Blowout Troubles? What Products You Need For a Week of Great Hair

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    I ventured to Drybar in Los Angeles, aka hair heaven, to chat with blowout mogul Alli Webb. The woman behind the popular hair chain told me the key to getting your best blowout at home: which products to use, what to avoid, and how to make the back of your hair look good too.

    Kirbie Johnson: Hey! It's Kirbie. One thing you can expect to see a lot of at tonight's Emmys is the perfect blowout. TV stars like Taylor Schilling and Kerry Washington have perfected red carpet hair. So today I am here in Los Angeles, at Drybar to learn how to get the perfect blowout at home. Now, what can we expect to see a lot of on the Emmy's red carpet in terms of blowouts?

    Alli Webb: Well, I think you are going to see a lot of big hair; big hair has been a major trend this year. Kirbie Johnson: So Alli, what is the first step to achieving the perfect blowout at home?

    Alli Webb: Well, first and foremost, you want to start with very clean hair. Most of them make that mistake of not getting their hair super clean and getting the dirt and oils out, so start cleaning.

    And then next you want to make sure you are giving yourself enough time. You need to allot at least 30 minutes or so to give yourself a great blowout at home.

    Kirbie Johnson: Now, you probably want to add some product, right?

    Alli Webb: We are going to put in the Hot Toddy Heat Protector, because we always want to protect your hair.

    Kirbie Johnson: All right! So tell me about sectioning the hair?

    Alli Webb: Sectioning is so important, like the most important thing when giving yourself a blowout. And you want to make sure that you section all the hair out of the way so you have clean sections to work in. So think about going from like ear to ear and forward. Everything forward leave out and then wrap up everything in the back. And then within that area take a 1-2 inch section, and that's all that should be in your brush, about 1-2 inches of hair on your brush, and you are working that section from root to ends, all the way through until it's dry and perfect, and then you go on to the next section.

    So you want to use the ceramic barrel brush, because the blow dryer actually heats up the barrel of the brush and makes your hair basically form to the curl of the brush. So your hair has memory and you are basically blowing in that memory with the blow dryer and the ceramic barrel brush.

    Kirbie Johnson: All right! So you finish the blowout, are there any tricks that will help to amp up the texture and finish it off?

    Alli Webb: Absolutely! We are going to go over it with the curling iron, just to give it a little bit more curl, and then we are going to ruffle it up with our texturizing spray Triple Sec to give you lots of texture and volume.

    Kirbie Johnson: So what's the key to making a blowout last for days on end?

    Alli Webb: Well, you need a good dry shampoo, that's kind of a given; and sleeping on a satin pillowcase is also a great way to preserve your blowout overnight Kirbie Johnson: And it's luxurious.

    Alli Webb: And it's luxurious. And then also, if you have a curling iron you can touch it up in the morning with that, or sometimes I will tell people just touch up the front.

    Kirbie Johnson: All right Alli, thank you so much!

    Alli Webb: Thank you! It's so fun!

    Kirbie Johnson: And that's all from me, bye!