Hey guys! Today I'm going to be talking about HAIR, and more specifically, blowouts!! Who doesn't love a good blowout? Lately I've been interviewing like crazy for summer jobs, and I of course want to look my best. For me that means taking some extra time to do my hair. Normally I usually just let it air-dry, I admit, although I usually blow-dry it on the weekends for going out and I fully intend on transitioning to doing it everyday (prob not) once I am in grownup world. Speaking of grownup world, a lot of my friends go to those dry bar salons where you can get your blowout done professionally. I unfortunately do not have the means to do that yet, so I've really perfected getting a pretty good blowout on my own at home. (if I do say so myself!) Keep reading if you want to learn my tips and tricks...
Alright, the first thing about giving yourself a good blowout is obviously starting with healthy hair (read my healthy hair tips here). I always use some sort of hair oil on my hair ends right after I shower, as it seems to absorb best that way. The hair oil I am currently using is Amir Argan Oil Leave In Hair Treatment. I picked it up off Hautelook when it was on sale, and so far I am loving it! It has argan oil and acai berry extract (ooo) which is a strong antioxidant that nourishes your hair and helps protect it from environmental damage. Sounds good to me! I rub about a dime size amount in my hands and distribute it throughout my hair ends.
Once that's in there, I then move on to my Umberto Blow Dry Lotion (I cannot find a link for this anymore, although the Redken Satinwear Lotion is pretty similar). I bought this blow dry lotion AGES ago from Target, and sadly I think it's been discontinued. I've literally been using it for over two years and it still has about a quarter left. As I talked about in my healthy hair post, it is really important to use some type of heat-protectant on your hair before you blast it with heat. This has been my protector of choice for a while now; it's super lightweight and has Vitamin F to revitalize dry and damaged hair. I just use a nickel size drop and spread it throughout my hair, focusing on the ends.
Once you completely saturate your hair with all these products, you are finally ready to start blow-drying! Haha just kidding, I know it sounds like a lot but I literally use like a dime-size amount of each of these and distribute it throughout all of my hair. I do have a LOT of hair though, so if you're hair is on the thinner side you may want to ease up. In terms of actually blow-drying my hair, I've found that what works best is first drying it about 70% of the way with no brush, and then dividing it into sections and brushing each section as I blow-dry it. Then I wrap about an inch-amount of hair around the brush at a time and blast it with heat for about five seconds, and then on cold-air for about five more seconds to set it. This usually leaves me with a lot of body, which I love. Sometimes if I have time and I want even more body I will skip this last step and actually curl my hair with a curling iron, and then brush it out.
|My hair after using the Pantene smooth blow dry creme. Now do you see why I'm obsessed??|
|Happy hair, Happy Patricia!|
Alright guys, that's it for this post! Let me know in the comments what your hair care tips are, and what products you've been loving recently. Can't wait to hear from you!