The Easiest Way To Get A Salon Blowout At Home

If you're following me on Instagram, you know that I started straightening my hair after I had postpartum hair loss. My hair is pretty thick and curly, so I was ending up with HUGE knots that took about ten minutes to brush out in the shower. Plus, my hair was getting tangled within a day of being washed. It looked horrible and felt even worse, so I decided this was as good a time as any to start straightening my hair. I've always wanted to be the type of girl that does her hair and tries to look nice, so this sort of gave me the excuse I needed to just get it done. So, I decided to try the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer and holy cow. I’m a convert!

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I always hated the process of straightening my hair, and I especially hated the way it felt and smelled after being straightened. Overall it wasn't really worth the effort. That is, until I found the magic wand of hair tools! Seriously, this thing is a godsend and it totally changed the game for me! Most of all, my hair looks, feels, and SMELLS healthy. #hairstraighteningtips #blowdryhair #hairtutorialseasy

I always hated the process of straightening my hair- it left my hair feeling really damaged and brittle, with a lovely fried smell on top of it. Overall it wasn't really worth the effort. That is, until I found the magic wand of hair tools. Seriously, this thing is a godsend and it totally changed the game for me! It works quickly, it's super easy to use, and it leaves my hair full of body. Most of all, my hair looks, feels, and SMELLS healthy. No more fried smell for this gal!

I've told several friends about this magic tool and they all went and got it (seriously... all of them!) so I thought it might be helpful to write a blog post about it for anyone who's either on the fence, or doesn't know about this tool at all. I imagine it's a sad life to be living, smashing your hair in a flat iron or trying to juggle a round brush and a blow dryer. I mean, I know because I lived that life haha so this way is much easier.

The process is really simple. For starters, I add a small amount of heat protecting spray in my hair. This helps to (duh) protect my hair but I also think it keeps it from getting too frizzy.

I always hated the process of straightening my hair, and I especially hated the way it felt and smelled after being straightened. Overall it wasn't really worth the effort. That is, until I found the magic wand of hair tools! Seriously, this thing is a godsend and it totally changed the game for me! Most of all, my hair looks, feels, and SMELLS healthy. #hairstraighteningtips #blowdryhair #hairtutorialseasy

After that, the process is simple. I separate my hair into sections using a jaw clip and sectioning clips. Then, I take a small section and run the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer through several times, making sure to get the roots and ends, which both seem to be the most troublesome. The roots always seen to stay curly, and with a flat iron this is where I end up burning myself. However, with this tool I don't have to worry!

I want to talk a minute about how this tool works, because it was slightly different than I originally thought. It’s literally a hair dryer within a round brush. So, it sounds like a blow dryer and has 3 temperature settings- high, low and cool. It doesn’t get hot like an iron or twirl like other tools. So, to get it to work you twist your wrist like you would with a round brush. Except your other hand is free, which makes it much easier than trying to juggle both a brush and a blow dryer.

I always hated the process of straightening my hair, and I especially hated the way it felt and smelled after being straightened. Overall it wasn't really worth the effort. That is, until I found the magic wand of hair tools! Seriously, this thing is a godsend and it totally changed the game for me! Most of all, my hair looks, feels, and SMELLS healthy. #hairstraighteningtips #blowdryhair #hairtutorialseasy
I always hated the process of straightening my hair, and I especially hated the way it felt and smelled after being straightened. Overall it wasn't really worth the effort. That is, until I found the magic wand of hair tools! Seriously, this thing is a godsend and it totally changed the game for me! Most of all, my hair looks, feels, and SMELLS healthy. #hairstraighteningtips #blowdryhair #hairtutorialseasy

Since the ends of my hair are always the most damaged, I pay them special attention. After I blow dry each section, I twirl it so that it ends up with a little bit of a curl. I like doing this so that it’s not just straight, and it also prevents me from having to use a curling wand afterwards. I think it also helps that my hair naturally has a curl.

I always hated the process of straightening my hair, and I especially hated the way it felt and smelled after being straightened. Overall it wasn't really worth the effort. That is, until I found the magic wand of hair tools! Seriously, this thing is a godsend and it totally changed the game for me! Most of all, my hair looks, feels, and SMELLS healthy. #hairstraighteningtips #blowdryhair #hairtutorialseasy

The Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer is honestly my favorite straightening tool, and I have plenty of them! It's the only one that's sustainable for keeping my hair straight, week after week. It only takes me about 20 minutes and I can do it fresh out of the shower, which really helps. The results speak for themselves- look at this amazing shine and body! I don't even need to use a finishing oil after, because it just looks so good. Even without the curl, my ends still look good. I could never say that about flat ironing it! The ends were always dead and scraggly looking.

I always hated the process of straightening my hair, and I especially hated the way it felt and smelled after being straightened. Overall it wasn't really worth the effort. That is, until I found the magic wand of hair tools! Seriously, this thing is a godsend and it totally changed the game for me! Most of all, my hair looks, feels, and SMELLS healthy. #hairstraighteningtips #blowdryhair #hairtutorialseasy

If you're looking to straighten or style your hair regularly, you owe it to yourself to get this Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer! It's not the cheapest tool, but at around $60 it also isn't the most expensive (looking at you, Dyson). In my opinion, it is a very worthwhile investment and it’s a total necessity for me now!

TGIF 90's Themed Slumber Party

Thank God it's Friday, amirite guys?! Fridays have always been one of my favorite days of the week, but I think they were better back in the 90's. You know, back when you were in school and Fridays meant you didn't have to come home and immediately do homework so you felt like a real kid? And what was the best part of Fridays? Watching TGIF and having sleepovers! I remember disliking any Friday evening plans that interfered with watching my favorite shows on TGIF. Didn't these people understand that I had to know if Sabrina discovered the Spellman Family Secret?! 

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To recreate some of the magic (hah, see what I did there?) I decided to throw a 90's TGIF themed slumber party. This party is chock-full of the fun stuff you were obsessed with as a 90's tween, therefore generating the maximum amount of nostalgia. 

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Sleepovers are more fun with friends, but if you want to do it alone and binge watch Boy Meets World while eating Cosmic brownies and guzzling kool-aid, I won't judge you. I'll probably be doing the same thing! 

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Since sleepovers mean staying awake until the sun comes up, you have to make some sleep masks to be able to get some beauty rest. They're super easy to do with this tutorial by Aww, Sam.

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Another thing we loved to do at slumber parties was talk about boys. Since we were way too shy to actually talk to the boys we liked, MASH was extremely helpful in discovering which one was destined to become our husband. There was nothing better than laughing with friends as we predicted the future together- even if it meant that we would live in a shack with that guy in class that picked his nose. 

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I loved taking quizzes to find out which tv character I was most like. I was also intrigued by these cootie catcher fortune things, so I combined them into one SUPER handy apparatus. Because how can you consider your slumber party a success unless you know if you are more like Feeny or Topanga? 

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I've also created this handy shopping list so that you'll be sure to have the full TGIF menu.

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And this handy dandy banner to spice up your life. To make the pompom garland, all you need is a needle and some embroidery floss. Easy peasy!

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I also HAD to make this Dunkaroos recipe from Eat Yourself Skinny!

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Every slumber party needs a goodie bag! How amazing are these pouches from Target's dollar section?! They're so very 90's. What goes in these beauty pouches? Bonne Belle chapstick, roll-on glitter, a mani-pedi kit, stationary, and ring pops, duh.

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Pssst. Looking for some assistance planning your next big event? I can help! Visit my virtual party planning services page for more info and pricing.

Want to up the ante? Try some of these awesome tutorials! 

90’s Pun Valentines because we always LOVED cutting things out of magazines and making collages.

Barbie Pushpins and Pink Corkboard so your desk can be awesome too!

Spice Girls Rainbow Spa Slumber Party so you can pamper yourself AND spice up your life in the process!

Polly Pocket Iron On Tee which comes with FREE printables! Just have everyone bring a t-shirt.

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Don't forget your inflatable chair!

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Looking for more party ideas? Check out my party inspiration Pinterest board!

What was your favorite part of sleepovers? I've gotta know! Is it crafting, makeovers, movies, eating!? Let me know in the comments below.