It’s hard to beat the feeling you get when you walk out of the salon with a fresh blowout. But unfortunately for us, not everyday can be a professional blowout-induced good hair day (a girl can dream) and the results of at home blow-drying just isn’t the same. If you’re anything like us, you’re more of a blast-it-haphazardly-in-every-direction-until-it’s-not-wet-anymore type of gal…which, let’s be honest, leaves much to be desired. But don’t give up on yourself just yet! A salon-worthy blowout is indeed possible; you just need to keep in mind a few basic tips.
Don’t start with sopping wet hair. Hair can be very porous and suck in a lot of water, resulting in significantly more drying time and unnecessary exposure to heat. After showering, gently squeeze as much moisture as you can from your hair, then wrap it up in a towel.
Reach for the (Right) Product
Before you grab the blow dryer, there are two products you want in your hair: something to smooth fly-aways and frizz, and something to protect it from the heat. Thermal Styling Spray does it all – and then some! In addition to smoothing fly-aways and protecting hair from heat, it’s also humidity resistant and can cut blow dry time by 30-50%. Aching arms are about to be a thing of the past!
Dry Your Roots First
Always dry your roots first. Since volume starts at the root, you want to get these strands up and off your head ASAP. Start with a round brush at your roots, roll the brush down to the ends, then take it back up to the roots – concentrating your blow dryer on your roots and hairline first. If you prefer a less formalized drying technique, ditch the brush and flip your head over, massaging your roots while blasting them with warm air until dry.
Keep Your Eye on the Nozzle
You know that little attachment that came with your blow dryer that you threw under the sink, never to be seen again? Yup, that one! This tool can work wonders for minimizing frizz because it concentrates the airflow on the hair cuticle rather than dispersing heat all over your hair from different directions. Hold the nozzle at least three inches away from your hair and point downward while you dry, focusing airflow down the hair shaft. That way, you’ll smooth the cuticle and add shine without completely cooking your strands.
End on a “Cool” Note
Don’t ignore the cool setting on your blow dryer. End your blowout with a 10-second blast of cool all over your hair to seal the cuticle, bring out shine, and minimize frizz. Finish styling with Fluoro5 Elixer, distributing 1-2 pumps throughout your strands.
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