One of the best things about the hair is its versatility. It can be worn in sleek or curly hairstyles. Although it may look easy, heat styling your hair can be difficult. You shouldn’t let a shiny hairstyle ruin your hair’s health. We reached out to an educator and artist for Mizani and to a celebrity stylist and ambassador for Dark & Lovely. Continue scrolling to see the steps and products you need to use to keep your natural curls healthy while blowing your hair out.
What Tools and Products Do You Need to Blowout Your Natural Hair?
Campbell suggests detangling your hair while you work conditioner through your hair using a paddle brush. Once you’re tangle-free, rinse thoroughly with warm water then end with a cool shot before towel-drying, says Campbell.
Dorsey says, “I apply the shampoo to dry hair starting at the roots. Then I scrub it in before adding water. To remove the buildup, I add water to my hair and scrub it with water. This is done at least three times. It can be more difficult to get a smooth and soft blowout if your hair has been damaged by product buildup.”
Separate your hair into four to six pieces. Campbell says, “While you work on one section, ensure that the rest are tied into Bantu knots.” This will ensure that your hair remains moist during the entire process.
Apply heat protectant serum to a small section of hair. Next, blow dry the hair. Campbell recommends holding the nozzle attachment at 45 degrees and approximately two to four inches from your hair. Then, gently brush through each section with your fingers. This should be repeated for each section.
Campbell suggests working section by section to smoothen your hair using a flat iron, from the base up to the ends. He recommends that you place a heat-resistant brush in front of your flatiron while you are working your way through your hair. This will help you to smoothen your hair and give it a more consistent look.
You can do a braid-out or twist-out to give your hair more body and volume. You’re good to go. Campbell says that it all depends on the type of hair, texture, environment and lifestyle. For the best hairstyle, wrap your hair in a satin or silk bonnet to prevent any friction.