Give yourself a luscious, salon-worthy blowout in the comforts of your own home.
Photography Alwin Oh Styling Cynthia Chew Makeup Rick Yang Hair Sean Ang Model Cindy/Upfront
We know it’s daunting trying to achieve a prolooking blow-out at home, but if you arm yourself with the right tools, you can rock glossy, wavy hair without an appointment with your stylist. First up, equip yourself with a good quality heatprotecting spray – it calms the frizz down and helps to keep your hair from cooking in the long run. As an added bonus, a good heat protectant also replenishes the moisture in your tresses, which is very helpful if you subject your hair to heat styling on a regular basis.
And unless you use blow-drying as an opportunity to work out your arms, pick a hairdryer with higher wattage – between 1,800 to 2,000 watts will work – to get the job done quicker. If you can, also invest in a good ionic hairdryer, which can help to speed up the drying process by up to 70 percent and also protect your hair by applying less heat. Now that we’re here, just section your hair and you’re set to get going with that brush!
Mist heat-protecting spray all over your hair. Blow-dry until the roots are completely dry, leaving the ends slightly damp.
Divide hair into six large sections – three on each side.
When it’s all done, run your fingers through to break up the curls then set your hair with a fixing hairspray.
Before coiling hair around with a round brush, be sure to smoothen each section of hair by blow-drying it straight to reduce chances of tangling. Work your way up from the bottom layers.
Tip: Blow-dry the inner section of hair that is less exposed to damages.