Hello you lovely ladies! I hope your week is off to the most fabulous start! We're halfway done...we can make it to the weekend!
Today i'm going to get super weird with a ton of selfies to show you how I blowout my hair at home. There is seriously something about a salon blowout that makes you feel like a WHOLE NEW WOMAN! I don't know about you, but when my hair looks nice, I seriously feel so much better about the entire day. While I would absolutely LOVE to have someone wash my hair for me every day of the week and then style it to perfection, 1) aint nobody got time for 'dat and 2) unfortunately, i'm not married to Daddy Warbucks and at nearly 40-100 dollars a salon visit...aint nobody got the funds for 'dat also. So with a few of my favorite drug store products, I do it to myself at home! And with a little practice...you can too!
Lets start with your product lineup...
2) Heat Protector (Tresemme-Drugstore)
3) Root Booster (John Frieda- Drugstore)
4) Mouse (Tresemme-Drugstore)
5) Hair Dryer (this should really have a blowdry attachment, however mine doesn't...do as I say not as I do ;)
6) Round Ceramic Brush (Conair-Drugstore)
7) Alligator Clips (Section & Set by Conair-Drugstore)
8) Flex-Hold Hairspray (Tresemme-Drugstore...I swear the fine folks at Tresemme do not sponsor any of my posts...I just LOVE their products so!)
9) If you want your style to last...dry shampoo! (Not your Mothers-Drug Store)
Alright, now that we have our products ready...are you strapped in to see more pictures of myself than you ever thought you would? Yes? Then lets get started!
Start with wet, clean, just out of the shower hair. The face is optional..
Step One: Prep!
Step 2: Volume-ize!
First, apply your root booster all over your crown, and with your fingers, massage it into the hair cuticle, focuzing on bumpin' up that volume baby! Next, apply your mouse to your roots making sure you work it in really well. (PS...this is way more mouse than I needed. It came out really fast and I ended up only using half of whats in my hand!)
Step 3: Dry to 80 %
With my blowdryer, I just flip my hair upside down and blow it without a brush until its about 80 % dry. You can also just put it up and go do your makeup and let it airdry a bit. You just want most of the moisture to be out before you start the fun part!
Step 4: Section and Blowdry!
Next, I use my alligator clips and section my hair in half. I then take my bottom section, and cut that in half to start round brushing it out. If you're like me, you want the bottom section to be the longest part of your blowout, so make sure while you're round brushing, you're pulling your brush down, and twirling it at the end to give a slight curl. I usually have to do 2-3 brush pass- threw's for my hair to be set how i'd like it.
Step Five: Set your bottom section
To make sure my body & curl last, I wrap my hair away from my face in my round brush, and blowdry for 10 seconds. Then I blast it will cool hair and let it sit for another 10 seconds. After I unwrap, it will look like this. (Pardon the awkward boob shot)
The top layer is my favorite part! We added all that volume-izing product to our roots, so now we want to bump it up, am I right?! Make sure for all of your top sections that you're taking your round brush and pulling it up, as opposed to pulling it down how we did for the bottom section. This will amp up your volume, and ensure all the product we applied is put to good use!
Step Seven: Set those strands baby!
I usually spray a little kendi-oil on my palms and use that to sort of finger-comb through my strands. It just polishes the look off and gets rid of any frizz.
I mentioned in this post that the key to keeping my long hair healthy is only washing it once every 2 or 3 (more likely 3) days. To help my blowout last longer, if my hair is looking a little flat on day 2 or 3, I simply spritz some dry shampoo into my roots, let it sit 5-10 minutes, and brush it out! This ensures those 20 minutes I spent doing my hair last me days. (what can I say...I'm lazy when it comes to this beauty business!)
And because I feel like I haven't posted enough awkward selfies ...here are 3 more
I'm all about getting that high-end look for less, and with these steps you can save yourself tons of $$$ by just doing it yourself!
Until Next Time,