If there’s one hairstyle that’s truly stood the test of time, it’s the bouncy blowout. While nothing truly compares to leaving the salon with a fresh blowout, we’ve officially reached an era where we don’t need to run to our stylists every time we want one. If you’re looking to recreate the gorgeous, bouncy look that salon professionals achieve with ease, it’s all about mastering the technique and using the right products.
Looking to achieve the perfect bouncy blowout every time? We’re breaking down everything you need to know about how to get a bouncy blowout plus the best blowout products to add to your routine.
How do you do a bouncy blowout?
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Prep your hair.
We all know you can’t create the perfect bouncy blowout without the right products. After you’ve washed your hair, apply a few spritzes of blowdry primer like Redken’s Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer Spray throughout your strands. This blow dry primer and heat protection spray cuts blow dry time, protects from heat up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, helps reduce breakage, and provides 24-hour lasting volume without weighing hair down.
When it comes to bouncy blowouts, volume is the goal. That’s why we recommend prepping your mane with a dime-size amount of volumizing mousse like Redken Full Frame 07 All-Over Volumizing Mousse. This conditioning hair mousse boosts hair with all-over volume and body.
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Now that your mane is prepped for heat styling, it’s time to rough-dry. This easy trick will help remove excess moisture and add volume and body to your hair. Hold the blow dryer a few inches away from your scalp and use your fingers to tousle your hair as you dry. Continue doing this until your hair is about 50 percent dry.
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Once you’re done rough-drying, use a wide-tooth comb to fully detangle your strands, then split your hair into four even sections. Work with one section at a time and use hair clips to secure the other three.
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Grab your round brush.
Working with your first section, wrap the hair around your round brush. Keep in mind: Not all brushes are created equal. If you want a frizz-free, shiny blowout, opt for a brush with boar bristles. Boar bristle brushes also help protect your hair from breakage.
You’ll also want to consider the size of your barrel. Smaller barrels create tighter, bouncier curls while larger brushes help create a more voluminous look.
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Wrap your hair tightly around the brush and hold the nozzle of your hair dryer downward about three inches away from your strands so it’s pointed at your scalp. Pull the brush downward, following along with the hairdryer, to smooth and straighten the hair. Continue this until the section is completely dry and repeat this step on every section.
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Set your look.
You know that cool setting on your hairdryer you never pay attention to? You’re about to put it to use. Once you’ve completed your blowout, use the cold shot setting on your blow dryer to seal your hair cuticle and give your look shine and a smooth, silky finish.
Looking for more product picks to help you achieve a salon-quality blowout? Here are some of our favorites from the L’Oréal portfolio of products.
The Best Blowout Products To Buy Now
Matrix Total Results High Amplify Volumizing Shampoo
If you have fine hair, you’ll need extra help achieving a blowout with tons of volume. That’s why we recommend starting with your shampoo and conditioner routine. Add a volumizing shampoo like Matrix Total Results High Amplify Shampoo to your routine. When used with Matrix Total Results High Amplify Volumizing Conditioner, this system cleanses and conditions to help boost the structure of fine, limp hair.
Matrix Total Results High Amplify Volumizing Shampoo, $12.50 MSRP
Kérastase L'incroyable Blowdry Hair Lotion
In need of a miracle? We have a miracle reshapable heat lotion for you. Kérastase’s L’incroyable Blowdry Hair Lotion helps redefine heat styling with long wear hold and repositionable shape control. As an added bonus, the formula helps control the look of frizz for 96 hours in 80 percent humidity.
Kérastase L'incroyable Blowdry Hair Lotion, $37.00 MSRP
Mizani Thermasmooth Smoothguard Serum
Curly hair needs extra love before a blowout, so make sure you’re using a formula that’s designed to specifically support your mane’s needs. Mizani’s Thermasmooth Smoothguard Serum repels humidity and combats frizz for a smoother, shiner blowout.
Mizani Thermasmooth Smoothguard Serum, $20.00 MSRP
Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer Two Day Extender Dry Shampoo
If you spend an hour blowing out your hair, you'll likely want it to last for more than one day. Refresh your style with a dry shampoo like Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer Two Day Extender Dry Shampoo. This formula instantly refreshes hair and absorbs oil to extend the life of your blowdry by two days.
Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer Two Day Extender Dry Shampoo, $24.00 MSRP
Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Wonder Worker Multi-Benefit Hair Treatment
If you’re looking for a pre-blowout product that does it all, opt for Shu Uemura Art Of Hair’s Wonder Worker Multi-Benefit Hair Treatment. This multi-tasking hair primer provides seven instant benefits including hydrating, detangling, smoothing, conditioning, and taming frizz.
Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Wonder Worker Multi-Benefit Hair Treatment, $33.00 MSRP
Matrix Total Results High Amplify Wonder Boost Root Lifter
Struggling to get volume at the root? Invest in a root-lifting product like Matrix Total Results High Amplify Wonder Boost Root Lifter. This product features a targeted applicator for extreme lift at the root area or all-over volume.
Matrix Total Results High Amplify Wonder Boost Root Lifter, $17.00 MSRP
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