The Weekend Edition: Tina P's Blowout

It's very rare that I do a blowout, but when I do, it's fun! I spend so much of my time in protective/low manipulation styles, sometimes I just gotta let it all hang out! Check out how I'm spending my weekend with big hair!

The Steps...
1. The night before, I detangled with Kinky Curly Knot Today, worked my coconut castor oil blend into my hair and scalp, rocked 4 chunky braids, and called it a night.

2. The next morning I section washed with Everyday Shea Vanilla Mint Shampoo, followed by some nice conditioning from Aussie Moist.

3. Once the conditioner was rinsed, I gently squeezed the excess water from each section. Before blow drying each section, I prepped it with my recession-proof spray, ApHogee Green Tea and Keratin Restructurizer, and TRESemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray.

4. To blow dry, I used my awesome buy -- Helen of Troy Professional Series Ceramic Ionic Dryer (this thing is AWESOME!), and the wide comb attachment. I made sure to blow dry each section on MEDIUM heat at the highest, to minimize the potential for heat damage and drying my hair out. So I didn't spend forever raking a comb through each section of my hair, I only dried each section about 75-80%, and let the rest air dry.

  • Whenever you anticipate a blow out, try to do an oil treatment beforehand. This will help offset any potential for drying out  the hair.
  • ALWAYS use a heat protectant -- no matter how low or minimal your heat is.
  • To preserve a blowout, sleeping pineapple style is best. A high, loose ponytail (don't tighten or loop the scrunchie) and a satin pillowcase are your friend. I like my edges to be sleek, so I also folded a satin scarf and tied it around my edges. Tying your hair down in a satin scarf totally or a bonnet will lend itself to smooshing, and losing all of the awesome volume of a blowout.