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How Redheads Can Get a Salon Blowout at Home

Genius hair hacks are here! Get the 'second-day look' hair tip too

Redheads, who doesn’t love that ‘just left the salon’ bounce? While it would be lovely to have a professional blowout every day, life often has other plans. Fear not, redheads, because with a few simple steps, you can get the look of a salon blowout in less time and without leaving your home.

The first blowout is if you love your red hair to look clean.

The second variation is if you want second-day hair which has a combination of products to give hair a lived-in feel and look.

The trick for both is to use a large curling iron to mimic the look of a round brush.

1. Classic clean blowout 

– Heat protecting and frizz reducing hair product like Daily Dose Miracle Moisture Spray Leave-In Conditioner Detangle or Not Your Mother’s Beat The Heat Thermal Styling Shield Spray

– Favorite blow dryer. Scroll to the bottom of this post to see our recommended Save & Splurge blow dryer picks. 

Sectioning hair clips

– 1.5” – 2” curling iron. Scroll to the bottom of this post to see our recommended Save & Splurge curling iron picks.

– Flexible hold hairspray like L’Oreal Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold

How to style just washed hair:

1. On towel-dried hair, work your styling product evenly through hair focusing on the bottom to prevent split ends.

2. Blow-dry hair completely using fingers. Flip head upside down for added volume and finish with cool air to help combat frizz.

3. Optional: If your hair is frizzy, wavy or curly and you want a more styled look, you can now run a straightener through your hair at this point.

4. Section your hair into 4 layers with clips.

4. Working in approximately 1-inch sections, take your curling iron and run it over the section to smooth the hair first. When you get to the bottom of your hair, leave it under the clamp and roll it up about halfway up the length of the hair (the curling iron should be horizontal). Open the clamp slightly, just enough to relieve some pressure on the hair, and hold for about 5 to 10 seconds depending on the thickness of your hair and the section you’re working.

Note: The photo below is using a curling wand, instead of a curling iron with a clamp. Either can work to get the proper curl.

5. Repeat on the remaining sections and layers of hair until complete.

6. Finish with some hairspray and then run your fingers through your hair a bit to add a bit of body and extra ‘swish’.

What you’ll need for 2nd-day hair:

– Dry shampoo (Living Proof makes a great one)

– Detangling brush

– Sectioning hair clips

– 1.5” – 2” curling iron

– Flexible hold hairspray

How to style 2nd-day hair:

1. Follow steps 1-6 above.

2. Use your dry shampoo, focusing on the roots of the hair and where you feel the most oil accumulates.

3. Brush hair gently to work the dry shampoo through and detangle hair.

Our favorite styling tools to perfect this look: 

Blow Dryer:

Save: InfinitiPro Conair Hair Dryer

Splurge: Dyson Hair Dryer

Curling Iron:

Save: BabyBliss Pro Nano Titanium Spring Curling Iron

Splurge: T3 Twirl Trio

Hair Straightener: 

Save: CHI Original Flat Iron Straightener

Splurge: Cloud Nine The Original Iron

There are many forms of blowouts to do at home! Here’s another tutorial: 

Rock it like a Redhead!

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