How To Get A Salon-Quality Blowout At Home!

Who hasn’t dreamed of having a fabulously styled blowout that is salon-worthy but can be replicated AT-HOME with ease, in a timely fashion and without the high salon cost?! With some practice, a little patience and the right products on hand, you’re on your way to creating a salon-quality blowout, no professional hairstylist needed!unnamed-10

{ one } .:. Let hair air dry (about 80-90%) then add styling cream/a heat protectant .:. I use Alterna’s Caviar CC Cream. I always let my hair air dry for a few minutes before applying any styling products so it isn’t dripping wet causing the product to dilute but isn’t too dry to cause the product to form any excess buildup. This miracle cream delivers 10 essential benefits in 1 simple step: moisture, smoothness, shine, strength, softness, UV protection, manageability, anti-breakage, light hold and heat protection!unnamed-7

{ two } .:. Add a product that is made for extending the life of your blowout and can be used to easily switch things up .:. Who wants to put time & effort into doing all of this if it will only last one day? The Rusk Heatshift Re-Styling Cream is a great option. A medium-hold shape shifter that allows you to easily change up your style without having to shampoo your hair or reapply product. Apply it to damp hair before blow drying, when you’re ready to re-style the next day, simply apply heat from your styling tool of choice, and voila! It delivers definition, results and eliminates the need of using multiple products.unnamed-8

{ three } .:. Flip your head upside down drying the roots especially to add extra volume & lift .:. Introducing the Rolls Royce of blow dryers.. the Harry Josh Pro Tools Pro Dryer 2000! I am not even exaggerating when I say that this dryer has cut drying time in half and actually motivates me to put the time & effort into styling my hair on a daily basis! If you’re a professional hair stylist or someone who follows celebrities and current beauty trends, you probably have already heard of Harry Josh. If not, I’m here to enlighten you: after years of providing services to models and industry professionals, he caught the attention of Vogue, providing him expert credibility and making him one of the most sought-after editorial stylists in the world who works with a wide range of A-list celebs. His passion as well as in-depth experience led him to create his own line of advanced styling tools. After years of frustration and tons of research, I came across the Pro Dryer 2000 on Dermstore’s website. Between it’s beautiful mint green color and tons and tons of reputable 5 star reviews, I was immediately intrigued. What do I love most about it? It offers ION functionality allowing for sleek, shiny, voluminous hair. It blows air at 80+ mph, cutting styling time down which is HUGE for me, as a mom of 2 finding the time to pamper myself isn’t always the easiest task so anything that saves time is greatly appreciated as well as a must. Lastly, it has a “cold shot” button for finishing touches and to set your style. Is it worth the high price tag? Yes, the results speak for the quality and with practice, achieving a salon-quality blowout is easily attainable. Harry Josh’s guide to the perfect blowout: “know your hair weaknesses, invest in a quality blow dryer, utilize a nozzle, take your time, aim carefully.” unnamed-11

{ four } .:. Gently pull brush through hair, slowly follow with the blow dryer, aiming it downward .:. Fromm’s 1907 Copper Thermal Round Brush is the newest technology in hair care. Why choose copper? It provides temperature control to evenly heat and dry hair 30% faster. As mentioned above, I’m all for saving time while getting ready! I have medium length hair (a little bit past my shoulder) and I chose the 2.5 inch, its the perfect size and is really suitable for any hair length. Finding the right brush for your hair type is important not only from a manageability standpoint but it ensures you’re using a tool that won’t damage your hair and will leave it smooth and soft!unnamed-9

{ five } .:. Finish by adding texture and volume to extend the life of your blowout .:. Amika’s Un.Done Texture Spray & Headstrong Hairspray are a fantastic way to do so. I am absolutely in love with their texture spray. As I’m sitting here writing this at 10pm, my hair is still in tact and full of body just as it was this morning after initially styling. I don’t know what it is about this spray, but it has added tons of volume and managed to hold my style with minimal heat applied each morning. The combination of zeolite, sea buckthorn berry, and an exclusive polymer blend make this formula a great choice for added volume, shine and texture. I love using this each morning to touch up my blowout and leave it looking fabulous in-between washes. The headstrong hairspray – a little goes a long way. Wind and humidity don’t stand a chance, this will maximize the life of any style.

{ six } .:. This may be the most obvious but also most important tip .. PRACTICE! .:. Practice makes perfect. I am not a pro, not even close, but with hours of practice and the right tools, I’ve made progress. Find a routine & products that work best for your hair and practice until you’re a pro! 🙂

Disclaimer: This is a personal blog and I do not receive monetary compensation for any of my product reviews. All reviews are based on my own opinion, personal use and results. I was generously gifted the Harry Josh Pro Tools Pro Dryer from DermStore, as always all views are 100% my own.

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