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Mastering the Perfect Blowout: Techniques for Salon-Worthy Hair
There's an undeniable sense of luxury in leaving a salon with perfectly blow-dried hair that exudes confidence. Guess what? You can achieve that same salon-worthy result right at home. Here are five lesser known, yet highly professional tips to master the art of the perfect blowout, giving you hair that everyone will want to keep admiring. Hair health and achieving maximum volume take center stage in the following tips.
1. Preparation is Key
Let's start with step one and arguably the most crucial one. Begin with clean, towel-dried hair. Apply a Thickening Cream for volume with heat protection to shield your hair from the blow dryer's heat. Simultaneously, this product provides ample volume and a beautiful finish. It's a small step that makes a big difference in maintaining healthy hair. Distribute the product evenly throughout your hair, paying special attention to the roots! That's where volume is created and where the product should be applied most effectively.
2. Clever Sections
Divide your hair into smaller sections before you start blow drying. This not only ensures even drying but also prevents heat damage. Start from the bottom and work your way up, one section at a time for maximum control. Opt for a medium heat setting to avoid overheating your hair. It might take a bit longer, but hey... you'll maintain healthy hair!
3. The Right Tools
Invest in a high-quality round brush that suits your hair type. Choose a larger size for a smooth and voluminous blowout, or a smaller one for more defined waves and curls. A brush with ceramic material and the finest quality synthetic bristles offers the perfect grip to create tension and volume. A brush as such will also save you time during the drying process. The shape of your brush largely determines how much movement you can achieve in your hair after blow-drying. For instance, a medium-sized round brush can help you achieve beautiful waves. Pay close attention when purchasing your brush or seek advice from a professional.
4. Finish with Cool Air
Pay attention: this tip can make the difference between having great hair for an ‘hour’ or the whole day (or even longer). After drying each section, give it a quick burst of cool air using the cool air button on your blow dryer. This closes the hair cuticles, sets the style, and adds a natural shine that truly stands out. Make sure to use the cool air button for at least 20 seconds.
5. Master the Movement
While drying each section, twist the round brush inward while simultaneously directing the airflow from the roots to the ends of your hair. Repeat this 3 to 6 times per section, depending on your hair's thickness and how much moisture it retains. Keep in mind: your hair should be truly towel-dried, not wetter, nor drier. This airflow movement not only smooths the hair cuticles but also imparts a natural, voluminous shape to your hair.
If you're not very experienced, practice a bit. Give yourself time to learn. Over time, you'll be able to do your perfect blowout in less than 30 minutes. With that professional finish.
Now you have the foundational secrets to achieve a salon-worthy blowout that will leave an impression. With a little practice and these professional tips, you're well on your way to sporting a look that speaks volumes about your confidence and style. Why wait? Let your creativity flow and rock that flawless blowout wherever you are!