The 8 Products You Need to Fake a Blowout

When you don't have time to make it to the salon, but you want your hair to look like you did, it all comes down to using the right products. Here are eight of our favorites to help you get a perfect DIY blowout, listed in the order you should use them.

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Drybar Happy Hour Blowout Shampoo

A perfect blowout starts with a clean head of hair. This shampoo removes product buildup, letting root boosters and shine sprays penetrate your strands for a voluminous, silky look without stripping your color. $24, shop.thedrybar.com

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Phytovolume Actif Volumizer Spray 

Spray this heat-activated spray onto your roots (it works wonders on fine hair) after towel-drying for an extra boost of volume, which is the key to getting a bouncy blowout that looks like a pro did it. $29, beauty.com

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Living Proof Blowout

To protect your locks from any heat damage it might incur during blow-drying and styling, this nonsticky spray is your go-to. Plus, you can use it on second-day hair, too, as a style refresher (it has a medium level of hold to keep your blowout in place). $24, livingproof.com

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ghd Air Professional Performance Hair Dryer

Designed with advanced ionic technology (it reduces frizz and delivers mega smoothing action), this salon-quality dryer was developed in collaboration with top stylists to give you everything you need to achieve a supermodel-worthy blowout all by yourself. $225, sephora.com

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T3 BodyWaver Styling Iron

A tourmaline- and ceramic-infused barrel (its unique hollow design allows heat to disperse more evenly onto hair from the outside), this shine-boosting styler will give you big, voluminous waves without damaging your hair. $149, macys.com

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Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Humidity Hair Spray 

There’s nothing worse than achieving a perfect style, only to walk outside and have it fall flat. This ultradry hairspray formula locks in your blowout while blocking humidity (hello pesky frizz!) with a combination of organic bamboo and kendi oil. $18, sephora.com

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BlowPro The Perfect Shower Cap

To keep your blowout in tip-top condition between washes, shield it from moisture with this 360-degree protective shower cap, which features a terry cloth liner that soaks up steam so it won’t ruin your waves. $18, nordstrom.com

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Batiste Dry Shampoo

One of the key steps to maintaining your blowout is using dry shampoo. This version (we love its clean, refreshing scent) soaks up excess oil to get rid of the dreaded greasy look and adds body to strands that fall a bit flat. $8, ulta.com

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