what's your blowout style? a smooth + sleek vs voluminous blowout routine
When you go to the salon for a blowout, do you sashay out with voluminous locks flowing in the wind or do you stomp the streets with a sleek, smooth look? Well, whatever your preference, we’re about to break down both routines to achieve your go-to look with the help of our newest launch, the hair blow dryer brush. This tool will help you create that salon-quality blowout in a breeze, no training needed!
for a smooth blowout
Shampoo + conditioner: Every routine starts with the basics - shampoo and conditioner of course! Use our velveteen dream smoothing shampoo + conditioner for the foundation of your sleekest blowout yet. These two contain:
- Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, which adds luster and allows hair to retain its natural moisture.
- Provitamin B5 which promotes hair's resilience, smooths and conditions.
Basically, these products allow you to fight frizz and humidity the second you start your wash routine. Additionally, they’re safe for color-treated, Brazilian-treated and keratin-treated hair!
Heat protection: Once you’re out of the shower and have done all your other self-care rituals, towel dry your hair (we recommend microfiber towels to decrease any frizz) and apply a heat protectant. For thicker hair types we recommend our blockade heat defense serum. Keep your hair safe with this lightweight serum that protects hair from thermal styling and blow drying. The star ingredient in this baby is:
- Cyclopentasiloxane; a heat protective agent that seals hair against moisture loss without weighing it down. So, if you have thicker/dryer hair, this is the heat protectant for you!
If you have a finer hair type that tends to look oily fast, try our shield anti-humidity spray. This heat-activated spray protects against frizz-inducing humidity for over 24 hours. And yes, you read that right, HEAT ACTIVATED. That means you must use some sort of hot tool to get the benefits of this product. This product contains:
- Polyquaternum-59, a cationic polymer that smooths the cuticle and is a known UV filter.
Hydrolyzed Keratin, which helps to improve moisture retention while giving hair softness, shine, and bounce.
Styling: Once you’ve applied your protection (😉), it’s time to get to styling! Our favorite styling product for a sleek blowout is the velveteen dream smoothing balm. This product fights humidity and frizz so you don’t have to! Take a small amount and apply to damp hair before using the hair blow dryer brush. The balm contains:
- A conditioning polymer that smooths, moisturizes and provides antistatic properties.
- Wild cherry bark extract that brings out shine and softness.
This product also protects hair up to 450°F/232°C and contains UV filters.
Second day touch up: After using our new hair blow dryer brush after this routine....voilà! You’ll have sleek, frizz-free locks that will stay that way all day! Need a little hair pick-me-up in the middle of the day? Use silken up dry conditioner to soften and smooth hair between washes. This dry conditioner is weightless and has anti-static properties!
for a bouncy, voluminous blowout
Shampoo + conditioner: If you like a lot of body + volume in your hair, this is the routine for you. Start by hopping in the shower and washing your hair with 3D volume + thickening shampoo and conditioner. These weightless wash products thoroughly cleanse + condition and plump strands from root to tip for the ultimate go-big moment now. Thanks to Redensyl™*, you’ll have healthier-looking hair every time you use it. This wash duo provides instant fullness and lift, contributes to a thicker look and feel, cleans without drying or weighing down, and sets the stage for long-term volume. Just as an FYI – we don’t recommend this duo for color-treated, Brazilian-treated or keratin-treated hair.
Heat protection: Once you’re out of the shower, it’s time to hit your locks with that protection! As mentioned above, use a heat protectant to save the integrity of your hair. Use blockade heat defense serum or shield anti-humidity spray, depending on your hair type!
Styling: Now that you’re ready to start styling, let’s talk about products that are going to help your hair achieve new heights. If your goal is to have hair lighter than air, use the brooklyn bombshell blowout spray. Spray this onto your damp hair before styling with the hair blow dryer brush. This ultra-lightweight mist delivers a heavy-hitting punch of volume, body and shine.
Star ingredients include:
- Glycerin that returns moisture to dry and brittle hair.
- Octylacrylamide that is a powerful lifting polymer that sets hair.
- Provitamin B5 that promotes hair's resilience, smooths and conditions.
If you’re looking for something that’s really going to make those roots lift, try thicc volumizing base. This highly concentrated styling-treatment hybrid formulated with Redensyl™* works as a body-boosting base to plump and thicken hair strands for touchable hair with volume that lasts all day. Use this product for styling to achieve immediate hair plumpness with massive volume, thickness + instant body with a matte-satin finish. This baby includes ingredients like:
- Hydrolyzed Rice Protein: a rich, gluten-free, vegetable protein, which improves hair volume + manageability, while providing thickness and natural shine to hair.
- Amino Acids: this ingredient contributes to a thicker look and feel.
- Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein: also integrated, consists of tiny molecules that can thicken, volumize and lightly moisturize hair from the inside out.
Now, it’s important to note that a little thicc volumizing base goes a long way! Emulsify a pea-sized amount between palms + distribute evenly from root to tip on towel-dried hair and style as usual. Style after application with the hair blow dryer brush for high hair that’s soft to the touch.
Second day touch up: If you need to touch up at all or feel like you need more volume, grab our vandal matte volume powder. Get a certain je ne sais quois tousled, sexy hair look with nice grit. Puff on roots for instant lift and texture and puff on mid-lengths and ends. It even won Best Volume Styling Product in Nylon's Beauty Hit List Awards 2018.
*a trademark of Givaudan
Well, we think it’s time we shut up and let you get to styling. What’s your preferred blowout style? Leave us a comment below!