A glossy, voluminous blowout can make you feel like a million bucks. But spending time and money at the salon to maintain sleek locks isn’t realistic for most budgets and schedules. The good news is you achieve sexy, salon-worthy hair from the comfort of your home. With the right tools, techniques, and products, you give yourself a gorgeous, pro-level blowout.
Invest in quality tools
Invest in quality styling tools for a great blowout. This includes:
- A ceramic or tourmaline round brush (1.5-2 inches for medium hair)
- An ionic hairdryer with 1800+ watt power
- Heat protectant spray or cream
- No-slip hair clips and elastic headband
Well-made hot tools protect hair from heat damage. They distribute heat more evenly and smoothly to get hair pin-straight and shiny. Don’t skimp on drugstore brands – spend a little more for salon-caliber results.
Shampoo and condition properly
The prep work you do in the shower sets the stage for how well your hair will blow out.
- Shampoo hair thoroughly with a clarifying or volumizing formula.
- Follow with a moisturizing conditioner, avoiding roots.
- Rinse out conditioner completely – residue will prevent smooth styling.
- Towel dry gently until damp but not sopping wet.
Washing with the right products removes dirt and buildup while adding volume. Proper conditioning hydrates hair so heat tools glide smoothly across strands.
Section damp hair cleanly
Work in sections no wider than 3 inches for easiest handling.
- Start with a clean center part and create sections at the crown, ears, and nape of the neck.
- Secure each section as you go with clips so hair stays neat and tangle-free.
- Mist hair lightly with a thermal protectant before blow-drying.
Sectioning damp hair neatly helps you systematically dry root to ends – the key to hair salon in fort lauderdale.
Keep the dryer moving
Letting the dryer hover in one spot causes heat damage. Keep it moving!
- With a paddle brush, start gliding the dryer down from the roots to about ear level.
- Keep dryer 6 inches away and constantly moving back and forth.
- Smooth hair as you dry by brushing downwards with the heat.
- Release each section, then move to the next.
Moving the dryer consistently eliminates hot spots. Brushing hair straight down removes kinks and frizz for the smooth finish you want.
Take your time
Rushing the blowout leads to sloppiness. Maintain constant motion but work methodically.
- Keep dryer airflow pointed down the hair shaft away from the roots.
- As sections dry, use a brush to smooth and add tension for straightness.
- Release dry sections and pin them back to keep them neat while you work.
- Spend extra time on bang/frame sections to perfect shaping.
Patience leads to precision. Thoroughly drying small sections of hair from roots to ends is the secret to flawless results.
- For volume, a side part works best. For sleekness, opt for a middle part.
- Secure each side neatly behind the ears with a jeweled barrette or clip.
With the perfect side or middle part, you’ll look like you just stepped out of the salon’s stylist chair.