Can you get the perfect at home blow out even when you’re not a salon expert? Yes, and the secret is to stock up on the right products, organize those products, and get ready to stretch those arms. If you’ve tried this before, you know it’s not as easy as the professionals make it look, but this shouldn’t deter you from pampering your hair at home.
We enlist the help of some experts to teach you how to do a blowout at home. While we didn’t get all the tricks of their trade, we can follow their guidelines to create our version of a perfect blowout hairstyle.
Step 1 for Doing an At Home Blow Out:
Organize your products for your DIY blowout for ease of access. Whether you have a counter, a table, or a simple bathroom sink, use it to your advantage. The last thing you need is to run around looking for stuff while in the thick of things.
PS: Make sure you have the perfect hairdryer, one that has different heat and speed options, as well as a cold-shot option to help the style stay in place longer. This is essential in creating the perfect at home blow out.
Other essentials will include an illuminating and protective conditioner, bobby pins to hold hair in place, a wide tooth comb or paddle brush to detangle. Also, if you’re wondering how to blowout curly hair, the best way is to have a round brush at hand to straighten your hair or give it some volume.
Get your hair wet by shampooing it in the shower and then use a conditioner on your length and ends. For best results, choose a shampoo and conditioner that work with your hair type or condition. Most hair experts recommend leaving the shampoo on for 20 minutes before washing.
PS: If your hair gets frizzy after every wash, comb it while the conditioner is still in the hair to nip the problem in the bud.
Keep your hair damp, but make sure it’s not too wet before you start the blowout. You can use microfiber towels to dry your hair, as they are gentler and will absorb the dampness faster than normal towels. Don’t rub or rough up your hair. Instead, perform gentle taps to avoid frizzy results.
Start detangling your hair right after using a paddle brush or a comb with wide teeth. Don’t tug or pull your hair but work the comb slowly and gently from the bottom. Before the next step, you should apply a heat protectant and allow your hair type to guide your choice here.
Divide your hair into one-inch sections and use a clip to hold each section in place. Dry each section separately starting from the back. Be thorough, and make sure you don’t lose any stem. This will help you to get that professional look.
Next, detangle each section with a paddle brush and work the downside with a brush and pull it slowly while pointing the dryer on the pulled side and turn it on while the nozzle is down. Keep the dryer close but not too close so that it touches your hair.
Use the dryer as you pull slowly through the hair and dry the whole section thoroughly. Repeat this process until all sections of hair are finished.
Now to finish off the look, dry your hair forward over your face to give it a lift. When you’re done with your perfect at home blow out, you can use finishing cream or oil for moisture. Don’t overdo the oil or cream — just a few drops and apply to the ends. Now that you know how to do an at home blowout, you can save a lot from not having to visit the salon anymore.