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The Perfect Blowout: Guest Blogger

The moment you start reading Alex Yeske’s dreams + jeans blog, you know one thing for sure: the girl has excellent taste. Musing on everything from fashion to beauty to design, the recent Syracuse grad has a knack for spotting pretty things — a skill that no doubt serves her well in her day job as a graphic designer for Madewell. This week, we’re lucky enough to have her guest blogging for us about everything from her beauty must-haves to how to get the perfect blow dry.

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My hair is naturally wavy and tends to get frizzy when there’s any sign of humidity. To keep my strands manageable and sleek, I have to blow it dry. Here’s my step-by-step to achieving the perfect blowout.

Tools you’ll need: A blow dryer with a nozzle, a round brush, leave-in conditioner, frizz tamer, and clips.

1. While hair is still very wet, spray a leave-in conditioner or detangler on it. (If you spray once your hair is already dry, you’ll end up with sticky strands.)

2. If you have bangs, dry them first to prevent any annoying cowlicks or waves from getting out of control. Be sure to have a nozzle on your dryer!

3. Without using a brush, get some of the moisture out of your hair by throwing your head over and using your dryer. Be careful and don’t let your hair get too dry.

4. Now apply a frizz tamer. I love using Moroccan Oil. Only apply from the middle of your hair to your ends.

5. Start with the back of your hair and pull sections forward as you dry. I started using a boar bristle brush and it’s made a huge difference. Work your way forward piece by piece. Keep each section small and make sure to layer the hair evenly on the brush for the best results.

Enjoy your straight, frizz-free hair! And remember, practice makes perfect so don’t beat yourself up if you don’t get it right away.

In case you’re interested in a super-clear visual, check out our video on how to master the blow out.

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