Did you know there's more than one type of blowout?
We use three main types in the salon every week, but before we get into
those, let's talk products for a second. Many people bypass this crucial step and it's so very important to get a smooth, fly away free blowout.
Always use a style prep on damp hair before drying and be sure that it follows the type of look you’re going for. When using something for volume, spray directly at the roots and when using something to smooth frizz, be cautious of how much you use because it can easily weigh your hair down and leave it looking flat.
Blowout number 1: Sleek and Straight
This blowout can be achieved several different ways; with a round brush, flat brush, or even vent brush.
The trick to this style when using a round brush is to keep the brush completely straight through the ends. If you bevel the brush too much, the ends will have a little more curl and bounce to them and not have that sleekness you’re looking for.
Blowout number 2: Volume
This blowout is all about direction. For volume on the sides and back, pull your round brush straight up while blow drying.
When blow drying the top, bring your hair down towards your face and once it’s completely dry and cooled off, pull it back away from your face. This will give you maximum height and effortless volume.
Blowout number 3: Big Loose Curls
This blowout is by far the most popular however it’s also the one that not many people know how to achieve at home. A good trick to try while you’re watching tv at home or relaxing on the couch with a good book is to just hold your round brush in your hand and practice rotating the handle back and forth. This will help you get used to that motion before trying it on your hair. When you’re ready to try it on yourself, start with small sections first.
Blow-dry from root to ends and continue to rotate the round brush the entire time to keep maximum tension. Lastly, roll the round brush up from the ends towards the roots and keep rolling up and down to create a curl.
Once you’ve finished the entire blowout, run your fingers through your hair to loosen the curls. Finish with some hairspray or oil to control fly-aways and you’re good to go!
Fighting against your crown or cowlicks, especially if you have very thick hair, will most likely be futile. The hair will stick straight up or spread all over the place and it seems like it has a mind of its own.
No amount of product seems to work and so what a ton of people do is cut it short to keep from having to deal with it. Don't do that. Do this instead: