The Easiest Blowout You'll Find

Well this is embarassing. I am definitely not one to post a lot of pictures of me nor am I a selfie fan (at least for myself) but I'm going to have to step out of my comfort zone today in the name of sharing one of my best kept secrets. The easiest "blowout" you'll ever learn. 

Normally my hair is a big ball of frizz, but after watching about 3034 youtubes on how to do the perfect blowout, I finally came up with the perfect solution - at least for my hair. I have thick coarse dry hair so it takes a lot of work to make it look tame. I only wash my hair a few times a week to help keep it from drying out.

So are you ready?

I snapped these photos on separate days just to show you the look I get with this technique.

Looks like I just forked over $40 at Drybar when in reality, I spent 30 minutes max (including drying time).

Ok, let's get started with the items that you'll need. You can click on the links or the photos if you want more details on each of these.

Before you touch your hair with any heat, be sure to spray a heat protectant on. I personally use this one. It's affordable and smells really fresh. Brush that through all of your hair with a paddle brush like this to make sure it is evenly distributed. I also work this volumizing mousse in my roots and Moroccan Oil from mid hair to the ends to tame any frizz. Be careful to not let this near your roots or you'll end up with a greasy look. I've used this product for years and can't stray from it.

I use a CHI hairdryer but I can't quite decide if it really is worth the extra money. I  hear nothing but great reviews on Babyliss products, so if you're in the market to make a purchase, you might want to consider buying this hairdryer. The key to this style is to get all the water out of your hair. Don't worry about sectioning off your hair or drying with a brush. Spend the majority of the time combing your hair with your fingers and let the dryer to do the rest of the work.

Once the hair is completely dry and somewhat smoothed out, curl the hair around your face and at the crown in these volume building curlers. There are only 6, but don't worry, they are only for the top half of your hair. Once those are set, take a curling iron or wand and curl the remaining hair in 1-2 inch sections. You've heard it 1000 times before, but I'll say it again...curl AWAY from the face.

Once you have curled all your hair, leave it alone. Go fix your makeup, get dressed, pack lunch, make the bed, etc. You want to give your hair time to cool down before you touch it. Once it is cool, you can spray hairspray on it if your hair doesn't hold curl well. I usually skip that step since my hair holds curl decently. The finishing touch is dry shampoo. YES you just read correctly. I spray it generously on my roots and a few minutes later come back and really rub in it/tousle the hair around. This will give that voluminous effortless look.

And there you have it. A bouncy blowout that looks like a million bucks and takes no time to do!

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