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Guide to the best blow out

Andrea Kasprzak is a former magazine editor and full time freelance writer. Her work has appeared in Teen Vogue, Men's Journal, Allure, and SELF among others.

DIY blow outs

A great blow out lasts for days and always looks chic. Unfortunately, scoring super sleek strands via salon blow outs can really add up. Don’t despair. We’ve put together a quick how-to that even the most tress-challenged beauty novice can follow.

DIY blow outs

Here are our simple four secrets to the best DIY blow out techniques:

Number one


Start at the nape of the neck and place a round brush (medium size for short or large for longer hair) under a 1-inch section of your hair. The bristles should be directly under your roots.

Number two


Blast the section of hair with your dryer while pulling the brush from root to end. R

DIY blow outs

emember to keep the nozzle downward – this is ensures that the air will flatten the cuticle. Repeat for each section of hair.

Number three


Once hair is completely dry, divide it into 1-inch sections starting at the nape of the neck. Spritz on a styling spray like bumble & bumble Styling Lotion and follow with a hot flatiron in slow motions. Be sure not to stop – it creates dents in the hair.

Number four


Finish the look with a light layer of oil or shine serum. We love Moroccan Oil Glimmer Shine Spray.

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DIY blow outs

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