With the holiday’s just around the corner and New Year’s Eve slipping in right after that, it’s that time of year where you want to look put together at every moment. Although a girl can wish for a daily blowout, most of our piggy banks probably wouldn’t be able to handle the abuse. Here are a few DIY tips to trick everyone into thinking you’ve just left your blowout bar:
Start with clean hair: Wash your hair and rinse it thoroughly, then use a rinse away conditioner. Leave-in conditioner can weigh hair down, causing follicles to fall flat. And everyone knows that the trick to a perfect blowout is volume!
Air dry: Gently towel dry your hair and allow it to air dry until it’s just damp, not sopping wet. If you like to use volumizing mousse, work it through your hair at this point.
Take your time: Use clips to hold back sections you’re not working on, and begin at the front, taking two to three inch sections at a time. With a round brush, blow hair up and away from your face, pointing the blow dryer down (ie: in the direction of growth) to avoid getting the frizzies.
Clip It: Once you’ve dried a section, roll it under and pin it at the base while you work on the other sections. This will boost your volume and make your hair voluminous while allowing it to keep the sleekness you’ve created.
Shake it out: Remove the clips and use your fingers to shake your hair out so that the pieces blend together. Tame fly away pieces by spritzing a brush with hairspray and pushing the hair away from your face.
Mist Lightly: Hold the can of hairspray about nine to twelve inches from your hair and gently mist your ‘do to make the style hold without being crunchy. Look for a flexible spray like LivingProof Hold Flexible Hairspray or GarnierFructis Style Anti-Humidity Flexible Hair Spray.
Your style should last two to three days. If your hair tends to get oily, use a dry shampoo on the roots, preferably before you start getting slick. This preventative measure means you can use less dry shampoo, which ensures longer lasting volume – so you can keep dancing through the night!
Joy Uyeno writes daily at her blog, Frock Files, about simple ways to live a happy and beautiful life. Before succumbing to her true nature as a freelance writer and designer in her late twenties, Joy held fourteen jobs in eighteen years, which she wrote about in a Love for Thirty Project piece. She now lives and works in the woods on the North Shore of Massachusetts, and occasionally from her childhood home in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Blog: www.Frock Files.com
Blog: www.Frock Files.com
Confused: “With a round brush, blow hair up and away from your face, pointing the blow dryer down (ie: in the direction of growth) to avoid getting the frizzies.” How do you blow up and away with the drying pointing down?