The 90’s bouncy blowout is the “it” hairstyle right now, and most people are recreating it with the Dyson Airwrap. This is a luxury hair tool that will give you the perfect blowout look, but it does come with a heavy price tag — over $400 for the complete system.
Here’s everything you need to recreate that look at home for under $100:
Step One: Wash, conditioner + use a heat protectant spray
Wash your hair like normal and apply any leave-in products, plus a heat protection spray. Once your hair is clean you want to get it about 80% dry. You can achieve this with a hair dryer or by air drying your hair. A hairdryer will give you more volume.
Step Two: The blowout
For a traditional blowout you can use a round brush and a hairdryer. This does take a little practice to get used to, but is a much more affordable option if you already have a hair dryer at home. If you’re purchasing a new hair dryer, make sure it has an attachment to help narrow the airflow and give you more control.
Check out our 2013 video about how to attain this look — we’ve been rocking this style for almost a decade.
Option 2: Dryer Brush ($40)
If you want an easier option, dry using a budget-friendly all-in-one dryer brush. It will dry your hair while you’re using the round brush feature which makes it easier to control.
Step Three: Set your look with velcro rollers
If you really want that big bouncy look that will stay all day, you need to set the look. You will want to use velcro rollers ($15) to achieve this.
Divide damp hair into 3 sections and start at the top or bottom. Using your round brush or dryer brush dry the hair while curling the ends. For max volume curl your bottom section inwards towards your chin, your middle third outwards away from your face, and your top section and face-framing away from your face. When you’ve finished blowing out a small section, stop and add a velcro roller. Continue this all around your head. The bottom and middle sections should be secured with duck clips at the sides of the head while the top pieces should be secured along the top and back of the head.
Step Four: Finishing touches
Spray your head with hairspray and let it sit until your hair is cool to the touch. The longer you let it sit, the bouncier your hair will be. After at least 30 minutes, start at the bottom and slowly release each roller being careful not to tug too hard.
Once you’ve removed all the rollers, adjust curls as needed, combing through with a wide tooth comb to remove any tangles. Apply hair oil, texture spray, or any other styling products.
Touch up your hair later in the day or the next day by brushing through with your round brush in the same direction you flipped the hair.
Rock it like a Redhead!