The Perfect Blowout for Everyday

A great blowout makes you look polished and put together. Many people run to a salon to achieve the look, but it is absolutely possible to do it yourself. Once you learn how to do it the right way, a great blow dry can last for days! Just follow these easy steps to pull off the look at home.

The Perfect Blowout

The Perfect Blowout for Everyday

  • Step 1 / Comb through the hair with a wide-tooth comb. This is gentler on wet hair and causes less breakage.
  • Step 2 / Next, spray the hair with a heat protectant spray; I am using CHI Iron Guard Spray.
  • Step 3 / Place a straight nozzle on the end of your blow dryer so the heat is directed and you ca control better where it blows.
  • Step 4 / Part the hair where you naturally part it and slightly dry it with the blow dryer.
  • Step 5 / Flip the head over and dry the hair underneath. This will create a little bit of volume and help speed up the entire blow dry.
  • Step 6 / Divide the hair into sections, starting right above the ears and clipping off the top portion.
  • Step 7 / Using a 3″ round brush, take the hair in sections, with the brush underneath the strands, and pull the brush to the ends while following it down with the blow dryer.
  • Step 8 / When the brush gets close to the bottom, carefully spin it to give a slight curl to the ends.
  • Step 9 / Continue drying the hair, bringing down sections and repeating steps 7 and 8.
  • Tip:┬áPlacing the brush right at the root will help give the hair more lift and create volume.
  • Step 10 / When drying the very top section, at the crown, blow dry horizontal sections of hair placing the brush behind the strands and drying the sections upwards.
  • Step 11 / Use a smoothing serum to smooth down the ends for a more sleek style.
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11 Comments

  1. Lilly
    February 22, 2015 / 9:57 AM

    Your hair looks amazing! A good blow out do wonders and that’s something I’m yet to learn. (And I’m kind of a hair savy…)

    Please help me with a bit more direction. I followed your instructions but I ended up with poofy straw like hair, just like I always do when I try it myself. Coming from the salon my hair looks like I was born that way but I cannot replicate the look.

    I have very long straightish hair (straight roots, undefined waves at the bottom) and it looked ok up to my shoulders but the ends of it, all the way to my hip, looked really weird. It was like every strand for itself, no hair locks, it wouldn’t sit together. It took me almost an hour and I couldn’t even wear it down, let alone have amazing hair for three days!

    Do you have any idea what am I doing wrong? My hair is thin, “floaty” and I have layers. It is naturally very shiny but after the blow out it looked dull. Plus, my roots looked more polished before the blow out than after. Any pointers are highly appreciated. Thank you!

  2. Schiara
    February 17, 2015 / 8:55 AM

    Do you have a favorite blow dryer? I need a new one and the reviews are all over the place. I have thick coarse frizzy hair so drying is a must.

    • February 17, 2015 / 8:09 PM

      I’m sorry, I don’t really have a favorite ): I’ve had this one for about two years and it gets so hot that it dries my hair really quickly ((:

  3. February 5, 2015 / 6:50 PM

    Thank you so much! I’m personally trying to get away from blow-drying my hair so much, but I love the way you do your tutorials. And yes, I would love some more “everyday stuff”. :)

  4. Lucy
    February 5, 2015 / 1:55 PM

    Hey,
    Do you have any tips for drying bangs with slightly more wavy hair to get a nice sweep? Thanks!!

    • February 10, 2015 / 5:32 PM

      Hi Lucy, Yes, use a big brush like the 3″ or even 4″ and place the brush under the hair then blow dry them straight down. Sounds crazy but when you sweep them to the side they will be perfection (:

  5. February 5, 2015 / 9:15 AM

    What a great tutorial! Thank you! What is your favorite wide-tooth comb?

    • February 10, 2015 / 5:32 PM

      Hi (: I just grabbed this one from Walmart. I don’t have a favorite but this one works great (:

  6. February 5, 2015 / 3:18 AM

    ooh your hair really does look lovely:)xx

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