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How to Get Salon Styled Hair at Home

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March 24, 2016

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I’m not sure anything beats the amazing look and feel of salon styled hair. Especially for someone who has super unruly, thick and wavy hair, seeing how it looks after being professionally styled has always been like witnessing magic. For years, I would lament the fact that I could never get it as sleek, flown and shiny at home.

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But, once I learned the right steps and products I needed, getting salon styled hair at home was easy. It’s not as elusive as you may think, and can be achieved with a few budget friendly helpers.

You don't have to spend a ton of money to get salon-styled hair. See how to do it yourself at home! | Slashed Beauty

Good hair days have been more frequent since I moved across the street from a Sally Beauty. The store has such a vast collection of hair care products, and hundreds are under $10, you’re bound to find something that works for you without breaking the bank. Once you’ve got the right tools and routine down, you’ll save a ton of money by skipping the salon.

To Get Salon Worthy Hair at Home:

1. Prep with a Masque

The foundation of a good hair day starts in the shower. Find a hair masque that targets your personal hair type to give it that extra boost of nourishment it needs to play nicely when styling. My hair loves the Mystic Divine Nourishing Masque, which has Argan & Monoi oils that hydrate and tame frizz. I use this after shampooing, in lieu of my conditioner, letting it soak in for several minutes. After rinsing, I let my hair completely air dry.

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2. Protect Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

The worst thing I ever did to my hair when I was younger was heat styling without a heat protectant! This is key in not only maintaining healthy hair, but also making it look professionally done. I use the Beyond the Zone Turn Up the Heat Spray, which adds lightweight moisture while sealing the cuticle for a smooth finish. It coats my hair with a protective barrier against my hot tools so I don’t end up with breakage and fried ends. It also smells sooooo good, like cotton candy. Just sayin’.

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3. Find the Tool That Works for You

I think what discouraged me the most about styling my own hair in the past was that I couldn’t replicate a perfect blow out look on my own with a blow dryer alone. Once I realized that my hair was more manageable after air drying, it opened up my eyes to the fact that one hair routine does not fit all. Taking some time to figure out which hot tool works best for your hair is key in getting perfect hair days every time. My tool of choice? The InStyler 2-Way Max Rotating Iron, which can actually curl and straighten, and packs a little extra punch than a normal flat iron… just what my thick hair needs. Finding the tool that works perfectly with your hair is worth the investment. And no worries— Sally Beauty has a Love It or Return It money-back guarantee.

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4. Finishing Touches

Finally, smooth down any flyaways and revive your ends with a small amount of oil to boost shine and get the polished end result. I love the One ’N Only Argan Oil Treatment, which gives your hair the extra goodness it needs from essential fatty acids, Omega 6 and Vitamin E for gorgeous, healthy looking locks. It also provides UV protection to keep your hair from turning dull due to the elements.

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Next time you’re about to book that salon appointment for a sleek style, I dare you to try it yourself at home first! Try taking the Sally (Hair) Dare by picking up a new hair product under $10 from Sally Beauty and find your new holy grail hair routine. Like I said, if you find something you love, you’ll be saving a ton of money on professional styling. If you don’t love it, return it and try again! It takes trial and error, but it’s so worth it in the end.

How much do you think you could save on salon appointments by styling at home?

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21 Responses

  1. Ashley
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    I struggle with styling my hair with a blow dryer and a brush. Mostly because my hair is so thick and long, it’s impossible for me. I didn’t know Sally had that return policy. I might make the most out of that, now! I’m in love with you hair!

    • As you can see, my hair is also super thick and it makes it so cumbersome to style! It’s all about finding what’s right for you and having a return policy like that takes the stress out of it 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  2. The Pink Caboodle
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    Your hair looks fantastic! I have an Instyler as well, definitely worth the investment!

  3. Justina
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    You’ve got the best head of hair!

  4. Erika
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    Your hair looks fantastic. I am also hopeless at “real” blowouts, so I fake it. They need to make a big barrel InStyler. Like… 21/2 or 3 inches. Yeah.

  5. Carrie R
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    Your hair looks fabulous! I am always looking for new tips to get salon results at home because it saves me $$. 😉

  6. Cris Stone
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    Awesome tutorial! Thank you so much for a tutorial that even my hair impaired self can do!

  7. marciaf
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    You have gorgeous hair and Sally Beauty has fantastic items. A match made in heaven.

  8. Hilary
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    Love all of those products! How awesome!!! Your hair looks great.

  9. Nidia Doherty
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    Sleek hair on fleek! lol. I love BTZ products. Noodle Head is my fave!

  10. Kat D
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    YAS – looks amazing! I follow….3 out of the 4, lol. Step 1 I only do maybe a few times a year – yikes.

  11. PrimeBeauty
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    Looks beautiful, you’re the correct hair tools make all the difference!

  12. Aleya Bamdad
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    Your hair always looks beautiful. I have a sample of that argan oil ad I love it.

  13. Kristie
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    Looks great Miranda! Your hair is gorgeous.

  14. Carleen
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    I love my Instyler!

  15. Allison @neversaydiebeauty
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    I think oils are the greatest. Your straightening tool looks very interesting too

  16. Kim Porter
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    Great tips! I need to try that argan oil treatment

  17. Jessica H.
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    My hair is definitely under the “unruly” category lately. I need to pick up some of these products so hopefully my hair can look as good as yours does!

  18. Phyrra
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    Your hair is gorgeous!

  19. Ange
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    That oil is EVERYTHING

  20. Brooke @ Blushing Noir
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    I’m so in love with your hair! So gorgeous!

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