Fact: Winter is the season of blowouts. Because let’s face it, it’s too cold to wear your natural hair. But here’s the problem, it takes time to blowout hair, and if it’s not done right you could be facing a hair care nightmare. So today we’re teaching you how to blowout your hair the right way.
START WITH A STRONG BASE
The key to making your blowout look its best is to give your hair what it needs. If your hair’s been feeling dry, brittle, or limp consider using a treatment before starting your blowout. To find the right treatment for your winter hair care woes, check out this post.
GET THE RIGHT TOOLS
One of the most strenuous parts of at home blowouts? All of the yanking and pulling. The extreme tension can cause fragile hair to break and split. But having the right tools in your arsenal can help minimize the damage. One of our go-to’s? A paddle brush. Your best bet is one with a mix of nylon and boar bristles. The nylon bristles will detangle hair gently, while the boar bristles will spread sections and hold them for faster, more even drying. Our go-to brush: the Dream Smooth Paddle Brush.
KEEP YOUR BLOWOUT AS QUICK AS POSSIBLE
The longer it takes to blow-dry, the greater the potential damage. Longer blowouts mean prolonged exposure to heat, more yanking and pulling, and unhappy hair.
We’ve covered a few techniques for speeding up your blowouts before. But one step you can take is to invest in a product that speeds up dry time. The key with these products though, is you want to pick one that is alcohol-free. Why? Typical blow-dry sprays use alcohol to evaporate excess water, which further dehydrates hair. But it’s not the right kind of drying. These alcohols not only remove excess moisture, but also the natural oils your hair needs to thrive. They can actually dry your strands from the inside out, which can cause them to be even more brittle, and more prone to breakage. The solution: an alcohol-free spray.
Our go-to? Speed Dry. It cuts drying time by over 30%. Yes, really. See it in action right here:
How does it work? It contains a clear polymer that acts like shrink wrap for your hair, it wraps around strands and holds in essential hydration, while displacing excess water. Hair dries faster without actually dehydrating. Plus, to keep hair healthy during blowouts it contains a blend of keratin proteins and amino acids which help increase hair’s elasticity.
For more blowout tips, check out this video.