There’s nothing quite like the feeling of stepping out of a salon with a stunning blowout that leaves your hair looking flawless. The challenge is maintaining your fresh look for as long as possible. The good news is that with a little care and the right techniques, you can make your salon blowout last much longer than you might think!
Start with a Solid Foundation
The key to a long-lasting blowout begins even before your stylist picks up a blow dryer. Ask your stylist to use a lightweight volumizing product or mousse to add lift and structure to your hair. This foundation will help your hair maintain its shape and volume for longer.
Use the Right Pillowcase
Swap out your cotton pillowcase for a silk or satin one. These materials create less friction and reduce the likelihood of hair breakage and frizz. Your blowout will glide smoothly over the pillow, preserving it while you sleep.
To avoid waking up with a flat, messy blowout, consider trying the “pineapple” technique. Gather your hair on top of your head and secure it with a loose scrunchie. This prevents your hair from getting flattened while you sleep and helps maintain volume and curls.
Embrace Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo is your secret weapon for extending the life of your blowout. As your hair’s natural oils start to creep in, use dry shampoo at the roots to absorb excess oil and refresh your hair. This will also add volume, making your blowout look as good as new.
Hands Off Your Salon Blowout!
Constantly touching your hair can transfer oils from your hands, causing your blowout to become greasy and lose its shape. Try to avoid running your fingers through your hair and resist the temptation to play with it. The less you touch, the longer it will last.
Before bed, gather your hair into a loose bun or braid to prevent tangling and frizz. Consider using a silk or satin hair wrap to protect your hair as you sleep. Applying a small amount of leave-in conditioner on the ends can also help maintain moisture and prevent dryness.
Shield from the Elements
Weather conditions can wreak havoc on your blowout. On rainy or humid days, consider using a light-hold hairspray to create a barrier against moisture. If you’re heading outdoors, wear a hat to shield your hair from wind, rain, and UV rays.
Revive with a Blow Dryer
If your blowout starts to lose its luster, you can revive it by using a blow dryer on a cool setting. Gently reapply heat to reshape and freshen your hair without causing damage.
Even with the best care, your blowout won’t last forever. Schedule regular trims to maintain your hair’s health and prevent split ends. As your blowout starts to fade, consider transitioning into other hairstyles, like chic updos or loose waves. Schedule an appointment with your Cost Cutters, Supercuts or Holiday Hair stylist today!