Blowout Tips to Achieve Salon-Quality Hair at Home?

The lockdown has made us learn a lot of tricks for doing things at home that we usually had to go out for, a salon trip being one of the things on this list. We all have been there, hopping to a salon, to get that shiny and fresh look for parties, night outs, lunches, or just a self-care day, can be quite a struggle. Getting a salon-quality blowout at home leaves us with tugging, tangling, and tired arms. Therefore, we have curated blowout tips from all over the world to get that smooth and fresh look at home.

Are Blowouts Bad for Your Hair?

A blowout is a process of drying your hair using a hair dryer and a hair brush to achieve a sleek style. This is a legitimate concern that applying high-temperature heat to your hair strands can be bad news. Although it is mostly true, the negative effects depend on the health of your hair, the use of the right hair products and technique, and how often you get blowouts. A stylist working with super-hot temperatures can help you achieve a great style but can damage the strands. To maintain a healthy mane and reduce the damage caused by heat-styling tools, you can use a heat protectant and air-dry your hair most of the time, saving blowouts for special occasions.

A Step-by-step Guide

  • Wash and prep your hair
  • Starting with washed, clean hair is the most important part of a blowout to achieve salon-quality results. Use a clarifying shampoo to remove oil and dirt, and a conditioner to hydrate your hair.

  • Remove excess water
  • Wet hair will take more time to dry and will be exposed to heat for a longer period, resulting in damaged hair. Therefore, it is recommended to squeeze out excess water and rub it gently with a microfiber towel or a soft T-shirt till your hair is damp (with 70% of the water removed).

  • Use the right brush
  • Using the right hair brush and a quality blow dryer can make a big difference. Prep your hair with a hair protectant and get a round blowout brush as it smoothens out your hair and helps add volume to it.

  • Detangle and section
  • Your hair is most likely to develop knots and tangles after washing, which is why a wide-tooth comb can be used to detangle the strands. Divide your hair into small sections to evenly dry the hair.

  • Blow dry
  • After completing all the above steps, you can start blow-drying your hair, working your way down to the ends. Hold the brush close to your hair to avoid damage and start with the front, visible sections. For curly hair, use a hair dryer diffuser to evenly distribute the heat and maintain those shiny, natural curls. For best styling results, put the dryer on a low heat setting and use a nozzle attachment to control the direction of the hairstyle.

  • Finish with a cool shot
  • Once your hair is completely dry and styled, finish it off with a cool shot as it helps to set your style and add shine to your hair. Use a blow dryer diffuser or a hair dryer to blast cool air in the end.

    After Care

    After an exhausting process of blow drying your hair, the real task comes to maintain that volume, which is why aftercare and certain hair habits are important. It is recommended to sleep on silk pillowcases to reduce friction and prevent unwanted frizz. To make your blow-dry hair last during the night, loosely twist your hair into a messy bun and use a silk headscarf to secure as using a hair band can leave a dent in the hair. Gently let your hair down and give it a loose shake when you wake up, and it should maintain the same voluminous bounce for a few days.

    Purchasing The Right Blow Dryer

    The purchase of a good-quality blow dryer is as important as the process of a blowout. Here are a few things to look for when purchasing a blow dryer:

  • Power
  • High-wattage blow dryers (1800 or higher for thin hair) cut drying time which means less hair damage.

  • Technology
  • Ceramic technology helps control the heat and evenly distributes it, whereas tourmaline technology seals and retains moisture. 

  • A Cool Shot Button
  • This magic button helps set the style at the end.

  • Attachments
  • A blow dryer should have a nozzle attachment and a hair diffuser for curly hair to concentrate the airflow exactly where needed.

  • Heat and Power Controls
  • Variable temperature and speed settings, like in our Velvete – brushless hair dryer, can help reduce the damage done to your hair.

    We, at Salons Cart, provide you with the best hair dryers with a diffuser and professional hair dryers to achieve a smooth and shiny look from the comfort of your home.
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