Turn Up The Volume: Blow Out Challenge

A salon perfect blowout out at home… Sounds skeptical right? Or at the very least, a lot of work. But what if I told you it’s not?

Dove recently launched their new Volume & Fullness shampoo and conditioner exclusively available at Dollar General. It provides body and bounce that lasts all day. Plus, its lightweight formula gently nourishes and cleanses hair without weighing it down. Hello VS Angel Hair!

SIDE NOTE: I have always been a huge fan of Dove and was so excited to hear they are now “Cruelty Free” certified from Peta!! Such fantastic news!! Now, back to my luscious locks….

I decided to put it to the test with a Blow Out Challenge to see if my hair could really “Fall into Fullness”. If you know me, you know I love a good blowout and I love BIG BIG VOLUMINOUS hair.

Early Morning:

To get started, I simply washed my hair using the shampoo and conditioner then allowed it to air dry for a few minutes before going in with my dryer and a round brush. Working section by section, I dryed my hair and quickly noticed it took me much less time that blow drying my hair typically takes….HUGE BONUS.

Normally after drying my hair, I feel like my roots instantly get oily and heavy, which quickly results in little to no volume. To my surprise, my roots looked fresh and light, not weighted down. The volume overall was already quite impressive.

I love some curls so I used my iron to toss in a few to put their hold to the test using my new shampoo and conditioner too. Now, time to start the day.

Mid-Day Check In:

I’ve already gotten quite and bit done today, lots of cleaning, laundry, errands and playing with Mia of course. My hair still looks amazing and I haven’t needed the usual fluffing I find myself doing on blowout days. YAY!

Date Night Check In:

So we just got back from a long awaited and much needed date night. We had the most amazing time and totally danced our pants off…not literally, lol. After driving all the way up to LA, dancing the night away, then going to dinner afterwards, I am so happy with how my hair held up. It seriously looks just as good as it did this morning. As you can imagine, I’m pretty pooped so it’s time to hit the sack. PRO TIP: Before I slip into bed, I grab a seamless hair tie or scrunchie, and twist my hair into a slightly loose bun directly on top of my hair. Secure with a a hair tie and I am good to go.

Turn Up The Volume: Blow Out Challenge

Next Morning:

After sliding out of the sheets, I head to the bathroom for a little blowout maintenance. I gently release my hair from my bun and flip my hair upside down. Using just my fingers, I do a quick comb through before flipping back. Next comes the secret to maintaining your blowout through a second day. I spray a little of the Dove Volume & Fullness Dry Shampoo into my roots and allow it to sit for a few moments before using my fingers to work it in. The dry shampoo gets rid of any oil in the roots and brings back any volume lost from it. It’s the perfect morning or mid day pick me up to restore or even build more volume. I seriously never leave home without a can in my purse.

By now, you’re probably running your fingers through your hair imagining how much more voluminous it could be. So what are you waiting for?! Head over to Dollar General. And girl, today is your lucky day! From now until November 18th, you can save $2 when you buy any two bottles of Dove Shampoo or Conditioner products. CLICK HERE to find a store near you!


xoxo – Nicole

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