You know that feeling you get when you walk out of the salon with your fresh new perfect blow-out. You walk out into the street in slow-mo with your hair blowing in perfect directions, your outfit seems on-point, and everyone is staring at you. Okay, maybe not exactly but everyone does love a blowout whether it is from your hairstylist or from using your own techniques at home. But, how does one keep a blowout staying fresh and lasting longer than it took to get the look? There are many ways to keep your hair looking good for days with just a few touch-up and tricks.
1. Before you get or give yourself that amazing blowout, make sure you give your head of hair an amazing wash. Work the shampoo into your scalp and focus on that area, rinse and then shampoo again! Lather on conditioner and start at the roots, working your way up to the crown and avoid the top. You don’t want to have too much conditioner by your roots, because it could get oily much faster. Rinse your hair in lukewarm to cold water to lock in the cuticle. Make sure all residue is out of your hair. A through wash will keep your blowout lasting longer into the days.
2. Dry shampoo is your best friend and it is one of the best inventions out there. Spray some dry shampoo a few inches from scalp and brush your hair out. Remember you don’t have to wash your hair every day and going a few days without shampooing is actually beneficial to your scalp and hair. Washing daily strips your hair of essential oils that are needed to strengthen and grow hair. It is suggested to wash your hair 2 to 3 times a week even with an oily scalp. So, it’s okay to let that blowout stick around with doing all over again each day.
3. Try not to use too many finishing products such as hairspray when you first get your blowout. The products build-up residue which causes more oil, which could ruin the blowout after just one day. If you feel you need something for hold, use a lighter hold hairspray or just try to clip your hair to the side.
4. So you made it a couple days and you need to stretch it out maybe one or two more days, then a dry conditioner will save the day. Take a dry conditioner and spray only the ends working your way up to about half-way and brush your hair out. A dry conditioner will make your strands soft and glorious again. Bust out a hair straightener to fix any bend pieces and you’re good to go.