*Please remember all my tips and tutorials are my opinion. I am not an expert. *
My apologies this is going up late, been one of those weeks! I’m working on achieving my deadlines y’all 🙏 for me 😘
While getting ready to blow dry my hair I must admit I was dreading it. I had flashbacks to my adolescent years of sitting in between my moms legs, being threatened that if I didn’t stop crying I would go to church with my head looking a mess (lol love you mom). I have thick hair; really thick hair and combing that with being tender headed (is that even really a real thing) getting my hair done as a kid was not usually a fun task. But let me tell you I was done blow drying my hair in TEN MINUTES!!!!
Here are the steps I took:
1. Before washing my hair I deep conditioned it (on dry hair) and sat with treatment on for thirty minutes (which turned into 1.5 hours….don’t judge me I have a 8 month old)
2. Put the baby to sleep (trust me when I say you want to do this uninterrupted or your hair will get dry and it will take double the time)
3. Got in shower and rinsed out condition treatment
4. Washed hair with conditioner ( I’ll do a products post if anyone is interested).
5. While still in the shower combed out hair with wide tooth comb. For me it’s so much easier to comb out my hair with slip.
6. Rinse out conditioner
7. Section hair in four parts (yes still in the shower…see why I put the baby to sleep)
❗️So of course you are probably saying this all has had to take more than 10 minutes. Yes! The process leading up to the blow dry took me about 30 minutes (remember I have thick and bra strap length hair. Time may vary for you. But what’s important to to set up everything right so you have to actually blow dry less and put fewer minutes heat on your hair).
8. After sectioning off hair get out shower. DO NOT WRAP HAIR IN ANYTHING. Let it be soaking wet.
9. Plug in hair dryer
10. I then take one braid and run my hands down the braid to get excess water off.
11. Take a dime size amount of heat protectant (I use an oil) and massage into hair from ends up and immediately blow dry on medium heat. Just a minute or so. My goal is not to get my hair bone straight but give it length for a hair style I am trying to achieve (in this case a braid out).
12. Take hair section after dry and twist into a loose Bantu knot to keep out of way.
13. Repeat on other three sections
14. Style (it’s SO important to put moisture back in hair after blow drying. So I completed the LOC method -after taking a few pics of course- and put my hair into a braidout).
Completed look: (sorry forgot to take a close up)
Let me know how you achieve the perfectly blowout on your natural hair!
Always with love,