I’ll admit – I don’t blow dry my hair every day. If I can let it air dry as I work from home, I’ll take advantage of that little break. That being said, I’ve recently mastered my at-home blowout on busy days when I have to look presentable, and it’s SO easy!
The key for me is to start with a great cut/color and quality haircare products. I just saw Jenna at Dennis Bartolomei Salon over the weekend and she did an amazing job lightening up my locks for summer. Seriously, I’m OBSESSED with the color she gave me this time around. It’s bright and fun, without being too obnoxiously blonde. And tidying up my ends brought the bounce back to my hair! I could gush about her and that salon forever. Seriously, what did I do before them?!
But just like a great salon appointment makes a big difference, quality haircare products are important, too! I’ve been using Nexxus products recently and I’m a total convert. Their Therappe Shampoo and Humectress Conditioner are both extremely moisturizing, which I love. My hair feels super soft, without getting weighed down – thin hair problems! I also just picked up their Humectress Ultimate Moisture Masque, which is super rich in glycerin to lock in even more moisture. I mean, I’ll take any product that helps my hair stay shiny, soft, and healthy! Plus, you can buy one and get one 50% off right now at Ulta! Ohhh yeaaa!
My Blowout Routine
The first step is to put DOWN your blow dryer.
I know I know, hear me out. I’ve learned that my most effective blowouts are when I let my hair air dry a bit before hitting it with the heat. I actually learned this from my sister in law Ali, who learned it from her sister, Dani. Smart ladies.
Get some moisture out with a towel, brush it out, do your makeup, and THEN settle in to dry your hair.
Separate the top half of your hair from the bottom half. Secure with a clip or hair tie. Use a round brush to dry a little bit at a time, curving the brush under toward your face. Keep going until the whole bottom section of your hair is completely dry.
Unclip the top portion of your hair, and brush through any tangles. Again, use your round brush to dry a little bit at a time, curving your brush under towards your face. I like to focus the heat underneath each piece at the root, before making my way towards the ends. Again, keep going until your hair is completely dry. It’s worth it!
Give it one last brush through to smooth.
And that’s all there is to it!
It may not have the most volume or fancy sprays, but this method keeps my hair feeling soft and healthy.
Do you guys have any blowout tricks? And have you ever tried Nexxus products? I’d love to know what works for you!
Photos by Ali Stone
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