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If you’re like most women, you might think that in order to get a good bouncy blowout you must go to the salon and have a pro work on your hair. This simply isn’t the case. In this article, we are going to show you how you can get a professional-looking bouncy blowout in the comfort of your own home!
Use a Heat Protectant
This is a simple rule that everyone should follow: use a heat protectant before adding any kind of heat to your hair whether it be a straightening iron or the best ionic blow dryer on the market. These come in a variety of styles from oils to gels to sprays. Buy whichever works best for you and use it every time you get ready to add heat.
Don’t Blow Dry in the Bathroom
What environment could be more welcoming for frizzy hair than the humid moist air of the bathroom post shower? Take that blow dryer into the bedroom, or the kitchen, anywhere but the bathroom!
The T-Shirt Trick
Regular towels are also frizz friendly, which is not the best for a blowout. Try taking an old t-shirt and gently use it to dry your hair. Why a t-shirt? A towel has thousands of ridges and bumps that agitate your hair, while a t-shirt is smooth and flat. You can use the shirt as a wrap, and leave your hair in it for 10-15 minutes. If you don’t want to use a t-shirt, try a super-absorbent microfiber towel, like those sold for camping at outdoor stores.
To Ion or Not to Ion?
Ionic dryers have their pros and cons, like most things in life. So how do you know if an ionic hair dryer is for you? Well, it’s not quite a black and white answer. Ionic dryers help reduce frizz by making your cuticles lay flat, however, they also reduce volume, so if you have flat hair, skip the ionic dryer for a blowout, but if you have frizzy hair, this might be for you.
Dry Your Roots
For the best blowout, you need to get those roots off of your scalp and dry as soon as possible. Flip your head over and get that warm or hot air to your roots as fast as possible.
Tight and Taut
One of the keys for a great looking blowout is to keep your hair tightly wrapped around a round brush as you slowly pull it away from your scalp while blow drying your hair. Keep the dryer pointing down and at least a few inches from your hair to help add shine and reduce heat damage.
Lock it Down
Once you finish the blowout you need to make sure it stays as styled. Use a good strong hairspray to prevent the hair from falling flat.
Keep in mind, you get what you pay for! The better the dryer, the better the blowout.