15 Feb

7 Tips For A Perfect Blowout At Home

Want hair like this?


Well, here’s how you can get it!

I do a LOT of blowouts at school, and I’ve picked up some great tricks for getting salon-worthy hair at home.  Check out these 7 tips for getting a great blowout in your own bathroom…

1. Dry your hair 80% of the way FIRST. Before you bust out your round brush or any styling products, turn on your dryer and run your fingers through your hair to get the bulk of the water out.

2. Apply volumizing spray to your roots for maximum oomph.

3. Use a boar bristle round brush. Not only does this tame the frizzies, it grips your hair better, making it much easier to maneuver.

4. Work in controlled sections and roll to the scalp. Rather than randomly going through your hair with a round brush, start at the bottom and clip the rest of your hair out of the way.  Take a section of hair in your brush and dry it completely, then roll your brush all the way into your scalp for volume and bounce.

5. Go against the grain. For areas where you want extra volume (e.g. the crown), pull the hair in the opposite direction that it naturally grows while you blow it dry.

6. Blast each section with cool air before you move on. This will help to set the curl at the ends and prevent flyaways.

7. Finish with a shine serum, like this one from Kenra.

Want to see it done?  Check out this great video by Glamour.

Good luck!

Do you have trouble getting a high-quality blowout on your own?  Have you tried any of these tips?  Got any of your own to share?  Let’s talk blowouts in the comments!

{ posted: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 }


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