How to Get a Salon-Quality Blowout at Home
A good blowout begins in the shower. Wash hair as usual with shampoo and conditioner. A good conditioner will help prevent hair from getting frizzy. Next, prepare hair by towel drying until it is just slightly damp, and apply a serum or pomade to help keep it smooth. (Side note: there are a million different prep products available. Select one that is tailored to your specific hair type and needs. Work the product through hair using a wide tooth comb, to ensure that the product is equally distributed throughout.)
Divide hair into top and bottom sections, securing the top portion with clips. Leave the bottom half of hair unclipped.
Grab a paddle brush and blow dryer, and proceed to brush hair down while keeping the nozzle of the blow dryer at a perpendicular angle to the brush. Be careful not to let the nozzle of the blow dryer touch your hair, or you’ll run the risk of frying it.
Once the bottom half is mostly dry, use a rounded brush with mixed boar and plastic bristles (boar will add tension, while plastic will ensure no snags occur). Pulling hair taut, brush and run the dryer through hair simultaneously. Once you are done drying, give the section of hair a run-through with the cool button to set the style. Repeat the process with each section until the whole head is done. Finish with serum or shine spray to lock in the look, and ensure that it will go the distance. Practice this technique, and you will be the blowout queen in no time.
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