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The Perfect At
Home Blowout

Hi! My name is Julie and I've been a hairstylist for 12 years. One thing I'm known for behind the chair is an amazing and long lasting blowout. Here's a brief explanation of my process and the products that I use. Please note that I do receive a commission on the links below, but if that bothers you in any way please feel free to purchase any products outside of my links. You can also use this post as a template to try your own products!

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Achieving a fabulous at-home blowout can be a breeze, and I'm here to guide you through it. Even as a professional, I admit that the process can be a bit challenging. In this article, I'll simplify the key steps and provide you with valuable insights to help you perfect your blowout. Here are the main takeaways:

 

Essential Tools:

  • High-quality tools make a significant difference. Consider investing in blow dry brushes from reputable brands like Revlon, Hot Tools, or Amika.

  • While the classic brush and blow dryer combo can be effective, it's often challenging to achieve the same tension as a stylist. A thin, rounded flat iron offers versatility and can help you create various styles. This Bio Ionic one is the one I've used for years.

Heat Protection:

  • My go-to heat protectant is Kenra Blow Dry Spray. It's designed for wet hair but can also be used sparingly on dry hair, thanks to its oil-based formula. Plus, it has an incredible fragrance.

Smoothing Your Hair:

  • Olaplex No. 6 stands out as the ultimate smoothing product in the market. You can use it before a blowout or when air-drying your hair. It combines Olaplex's healing properties with exceptional styling capabilities, effectively preventing breakage and frizz.

Finishing Touch:

  • Oils work wonders for creating separation and adding that extra touch of smoothness once your blowout is complete. Experiment to find the right oil for your hair type. Loma Nourishing Oil, for instance, is lightweight and buildable, suitable for many hair types.

  • Consider using Prive Texture Spray instead of traditional hairspray for a more flexible and less drying finishing touch.

Blowout Technique:

  • Start by applying Olaplex No. 6 and Kenra Blow Dry Spray to freshly washed hair.

  • Allow your hair to air dry or roughly dry it to about 80%. This will save you time and reduce heat damage.

  • Tension is crucial for a successful blowout, especially if you have textured hair. Use larger sections to your advantage, as they naturally create more tension. Avoid small sections to prevent flyaways and frizz.

  • For added volume, blow-dry each section in the opposite direction of your desired style. For instance, if you have a middle part, take portions from each side and blow dry them up and away from the face.

  • Ensure that your hair is 100% dry when you finish. It might feel dry due to the heat, but any remaining dampness in the air can lead to frizz or flat hair. Revisit sections to verify they're fully dry, using hot tools only when necessary for touch-ups.

With these tools, products, and techniques, you're well-equipped to achieve a professional-quality blowout right at home. Happy Blowdrying!

Julie Renee Wolf

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