Looking to add some more volume into your hair with a good blowout but don’t want to go to a salon to do so? Fret not, as here’s some tips in order for you to do it on your own. Just as long as you have the right equipment and the right technique, you can get the volume and smoothness your hair needs and deserves.
First off, here’s a list of all the things that you need in order to get started:
- Boar bristle brush (natural bristles)
- Round brush
- Hair clips
- Heat-protective styling product
- Wide tooth comb
- Blow dryer
So given that you need these tools and products, guess what you need to do first? Yes you guessed it, you need to thoroughly shampoo and condition your hair to ensure it’s clean and well rejuvenated prior to blowing it out. With your hair wet, you need to now remove that excessive water in your hair with the towel. Use it to squeeze the water out, never rub your hair with the towel.
With your hair all nice and clean, it’s time to apply the heat protective styling product in your hair. Applying it in hair evenly and use the wide tooth comb to run the product through the roots to the ends of your hair. Again make sure it’s distributed through your hair evenly. Make sure as you’re combing the product through your hair, that you’re also working to remove any tangles in your hair that can hinder the blowout process.
Once that is done, it’s time to divide your hair into different sections. Using the hairclips, divide your hair into three different sections vertically. Gently twist and coil hair before applying the hair clips on. Once that is done, It’s time to use the blow dryer. Have it set to low heat and high airflow. Have the blow dryer moving in crown down motion, working from the roots, and use the brush to gently separate the hairs. Keep them both on consistent motion with each other through each section until the hair is mostly dry.
Afterwards, set the heat to high with low airflow, and use the round brush to pull the hair taut as the blow dryer is directed towards the length of the shaft. Make sure you keep the nozzle of the brush downward when running through your hair and follow the brush with the dryer. For better tension, you can use a brush with natural fibers bristles to help pull the hair taut. For the best volume, use the round brush to pull the hair taut as you direct the heat toward the hair. With hair warm, it’s time to set the blow dryer to cold in order to cool hair off. This will keep the hair from falling back onto the scalp and create volume. Follow this step for all sections of your hair until hair is completely dry and you have the fullness you want. Afterwards, all you need to do is spray your hair with some hair spray and you’re free to style as desired.