<p>Hair Styling: how to do your own blow-out </p>

Hair Styling: how to do your own blow-out

by Paige Exell -

Brazilian blow-outs: they give your hair volume, bounce and texture that you never thought was possible. And as a result, many of us are more than slightly addicted to blow-outs, and end up spending a considerable amount of time trying to get them to last. Serums, shower caps – we're pretty adamant about protecting our investment.

But who said we can't make our own hair look this good? All you need to know is that a good lasting blow-out starts with the actual blowout itself, and there are certain tips and tricks to getting smooth, lasting results – no appointment necessary.

In attempts to save you a trip to the hair salon (and help you achieve gorgeous hair at all times), Get The Look is offering you a step-by-step tutorial on how to achieve the perfect dry-hair blow-out.

BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT TUTORIAL

Step 1

Starting out with a good shampoo and conditioner is super important since it sets the basis for the texture of your hair. The key to getting a smooth blow-out depends on how you towel dry your hair, as well. If your hair is course and curly, don't roughly dry it. This will fray the cuticle and make it frizzy. If you have smooth hair, go ahead and towel dry but try to be gentle with your hair, no matter what your type.

Next, prep your hair and prevent damage by spritzing a thermal protection spray through your locks.

Step 2

Now for the hard part. First, divide your hair into four sections: two side sections from the ear forward, a back section starting from the back of the neck up to just below the crown, and the very top section on your head forming a rectangular shape. Starting with the back section, work in two-inch increments, making sure the width of the section isn't too wide for the brush.

Step 3

The trick to getting each section to lie straight for a long period of time is to make sure the roots are completely dry. Hold the section tight and hit it with the heat of the dryer on all four sides: top, left, right, and underneath. Continue until the root is dry, then angle the hairdryer so it follows the round brush and dries the hair behind it.

Start at the back, working sections from bottom to top. Place a round brush under the roots, lifting at a 90-degree angle and moving through to the ends. For maximum body, wrap hair all the way around the brush. After a few seconds of heat, set hair with a flash of cool air. Gently remove the brush, securing the coil with a bobby pin. Roll your wrist in a twirling motion at the ends with the round brush to give your hair some curl and life at the ends.

For each section, remove the bobby pins and smooth out with a soft-bristle brush.

Step 4

Add extra oomph by light-backcombing at the roots. Don't tease the hair, just create some padding and elevation. The end result is soft volume. Maintain the style with hairspray and voila! Amazing volume and lasting, gorgeous curl!

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