While trips to the blow-dry bar are certainly worth it for special occasions, it’s just not realistic to regularly spend that much time and money on your strands. But if you can’t seem to pull off a salon-worthy blowout yourself, you’re not alone. Here, the right tools and products you need to achieve a bountiful, voluminous mane right in the comfort of your own home.
Be Your Own Stylist
Prime Your Strands
Apply a priming mist throughout your hair for a heavy-hitting boost of volume and shine.
Hold Your Roots
Coat them with a straightening cream to provide the right amount of holding power as your hair dries.
Ward off damage by using a treatment that keeps strands strong as you turn up the temp on your blow-dryer.
Use large clips so you can focus on drying one area at a time.
Choose The Right Brush
Your hair length determines the size you need. Choose a thermal round brush that glides through strands easily without causing breakage. Short-haired girls should stick to 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch diameter, and those with longer hair should opt for 1 to 1 1/2 inches.
Turn Up The Heat
A blow-dryer with several temperature levels and a high air speed ensures a comfortable and quick blowout session. Women with shorter strands should work from front to back, while ladies with longer hair should do the opposite.
A nutrient-rich oil adds a hint of shine to freshly dry strands and helps tame frizz and flyaways.
Smooth It Out
Get rid of last-minute tangles and help your blowout look sleek.
Seal It In
For those who seek extra hold, an anti-humidity spray seals in your hard work and helps hair stay smooth despite changing temperatures.