair into style.