Sometimes, all we need is the perfect blowout to feel like we can conquer the world. Nothing makes you look more polished and put-together than a gorgeous head of hair. Admittedly, it can get a little tedious, though, especially if you’re already pressed for time – and it’s not an option to step out of the house with your hair in a mess! Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. We’ve rounded up five easy steps for a speedy blowout that will look like it was done by a pro.
- Start with damp hair
For best results, avoid styling sopping wet hair. But you don’t want too-dry hair that will be hard to manipulate. After your shower or bath, pat your hair dry with a microfiber towel or a T-shirt to minimise frizz and start styling it only after it is 70 per cent dry.
- Coat hair with a serum
Use a serum or a blow-dry lotion that doubles up as a heat protectant to smoothen and protect your hair shafts. When looking for a serum or blow-dry lotion, pick one that has smoothing silicones and polymers that will help distribute the heat evenly among your locks.
- Use a powerful blow dryer
If you want results faster, it only makes sense to use a more powerful dryer. Choose a dryer that’s at least 1800-watts to get the job done quickly.
- Use a blow-out specific brush
Ask your stylist to recommend brushes that will work for your hair type, especially for blowouts. General rule of thumb is to blow dry your hair with a ceramic round-barrelled brush that has fewer bristles, conducts heat and warms up with the hot airflow of your dryer, making it easier to style your hair.
- Start with the bottom layers
Begin blow drying the bottom layers of your hair first then work your way up. Section off and clip the top part of your hair as you’re drying the bottom. It may sound tedious but the sectioning process cuts down your blow drying time in half as opposed to just randomly pointing your dryer any which way. When you get to the top, use a paddle brush to help dry out and smoothen the layers.