My idea of a perfect blowout is smooth, shiny, straight root-to-tip, with body. I’ve been to a few different salon stylists, and not a single one of them has been able to blow-dry my hair the way I like it. I’ve been to black salons, and ended up with a head full of oily, greasy products that weighed down my hair and completely killed any body. I’ve been to Dominican salons, and even though they got the closest results to what I do on my own, I was literally there for 4 hours. I’ve been to standard upscale salons where the majority of the clientele don’t have ethnic hair, and ended up with smooth ends and curly roots. So… until I find someone that will put the effort into my hair that it needs to look its best, I’ll just keep on doing my own blowouts. I put this series together to show other girls in a similar situation how to be self-reliant and not cooped up in a salon for the half the day when it’s gorgeous out/ there are things to be done. Enjoy!
Scunci No-Slip Grip Clips (Large)
Scunci No-Slip Grip Clips (Small)
Alligator style clips
Luxor Pro Tourmaline Boar Round Brush (Small)
Luxor Pro Tourmaline Boar Round Brush (Large)
CHI Pliable Polish
Garnier Fructis Nutrient Spray
Elchim Professional Hair Dryer
Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium 1″ Straightener*
Babyliss Pro Mighty Mini Straightener
* In this series, I used the Babyliss Pro 1″ straightener, but I didn’t like the results it gave me (I had just gotten it). I actually prefer the results given by this straightener: Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium 1.25″ Straightener
- TENSION is your FRIEND! Don’t be afraid to use (gentle) tension to help get your hair straight, that’s the whole basis of this technique!
- A good conditioner/shampoo combination is also important, check out my Regimen post to see the different products I use on my hair.
- Practice, practice, practicepracticepractice. I was in tears the first couple times I blowdried my own hair, and now it’s second nature. You’ll get there!