I remember the first time I got a blowout...I think I was 13 years old on vacation in China. My mom took me to get my hair washed at a salon - apparently, that’s a thing. You go into the salon, ask for a wash, and it costed about $1 USD, much better than doing it yourself.
It started with a little shampoo and conditioner...you know the usual... and ended with just about the classiest thing I’ve ever experienced. When I got back home, I ran to Target picked up the first round brush I could find, and took a wack at this “blowout” business. Immediately I ripped out a million strands of hair and got my brush stuck in my locks. At that point, I put the brush down and forgot about it.
Fast forward a few years, I learned the proper hand position and with a little bit of practice, I nailed the blowout! Today I’ll teach you how to achieve the bombshell look in 5 easy steps!
Step 1: Prep
Infuse your hair with oils and serums to protect from the heat. My favorite products are Fanola Nutri Care Restructuring Fluid Crystals - $39.99 and AMIKA Brooklyn Bombshell Blowout Volume Spray - $25
Step 2: Divide & Conquer
3 sections for me but if you have thick hair feel free to piece it out more
Step 3: Rough Dry
Your hair should be AT LEAST 75% dry before running a brush through it.
Step 4: Smooth Operator
Hold your dryer with your dominant hand and the brush with your other hand. *refer to video for tutorial
Step 5: Cool It
Blasting your hair with cool air will help seal in shine and to hold its voluminous shape. It closes up your hair cuticles for a smoothing effect.
PRO TIP: After your conditioner, rinse your hair with cold water to start the smoothing process.
That's it! Nice and easy. With practice this will get a lot easier. Remember to dry your hair at least 75% before running a brush through it, otherwise you’ll just damage your hair! If you give this a try, please tag me on IG at @ericaluoo #ericaluoo <3