5 Steps to a Professional Blow-Dry

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No cuts, no color—just beautiful bouncy blowouts courtesy of state-of-the-art hanging blow dryers by Freestyle Systems is what h2blow blowout + beauty bar specializes in at their Salt Lake City and Park City, UT locations.  While most salons are closed at the moment, the h2blow team is sharing how to get a salon-worthy blowout at home in five easy steps.  

Tools

  1. Start with a good shampoo and conditioner that detoxes and gets rid of buildup. Be sure to scrub the scalp and rinse well.  And, using styling products is important for reducing frizz, adding volume and providing a smooth, shiny finish.
  2. Invest in a powerful blow-dryer with a nozzle that can concentrate and direct airflow.
  3. Brushes are vital. Ergo Tools make great ones with heat resistant nylon bristles infused with tourmaline that deliver a shiny, humidity-resistant, longer-lasting finish.

5 Steps for a Pro Blow Dry

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  1. Apply products and THEN brush through hair to help distribute and detangle, as well as add shine and hold. Favorites: R+Co Pinstripe and Oribe Run-Through Detangler.  
  2. Rough dry hair 90 percent to remove excess moisture. This is especially important when drying hair at home because it reduces the amount of times the dryer and brush need to be handled which can get tiresome.
  3. Sectioning is key. Always start with bangs because they dry quickly.  Sections should be the size of the brush so hair can be smoothed and styled efficiently. Holding the brush vertically will create curl and holding it horizontally will create volume. Always blow dry hair in same direction it grows to smooth the cuticle and avoid frizz.
  4. Be sure hair is 100 percent dry and cooled, this is what locks in the volume and finish. Use a hot tool to complete look, if desired.  
  5. Finish with products that maximize hold and add shine. Favorites:  R+Co Outer Space Hair Spray and Oribe Dry Texture Spray both add incredible volume and sexy texture.

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