Recently I had a trip to Drybar. I’ve tried to avoid a trip to one of the many blow dry salons that have been popping up over the past few years. Personally, I have always taken pride in my ability to style my own hair – a skill earned through years of having to tame my long locks. But I folded, I was seriously curious to check out the experience and see what they could do with my hair – and I have to say that I was impressed. It did however inspire me to share my secrets.
4 Steps To A Perfect Blowout
Step 1: Tools
As with almost anything, you’re only as good as your tools. A good blow dryer is LIFE CHANGING. About a year ago I switched to the T3 dryer and its cut my actually drying time in half. I section out my hair using these clips from Sephora and dry my hair using the round brush and the dryer with the concentrator attached. Working with smaller sections I’m able to dry my hair to a smooth straight look.
Step 2: Heat Protection
Before you go out in the sun, you put on sunblock right? Well your hair needs some protection from the heat as well. Constant heat damages and drys out your hair, making it look flat and less shiny. I alternate between Drybar’s Hot Toddy and Oribe’s Balm D’Or. While my hair is still wet, I apply some to my ends and then work it up through my hair.
Step 3: Hair Oil
After I finish drying my hair, I apply some hair oil. Like the heat protectant, I alternate between two products: Ouai’s Hair Oil and Gisou’s Honey Infused Hair Oil. Also, like with the heat protectant, I apply starting at the ends and work some through the rest of my hair. The oil puts back some shine and helps to calm flyaways. It also helps against humidity.
When I’m all done with the blowout, I use a little bit of this Dry Texturizing Spray to give some texture and set the final look.
T3 Featherweight Ionic Hair Dryer
Sephora Blow Dry Clips
Sephora Large Round Brush
Drybar Hot Toddy Heat & UV Protectant
Oribe Balm D’Or Heat Styling Sheild
Ouai Hair Oil
Gisou By Negin Mirsalehi Honey Infused Hair Oil
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray