If you want great results, you need the right tools. This is especially true in the world of DIY blowouts. For salon results at home, here’s a quick and easy guide to flawless locks.
Choose a Soulmate Hairbrush
The perfect brush for you depends on the style you're going for. Want volume and curl? Opt for a brush with a round barrel. The new gold standard amongst stylists is the Moroccanoil Ceramic Barrel Brush. Of course, the longer your hair is, the fatter you want your brush to be.
Location, Location, Location
You know how your hair starts to look crazy on hot, humid days? Your bathroom has the same effect on your mane. To get a sleek finish, get out of the bathroom ASAP and start your blowout somewhere cool and dry.
Drop the Towel
Towels and hair don’t really mix, so keep them separated as much as possible. Rubbing your hair with a towel can cause frizz. Wrapping your hair in a towel will flatten your roots and can even cause breakage. Give your hair a few good squeezes with a microfibre towel, and then move on.
Never, ever style with heat without first using heat protection. Protective serums and sprays are most definitely not gimmicks. Whether your hair is wet or dry, you really do need to use a heat protectant product to prevent damage. We love GHD Heat Protect Spray.
Start drying your hair at the roots. Volume starts at the top, and you want to be sure to attack your roots while they're still wet. If your roots air dry, they won’t have much volume. Start the blowout process by flipping your head over and massaging your roots while you hit them with heat.
Work in small sections so that you can get every hair into a tight hold. Whether you're using a round brush or a paddle brush, make sure that every hair is latched onto your brush. If your hair is flying around in the wind, you won’t get a sleek result.
Watch the Nozzle
Don’t get the hair dryer get too close to your hair. You should also ensure that your strands are at least three fingers’ width away from the nozzle.
Work as quickly as possible when you're doing a blowout. Your hair will start to get frizzy if you can’t brush through it before it dries. If you can’t keep up, spritz your hair with water until you can style it.
Work With Your Cut
Let your haircut guide your blowout style. If you have a blunt cut, sleek and straight blowouts will look amazing on you. If you’ve got layers, opt for a voluminous style that gives you movement.
Use Only the Best
Want to know why your hair always looks better when it's styled in the salon? It’s because of the pro dryers! Use a top-notch hair dryer, such as the Parlux Power Light 385 Ionic & Ceramic Hairdryer, for first-class results daily.