Perfecting the at Home Blowout

Now that the easy, breezy days of summer are over, it’s time to dust off that hair dryer, pull out the round brush, and go back to blow drying your hair.

While we all LOVE the way our hair looks after getting a professional blowout, recreating that at home is something that takes a little more work.  To make your at home blowout a little easier, I’ve spent the last few weeks using my own head for practice to give you tips and tricks for getting the perfect at home blowout.

Before getting started you need the right tools at your ready, this means your brush(s), clips, hair dryer, attachements, and styling products should all be within reaching distance.

Step One: Using the Goody Flash Hair Dryer and the Quick Style 1/2 Round Brush, dry your freshly washed hair  until your hair is about 80% dry.  You want just a little bit of moisture left.

Step Two:  Start sectioning your hair off using the medium claw clips by Goody.  It is best to start with the under section of the hair and work your way up.  If you have bangs (side or full) I suggest clipping your bangs off to prevent them getting styled incorrectly.

Step 3:  Once hair is sectioned off, grab the hair dryer (make sure the precision tip attachement is in place) and the Goody Ouchless Round Hair Brush.  This brush is prefect for at home blowouts thanks to the quick release button, which helps reduce tangles.  The key here is to make sure you are workable sized portions of hair, if you grab too big a section the hair will fall out of the brush, too small and your are just increasing your drying time.

Step 4:  Once you get to the crown/upper sections of your hair, this is where you are going to have to start really paying attention to HOW you are drying your hair.  You want to make sure the direction in which you are pulling your brush is goes not just with your cut but also with the style you’re going for.

Step 5 : If you have side swept bangs this is for you, if not skip to step 6.  When drying side swept bangs, it is important to do these last.  Also, make sure you are pulling your hair to each side.  So start my drying your bangs and pulling the to the left, then right, etc until dry, this will insure even movement.

Step 6:  Now once your done drying your hair, you can either add extra curl using a curling iron or use a flatiron to smooth out your style.  Add volume to your roots by using the volumizing “powderFUL” and finish and set with the 4ever Stylestay hairspray both from got2b.

Just remember that practice makes perfect so the more you keep working at it the better you’ll get and having the correct products makes the process even easier.

Goody and got2b provided products for review for the article.

  • Hi Misti,

    Just wanted to let you know that we featured this post in Glam’s Best of the Beauty Blogs post. Keep up the great work!