No matter the season, no matter the event, a classic blowout is always a hair do. The perfect blowout leaves hair looking shiny, full of body and, most importantly, healthy.
Heading to the salon for a special occasion is fine every once in a while. However, going often will undoubtedly put a strain on your bank account. Your best bet is to learn how to perform the perfect blowout on yourself.
Before doing anything else, get yourself a professional grade hair dryer. I promise you, it's absolutely worth the investment.
Why? Because higher end blow dryers incorporate various technologies that minimize drying time (the longer you use heat, the larger the toll is on your hair). Many also have ionic technology, which reduces frizz. Additionally, professional grade blow dryers allow you to customize the heat settings.
Fact: If your hair is on the thinner (or even medium-thickness) side, you do not need to set your hair dryer to the hottest temperature possible. That's damaging to your hair.
Try Sedu's Revolution Dryer ($160), pictured at right. It uses advanced ceramic tourmaline ionic technology with a far-infrared moisturizing heat. The result? Frizz free, healthy and manageable hair.
In addition to professional grade blow dryers, use a heat protectant before blow drying. They reduce breakage and lessen the overall effects of heat.