It takes some time and effort to learn how to blow-out your hair the right way. Even if we are talking about hairstyles for straight hair like mine. But no worries at all! In this step-by-step hair tutorial, I explain in detail what is a perfect blowout and how to achieve a professional level blowout in the comfort of your home.
Step 1: Wash & Dry
Right after showering, I wrap my hair in a towel so it’s out of the way while I apply a body oil, serum, and moisturizer.
Then, I leave the towel on for a few minutes while I apply makeup. That way, with no hair getting in the way, it’s easier to work on applying foundation and contouring.
Step 2: Paper Towel
I use a piece of paper towel to remove excess moisture.
One of the biggest mistakes I made when I was less experienced with at-home styling was to start blow-drying sopping wet hair.
These days, I prefer to have my hair 60-to-70 percent dry as this makes blow-drying less damaging and much easier.
Step 3: Diffuser
I used to skip this step but now I’m the biggest fan of using a hair diffuser to add volume to the roots.
I prefer having a hairdryer set on medium heat and low speed while using a diffuser.
Usually, it takes just a few minutes to complete this step and trust me—you don’t want to skip it.
Step 4: Brush
You probably noticed that until this step I haven’t brushed my hair yet.
That’s right: to avoid ruining my hair, I leave this step until my hair is 60-to-70 percent dry.
Separate the top part of your hair and secure it on your crown with a hair clip.
Step 5: Change the Nozzle
Change the nozzle on your hairdryer to a flat one (hairstylists call these concentrators). This nozzle helps to direct airflow so you can achieve a sleek, straight hairstyle.
Usually, I put my hairdryer on medium speed and high heat while straightening my hair.
Step 6: Change the Brush
Using a rounded brush, start wrapping the hair around it and blasting it with heat.
The most important thing here is to start brushing from the roots (not from the ends!) and then move toward the ends.
By doing so, you are adding extra volume and cutting the time required for completely drying each strand of hair.
Step 7: Hair Pin
Using a hairpin, part your hair the way you usually wear it.
You can also use a hair comb, but I prefer a pin as it provides more precise results.
I hope you enjoyed my step-by-step tutorial and learned something new about taking care of fine, frizzy, and unruly hair.
Please let me know in the comment area below if you have any questions about any of the tips mentioned in this post. Also, feel free to share your favorite blowout tips and tricks!