Jul 17, 2012
You lovely ladies with curls-may they be fine or coarse, tight or loose, what techniques have you or your stylists used that really gave you a great blow-out. I've been told It's all about tension & heat, but man, how much can you take? Brushes, products, combs..any tips & tricks are welcome. (Note: I myself have fine, straight hair that dries in under 5 min, so I am having to learn without honestly knowing what it is like to say spend more than 15 max on my hair!).
Tension & heat yes plus a nice boar bristle brush. The bristles help smooth the cuticle downward and that helps with shine.
A good blow-out begins with a great conditioner, and generally I never shampoo on a day I will blow-out. If I must, one of the greatest products I've ever used for curly hair is DevaCurl "No-Poo"--it's just awesome. ALWAYS follow with a great conditioner, and after the wash, I apply a leave-in conditioner. Taking small sections at a time, I blow dry the hair pointing down and while running a fine comb through the hair. My hair is extremely curly, and if I do not use the comb, the hair has a tendency to knot and twirl on it's own, which makes straightening difficult and the ends will look brassy and knotted if I don't. I also straighten, once completely dry, in very small sections, spritzing a shine product on the hair before running the straightening iron through. Essentially, the best blow-out takes TIME and lots of it.
I hardly to blow outs on my hair but I've been using Mark. Get It Straight Super Smoothing Lotion while my hair is damp, then blow drying and straightening or just straightening. What a huge difference. My hair gets really straight. It's smooth and light and it offers heat protection so my hair isn't damaged. My hair stays straighter, longer. I've been raving about it on my blog too haha.
If you're interested you can get it from me: http://arioja.mymarkstore.com
& I use a basic paddle brush, I know it's not for blowouts but it works for me, I just slowly pull each section while drying and alternate sides so the other area can cool before straightening out again.
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