How To Achieve A Professional Blow Out At Home
While having your hair washed and styled at a salon sounds like the perfect day of pampering, as a busy woman and mom you probably don’t have the time to go as often as you would like but that doesn’t mean achieving a professional style blowout and transforming your hair into a glossy, shiny masterpiece in the comfort of your own home isn’t possible.
Maybe you have or can make the time to let someone else wave their wand of magic over your hair and find the cost worth it but if you would love to learn how to achieve the same results at home any time you wanted without an appointment you have come to the right place!
Before we dive in, first thing’s first with a little disclosure. I am biased when it comes to hair care products because as a woman in her 40s who has tried every product under the sun I can speak confidently about the products I have religiously used for the last 4 years. I believe you get what you pay for, especially when it comes to hair care. Cheap products, in my experience, equals time wasted with frustrating results. So what you will find here will be some great tips while sharing the botanical products without all the harmful chemicals found in grocery store and salon brands that have completely transformed my own hair.
Here are the steps to achieving a professional quality DIY blowout:
Step 1 – Wash
Using the right shampoo is key and in order to use the right product, you need to understand the porosity of your hair. If you aren’t sure no worries, hop over and take the Porosity Test, it’s as easy as dropping a strand of hair in a glass of water.
Once you know the right kind of product to use to wash your hair, shampoo twice. Yes, twice. One wash often isn’t enough to break down all the residue and product build-up on your hair, especially if you haven’t washed it for a few days. By washing your hair twice, the first round gets rid of the superficial gunk, while the second actually cleans it.
Step 2 – Condition
A good high-quality condition is crucial. I start with the Replenish Masque leaving on for 5 minutes rinsing and followed up with the conditioner I use with my one step system. Rinse well.
Step 3 – Towel Dry
Gently towel dry your hair to get out as much moisture as you can. You want to work the towel through your hair being careful not to damage it. Hair is more fragile when wet.
Step 4 – Protect It
Once the hair has been towel dried, mix a couple of pumps of Rejuvabeads and Restore Leave-In Conditioner in the palm of your hand and work through hair with comb to distribute evenly. Make sure you’re focusing on applying the product midway down to the bottom of your hair shaft so you don’t weigh down your roots.
Follow up with Blow Out Cream to help your hair feel silky, smooth while restoring softness and shine while helping to reduce styling time and conceal the signs of damage.
Step 5 – Dry It
Now you are ready to style and blow dry. If you are going for big curls, use Root Lifter and Moxie Mouse with a high-quality brush. Sorry, but you can’t expect to get a salon worthy blowout at home by using a brush you bought at the Dollar Store for $3. Why do you think hair stylists have so many brushes at their station? Everything from the shape to the bristles matter depending on the look you are going for. This post by Bustle does a great job of breaking down different brushes so you can choose the right one for you.
To create the blowout look you want, you will need to take your time drying your hair in small sections, working your brush through each section shaping as you go and moving on to the next section. The extra time you spend, just like your hair stylist does at a salon, will be worth it.
Step 6 – Finish It
If you are going for a straight look, after drying you can give your hair extra smooth and shine with Rejuveniqe Oil.
Now that you spent all this time on your hair, take some steps to make sure the results last as long as possible. A good blowout can last you anywhere from two to seven days, so to help stretch out the results of your hard work, “refresh” your blowout with or a light mist of a quality finishing spray to help hold the shape of your blow out, resist humidity and without weighing it down or leaving a sticky residue. You can also keep it looking and feeling fresh with a good dry shampoo.
To maximize time between washes, try not to touch your hair too often. Our hands contain surface oils and dirt that can lead to build up on hair and make strands go limp more quickly.
You’ll also want to make sure you have a good shower cap that will allow you to shower without subjecting your blowout to moisture and humidity.
And there you have it, the blowout broken down so you can achieve your own professional one at home.
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