How To: Blowout Hair At Home Perfectly, Part 1

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

--By Kim Moshtaghi

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If I could have anything I want, I would have a personal hair stylist with me at all times. Growing up with curly, frizzy hair, I’m most confident after a blowout. Nothing beats the smooth, silky look of a fresh blowout. After seeing my bank statement, and noticing the jaw-dropping amount of money I was spending on blowouts, I figured out a way to keep the confidence without draining my bank account.

The problem started when I stopped highlighting my hair. I thought I could justify weekly blowouts, but I was wrong. Now I allow myself one monthly blowout, and have invested in amazing hair products that have made my hair livelier between professional blowouts. I realize the value of well-researched shampoo and conditioner choices. Feeding my hair the best product out there has given my hair an opportunity to shine without going to a salon for a blowout.

My girlfriend Katrina Sortino has tried to get me to put faith in Kerastase products for a while. Although I believed her, I didn’t think it was worth the splurge. I finally caved in and gave the luxury hair line a chance. It did everything to give my hair a boost, and more! My hair has never felt so soft and manageable.

Kerastase has a product for all your hair concerns, from thinning hair to dry damaged hair. With all kinds of hair products to fit your personal needs, this brand will change the destiny of your hair for the better! It’s definitely a pricey luxury line, but it’s worth it! And it’s the first step, and the needed leg work, to achieve the wanted salon blowout look.

For frizzy, curly hair I recommend using the Kerastase Bain Oleo-Relax line. It relaxes the frizz, but doesn’t make hair look limp. It gives hair that bouncy silky-soft look with no effort! Both the shampoo and conditioner are designed for daily use without weighing hair down. I make sure to shampoo my scalp twice to get any gunk out, and avoid oily looking roots after a day. I also make sure to get all of the excess water from the ends of my hair before I apply the conditioner because I want my hair to soak the conditioner in. I shave and lather my body while the ends absorb the conditioner and then proceed to rinse my hair thoroughly with cold water.

Kerastase Bain Oleo-Relax Anti Frizz Masque

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There are different products for specific problems or certain hair types. But, if you have similar hair to me and need volume, then I wouldn’t hesitate when purchasing the Kerastase Resistance Volumactive Mousse. This stuff makes hair look the part of full, thick, and healthy hair. Although I have curly hair, it has never been thick and that has made it difficult for me to find a product to create volume without frizz. The Kerastase mousse does the job and keeps the look presentable for about two days post-blowout. I think we found a winner!

Kerastase Resistance Volumactive Conditioning Mousse

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Tune in later this week for more products that will make your home blowout a salon success, without the salon price.

Editor's Note: This post originally appeared on November 4, 2009. It has since been updated.

Kim Moshtaghi
is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she's a Realtor with Real Living Real Estate, specializing in coastal homes and luxury acquisitions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.