In a world where textured beachy waves have all but taken over salons, it’s easy to forget our first true love: blowouts. Hair blowouts are timeless and work for just about any head of hair—whether you have short dark brown hair or lengthy ash blonde locks.
Whether you’re obsessed with the in-salon service or you’re looking to achieve a picture-perfect blowout at home, keep scrolling for everything you need to know.
What are hair blowouts?
Hair blowouts are a precise method of drying hair using only a blow dryer and a round brush to achieve smooth, polished looks. Your in-salon blowout begins with shampoo and conditioner. Then, your stylist will blow dry your mane section by section to achieve your desired hairstyle.
Hair blowouts can last anywhere from two days to a week, depending on your hair type, texture, and at-home care. If you want your blowout to remain flawless a bit longer, try a dry shampoo like the Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Two Day Extender Dry Shampoo. The product instantly refreshes hair and absorbs oil to extend the life of your blow-dry by two days.
Hair blowouts might seem like salon luxury, but that doesn’t mean you need to hire a pro to try one for yourself. Deanna Dattolo, Cutler Salon artist and Redken brand ambassador, breaks down her step-by-step guide to achieving a bouncy hair blowout at home.
How To Get A Bouncy Hair Blowout At Home
Beginning with freshly shampooed and conditioned hair, squeeze the hair with a towel to remove any excess water.
Before you begin blow drying, you’re going to need to prep your mane with a few salon-quality products. First, apply the Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer Spray and comb the product evenly throughout your mane. This blow dry primer and heat protection spray cuts blow dry time, protects from heat up to 450 degrees, helps reduce breakage, and provides 24-hour lasting volume without weighing hair down.
For additional body, bounce, and a natural luminous shine, apply a dime-size amount of the Redken Velvet Gelatine 07 Blow Dry Gel throughout your mane.
If you experience little to no frizz, use a blow dryer to rough dry your hair until it’s about 90 percent dry. For this step, skip the brush and use your fingers to create volume by lifting the hair around your root as you go. Those with frizz-prone manes need a bit more moisture to achieve a smooth blowout—so we recommend leaving your hair slightly damper.
Pick up a 2-inch section of hair down the center of your head and hold it in place with a hair clip.
Then, split the remaining hair evenly down the middle into two sections. Divide the hair on each side of your head into two smaller sections. Tie off one of the sections using a hair clip so that it’s out of the way for now.
To begin your blowout, start with a loose section of hair from either side that’s closest to the nape of your neck. Guide your blow dryer from root to tip, rolling your round brush up and down as you go until the hair is completely dry. If you have long hair, wrap the entire section around the brush before you begin. Allow the section of hair to cool for one minute before moving on.
Release the other section from the clip and divide it into two. Be sure to brush out each section before applying heat to avoid tangles. Repeat the same technique you used on the previous section, rolling your brush up and down the hair as you blow dry.
Move to the other side of your head and repeat this same technique.
Take a 2-inch segment of hair from the section at the center of your head. Blow dry the section up and forward using your round brush to give the hair extra lift and body. Repeat these steps with the remaining hair from this section.
For added movement in the front, wrap your brush around the strands framing your face and twist the brush towards the back of your head as you dry.
Complete your look by applying a few spritzes of the Redken Triple Dry 15 Dry Texture Spray through your roots and ends for an effortless look with an airy, touchable hold.
Now you have a salon-worthy blowout without ever having stepped foot in a salon!
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