While an at-home blowout is a great way to save money, it’s also a great way to mess up — and even damage — your hairstyle if you’re not careful. That’s because there’s an actual technique to blow drying your own hair. And we hate to break it to you, but it doesn’t involve running a brush through your strands while holding a blow dryer above your head. That’ll just get you damaged hair.
The first step in learning how to give yourself an at-home blowout is to take a closer look at some of the most common mistakes and learn how to fix them. To help you do so, we talked to Naeemah LaFond, Global Artistic Director for the hair care brand amika. Ahead, see her tips and tricks for giving yourself an at-home blowout.
Mistake: Your sectioning is messy
Fix: “Grabbing random sections of hair as you blow dry will [end] in inconsistent results,” says LaFond. “An organized blowout is a fast blowout,” she adds. Instead of randomly sectioning off your strands — or, worse, not sectioning at all — get organized and section with purpose.