The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Creating At-Home Blowouts



Wanting an expert blow-out at home without the hassle? We’ve outline the ultimate cheat sheet with step-by-step instruction and suggestions on the best tools for the job. Follow these easy 3-part steps for creating both a straight ‘do and waves-all-day.

The Cheat Sheet For Sexy Beach Waves

1 // Scrunch + Mousse: To eliminate frizz, consider combing out your hair pre-wash. After washing, remove any remaining knots by raking your fingers along your wet hair. Air dry hair for about 15 minutes, if possible, then work a high-quality creamy mousse throughout the entire length of your hair for volume and wave definition. I like Not Your Mother’s Whip It Up Cream Styling Mousse to build body, thicken strands and tame frizz. Next, use a salon-grade professional defuser such as Xtava’s Double Shine Ionic Dryer (with diffuser adapter) to bring out all the natural bend in your hair while maintaining sheen.

2 // Texture Play: Create further waves by scrunching in texture with Oribe’s Dry Texturing Spray to build-in incredible volume and sexy texture. Build out waves further with Sedu’s ICON Interchangeable Curling Iron With StyleShield to create bombshell tousled waves based on your mood.

3 // Flatten Ends: Dress up your look further with Oribe’s Thick Dry Finishing Spray to plump up volume and add light hold. Take your ‘do to the next level, by polishing your ends with a straightener to give your hair a true California beach vibe all year round. Try a professional-grade iron such as Xtava’s Gloss Factor Titanium Flat Iron to do just that! All products pictured above.

The Cheat Sheet For Sleek Straight Hair

  1. 1 // Gloss + Smooth: After your wash, work in sheen and smoothing products to elevate your blowout and create salon-worthy results. First use Oribe’s Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray throughout your hair to protect strands against heat, speed up drying time, and repair ends. Next, work a leave-in conditioner like Oribe’s Supershine Moisturizing Creme along your ends to further calm frizz, lock in moisture, and restore softness for the blow out ahead.

2 // Straight Brush: Next, re-think the way you blow-out your hair at home with Fromm 1907’s Hot Paddle Brush. Create the ultimate blowout while reducing wrist fatigue with a flat brush to custom design straight strands with a round finish or a straight edge. Use Xtava’s Double Shine Ionic Dryer with air adapter to concentrate air along the paddle brush. Say goodbye to cumbersome round-brushes with this gem!

3 // Set Sheen: Create further sleek-appeal with Oribe’s Thick Dry Finishing Spray hold. Smooth out strands further with Xtava’s Gloss Factor Titanium Flat Iron.

All products pictured above.

Product Photography and Story by Maritza Buelvas


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