Getting a salon-grade blowout can be tough if you don't know where to start. First there's the products you need to execute the style, and then there are the tools -- trust us, the right brush matters -- to take into consideration. No to mention, there's also the technique behind it all.
We will be the first to admit, this is no easy feat for any beginner. Luckily experts, like stylist Dora Berrios from the Pierre Michael Salon, are willing to share their secret tips to mastering blowouts. The first step: know what you're putting in your hair.
"A blow out at a salon is created by hair experts that know exactly what product to use and what will work best for your hair. But if you don't have the opportunity to make an appointment at Pierre Michel Salon or want to make your Pierre Michel blowout last longer, choose the right products!"
And in this case, less isn't more. Ahead, we tapped into Berrios's beauty knowledge to get her step-by-step guide (with the products to match) to achieve shiny, sexy hair in no time at all.
Step 1: To get the perfect blowout we all want, start by cleansing the hair with Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo and Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Conditioner. These argan oil-infused products provides intense moisture to repair damaged strands and leaves the hair smooth, shiny, and full of body.
Step 2: Apply a generous amount of the Moroccanoil Weightless Hydrating Mask to towel dried hair to improve shine, elasticity and manageability – all without weighing the hair down. The trick is to comb through evenly and let the product sit for 5-7 minutes before rinsing it out.
Step 3: Then, to prep the hair and create the perfect foundation for styling, apply Moroccanoil Treatment to damp hair starting 3-4 inch from the roots. Next, lightly spray roots with Moroccanoil Root Boost for added height and lift without the need for teasing, back-combing or adding any unnecessary stress to the hair. When spraying, divide hair into smaller sections for a voluminous lift or larger sections for a lighter lift. Gently comb through.
Step 4: Using a round barrel brush, such as the Moroccanoil Ceramic Round Brush 35mm, blow dry small sections at a time, the trick is to lift the hair away from the scalp and towards the opposite side that it would fall on. Once each section is dry, use the cool setting on the blow dryer until the hair has cooled down to secure volume.
Step 5: Apply the appropriate finishing product depending on the desired final look. For ultra-texturized hair, spray hair with Moroccanoil Dry Texture Spray and let absorb completely before gently tousling.
Step 6: Finally, for a "red-carpet shine" , spritz hair with Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine and let your hair set for 3-4 minutes before touching.
Words by BANU IBRAHIM
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