When it comes to my hair styling, I typically go pretty simple – and there’s really nothing that I love more than a really great blow out. My love for a really voluminous blow out started back in high school. When others would go and get up-dos and unique hair stylings, I would always just ask for the same thing: a blow out.
It wasn’t until I got older though, that I realized that I could attempt to recreate this look at home. Since then, I’ve tried to perfect my at home blowout and today I am sharing my top tips to creating the perfect blow out at home! So, scroll through read more!
1. The 80% Dry Rule
Once you’re out of the shower, you’ll want to towel dry your hair. If you’re in a rush you can start to blow dry your hair, but you’ll want to wait until it’s about 80% dry before you run a brush through it. The reason you want to wait is because when you’re hair is wet it’s in it’s most fragile state. Brushing it while it’s wet can cause your hair to weaken and break. Typically, I just air dry my hair, but in today’s video I was in a rush to go to a blog event so I went ahead and dried it.
2. Use a Blow Out Cream
I only started using a blow out cream in the last year, but I so wish I had discovered it sooner. Using this cream helps the blow drying process so much and helps dry your hair smoother more easily. I’ve been using the TRESemme Blow Out cream over the last few months and I really like it. It works very well on my hair, but if you have very fine hair you may find that this cream weighs your hair down. If you have finer strands than I recommend using a blow out spray instead of a cream.
3. Brush, Separate, and Roll
Before you go ahead and blow out your hair, you’re going to want to run a comb or brush through it. I typically use a wide-tooth comb, but I lost mine on my recent trip to Sayulita and so instead today I used a brush. Once your hair is brushed out, you’ll want to separate it into sections. I used the clips that came with my T3 Singlepass Luxe straightening iron to separate my hair into sections. Once it’s separated, it’s time to grab your round brush and begin blowdrying your hair. I try to roll the brush down as I blow dry it, though of course doing this at home yourself is a bit challenging. Don’t worry if you can’t do this all the way around, you’ll be able to fix up those small errors at the end!
4. Get More Volume
To achieve more volume with your blow out hairstyle, you’ll want to blow dry your roots in the opposite direction that they’ll end up laying. Also, remember to flip your hair over and blow dry your hair that way, too! You can also use a roots volumizing spray to make your hair even more voluminous.
To de-frizz your hair quickly, finish by blow drying your hair on the cold setting. This will eliminate frizz and smooth out your hair. By finishing the blow drying process with cold air, you actually help close the hair follicles. Have you ever blow dried your hair, gone outside, and noticed your hair was instantly frizzy? Well, by finishing on the cold setting, you’ll stop this from happening!
6. Let’s Fix It Up
Don’t worry if there are parts of your hair that don’t look perfect – we can fix those easily with the straightening iron! The places I usually focus on are the front bangs and ends of my hair. To complete the look and smooth your hair, apply serum to the ends of your hair.
The Importance Of Choosing Great Heat Tools
A big part of getting a great blow out at home has to do with the heat tools you are using. The hair dryer I’ve been using lately is the T3 Featherweight LUXE 2i hair dryer. This hair dryer helps dry your hair super quickly and helps reduce frizz to leave you with smooth glossy hair. It’s well-known for being the “healthy” hair drier, and has even won 2 Allure Best of Beauty Awards.
Details on the T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i hair dryer:
- Ion-enriched airflow dries large sections of hair quickly and gently
- 3 heat settings and 2 speed settings
- Cool shot button sets the look for a beautiful finish
- Includes Tourmaline ceramic 2.5” barrel brush to enhance body and shine
- Compatible with the SoftTouch 2 diffuser
For the hair straightener, I have been using the T3 Singlepass Luxe. I absolutely love this straightener, not only is it beautiful (just like hair dryer!), it also seriously works. It gives that super silky, straight, and soft look to my hair in just a single pass. Since my hair is dry-prone and can be a bit frizzy, I was relaly happy that this straightening iron was able to make my hair appear so smooth.
Details on theT3 Singlepass Luxe hair straightener:
- Suitable for all hair types, short to long
- Versatile styling (straightening, curling, and shaping) with no tugging
- Internal microchip maintains even temperature
- Seals the cuticle for a smooth, shiny finish
- Flexible beveled plates and a contoured body glide smoothly
- Five adjustable heat settings (260°F – 410°F)
- Includes two sectioning clips and heat-resistant mat
Watch my 6 Steps to the Perfect Blowout at Home on youtube! (and don’t forget to subscribe!)
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