With parties, social gatherings and nights out, this time of year can be hectic and leave you little time to think. If you have a last-minute invite and haven’t time to hit the salon for a blowdry, then here’s the next best thing: a step-by-step guide to how to achieve an almost salon-like blowdry at home. The most crucial thing is to ensure you have the right tools and products at your disposal to master the look you want, including a blow-dryer, a paddle brush, a round brush, a comb, some grips/clips, heat protection cream, a mousse and a finishing serum such as Olaplex no. 7. Thankfully, all of these products are available at the dedicated Pastels e-store or should you need them instantly, they can be delivered in under an hour via the Pastels e-store on bgX.
Once you have your products, then in just four steps you can create a style to rival any diva!
Step One: Wash and blast hair dry:
After applying shampoo and conditioner to the hair, roughly towel dry it and apply a small amount of mousse to the hair, evenly distributing it using a wide-toothed comb to. Blast dry the hair to 80% dry and do this upside down to get some root lift using the paddle brush to smooth the hair.
Step Two: Sectioning:
Start at the back and section the hair into three larger sections, do the same at each side (leave the front section out) so in the end you should have three larger sections on each side and one at the front with a total of 10 sections. Split each of these into two further smaller sections. Taking each section in turn, wrap the hair around the round brush from the ends towards the scalp and hold the heat until dry, then use the cool shot button on your hair dryer to set it.
Step Three: Pincurls:
Once the curl has been released, roll the curl back up on itself and use a Kirby grip to hold it into a pincurls. Leave the hair to set for 5-10 minutes in the set position.
Step Four: Apply Serum:
Once you have taken the Kirby grips out, place a pea sized drop of the Olaplex serum into your hands and turn the head upside down. Run the serum through the hair and then stand up, shake the hair back and voila – your bouncy blowdry is complete!