I think we can all agree the best part about going to get your hair done at a salon is the amazing blowout you walk out with. Am I right? There is something about the volume, bounce and shine that you’re left with… But, as much as I want to achieve the look, I give up every time when I am faced with the task of picking up the blow dryer and round brush…
Well, there’s no more of that… I’ve got something better to share…Who’s ready?
I know I have referenced my favorite tool before, however, I haven’t shared with you my full blow-out routine or let you in on my tips and favorite products for achieving the most voluminous look (without the hassle of using both arms and huffing and puffing by the end of it).
I’m sorry to break it to you, but, the game-changer is the Dyson Airwrap.
If you’re like me, and don’t have the patience or arm strength to use both arms and round brush your hair for an hour, you need this! You’re also going to need a few hair products.
If you want to master a professional looking blowout at home…keep on reading.
First, gather your tools! (I have listed everything you will need along with my favorite products from each category)
- A good shampoo and conditioner
- A wide-tooth comb
- A leave-in conditioner or blow-dry lotion of your choice: Macadamia Blow Dry Lotion or Macadamia Leave-In Detangler – I like to use these to retain moisture and shine while also smoothing, defrizzing my hair. These products also act as a thermal protectant before a blow-dry
- A volume spray: IGK Next Level Heat-Activated Volumizer – this is a new found love of mine and the perfect addition for added volume, especially in the front pieces of your hair
- The one and only Dyson Airwrap – that’s it, no other explanation
- Hair Rollers: Goody Styling Hair Rollers – these are perfect for a night out, when you want your hair to look EXTRA good and effortlessly bouncy
- Some clips: Alligator Curl Clips – to hold the rollers in place for 30 minutes to an hour
- Your favorite light-hold hairspray – to give your hair a light spray when the rollers are in
- Texture spray: IGK Beach Club Texture Spray – one of the best products to hold your hair after a fresh style 0 gives it the perfect amount of grit
- And a hair oil, or shine spray: Macadamia Healing Oil Spray – this is the final, but optional step. They oil tames any fly-aways and gives your hair the salon look and feel (and smell). The same goes for a shine spray.
I start by washing and conditioning your hair as normal. I like to use a wide-tooth comb in the shower to evenly distribute each product. When I am out of the shower, I give my hair a rough towel dry, and then apply my blow-dry lotion, again combing it through evenly. Now, here’s the trick. I wait for my hair to be about 30% dry before pulling out the Dyson Airwrap. However, even before that, I will apply a heat-activated volume spray to the root of my hair, mainly focussing on the front pieces as I have curtain bangs that require extra volume to look their best. This is when I use the round brush attachment on my Dyson and start drying my hair. It does take some practice, but after you have gotten the hang of it, it is SO much easier as well as faster than a blow dryer AND a round brush. For help, follow this Dyson video. After blow-drying each section of my hair, I wrap them up into a roller and secure it with a clip. I use all sizes of the rollers but the smallest. I like to use the second smallest size for my bangs. Once those are all in, I give my head a quick spray with hair spray and leave them in for as long as I need to get ready (if I’m doing my makeup)! When I’m ready to take them out, I finish it off with some texture spray, especially in the root of the front pieces, and then add a bit of oil to my fly-aways at my scalp and at the ends. Voila!
I hope these tools, products, and tips help you out for the next time you try to achieve that salon style blow-out!
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