6 Blowout Tips for Volume and Shine
Something special happens when you leave the salon with a fresh blowout…
It's like you can feel the wind blowing through your hair that much more, and suddenly, you feel like the leading lady strutting down the catwalk during New York Fashion Week.
But let's be honest…
It's annoyingly time-consuming (and pricey) to run back and forth to the salon for a blowout every time you want to glam it up a bit.
I don't particularly appreciate sitting in a salon for hours when I have a mile-long to-do list.
So I've come up with five go-to tips to get that salon-style blowout at home — without spending unnecessary time or money!
So let's jump in with five blowout tips you can use for volume and shine.
1. Don't Start with Super Wet Hair
When you have excess moisture, it can quickly turn into a frizzy mess. So make sure you let your hair dry 75% to 80% — this gives you a good starting point for the results you're looking to achieve.
Furthermore, if you're a curly girl, try using a microfiber towel since it helps absorb excess moisture without causing unnecessary friction to the hair cuticle, which creates frizz.
2. You Need a Round, Ceramic Brush
A quality round brush is a must when looking to achieve a salon-quality blowout with volume and shine.
Ceramic brushes are a go-to for most because the brush's barrel heats up. But, at the same time, the airflow navigates through the openings of the brush — giving you more control and definition.
3. Don't Skip the Heat Protection
It's easy to overlook the importance of heat protectants, right? After all, what's a little spritz of this or a dollop of cream going to really do for your hair?
Well, let me tell you…
It creates a barrier between your hair and the hair tool, protecting your hair from heat damage that can cause split ends and breakage.
When formulating our heat protectant, ShineShield, we knew we wanted to include additional ingredients that help control frizz — since we saw this was a huge concern for our customers.
4. Give Your Roots Extra Attention!
To achieve a blowout with volume and shine, use your round brush to pull the hair upward at the root to apply tension and create volume. Then, as you release the brush, twirl it a bit and curl the ends!
Now here's the thing…
Don't get frustrated if you don't master this on your first try. It's a skill that takes some time to perfect!
Now, on the other hand, if you just can't seem to get the hang of handling the round brush and hair dryer at the same time, you can try using an all-in-one styling tool like the SRI Dryer Brush.
5. Using the Right Kind of Hair Dryer
If you've shopped around for hair dryers lately, you probably noticed there are countless options — but how do you know which one works best?
Well, there are different factors to note, like your hair type, price, and so forth….
Traditional hair dryers use convection heat that heats the hair cuticle from the outside. Still, high-tech hair dryers like the DryQ and DryPro have infrared technology that provides a gentle yet effective type of heat that heats hair from the inside out.
You also want a powerful dryer that helps you achieve the style you want in less time, right? I don't know about you, but it seems to get harder and harder to come by the time needed to actually style my hair in the morning.
The SRI DryQ has a powerful motor and venturi air effect that helps you dry your hair in a fraction of the time it usually takes. In fact, we recently conducted a consumer study, and 95% of the participants saw their dry time reduced by 25% or more! *
6. A Cool Shot to Lock in Shine
And finally, when it's all said and done, you want to press the cool shot button on your hair dryer to create a glossy finish. The warm air you used during the actual blowout helps mold your style, and the cool air shot seals the cuticle and locks it all in place!
Blowing out your hair is an art, but these tips make it much easier to achieve volume and shine.
And keep in mind that there are tons of tips and tricks you can use to improve your blowout skills!
So which blowout tip are you looking forward to trying first?
*Based on the consumer study results of 35 females conducted by ASL Pharmaceutical, an internationally-recognized lab for safety and efficacy testing.