Let’s face it: Blowouts are expensive, and there’s nothing worse than having to wash your hair —and say goodbye to your gorgeous style—two days later. Luckily, with just a few easy steps, there are ways to make that blowout last through your Monday morning meeting to Friday night happy hour.
Day 1 - Ah, blowout day. Whether you get it done at the salon or DIY, nothing feels as satisfying as perfectly styled tresses. Enjoy it! When you go to sleep, make sure to twist your hair into a loose, messy bun at the top of your head and secure it with an alligator clip to prevents kinks. This step is crucial to getting your blowout to last. Do it every night!
Day 2- In the morning, take your hair out of the alligator clip, and voila—your blowout should still be in tact. Fluff it up with a brush before you leave the house, and add a little dry shampoo only if necessary. (You want to use the least amount of product as possible).
Day 3-By this day, you’ll probably need a little styling and dry shampoo to spruce up your strands. Apply a small amount of dry shampoo to your roots and gently massage it into your scalp. Then, use a large-barrel curling iron (1 1/2 to 2 inches depending on your hair length) to add a few waves to your hair. You should still have some of the volume and smoothness from the blowout, so adding a few waves will enhance your look.
Day 4- Headed to the gym before work and don’t think your style can outlive your sweat sesh? Think again! Before you head out simply throw your hair into a bun at the top of your head or French braid it. The key is to get your hair off your neck and away from sweat. (Moisture is a blowout’s worst nightmare!) When you’re done with your workout, gently dab off any sweat with a towel, and if necessary, apply dry shampoo and blow dry your roots with a round brush. Your waves should still be loosely in tact from the day before, so just touch up your ends with the curling iron.
Day 5-By now, your hair’s probably pretty greasy, so put it up in a cute topknot or a sleek pony. Wash it at night, apply a hair mask (we love Macadamia Nourishing Moisture Masque), and let it air dry to give it a break in between blowouts.
COVER: Steph Meyer
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