Blowout Hair Without Going to a Salon | Step By Step

So, you want to get nice, slightly curled, and blown-out hair, but you don’t want to have to go through the whole process at the salon. Well, don’t worry, as doing your own blown-out hairstyle is fairly easy to do, even at your own house. But how do you do your own blowout hairstyle?

Getting blowout hair on your own requires you to complete seven simple steps. You start in the shower, get all the prep, apply heat protectant, rough dry on medium heat, grab the proper tools, dry and bush, and finally add finishing cream.

Okay, so you now know that you can do your own blowout hair while still staying at home. This is great because it will save you about $45 every time you do it on your own. Throughout the rest of this article, I will go over the nine steps you need to do so you can get blowout hair without having to go to the salon.

1. Start in the Shower

Start in the Shower

The first thing that you are going to have to do is to get into the shower and make sure that your hair is clean. This is a simple step because your hair has to get wet before you can blow dry it. It is recommended that you get a shampoo and a conditioner that is formulated specifically for your hair type. The better you treat your hair, the better it will look afterward. Remember, it may not seem like it, but your shampoo and conditioners do affect the outcome of your blowout.

2. Remove Excessive Moisture

As you hop out of the shower, the first thing you will want to do is remove as much of the excess moisture as you can. When removing all of the extra moisture, you are going to want to get a super-absorbent towel, wrap it around your hair, and then twist it to get rid of the majority of the moisture. Microfiber towels are best for this as they are gentler on your hair and absorb more moisture. A person can also use a soft tee shirt and have a similar result. Either of these methods will help reduce damage to the hair.

3. Comb Out Hair

The next step is to comb out the hair using a tooth comb. The reason why it is important to use a wide toothcomb instead of a brush is that it will help reduce damage to the hair. It will help reduce the split ends and tears that can come when a person brushes it with a normal hairbrush.

This might require a person sectioning out their hair to get all of it brushed well. If a person doesn’t like spending a lot of time combing it outside after the shower, they can also brush it in the shower and comb it when it is towel-dried. This also prevents damage. It is vital that you get all of the knots out of your hair. Otherwise, future steps will become very difficult.

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4. Apply Heat Protectant

Now, you are going to want to apply some heat protectant to your hair. Heat can cause damage, so it is important to add products to reduce the damage. The protectant works because it seals off the hair’s cuticle. When you are getting a heat protectant you will again want to make sure you are getting a kind that is specifically made for your hair type, otherwise, it won’t be as effective.

To find a great heat protectant, you can always ask a local salon what they use or your stylist what some of the best options for your hairstyle are.

5. Rough Dry

This is going to be the final preparation step that you take before you start working on getting that wonderful blowout look. Pull out your hair dryer and rough dry it until your hair is about 60 to 70 percent dry. Rough drying is just using a blow dryer and having it running while you brush your hair with your fingers. Once it is mostly dry to the touch, then it is time to add additional tools.

6. Gather the Right Tools

Now that you have gotten your hair about 60 to 70 percent dry, it is time to grab all of the tools you are going to need. This means you are going to want to pull out a barrel brush and a concentrator nozzle for the blow dryer. Having the concentrator nozzle is going to be one of the key tools to getting the result. But many hair dryers don’t come with one, so you may need to buy one. The barrel brush is also going to be key as it is what creates the waves. The size of these waves is determined by the size of your barrel brush.

7. Selection & Style

Now, you are going to begin styling your hair. You are going to want to divide your hair into 1-inch wide sections to work on. Then, take your barrel brush and brush that 1-inch section while you are blowing directly down on it with the hair dryer. You will want to keep the brush in the hair until that section of hair has dried, and once this has happened, you will continue to do this process section by section until you have done it to all of your hair. With the hair dryer, you are going to want to have it set to medium heat to keep your hair healthy.

8. Use a Mirror and Check for Wet Spots

Throughout the drying process, it is recommended that you check and make sure that you have grabbed all of the hair before moving on to the next section. It can be hard to grab every section blindly, so using a mirror reduces the likelihood of missing a section and having it dry without being styled. Once it is all dried, then it is time for the final step.

9. Apply Finishing Cream

To finish up you are going to want to take a small amount, usually a dime-sized amount, of finishing cream and apply it to your lengths and the ends in order to seal in any remaining moisture and to help prevent any frizzing with your now wonderful blowout hairstyle.

With that, you have now gotten blowout hair, and while it may not be as perfect as a salon on your first try, remember that practice makes perfect, and before long, you will be able to do professional-looking blowouts.

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