The perfect salon blowout is all about bounce, shine, volume and movement. As much as we would like to have our stylist at on-call for home appointments, most days we’re in charge of the mane event. To help us achieve that salon-quality look, we turned to celebrity hairdresser, Albert Whitehead (who styles the cast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta as well as actresses, Ashley Tisdale and Porsha Williams), who shares his tips on how to re-create the perfect blow dry at home!
A Great Blow Dry Starts in the Shower: “Rinse with cold water after conditioning,” instructs Whitehead, because it helps to seal the hair cuticle and results in extra shiny tresses. “When you towel dry, be sure to grab and gently squeeze hair to remove excess moisture – never rub your hair (it causes frizz) or wrap it on top of your head (it flattens roots).”
Use a Professional-Grade Heat Protectant: Heat styling without any protection can lead to dull, lifeless locks so be sure to use a thermal protectant to adequately shield your hair from unnecessary damage. “We love a foam protectant like STYLUS ‘Be Protected’ thermal protectant foam, as the unique delivery system enables even product distribution and consistent protection,” Whitehead shares. For additional volume and body, he recommends layering it with a volumizing mousse and/or root lift spray. Read more of this story »