what you need for the perfect at-home blowout
Craving perfectly smoothed, glossy, voluminous hair (without going to the salon)?
While there's nothing quite like a relaxing scalp massage and bouncy blowout from your favorite hairdresser, I've tried and tested about a million products to try and recreate that feeling at home. Here are the must-have products and tools for your best hair yet.
If you are guilty of using a whole lot of dry shampoo and hairspray in between wash days, you may want to consider something that can scrub away product buildup. With just a small amount of Ouai's Scalp & Body Scrub, it quickly lathers into a luxe, cloud-like texture, softly exfoliating your roots for that cleaner than clean, impossibly fresh feeling. Not to mention, it smells divine as bright bergamot and smooth white musk unfold, allowing your self-care routine to feel somehow deeply sensual.
Who said you need to spend a pretty penny for luxury haircare? Say hello to my new favorite duo — at only $7.99 each, the Monday Haircare Volume Shampoo & Conditioner have quickly beat out every single one of their (way more expensive) counterparts. Completely vegan, cruelty-free, and in a 100% recycled bottle, Monday's formula creates a satisfying lather, as coconut oil, vitamin e, and shea butter add deep moisture. Next time you're on a Target run, be sure to put this on your list. I promise you won't be disappointed.
prep your strands
For smooth hair that's perfectly prepped for an at-home blowout, I've found that a lightweight, moisturizing cream applied to towel-dried hair makes all the difference in the final result. My ride or die? Gisou's Polishing Primer. Packed with luxe, vitamin-heavy ingredients, including propolis from the founder's family bee garden, the result is hydrated, strengthened, and bouncy hair that smells of soft, dewy florals. I even notice a major difference in my natural, air-dried hair when I use just a small amount of this primer — it minimizes frizz and makes my strands feel soft and dreamy.
bring on the heat
I swear, nothing has changed my beauty routine quite like a hair dryer brush. Not only does it make achieving that salon-quality blowout so easily attainable, but it has made blow drying my long hair so much quicker (and frankly, less dreadful). Try Flower Beauty's Ceramic Hot Air Styling Brush. The ceramic barrel minimizes unwanted frizz, and the rounded brush creates endless volume.
Once my hair is completely dried and feeling fresh, I always add a small amount of oil or serum to add any moisture that the heat may have stripped. While I have a bunch of favorites in constant rotation, Gisou's Honey Infused Hair Oil reigns supreme. The golden elixir looks and smells like fresh honey, and while it feels somewhat thick in your hands, it magically feels light as air in your hair, never adding unwanted weight or that 'greasy' look. If you've yet to give this cult favorite oil a try, you absolutely need it in your life.