By now you may have all fallen down the rabbit hole that is hair Tik Tok, a magical place of hair trends and tutorials. One of the most popular trends in this niche area of Tik Tok is definitely the blowout! But what is a blowout and why are they so popular? Well here are 4 things Edmonton Salons want you to know about your next blowout.
What is a blowout?
It is normal to think of a blowout as just a fancy blow-dry that is typically performed in a hair salon. You wouldn’t be completely incorrect, but blowouts require immense amounts of skill and precision. A blowout is an art of drying the hair after a wash into whatever desired style you wish. Blowouts can be the key to achieving a sleek straight hairstyle, subtle waves, or voluminous curls.
What is involved in the process?
When you book a blowout at your favourite Edmonton salon, you can expect to have your hair shampooed, conditioned, towel-dried, and then expertly blow-dried using specific products and a round brush to achieve your desired style.
The use of a round brush is really what makes the blowout such an art! Most of us can blow-dry our hair into our desired shape, or prepare it for the use of heat tools, but it is the use of a round brush that takes skill. Without that skill, you could be left with a tangled mess, or worse, a brush stuck in your hair.
Will blowout damage my hair and/or extensions?
The beauty of a blowout is that you can achieve the look you want without having to use damaging heat tools on your hair, decreasing the risk of heat damage. Although blow dryers obviously use heat, they don’t get anywhere near as hot as curling or flat irons, which can be pretty damaging to your hair without proper protection. At The Edge Style Council, we assess and use professional products and techniques to protect your hair to ensure it isn’t damaged during your blowout.
Additionally, because hair extensions are designed to blend in with your natural hair, they can also be styled using a blowout with little or any risk of damage.
If you are looking for a substitution for hair extensions—blowouts are a great way to achieve a naturally voluminous and full look without the use of hair extensions. Hair extensions involve regular appointments and a financial commitment. For some, a weekly blowout may achieve similar results at a manageable price.
How long does a blowout last?
Blowouts typically keep their shape for 3 to 5 days before you need to wash your hair and possibly return to the salon for another. This 3 to 5-day range depends on your hair type, thickness, and the style of the blowout. If you are looking to prolong the life of your blowout, you can try the following tips and tricks:
- Keep your hair dry and out of rainy or humid environments
- Avoid activities that will make you sweat
- Use a hairdryer on your roots to freshen and remove access moisture
- Use dry shampoo to absorb excess oils that may make your hair look greasy
- Sleep on a satin pillowcase to help combat morning bedhead