Have you ever walked out of the salon and wondered why you can never get your hair to look that good? Well, part of it probably has to do with how your hair was washed and blow-dried. This is called a blowout.
Now, when you attempt to do a blowout on yourself, the results often end up way different than when you get it done professionally. There ends up being a lot of unwanted frizz and a tangled mess.
A blowout is simply when you blowdry your hair with a round brush after washing and conditioning it. Usually, a blow out includes some hair products to help style the hair and make it last for a few days after.
But did you know that a blowout doesn’t have to be something that you only get at the salon? That’s right! When you learn how to blow out your own hair, you can achieve that flawlessly styled finish at home by yourself! Let’s get into how to accomplish this.
Believe it or not, you can achieve a beautiful blowout by yourself at home. Of course, it will take some practice and time. But once you perfect the technique, you’ll be so thankful you did!
The first step to an amazing blow out is to shampoo and condition your hair. What we recommend is double-shampooing. The first shampoo is going to get rid of any product and dirt sitting on the top layer of your hair. The second shampoo is going to deeply clean the hair and clarify it. Then, use a good conditioner and let it sit on your hair for around 5 minutes in the shower. This is going to allow the conditioner to seep into the hair better and leave it feeling silky and smooth. Finally, rinse your hair with cool water. Although this may feel a bit uncomfortable, rinsing with cool hair leaves your hair feeling shiny and smooth! This is because it seals the cuticle shut before leaving the shower.
After getting out of the shower, squeeze all of the excess water out of your hair. This excess water is going to dilute any hair product that you use which you don’t want. You are also going to want to comb all of the tangles out of the hair with either a wide-tooth comb or a wet brush.
The next prep step is to apply product to your hair. Depending on your hair’s texture and density, the products you are going to use will vary. For example, if you have a lot of frizz, use something that will tame that frizz. If you have curly hair, use something that is meant for curly hair. Product makes all the difference in the world. Not all hair products affect everyone’s hair the same way – figure out what works best for you!
A lot of people don’t realize that you shouldn’t go right in with your round brush. First, you are going to want to blast dry your hair until it is about 80% dry. This will allow the round brush to only smooth the hair and style it accordingly. Also, blast drying is where you’re going to get a lot of volume in the roots of your hair!
Next, you are going to gather your round brush and blow dryer concentrator. These two tools are going to be the things that give you that salon-style blowout. The concentrator directs the airflow and gets you that smooth look.
Section off your hair and hold the round brush against your root. Point the concentrator nozzle downward so that you’re blow-drying with the cuticle. If you point it toward the hair or upward, you are not going to get a smooth finish. When you get to the ends of the hair, roll the brush in to get that curl at the bottom of the hair.
After the hair is 100% dry and styled with the round brush and blowdryer, it’s time to finish it off. You can either use a finishing cream or serum depending on the texture and condition of your hair. Then, you are set for the day with the perfect blowout that looks like you just got out of the salon!
Here are the best products for achieving the perfect blowout. These products are going to enhance the blowout and help with styling the hair to look smooth and naturally styled.
For All Hair Types: Redken All Soft Shampoo
For Blonde Hair: Pureology Strength Cure Blonde Purple Shampoo
- For Damaged Hair: Redken Extreme Shampoo
For Curly Hair: Shea Moisture Curl & Shine Shampoo
For All Hair Types: Redken All Soft Conditioner
For Blonde Hair: Pureology Strength Cure Blonde Purple Conditioner
For Damaged Hair: Redken Extreme Conditioner
For Curly Hair: Shea Moisture Curl & Shine
Redken One United Multi-Benefit Treatment Spray
Pureology Color Fanatic Multi-Tasking Leave-In Spray
For Shine & Smoothness
Redken Align 12 Protective Smoothing Lotion
Matrix Biolage Styling BlowDry Glotion
Oils & Serums
Shea Moisture 100% Pure Argan Oil
Achieving a perfect blow out is much easier said than done. But with these tips and tricks, along with choosing the right products, you should be able to easily blow out your hair at home. And when you do, every day will be a good hair day!
If you combine shampoo and conditioning your hair, a blow out can take around an hour to achieve at home. Depending on the thickness and density of your hair, it could take a little shorter or even longer. This sounds like a long time, but remember that it will last you a few days! It’s well worth it if you want that flawless finish you get at the salon!
The heat setting is very important when doing a blowout. A lot of people use the highest heat setting. But if you’re doing it at home, try using low to medium heat instead. This is going to protect your hair from heat while still creating a smooth finish.
The size of the round brush just depends on the length of your hair and if you want a wave in your hair or not. If you have very short hair, you’re going to want to use a smaller round brush. On the other hand, people with long hair are going to want to use a larger round brush. Also, the smaller the round brush, the tighter the waves/curls are going to be at the ends of your hair.