A great blowout makes you look and feel great, which is why we are often tempted to try it at home. But that doesn’t always result in a pleasant experience.
If you’ve ever tried to give your hair more volume with an at-home blowout, only to end up with the brush tangled in your hair, sore arms, frizzy or dull-looking hair, you are not alone. Try these tips to help your blowout process get you better results.
Dry your hair the right way
You shouldn’t start blow-drying your hair when it’s dripping wet. Use a soft towel or an old T-shirt to blot dry your hair. Don’t rub your hair too hard with the towel, as this can damage the follicle.
Perfect timing for the application of blowout products
Mousses, sprays, and creams work best when applied right before you start your blowout. Leaving them in your hair for too long before you start styling can result in frizzy hair that’s hard to style.
Ditch the thermal brushes
Highly marketed blowout brushes can make the process harder, contrary to their claims. Instead, opt for a boar bristle brush to avoid hair damage and ineffective smoothing.
Section your hair
Sectioning is very important because it prevents your hair from getting tangled and makes it easier to see what you are doing. Three sections should be enough to ensure you can reach each strand of hair and style it perfectly. Use a scrunchy or plastic clips to section your hair. A regular hair tie or metal hair clips can damage your hair.
Use the tension
Make sure that you create enough tension between the brush and hair, as this will prevent frizz. Also, make sure that the nozzle of the blow drier is parallel with your hair.
Let the curl set
Once you are done with one strand of hair, use a cooling mode on your blow dryer to set the curl in place. Alternatively, you can hold the curl in your palm while it dries, to help it to maintain its shape.
Maintain the blowout
When you achieve a perfect blowout, you want it to last. To make sure the blowout lasts for days, before going to sleep, put it in a bun with a scrunchy. To stretch a blowout as long as possible, revive your blowout with dry shampoo.
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