Top Tips to Achieve A Smooth Blowout Like a Professional

Marisa Haber | 11 January 2019
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This easy look gets even easier.

Getting salon-smooth hair always feels near impossible when you have to do it yourself. What magic sorcery do they use to get your hair smooth, frizz-free, and luscious? It can be tough to get this perfect style if you aren’t using the right products or using a blowdryer correctly.

Mastering this process takes some experimentation, practice, and patience (and maybe some arm muscles!). Here are the best tips to achieve a smooth blowout that’s salon quality. Read more:



Follow these Tips to Achieve a Smooth Blowout



1. Start with a blow-dry spray.

The first steps to achieving this look begin while your hair is still wet. It’s important to keep your strands protected from the heat of the blow-dryer so that you don’t damage your hair. A blow-dry spray is a pre-styling spray that works to protect your strands and also give your hair a shiny finish. We love TRESemmé Repair and Protect 7 Pre-Styling Spray for the job.

TRESemmé REPAIR & PROTECT 7 PRE-STYLING SPRAY
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Add shine to your ends with a hair serum.

2. Follow with a serum on the ends.

To add further moisture and ensure maximum softness after blowdrying, add some serum to the ends of your strands. Serum is great to use before styling your hair because it’s lightweight and is one of the products that will give you that salon smooth finish instead of leaving you with frizz. Bed Head by TIGI Control Freak Serum gets the job done and is great if you want a smooth and shiny finish to your look.

BED HEAD by TIGI CONTROL FREAK SERUM

3. Apply dry shampoo to absorb any excess oils.

This hack might seem odd, but it’s one of the best tips to achieve a smooth blowout. By applying some dry shampoo at the root of your damp hair pre-blowdry, you are giving yourself extra volume by allowing any excess oil to be absorbed. Try this tip out by spraying some Dove Refresh+Care Fresh Coconut Dry Shampoo to section off your roots. You won’t be sorry!

DOVE REFRESH+CARE FRESH COCONUT DRY SHAMPOO
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Blow dry your hair until it’s 90 percent dry avoid heat damage.

4. Blow-dry hair till 90 percent dry.

You can finally begin blow-drying! Now that you have all of the necessary products in your hair, it’s go time. If you want to achieve that extra smooth style, then make sure to section your hair and not just go at it all at once. Hold your hair dryer at a 45-degree angle from the section you’re working on, and blow-dry down and away from your face. You want to keep the angle and make sure you don’t aggressively blow-dry upward or you’ll invite flyaways to break free and create unwanted frizz.

It’s also key to not blow-dry your hair until it’s fried to a crisp. Try to stop at about 85 to 90 percent done. By then, your hair will be dry enough to retain its style but it won’t have any extra heat damage.

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