Protective hairstyles are an influential and bold way to keep your hair looking stylish. But if you want to elevate your look to new heights, a blowout haircut will take you out of your comfort zone and offer a one-of-a-kind style tailored to you.
What is a Blowout Haircut?
The main allure of blowouts is that no two styles are the same. It’s one of the few looks that varies distinctively between hair types and is easy to achieve on your own. By stretching your hair from the roots with a brush and hairdryer, you transform your locks into an afro or a pack of concise yet free-flowing tendrils on top of your head.
Blowout haircuts are a celebration for Black men and women to highlight their hair’s texture, culture, and individuality. For men, blowouts burst onto the scene along with a temple fade in the 1990s. However, the style remained relatively low-key until reality star Pauly D from “Jersey Shore” catapulted his blowout into pop culture fame. It’s become a dynamic and powerhouse hairstyle ever since.
How to Style a Blowout Haircut?
You can try this hairstyle whether your hair is wet from a quick shower or dry. You should coat your hair with a thermal protector shampoo and conditioner or oil, spray, etc. to protect your hair from heat damage.
After finishing either method above, the next step is to detangle your hair with your preferred detangling comb. Detangling your hair frees your hair of knots and decreases breakage as you brush and dry your hair at the same time.
Once you’re ready for the blowout, use the brush to pull your hair up from the roots to the edge. At the same time, move the blow-dryer in tangent with the brush. The blow dryer should hover over your hair and not lay directly on top of your hair. Repeat this process all over. The finished results should be as if you stuck your finger in an electric socket – hence the name blowout.
How to Maintain a Blowout Haircut?
Keeping your hair healthy is vital to protect your scalp and follicles while transitioning between styles. Once you master a blowout hairstyle, you’ll want to make it last as long as possible. Here are a few quick techniques you can take to ensure you always look your best.
- Try a hydrating repair shampoo. It will moisturize and cleanse your hair without stripping the follicles.
- Use a scalp massaging brush between blowouts or switching protective hairstyles. The right brand should decrease product build-up to help your scalp breathe better and promote hair growth.
- Sleep with a satin bonnet or on a pillowcase. Cotton pillowcases dry out your hair, while satin keeps your natural moisture intact.
#1 Thick Curly Hair
Here’s a charismatic style that’s suitable for guys with thick and fine hair. A low fade near the sideburns and a curved sightline around the neckties in with the strong curls on top. Your locks will sync up beautifully with a beard.
#2 Frizzy Puerto Rican Blowout Haircut
Men of color also find the blowout hairstyle easy to experiment with. This example opts for a taper along the forehead, towards the sideburns, and around the back to blend in with the soft spools of frizzy hair.
#3 Low-Key Blowout Haircut
Natural curly hair already does half the work for an awesome blowout. Coat an activator gel through your curls to maintain its definition, and then let your hair air dry on its own. Once it’s mostly dry, use a quick blow-dry to seal the deal.
#4 Natural And Curly
If your hair is straight with subtle curls before attempting a blowout hairstyle, you’ll want to use a curling spray for significant volume. With the right amount of product, the heat from the blow dryer should shape and hold your hair into a thick patch of curls. The slick fade with curls offers the best of both worlds.
#5 Spiky Blowout Fade Haircut
Subtle curls are a great foundation for a blowout too. Section your hair into smaller ponytails across your scalp and take your time drying each area. The results will isolate the strands into soft yet effect sponge-like spikes.
#6 Dyed Afro
With enough meticulous detangling and attention to detail with the help of a hairstylist, you can morph your hair into a football-inspired oval that sharpens your profile. It’s an extraordinarily light style that you will barely feel resting on the top of your head.
#7 Disconnected Afro Haircut
Similar to most examples on this list, a shadow temp fade brings out the sharp facial features and combines with the low afro on top. A sophisticated line-up starts about an inch or so lower than the afro to create a unique disconnected look.
#8 Curly Top with Clean Fade
Short curls can make just as big of an impact as a full afro. The actual blowout for this look should be swift to the coils enough to slightly expand but not spiral out of control. The finished product flows freely in the front to instill a captivating peek-a-boo effect.
#8 Blowout Fade Haircut with Fringe
Sometimes ringlets take the shape of a sponge, which makes it perfect for a Mohawk effect. The key is to stretch the curls across the center of your head. This easygoing wall of hair will inevitably stop people in their tracks.
#9 Double Lines Blowout Haircut
A medium fade and afro are iconic on their own, but a set of double lines add a touch of effortless cool that few hair elements can compete with. Here, two pointed designs etch into the short trim in the back and infuse the style with a fashion-forward flair.