Getting a blowout is one of the most lavish things you can do to your hair. A good blowout consists of a soothing wash and scalp massage, satisfying brushes running through your hair, products that smell like blooming tulip gardens, and of course, a blow-dry that will bring you and your hair back to life.
Something as extravagant as that can definitely be pricey and is a luxury you might not be able to afford often, so it’s important to learn how to make your blowout last. With the help of this list of blowout hacks, your fourth-day blowout will look just as good as the moment you walked out of the salon on day one.
Let it Be
Just as the Beatles sang, “let it be, let it be, let it be.” Sure, they might’ve been talking about life, but the lyrics also ring true when it comes to your hair the day you get your blowout. When you first get your blowout, you’re instinctively going to want to run your fingers through it and play with your hair all day long, but please resist this urge! After your blowout, your hair will be in it’s most perfect form, so you don’t want to ruin it by placing oils from your hands in it. While you’re at it, also refrain from adding any hair products to your hair, as they will just weigh your hair down and ruin the clean freshness of your hair.
Sleep with a Satin or Silk Pillowcase
Aside from not touching your hair, the next best thing you can do to prolong your blowout is to always sleep with a satin or silk pillowcase. These materials are great for your hair because they prevent frizz that cotton pillowcases also promote. To protect your hair, even more, you can either sleep with a silk cap on your head or put your hair into a loose braid or loose bun before calling it a night.
Be Hot, but Not Too Hot
Getting a blowout will automatically make you 10 times hotter, but let that be the only heat you’re around! To further prolong your blowout, try to avoid sweating as much as possible. This means, turning on the AC and skipping your afternoon spin class, if possible. If your workout routine is super strict, and can’t avoid breaking a sweat, minimize the moisture to your hair by wearing a moisture-wicking headband.
Dry Shampoo Will Be Your New BFF
If you’ve never used dry shampoo before, you’re definitely going to be using it once you get your first blowout. Because your goal is to keep your blowout intact and avoid getting your hair wet, the only way to clean your hair for the span of a week or so is to use dry shampoo. Whether you need a slight pick-me-up or a deep dive, Redken has two glorious options to pick from.
Eventually, you will need to re-style your hair, once your blowout has lost a bit of its freshness. Since you still haven’t washed your hair at this point, and are trying to prolong your blowout, you’ll want to use as minimal styling products as possible. A great style to do is a simple wave or curl. Using a barrel curling iron, gently curl strands of your hair and lightly run your freshly washed fingers through your hair to loosen the curls. Then, to add a bit of volume, consider utilizing KEVIN.MURPHY DOO.OVER to add hold and movement to your hair!