How to Get a Salon-Quality Blowout at Home

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Skip the blow-dry bar and get soft, voluminous hair with these 4 simple steps.
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Life is busy (now that’s the understatement of the year!), and a trip to the salon isn’t always possible. But with our simple, expert guide, you can get full, glossy, super-sleek hair at home – no need to pay a salon stylist!

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Step 1: Wash, Condition and Protect
First, wash your hair with a volumizing shampoo and conditioner like Pantene Sheer Volume Shampoo and Sheer Volume Conditioner. Once you’re out of the shower, rather than wrapping your hair in a towel or vigorously rubbing it, gently press sections with a cotton towel or a T-shirt to remove excess water and reduce frizz. Spray Pantene Smooth Heat Protection Spray to smooth hair and prevent heat damage from your blow dryer.

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Step 2: Rough-Dry Your Hair
Tip your head back and blast the roots as you comb your fingers through the lengths. Stop when hair is still a little damp and apply Pantene Volume Body Boosting Mousse to give your hair more volume, bounce and movement.

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Step 3: Divide and Conquer
With a wide-tooth comb, divide your hair into four sections: top, sides and back (from ear to ear). Secure the top and side sections out of the way with clips. If you have bangs, blow-dry these first with a small round brush. With a medium-sized round brush (a boar-bristle brush is good for curly hair, while a thermal brush is great for finer hair), work with back sections of hair about an inch and a half from the root. Angle the blow dryer nozzle downward, close but not quite touching your hair. Firmly pull the brush along the underside of your hair, following it with the hairdryer. The tension creates shine, and angling the nozzle downward smooths hair and adds gloss.

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Step 4: Turn up the Shine
Once the back is dry, repeat Step 3 for the sides and top. When a section is dry, blast it with a quick shot of cool air to seal in shine. Finally, mist with Pantene Air Spray to set your style without weighing it down, and go show off your amazing hair!

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Give Your Blowout Staying Power
The results will last for a few days and will make your hair easier to style, too. To keep volume at its peak, use Pantene Dry Shampoo for great second-day (or even third-day!) hair.

What tips do you use to keep your hair sleek, voluminous and glossy? Share them with us in the comments section below.

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