Low humidity, indoor activities, a general air of festive prettiness- it’s the perfect time to invest a little extra energy in a sleek blowout. It may seem impossible to replicate a shiny, bouncy, long-lasting salon blowout; however that is not the case. Read on for some insider tips and tricks!
Pre Blow-Dry Do’s:
A great blow-out actually starts in the shower. After the application of shampoo and conditioner if you normally have flat hair try shampooing once again as often little residue of the conditioner remains in the hair which tends to ruin the blow-dry.
Get the right blow-dryer
To ensure your hair doesn’t get tangled up, make sure you get a blowdryer that comes with a nozzle attachment as this allows for some distance to be kept between your hair and the heat.
Blot wet hair with a towel.
After the shower, try patting hair with a terry towel or old tee shirt to absorb excess water without putting stress on delicate strands. Then apply a heat protective spray to detangle and add shine.
Blow-dry your way to perfection in 3 easy steps:
Step 1: To prep your hair for drying, rub a few drops of smoothing serum between your palms, then run your hands down the damp hair. Use a comb to distribute the product evenly, and begin pre-drying hair on a medium-heat and high-speed setting. Massage hair at the roots to give it lift. Part your hair and secure the top layers with clips.
Step 2: Attach the nozzle to your dryer, and turn the heat setting up and the speed of the air down. Starting with the back section, direct small, manageable sections of hair forward with a large round brush as you dry to create a smoother, fuller appearance. Dry from roots to ends, moving the brush and the dryer together down the hair shafts. Always keep the airflow angled down toward the ends, which will make the cuticles lie flat and ultimately make your hair look smoother and shinier. Work your way around your head. Unclip the top layers and repeat.
Step 3: To style the hair around your face, roll the layers forward on the brush as you dry. Be sure to keep a comfortable tension between your hair and the brush to achieve a sleek, flat-ironed effect. After your hair is dry to the touch, give it a blast of cool air to set the style in place. Finally, massage a pea-size amount of styling cream into the ends to flatten flyaways, pat the top of your head with your hands so that any residual serum will level shorter, broken hairs that tend to stand up around the crown.
Post Blow-dry do’s
Cooling off period- Before you do anything with it let the hair cool down as it sets the hair. Preserving your blow dry for a few extra days is all about the dry shampoo. Instead of washing it, work dry shampoo into your roots to absorb excess oil. At night, it does help to sleep on silk or satin sheets to minimize friction that can cause tangles or frizz. Otherwise, wrapping your hair in a silk scarf also does the trick.
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