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7 Tips to Make Your Blowout Last

make your blowout last

There’s nothing more satisfying than leaving the salon with a fresh blowout.  You may try to look on Pinterest for the best ways to blow dry your hair like a pro, but there’s just something about having a stylist do it for you.

Although your Victoria’s Secret moment won’t last forever, you can prolong it.  Depending on your hair type and preference, you can keep your blowout fresh for up to seven days.  

Here are some quick tips and fixes on how to make your blowout last.

 

1. Prep by clarifying

Wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo to remove any product buildup and make sure your hair is squeaky clean.  When you blow dry your hair, you will notice your hair is way more voluminous!

2. Only use products you need

Piling on a bunch of different products after you clarify your hair is the wrong thing to do.  This will just lead to more product buildup, which will weigh down your hair.  Instead, only use products you absolutely need such as serum or oil for dry ends.

 

3. Spritz some dry shampoo

Right after you finish blow drying your hair, spritz some dry shampoo at the roots.  This will extend your blowout by preventing an oil that may form over the next couple days.

 

4. Opt for beach waves

Is your hair starting to look greasy but you’re not quite ready to wash your hair?  Use a texturizing or sea salt spray to give your hair natural texture.  The added volume take the attention away from your roots.  

 

5. Break out that shower cap

Although you can go a few days without washing your hair, you may not feel the same way about washing your body (hopefully).  Before you shower, put your hair up into a small bun and secure with a clip.  Cover your hair with a shower cap, which will protect your hair from the moisture and humidity and keep your hair frizz free.

 

6. Swap pillowcases

If you’re still sleeping on the same cotton pillowcase from college, it’s time for an upgrade.  Silk pillowcases offer many benefits, including preventing wrinkles and even bed head.  Unlike cotton, silk won’t create any friction when you’re tossing and turning at night.  Say bye bye to waking up with knotted hair!

7. Bedtime top knot

Another way to prolong your blowout while you sleep is to tie your hair up into a high, loose bun and secure with a scrunchie.  When you take down your hair in the morning, you will have voluminous roots and big, bouncy hair.