Thursday, January 14, 2010

The perfect blow-out

Here are my top tips for extending your blow out during awards season.

1 - Use metal or ceramic round brushes. The barrel heats up - speeding up your blow-drying time, and creating a smoother/polished look. And because the barrels are vented, you're blowing the hair through on both sides which also helps speed up your drying time.

2 - Use style creams - NOT silicone serums. Creams are more occlusive - helping seal down the cuticle layer - for a smoother more glassy result. Tame and control are what you need in order to extend the life of your blow-out - thus styling creams are great for this, and great for ALL hair types. Simply adjust the amount of cream used - based on the hair type that you have. The BillyLowe Silky Style Cream is truly THE best for blow-outs - it's absolutely unheard of results are truly red carpet results.

3 - Use high heat, medium speed (not high speed) to maintain control of the hair th roughout the blow-dry process. High speed - will blow the hair too much, and you can lose control of your sectioning - causing inconsistent blow-dry results.

4 - At the end of the blow-dry procedure, use a styling cream again - to lightly coat the ends of the hair - and to tame any fly aways.

5. Spray a light hold hair spray over the spine of a comb and smooth down any fly-aways if you need additional hold.

Enjoy.

Billy Lowe

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