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Advantages and Disadvantages of an At-Home Hair Blowout

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A blowout is the process of washing, conditioning and setting your hair in rollers to make it look glossy and bouncy. It is usually a long process that results in clean, healthy hair. 

Women love to have them, and men love to see their women with blowouts because they look indulgent and classy. Overall, it is an enjoyable process for everyone.

Here are the simple steps to your DIY hair blowout:  

1. Use high-quality products to wash and condition your hair.

Before applying that much artificial heat to your hair, you want to ensure that it is well cared for.

2. While your hair is still wet, apply a leave-in conditioner or anti-frizz product.

Doing this allows you to keep your hair glossy and bouncy with extra protection. 

3. Use a hairdryer with a diffuser nozzle and a big round brush to blow dry your hair. 

This is probably the longest part of the process. It requires you to set your hair on the diffuser, brush it from the underside and guide it on top of your head with a hair dryer. Place the end of the diffuser near the roots of the hair on the brush, then brush and blow simultaneously.

4. Use a flat iron to straighten hair (optional)

Your hair will probably be frizzy if you have curly hair. You can straighten it using a flat iron to flatten any curls or waves. To give it bounce, wave the flat iron in a combination of upward and downward strokes. Straighten small sections of hair all over the head at a time for an all-over volume and bounce effect that endures longer.

5. Apply setting spray or hairspray to dry hair. 

Spray from a distance, holding the can several inches from the hair when you use it. This way, you will only apply a light spray not to weigh your hair down, keeping its bounce. 

Weighing the Pros and Cons of DIY Blowout

Pros

A DIY blowout allows you to wash your hair a few times a week. As you get into the habit of doing it this way, it will be good for your hair. You won’t have to wash your hair daily, which is ideal. 

When you have a few YouTube tutorials under your belt and some time to practice, you will find yourself a pro at DIY blowouts. The pros to doing your own hair at home far outweigh the cons, especially considering how much money you save by doing so.

The average salon visit costs $45, and because most women will only go to the salon a couple of times a year, it makes sense to do it yourself at that price. 

Of course, you’ll spend more time doing your hair at home than a stylist in a salon would. But after you’ve spent some time doing it yourself for an extended period of time, you’ll realise that it’s not that hard to do after all.

Cons

There are a few cons to doing your own blowouts, but the main one is that you lose out on the luxury of having someone else pamper you by doing your hair for you. If you want to get pampered and you have the budget, a blowout at a salon is more ideal.

Conclusion

Learning to DIY a hair blowout is exciting, but it might not suit everyone. If you are too busy, it could take a lot of time, and you could lose your patience. If you are unwilling to invest the time and patience, then going to a salon might be best for you. However, if you want to save on costs and do it yourself at home (which isn’t that hard to do), give at-home hair blowout a try.

If you want to go the DIY route, you will need a quality blowout brush. TNS Hair has an extensive range of hair care products that helps you create the styles you want while keeping your hair healthy. Shop now!

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