Wouldn’t it be great if you had the time”and money”to get your hair blown out professionally a few times a week? If you’re like most people, you probably find it difficult to replicate that just-came-from-the-salon look on your own, but with a few tips, it’s easier than you imagined.
Starting with freshly-washed hair will help to create the perfect at-home blowout. Condition only your ends and make sure to towel-dry by blotting, never rubbing your hair, in order to get rid of excess moisture.
A good styling product is important in achieving salon-worthy tresses, so apply product to towel-dried hair, starting at the root and working product through to the ends of your hair. Most products have a built-in heat protectant, but if yours doesn’t, you’ll want to add this step to your routine. Thermal protectors keep hair from drying out or losing too much moisture.
If you have the time, allow hair to air dry or blowdry the excess moisture out. Separate hair into sections and use your fingers to get as close to the scalp as possible while lifting your hair at the crown to dry. Not only does this dry the hair closest to the scalp, but it will help prevent frizzies and add a little extra volume.
Use a round brush and work your way through each section. The size of the barrel you use will depend on the length of your hair, but remember: the larger the brush, the more volume you’re going to create. Pull the brush through hair as you blowdry, pointing the nozzle downward onto hair to keep hair smooth and prevent ends from splitting. As you pull the brush through hair, follow the brush with the dryer and keep it as taut as possible.
Don’t forget the cool button. Ignoring the cool button is a mistake since it’s the secret weapon for freshly styled hair. Using the cool button will help lock styles into place. For extra bounce, wrap dry hair around large velcro rollers and use the cool button to lock in the extra volume.