What Is a Blowout?

Everyone likes to look and feel their best, and a blowout for your hair may be one of the best ways to accomplish that goal.

You probably have plenty of questions about this service, such as what the experience will be like, how long it will take and how much it will cost you. You can find all of the answers to those questions and many others in this easy style guide.

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What Is a Blowout?

A blowout is a unique way to style your hair using only heat and air to create smooth, shiny tresses with plenty of volume. The experience also includes a full shampoo and conditioning experience along with application of the perfect products designed to bring out the best in your hair.

Most blowouts are achieved in several steps for the best look. To begin, your stylist will get your hair ready with a shampoo designed to boost the health of your hair followed by a conditioner for hydrating and improving your hair’s shine.

Then, your hair is towel-dried. Your stylist will apply a detangling product or heat-protective spray such as one from Pureology or Amika depending on the current health of your hair.

Next, it is time to blow dry your hair using a quality round ceramic brush (like this one), which holds heat from the dryer and transfers it to your hair. These products and brushes help eliminate frizz while creating an incredibly smooth look.

Finally, the stylist will use cool air and a variety of products to set your desired style.

Brazilian Blowout

The Brazilian blowout is a type of smoothing treatment that creates even more intense shine thanks to the keratin-containing products (such as this) applied to your hair before drying.

This is an excellent option for people with all types of hair textures, and it can even work well on fine strands that are normally dragged down by conditioning products.

After this type of blowout, you may find that your hair is easier to manage than it ever has been in the past. This benefit comes from the keratin that completely coats every hair strand, protecting it from environmental elements that would otherwise cause it damage.

How Much Does a Blowout Cost?

how much does a blowout cost?

Of course, a blowout service can vary widely in cost based on the salon you choose. Going to an Ulta Salon or a local high end salon is obviously going to cost more than a blowout at somewhere like Fantastic Sams. is  any add-ons you request and the texture and length of your hair.

Most blowouts will only set you back $45 or less. However, some high-end services can cost up to $90.

A Brazilian blowout will cost even more, but you will certainly be gaining when it comes to months of manageability. Most of these blowouts cost at least $200 with the average price coming in at approximately $400.

How Long Does a Blowout Take?

If you only take 5 to 10 minutes to blow dry your hair at home, you may be expecting something similar during a professional blowout. However, you should budget more time than this for your appointment because most blowouts take approximately 45 minutes from start to finish.

If you are opting for a Brazilian hair smoothing treatment, you should budget even more time because many appointments take from an hour to an hour and a half to complete based on your hair texture.

How Long Does a Blowout Last?

For a typical blowout, your straight, smooth tresses should last anywhere from three to five days. In fact, the longer you get regular blowouts, the longer you may be able to wait between appointments as your hair and scalp will get used to your treatments.

Also, keep in mind that you may need to come in more regularly if you have very fine or oily hair. On the other hand, the keratin treatment from your Brazilian blowout can last from three to four months as long as you care for your hair well in the meantime.

Related: How to Keep Hair Straight Overnight

Can You Blowout Hair at Home?

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After watching your stylist tame your hair several times, you may think that you can save some money by doing this yourself at home.

However, keep in mind that you will be losing out on the relaxation portion of the service as well as on the consultation services. In addition, you may have trouble getting the perfect look because you cannot see the back of your head perfectly.

If you do want to try a home blowout or are looking for a way to care for your tresses between appointments, invest in a hair dryer with a tapered nozzle for directing hot air and a cool button for setting your strands.

The BaBylissPRO line is a great option. Their Nano Titanium Dryer is a huge step up from cheap hair dryers and comparable to ones costing 3-4x more.

In addition, you will want a round ceramic brush. Choose a wider brush if you have longer hair. You should also pre-dry your hair until it is approximately 50% dry before drying your hair in sections. Be sure to use heat-protective products to increase shine.

See Also: Pros and Cons of Curly vs Straight Hair

Is a Blowout Bad for Your Hair?

While a blowout does require heat to be used on your hair, you should know that the blow dryer will never get as hot as a curling or straightening iron does.

Therefore, while any heat can eventually cause some damage to strands of hair over time, regular blowouts can actually reduce damage when compared to the daily use of a different heat styling product.

If you are looking for a great way to take your hairstyle to the next level or want a delightful pampering experience before your next girl’s weekend, be sure to consider a professional blowout.

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HOW TO GET SHINY HAIR

HOW TO GET SHINY HAIR
Trends come and go, but glossy, shiny hair is eternal. While there are a number of factors that influence your hair’s overall luster—genetic, dietary, environmental, and more—some of them are easier to control than others. With that in mind, we decided to cover a few tips and tricks you can take immediate action on—and that will hopefully bring you closer to your glossy goals. (Sorry, Marcia Brady, but none of them involve 100 daily strokes with a hairbrush.)

Try a Sulfate-Free Shampoo
While sulfates certainly help with that squeaky-clean feeling some people seek after shampooing, they sometimes do their job a little too well—stripping your hair of beneficial natural oils. While sulfate-free shampoos don’t foam as much as their sulfate-laden counterparts, they also provide a gentler clean that can help with your shiny hair quest. Pro Tip: If you want to get more lather when you’re washing your air, resist adding more shampoo—and add more water instead. It also can’t hurt to use Clarifying Shampoo once a week or so—it should help keep your hair buildup-free and shining bright. As luck would have it, all of our shampoos are sulfate-free!

Squeeze, Don’t Rub
When you step out of the shower, resist the urge to rough up your hair with a towel. Though it’s admittedly satisfying, doing so can cause breakage and frizz. Instead, wrap sections of hair in a towel and gently squeeze to remove moisture. Bonus points if you use a microfiber towel—the finer threads are gentler on your strands!

Choose Your Tools Wisely
As a general rule, it’s a good idea to avoid excess heat styling if shiny hair is your goal. That said, sometimes it’s unavoidable—or you’re just craving a good blowout! To maintain maximum shine when blow-drying, make sure you’re starting on mostly-dry hair, holding the blow-dryer a few inches away from your head, and using the lowest heat setting possible. You can also tools that have been thoughtfully designed with new technologies and high-quality materials to help promote healthier-looking hair. For instance, the our Power Performance Ionic Hair Dryer has a 99.9% Nano Silver grill to enhance shine. And the Ceramic Heated Brush—perfect for touching up already-dry hair—features advanced ionic technology for shiny, frizz-free results. (P.S. Non-heated ceramic brushes share these properties, too! Try them for a glossy blowout.)

Upgrade to Shine-Boosting Stylers
There are a whole lot of things we love about argan oil—obviously. Chief among them? Its shine-restoring powers! Because it’s included in all of our styling products, you get an extra boost of glossy alongside the hold, definition, or frizz-fighting benefits you’re after. When it comes to gold-star shine saviors, Moroccanoil Treatment is the obvious place to start. This multitasking treatment conditions, detangles, smooths frizz, and increases shine by up to 118%.* But you can even go for extra gleam with products like Luminous Hairspray, which includes just a touch of argan oil for a reflective finishing touch.

Sleep on a Silk Pillowcase
It doesn’t just feel luxurious—it can also have major shiny hair benefits! Sleeping on a silk pillowcase helps reduce friction (compared to cotton), which ups your odds of waking up tangle-free, frizz-free, and sans bedhead. Silk is also less absorbent than cotton, which means any nourishing hair products you apply before bed will stay on your hair, where they belong—instead of soaking into your pillowcase.

Step Up Your Scalp Care
Healthy hair starts at the root! That’s why correcting scalp imbalances can help give your hair a mega-dose of vitality in shine. If you’re experiencing a dry, flaky scalp, try Dry Scalp Treatment. It contains salicylic acid to gently exfoliate and prevent buildup, plus soothing essential oils. For an oily scalp, reach for Oily Scalp Treatment to detoxify and rebalance. Bonus it contains a biotin peptide complex known to provide anti-aging benefits and promote scalp micro-circulation.

Get Glossy
Next time you’re at the salon, ask your stylist about gloss treatments. Generally used to tone or refresh color between color treatments or as a finishing step after color application, these temporary treatments are created to help dial up your hair’s shine factor. They essentially work by coating the hair and sealing the cuticle, creating a smoother surface that will reflect more light. (Read: more shine.) Some are clear and just add shine, while others contain slight pigment to help tone or enhance your hair color. Note: Because they only deposit color on the surface of the hair—like our Color Depositing Masks, also excellent shine-boosters—they are non-damaging. Results are temporary and wash out over time! If you need help finding a salon near you, check out our Salon Locator.

Up Your Omegas
Just like your skin, your hair loves a healthy diet! Particularly crucial to the formation of hair are omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. (Fun fact: Argan oil is actually a great source of both.) Certain kinds of fish, like salmon, mackerel, sardines, and anchovies, are good sources of omega-3s, as are chia seeds and flax seeds. For omega-6 fats, you can try eating more nuts—think walnuts, almonds, and cashews. Of course, we should note that your doctor is always the best person to turn to for nutritional advice.

“HOW TO GET SHINY HAIR”

*According to an independent study.

How much hair product should you use?

How much hair product should you use?

How much hair product – Wondering how much of your favorite styling products to use? We were, too—so we asked David Shablesky, Senior Education Development Manager here at Moroccanoil, to give us the (appropriately sized) scoop.

The amount of product you’ll want to use depends on a few factors:

Your Hair Type

“The amount of product partially depends on the length, texture, formation, and density of your hair,” David says. So long, coarse, curly, and dense hair can generally handle more products than short, fine, straight, or sparse hair.

Your Style Goals

“The goal of the style may influence how much product you use,” David advises. For example, if the goal is a “sleek” style, you may want to layer Moroccanoil Treatment, Hydrating Styling Cream, and Smoothing Lotion to create your look. For a more “natural” look, you may want to use less product.

The Product Itself

Obviously, this is a big factor! For something concentrated like a serum, you might start with a pea-sized amount—but for a mousse, you’d want to think bigger (think an egg). David broke down a few Moroccanoil favorites for us:

Moroccanoil Treatment

“Apply several pumps to towel-dried hair, from mid-lengths through ends,” David says. “Distribute evenly with your fingers or a detangling comb. Apply more product as needed, depending on the length, texture, formation (straight, wavy or curly), and density of your hair.”

Smoothing LotionCurl Defining Cream, or Hydrating Styling Cream

Since these products are a little lighter, you can apply them starting from your roots! “Apply several pumps to towel-dried hair, from roots through ends,” David says. “Distribute evenly with your fingers or a detangling comb. Apply more product as needed.”

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