My go-to for super big hair, guaranteed to give me bounce and volume all in one style is the dual method braid-out on a blow-out. Woooop!
Starting with freshly washed hair which was divided into about eight sections, I applied my favorite leave-in conditioner, Karen’s Body Beautiful Sweet Ambrosia. I then added a little more than a quarter-size amount of grapeseed oil to each section just before grabbing the blow dryer. No need to slather a ton of oil onto your hair. This not only seals in the moisture but also acts as a heat protectant.
I divide each section in half to make the job a little easier and to keep from over-drying by applying heat for too long. The smaller sections will usually be dry after only a few passes. My goal is just to dry and stretch the hair, not make it bone straight. I always set my dryer on medium heat (NEVER high!) and usually use a comb attachment similar to this one. Once I’m done with each of the main sections, I braid it and move on to the next.
Four days later, I finally took out the braids…
Then I separated…
At bedtime, I loosely twisted my hair in the same sections I started with and covered with my satin bonnet. The next day, here’s what I got…
It’s so FLUFFYYYYY!
This is by far one of my most fun styles and so simple! Once the hair is in this stretched state, I can transition to an updo or a roll ‘n’ tuck style with ease in case of a threat of inclement weather or just because.
This is one of my go-to styles… what’s yours? Do you ever do blow-outs? Share below!
Talk to you soon beautifuls!