I would pick a blow out over getting my nails done everyday. Something about the luxury of having your hair washed and blow dried to silky smooth perfection while sitting with a glass of champagne.
Wellll unfortunately we can’t always get a salon blow out every time we need our hair washed. If 2020 has taught us anything its that we can often achieve many of our favorite beauty services at home. So I was up to the task of recreating an at-home blowout as best I could.
Trust me when I say I am VERY particular about the products and tools I use on my hair. I have tried so many, and this is my current routine! I have extremely thick, coarse, wavy hair so I am all about cutting down on my blow dry time + using products that are smoothing + provide heat protectant.
All of the products I use and love I have purchased from Nordstrom. They have a selection of the best hair products and tools, and they also have an incredible return policy. If you don’t love something, return it! I have been using the curbside pickup option at Nordstrom a lot lately and its been a breeze. Now let’s get to the tools I use.
Step 1: I rough dry my hair so it is about 80% dry with this Bio Ionic 10x Pro Ultra Light Speed Dryer. I have had my Bio Ionic dryer for about 4 years and it’s even better than the Dyson, in my opinion. Light weight and efficient. I Just use my fingers and a flat paddle brush to rough dry my hair.
Step 2: Now this is where it gets good. A few weeks ago I purchased the Drybar Double-Shot Blow Dryer Brush (whoa what a mouth full) at Nordstrom. This is a blow dryer and a round brush in one! I have never been able to master drying my hair with a round brush separately so this is perfect for that. I have tried other brands of blow dry brushes but they were either too heavy, too bulky, to hot… you get it. I decided to give the Drybar one a try and I love it. Its easy to use and control and doesn’t get too hot when it gets close to your scalp, but its still efficient. I separate my hair into about 4 sections and use the blow dryer brush to smooth and dry my hair util its fully dry!
Step 3: I finish by spraying my Hot Toddy heat protectant all over and touching up with my T3 Whirl Trio. I am much more skilled at using a wand than a curling iron with a clamp and I love that the T3 has three different barrel sizes that can be used. If a curling iron is easier for you then that works great as well! I finish off with some Drybar Triple Sec (which smells incredible!!!) and you are good to go!
When trying anything new or using a new tool it always takes a little practice so over time I have gotten better and better at this routine and am pretty efficient. One tip I do want to give is don’t go overboard on hair product. Trust me, you don’t need ALL the things. Too much product weighs your hair down and just causes a lot of build up. If anything make sure you have a great heat protectant (Hot Toddy is my jam). You can shop all of these products below or at Nordstrom in store!
**Thank you so much to Nordstrom for sponsoring todays post. All opinions are my own.**