Make Your Blowout Last Longer

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There’s no better way than leaving the hair salon with a perfectly blown out hair. And you go to a blowout bar to have that feeling. A blow dry bar is a type of hair salon that only provides washing the hair, blow-drying, and styling it.

Blowout specialists will wash your hair, dry it with a hair dryer to a straight or wavy style, and finish it in your choice of hairdo from a preset selection. Many blowout bars also offer services such as treats and drinks. These features let you enjoy the whole beauty process in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

As a rule, blow dry bars don’t offer cuts, colors, or other hair chemical treatments. However, with the popularity of this type of hair salon service growing, many of the full-service salons are offering blowout services besides the usual cuts and coloring services.

While going to a blowout bar is always nice, especially if you have a special occasion you need to look your best at, sometimes you just have to DIY it at home. Here are some helpful tips on how to achieve that blowout look at home.

Wash and condition your hair.

Having clean hair is the key to getting that beautiful blowout hair. To get the best results, use a shampoo and conditioner that suit your hair type and condition. Treat your shampoo and conditioner routine the same way you would your skincare products: mix and match them as little as possible. Stick to an identical and consistent wash-and-care procedure that can optimize the hair products’ benefits and provide you with the best solutions for the demands of your hair. Hair companies produce shampoo and conditioner from the same line because these products work hand in hand to get the most amazing results. Using shampoo and conditioner from the same range will also give your hair the moisture it needs without ever making it feel heavy or weighing it down.

Towel-dry your hair.

After shampooing and conditioning your hair, towel-dry it gently and make sure you’re not too rough. If you are, this can cause frizz and breakage. To remove excess moisture, clamp the hair strands together with some paper towels. This hair hack should only be done after towel-drying your hair. The closer your hair is to being damp instead of dripping wet, the better it is. Don’t ever dry your hair roughly if you don’t want frizziness and hair breakage.

Use heat protectant for the hair.

After brushing or combing, use a heat protecting spray or mist to your hair. This product will help form a protective barrier to your tresses, preparing it for the blow drying process and heat application. Like any other hair techniques, you have to pick if you want voluminous or a sleek hairstyle. For an elegant blowout, use hair serum; apply a few drops of the serum starting from the middle to the ends of your hair for a silky look. On the other hand, if you want volume, apply some mousse to your mane. Use about a ping pong ball-sized amount, depending on the length of your hair and work it throughout your hair.

Get the blow dry-ready.

First of all, make sure that your hair dryer is not more than 1,800 watts to avoid any significant damage to your hair. Set it to medium setting and finger-dry your hair as you use some heat. This step will dry your hair faster. Then blow-dry your hair roughly. Rough blow-dry means drying your hair loosely by gently tousling the hair strands with your fingers until it’s about 80 percent dry. As you rough blow-dry, make sure you’re pointing the dryer’s nozzle downwards to help seal in the hair cuticle and avoid frizz. Also, the direction of the airflow from the dryer should be going down the hair shaft.

Section your hair.

Part your hair into workable sections and begin the blowout. Use a round brush to style it as you dry your hair. Remember not to tug the hair too much. If you feel like you are, work in shorter bursts from the root of the hair rather than one long pull. Curl the ends with the brush for a smooth and effortless flip. Do this technique on all the sections of your hair, but concentrate on the sections on top of your head, as specialists would do in a blowout bar.

I have been a professional hairstylist for 23 years. Husband to my high school sweetheart, Ines. We love each of our four cats. I was born in Lyon, France but my whole family moved to Atlanta when I was 17 years of age. At times I miss France, but America is forever my home. A few years ago, I visited Canada and tried out a high-quality goose jacket. It was so unique that I immediately bought it. I've never owned a coat so comfortable! Later on, I was domain shopping for a new blog to share helpful haircare tips and knowledge with the world. Saw this one and couldn't resist!