Is it time for a length check, or do you want to stretch out your hair with minimum heat? A blowout might be a good idea. It will not make your hair as sleek as flat ironing; however, it will give some length to your tight curls, coils or waves.
Many people use the tension method to blow dry their hair, but it takes a long time and may not give you that fully blown out look. If you use a blow dryer with different comb and brush attachments or a 3in1 dryer, this can cut down drying time and provide a flawless finish.
In this video posted by My Natural Sistas you can see a quick and easy way to achieve a blowout.
Some important things to note from this video are: detangle before blow drying, separate hair into small sections and always use a heat protectant to protect those beautiful curls.
Here is a video that reviews some of the best heat protectants by Shea Moisture. However, a quick google or Pinterest search can give you many product options.
There are many styling options with blow outs, so you can try different styles each time. For example, you can do bantu knot outs, wand curls, flexi rod sets and braid outs. Blow outs can also be worn naturally, just pineapple hair at night to preserve the style. If you want a sleeker look, a blowout is also a perfect base for flat ironing.