I enjoyed my salon blow out so much. I made up my mind that I would attempt a DIY blow out. Here’s what I learned from this failed attempt.
1. I have a lot of hair. I mean A Lot of Hair. I really have to have patience to do this blow out thing.
2. I need a blow drier with a comb attachment. Orginally the blow dry I was using had a comb attachment. But from years of use and possibly dropping the comb it broke. I didn’t want to replace a perfectly good blow dry just for a comb attachment. I hadn’t been able to find the attachment in store.
3. Moisturize after blow drying. Kind of common sense. Moisturizers are made to seal in moisture. When blow drying your hair, moisturizers increase drying time.
4. Blow dry wet hair. Initially I sat under a hood dryer to dry my roots. But I noticed that my roots were more curly and almost refused to stretch out even with the heat of the blow dryer.
5. Work in smaller sections. Yea, I didn’t do this. My patience was running thin. Usually its recommended that you work in sections of four but I found with my hair 6-8 sections is best.
My natural hair was already sectioned and detangled from shampooing and conditioning. I also deep conditioned my hair for additional heat protection. But in starting the process I didn’t feel I was really stretching my hair out. It wasn’t looking as long as when I got it done. I had a professional blow out and trim the week before.
In short, I probably won’t do this again anytime soon. The next time I’ll invest in a blow dry with a comb attachment or go to a licensed professional!
What tips do you have for blow outs?