Salons do a wonderful job, but if you spend the time and use the right tools you can get a very similar result at home. Below are my 5 tips for achieving a salon blowout at home, plus my favorite products and tools.
How to Do a Salon Quality Blowout at Home
1) Use the right products– Getting a good blowout starts in the shower! I use HASK Coconut Milk & Organic Honey shampoo and conditioner. I get Brazilian Blowouts so it’s essential that I use sulfate-free shampoo. Sulfates strip your hair of moisture and they significantly reduce how long your Brazilian Blowouts last. Sulfate free shampoo removes buildup without stripping your hair of natural oils. I prefer shampoos and conditioners for curly hair because they tend to be more moisturizing and better at controlling frizz.
The HASK Coconut Milk and Organic Honey smells amazing! I love using tropical smelling products, especially in the summer. These leave my hair soft and manageable without any heavy buildup. Also, it tames any unruly frizz!
2) Section off your hair– This is an important step, especially if you have thick hair. I divide my hair into 4 sections- top, bottom and sides and secure using these clips. This allows you to work in sections and it keeps the other hair out of the way.
3) Use the right tools– A round brush is great for creating volume and smoothing hair while you blow dry. Ceramic round brushes heat up from the hair dryer, decreasing the amount of time it takes to dry your hair. If you’re after major volume hold your hair up as you blowdry. This gives you a great lift at the roots! I use a jumbo round brush, but if your hair is short or you want less volume go with a smaller brush. An added bonus of using a round brush? They create additional shine! Tip- let the hair cool on the brush for a few seconds before releasing it.
4) Make sure your hair is 100% dry– any leftover moisture in the hair can create frizz.
5) Finish off with a curling iron– I use a 1 1/2 inch curling iron. I love the clipless curling irons because they won’t dent your hair. I leave the ends of my hair out when curling to give my curls a more undone (“beach waves”) look. I also curl the hair away from my face.