5 Steps To A Salon Worthy Blowout At Home
By Alix Turoff
If you’re anything like us, you’d love to have your own personal hair stylist available every time you have somewhere special to go.
Or an unlimited amount of funds to spend at DryBar.
But, assuming (like us!) that you don’t have that luxury (if you do, you can stop reading now!) and that you’re usually left to fend for yourself when it comes to hair styling. We’re taking you on a step by step journey from the shower to the party with everything you need to make styling simple!
5 Steps To A Salon Worthy Blowout
As always, start by washing and conditioning your hair in the shower. We really like TIGI’s Pro Reconstructing shampoo ($9.99) and conditioner ($9.99), not only because it leaves hair shiny and soft, but also because it works to repair damage caused by styling and the environment.
After giving your hair a thorough washing, use Kashmir’s “The One” Keratin Hair Treatment Leave-In-Mask ($35) to make combing easier. This leave in-mask has a bunch of great uses including detangling hair, treating and preventing split ends, and adding volume to limp hair. We particularly like it as a protective serum for use before heat styling such as drying, straightening, or curling!
After combing and towel drying your hair, use the Chi Elite Ceramic Hair Dryer ($119.99) to cut the drying time of your normal dryer thanks to powerful ceramic technology. The dryer uses negative ions which repel humidity and prevent static while the motor on the Chi dryer provides faster airflow which minimizes damage from styling and fights frizz! The result: a salon-worthy blowout easily and quickly!
Now that your hair is dry, grab the GHD Eclipse Styler ($245) to style hair with the optimum heat of 365°F. This optimal heat zone actually makes your hair stronger and shinier rather than damaging strands like traditional stylers. The patented tri-zone™ technology developed by ghd scientists involves six sensors (three on each plate) that prevent heat loss during styling and lock in professional results with every stroke of the iron. The eclipse styler makes it super easy to style large sections of hair in only one stroke so it cuts down on styling time by a ton!
Finish off your style with MoroccanOil Root Boost ($19.40) which adds volume and body to hair while promoting it’s natural texture. All you have to do is spray it on your roots and use your fingers to lift hair at the roots. You’ll get great body without the stickiness or hardness of many hairsprays.