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The Perfect Blowout

There are a few tricks to doing the perfect blowout, and with some practice, you can master the perfect blowout for yourself.


Start with the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair.  Our favorite line is Moroccan Oil.  Wrap hair in a towel to absorb as much moisture as possible.  Never scrub your hair with the towel only squeeze.  Being rough with the towel can cause breakage and frizz.  Apply a detangler/thermal protector. Again our favorite is It’s a 10 Miracle Spray.  Use a wide tooth comb and start at the ends and work your way up to the scalp. If you have time, it’s best to let your hair air-dry as much as you can.  The less heat you use the better.

Using your blow dryer (Ionic Dryers dry faster) do a rough drying turning your head upside down for lots of lift.  Dry this way until about 80% dry.  It’s a waste of time using a brush on wet hair.

Divide hair into 4 section.   The crown, 2 sides above ears and the back is one section.  Start at the crown and using the brush start at the scalp and round brush backward.  Do each section a few times concentrating the heat on the roots first.  After the section is dry, roll hair in to a barrel curl and pin in place.  Do each side down and pin.  The back is covered by the top so it doesn’t have to be perfect.  Use a paddle brush and then at the very last of the drying time use the round brush to bevel the ends under.  The longer your hair the bigger the brush.  Let the top and sides cool down before removing your pins. If the brush seems just a little too hard to use, velcro rollers are great or a large barrel curling iron.

Now you can part you hair where you like and place the sections where you want them.  Use a tiny bit of spray if you like to hold the style.  Sometimes using products that are too heavy can shorten the days your style will last because it can make it feel weighed down.  Start by using a small amount and fewer products.  You’ll find you don’t need as much or as many to achieve the look you want.