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Want to get the perfect at-home hair blowout without paying the salon price every time? Duh, of course you do! Well, you’re in the right place.
Let’s face it – even before quarantine, salons were waaaaay too expensive. However, after a year of being locked inside and picking up new skills, there’s no excuse to go back to a salon and pay anywhere from $50-$100 for a blowout. We’ve done our research and found the best hair products and styling tools to give you salon-like quality for only a fraction of the price! Not only is learning how to give yourself the best hair blowout great for your wallet, but admittedly, it is one of the best skills a girl can learn to be prepared for whatever spontaneous events life might throw at her!
Without further ado, here’s our take:
Hair Blowout Tools:
Despite its higher-than-normal price, this hair blowout magic wand truly is a long-term investment. Unlike any hair dryer, flat iron, or brush currently in existence, the Dyson Supersonic seems to defy all logic because of its shape (or lack of one). The lack of tugging and brushing you inflict on your hair is what makes its weird vacuum-like structure so beneficial.
With five different styling attachments, absolutely everyone can achieve their best hair blowout look from home. Dyson provides the following complimentary dryer heads/attachments: smoothing nozzle, styling concentrator, diffuser, wide tooth comb, and gentle air. All of these serve their own unique purpose, allowing you to dry your hair in half the time, style all of it/only a section of it, and even reduce frizz or work around your scalp sensitivity!
To use the Dyson Supersonic, attach the styling head that best suits the look you’re going for or your hair type. Use it to dry your hair like with a regular dryer and then style as you please for your perfect blowout.
Despite its release date five years ago in 2016, you may have seen this hair blowout wonder tool go viral at the beginning of 2020 on TikTok. This hairbrush hair dryer combo untangles, dries, straightens, and (most importantly) effortlessly blows out your hair!
To get the perfect hair blowout using the Revlon One-Step, follow these steps: wash/wet your hair, wait until it’s 70%-80% dry, turn on the dryer, and start wrapping your hair around the brush as you would do with a regular blow out brush, pulling down afterwards to begin drying.
For an extra voluminous look while drying your hair, try this: as you near the ends of your hair, curve the brush either inwards or outwards depending on the exact look you want. Want another pro tip? Don’t grab your hair all the way until the root when styling it! Instead, leave the beginning untouched and only style the ends to get hair with more volume.
3. Rollers and Hair Dryer Combo
Don’t have a whole check to spend on new hair blowout styling tools/products? No worries! As per usual, old trends always make a comeback, which is why another top three tool is regular hair rollers! Combined with your hair dryer, rollers will give you the volume you’re looking for at the lowest possible price. No need to worry about them fitting your hair, either. This roller kit comes with two sizes of rollers for any hair length!
As rollers have made their way back into the spotlight, some tips and tricks have come out that you may have not known about the first time they were around. After blow drying your hair completely, separate your hair into sections/strands and stretch out each one all the way. Then roll it up with a roller, gripping tight at the end so it’ll latch. After doing this to your entire hair, leave the rollers in for about 15 minutes (at least 10, but do whatever works best for your hair). After taking the rollers out, do NOT brush through your hair! Instead, use your hand to twist each strand of hair to maximize the curl effect. Ta da! Now you have the best, cheapest at-home hair blowout on your head.
Hair Blowout Products:
Providing both heat protection and volume for your hair, Amika is a must-have for your at home hair blowouts. Their solution comes in a lightweight spray bottle, making application easy and clean with no sticky mess anywhere. Better yet, it’s multi-use! Most commonly, you can apply the spray before drying your hair for more heat protection and texture/volume. However, you can also add it on after drying your hair as a re-styler.
Do you have colored or damaged hair? If so, this Oribe styling creme may be the perfect pick for your hair blowout! Whether your color is growing out horribly or your ends are brittle beyond compare, this creme works some serious miracles. Apply a small pump of this styling creme to achieve a sleek hair blowout or even a cute wavy one! Thankfully, despite its creme formula, this Oribe hair blowout product will serve all the looks without the grease.
Unlike many other oils, creams, mousses, or sprays, this Royal Blowout spray goes on damp hair for easy protection. This spray also provides protection for your ends, speeds up drying time, and gives your hair blowout some body and shine! If you’re always on the go or pressed for time, this could be the best choice for you.
As if Oribe didn’t have enough life-saving blowout products, here’s another to add to the list! This version of their blowout creme is mostly the same formula but also vegan and more outdoor protective. If you’re looking for more heat and humidity protection for your hair blowout, this is the solution for you. It’s paraben-free, sulfate-free, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and safe for color-treated and keratin-treated hair!
3. Bumble & Bumble
Is a big, voluminous body the thing you crave most in your blowouts? If you answered yes, this blow dry creme is a match made in heaven! This BB creme contains fruit extract to plump even the thinnest strands into the biggest body imaginable. Oh, and did we mention it’s one of our cheapest products on the list? Yay!
If you have fine or medium textured hair, this Kenra Perfect Blowout light hold styling creme is the perfect option for you! Geared towards this hair type, it will provide your fine to medium hair with the big blowout body you crave. It gives you a smooth, silky finish and reduces brush friction, which means less damage for your precious strands! Oh, and did we mention it’s THE cheapest option on our list?
Another huge time-saver, this Kenra blow dry spray provides all the benefits you’d imagine while saving you time AND money. The lightweight spray formula is perfect for medium to coarse hair and prevents any grease, sticky mess, or clumping. The spray detangles and softens your hair while protecting it all from frizz and heat damage up to 428 degrees Fahrenheit. It even holds in humid weather!
Designed for blow drying, this spray provides a “thermal blanket” of silicone resin for your hair, protecting against frizz and heat damage. If you’re looking for quick, easy, and cheap, this is the perfect choice!
Hopefully by this point we’ve convinced you that at least one of these hair blowout tools or products is worth investing in! When you look good, you feel good, right? Whether you’re just looking to save a few bucks, learn a new skill, or simply be in the know, the items on our list are sure to get you there.
Did you like this blog post? We’d love to hear from you! Let us know which of these hair blowout products you liked the most or which other ones you think should have been on the list! You can comment below or find us on Instagram @successible_life to share your thoughts.