Watch Chicagoland stylist Linzi Coco, as she shows you how to get the perfect blowout at home. Follow her steps to getting a beautiful, silky smooth look, that literally lasts for days.
Check out these step by step videos, as she reveals her tips and tricks to flawless hair.
Step 1 Cleansing the hair
It is crucial that you make sure your hair is properly cleansed. Two shampoos are a must, 3 is even better. The first shampoo loosens buildup of product and natural oils. The second is actually removing all of the buildup. If you choose a 3rd shampoo, you’re guaranteed a squeaky clean canvas.
When it comes to conditioning the hair, always apply cream conditioner at your ends and work your way up to the scalp. Hair lacks moisture at the ends and mid shaft, while our natural oil is present in the scalp area which is why the scalp requires less conditioner. Be sure to rinse all of the conditioner out of your hair. If you aren’t sure, a good indicator is that the water is rinsing clear of any little bubbles.
Step 2 Product Application
Before putting product in, towel dry first, to make sure the hair is not soaking wet. Product application is so important, especially if you are working with products that are meant to smooth and soften the hair, and get rid of frizz. Most of these products are oil based and are very concentrated, so a little goes a long way.
For our model, who has very thick, long, hair, Linzi created a “cocktail” of two products. A quarter size of Moroccan Oil, and Moroccan Oil blow dry concentrate serum, which is heat activated and will help add shine and reduce blow dry time. When using products, always start the application on the ends of the hair and work up to the mid shaft.
Step 3 Removing Moisture From The Hair
Before sectioning off the hair to dry it with the round brush, it is very important to remove moisture from the hair. This is done simply by rough drying it with the blow dryer. Having a nozzle on the end of the dryer also helps to keep the hair flowing in the same direction.
Step 4 Using The Round Brush
Once about 70% of the moisture is removed, you can start sectioning and using the round brush to smooth and shape it. If your blow dryer has a cool shot button, adding a quick shot of cool air after blow drying each section will secure the style and will allow you to wear it longer. If you are looking for volume, especially at the crown area and around the face, always over direct your brush. This will give a little bit of lift, that will create volume.
When blow drying bangs, you can also over direct into the opposite direction to give you a little volume at the root area. This allows for a simple side swept look. The blow dryer nozzle should always be directed in the downward motion to avoid fly aways. Keep the nozzle close to the hair and round brush, without actually touching the hair.
Step 5 Finishing With Heat
Whether it’s a sleek straight look, or soft waves, Linzi always finishes every blow out style with some form of heat. Using the heat will ensure that it will be a long-lasting style. Before you use the flat-iron or curling iron, make sure to apply a heat styling protection spray.
Step 6 Hairspray
Once the hair has been flat ironed or curled, look for any flyways and tame them with a very little bit of hairspray. Give a soft spritz of hairspray throughout the style to ensure it will be a look that can be worn for several days.
The Perfect Blow Out
Believe me ladies, you can do this! The night after we shot this video, I had a party to go to, I followed all of her steps, and my hair turned out fabulous!!
- Moroccan Oil 2. Moroccan Oil Blow Dry Serum 3.Moroccan Oil Heat Styling Protection Spray 4. Kenra Hairspray
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