Having worn my hair natural for over eight years and big chopping a couple of times, I’ve reached a point where I don’t bother too much with styling my hair, and I rarely wear it straight anymore. Last week I got a little curious and bored, so I had to break out the blow dryer and flat iron for old times sake. Now if you can afford to pay for regular visits to a high-end salon, I highly recommend that you do that instead of trying to do this yourself all of the time because professionals are there for a reason. But if you are like me and are trying to stick to a budget then perfecting the at-home blow out on natural hair is a must.
When trying to achieve the Ultimate Blow-Out, you know the one that flows and isn’t stiff and sticky, you need high-quality products, and you need to start with clean and conditioned hair. For my blow out, I used The Doux product line exclusively and was ecstatic with the results per usual.
Now here is how I achieved my blow out in less than 30 minutes.
1. Wash your hair in the shower with The Doux Sucka Free Moisturizing Shampoo
2. Condition your hair in the shower with The Doux Fresh Rinse Moisturizing Conditioner
3. Section hair into five sections (Three in the front and two in the back) using some salon clips
4. Spray each section with The Doux The Light Weightless Shine Mist before blow drying
5. Blow out each section using the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Styler on the low heat setting
6. Spray each section with The Doux The Light Weightless Shine Mist before flat ironing
7. Flat iron each section with the GHD Classic 1” Styling Iron
8. Style and Go! Feel free to use hairspray if desired; I never do though!
At night I use large perm rods to maintain my hair and tie a silk scarf around it. This style lasts about 3 days for me but I probably could push it for longer with a fresh trim which I’m in dire need of.
So my curly hair boos, how often do you wear your hair straight? What are some of your favorite products?