Natural hair Dominican blowout
Blowouts refer to the process of blow-drying the hair with an option to flat iron. The typical procedure involves using a blow-dryer with a comb attachment or using a handheld dryer while combing it out with a vent brush, paddle brush, Denman brush, or a round brush. After a blowout you are left with a relaxed, straighter look, but this typically won't deliver bone straight hair. To get the flat, shiny, moveable hair, you really need to use a flatiron. The straightened results of a blowout are temporary, and the length of time it lasts will depend on your hair texture, the weather where you live, and how you maintain your hair at night. Your hair will revert back to its natural texture the next time it gets wet.
This popular straightening procedure originates in the Dominican Republic and can be varied to suit your individual hair type.
The traditional procedure consists of the following:
- Shampoo the hair with a Dominican based product.
- Deep condition the hair under a hooded dryer for at least 15 min.
- Apply a Dominican based scalp oil, if necessary.
- Apply a heat protectant and roller set the hair and dry beneath a hooded dryer.
- Take down the rollers and blow-dry the roots with a round brush to straighten the roots. If necessary, you can blow-dry along the entire length of the hair.
- Roll and pin each blown section until it cools. When the blow-drying segment is complete, drop the curls. Wrap the hair for a smooth finish and long-term maintenance.
The result will be a silky smooth, moveable blowout with body, bounce, and shine. This will also last based on the hair type. Porous hair types can wear their Dominican Blowout for up to two weeks while non-porous hair could stretch to four weeks at a time. Maintain your blowout by performing the doobie or wrap, which involves wrapping the hair around the perimeter of your head, securing with long bobby pins every night before retiring for bed.
Curl reversion and damage
This treatment lasts an average of anywhere between 1-4 weeks. Your hair will revert back to its natural state when it gets wet. This technique requires high levels of heat and requires a heat protectant. Though a heat protectant will help, it will not prevent all heat damage. Precautions should be taken and the technique should be used sparingly so as to avoid permanent heat damage.
This treatment is best for healthy hair. Damaged or chemically treated hair will quickly break down with this method. The first sign of damage will be in the reduced strength of your curl pattern. Watch for this initial sign of damage and scale back at the onset.
Depending on the city or area you live in, it can cost between $25-$50 for a Dominican blowout.NATURALLYCURLY WRITER SHALIMARCAT BEFORE (LEFT) & AFTER (RIGHT) A KERASILK TREATMENT
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