10 Ways to Extend Your Blowout
Glorious shine and perfect texture are signs of a professional blowout. As hard as women try to achieve this look at home, it’s just not the same experience or result as sitting in the stylist chair at your favorite salon. One wish many women would like to achieve is keeping the blowout longer than a day or two. The following tips will help you extend your blowout between salon visits.
1. Get Your Hair Squeaky Clean
Before visiting the salon for your blowout clean your hair and scalp. Hair product, oil and dirt buildup can impact how long your blowout will last. If you don’t have time to shampoo your hair at home, ask the stylist to shampoo your hair twice.
2. Shower Carefully
The last thing any woman wants after an amazing blowout is for a shower to ruin it. To prevent this from happening use a shower cap. Add an extra level of protection by purchasing a lined shower cap. If you can’t find a lined shower cap you can create your own by wrapping a scarf around your hair then placing a plastic shower cap over it.
3. Sleep Right
Investing in satin pillow cases is essential to prevent frizz overnight. To prevent your hair from becoming a tangled mess and ruining your blowout use a soft fabric scrunchy to pull your hair up into a loose bun. If you don’t move too much while you sleep you can just leave your hair down and sweep it to the opposite side you are lying on so you don’t get it matted. Always avoid traditional elastic hair ties since they cause denting and creasing that can negatively impact your blowout.
4. Refresh the Right Way
Women tend to reach for the dry shampoo as soon as roots start to droop. While dry shampoo is usually a great tool, in this case, it will cause your blowout to lose its shine and have a matte texture. Instead, reach for a light-hold hairspray and spray your roots while holding your head upside down. Then flip your hair back to normal and the volume should hold all day.
5. Deal with the Dirt and Grime
Usually, by day four it will be obvious your hair is dirty. However, you don’t have to panic just yet. Invest in a high-quality salt spray for your hair. It is a miracle worker since it breaks down product residue, oil and grime leaving your hair looking refreshed.
6. Change the Style
At some point, your blowout is going to start looking less than desirable. This is your chance to switch up the style. This is where you can get creative by trying modern sophisticated braid styles. You can also use a curling iron to create textured waves and a tousled look. Creating this style with dirty hair is a benefit since it holds the curl better.
7. Grab the Dry Shampoo
In the earlier days after your blowout you were discouraged to use dry shampoo, but later in the week, you definitely want to use this style-saving necessity. Carefully use the dry shampoo by collecting a small section of your hair measuring about 2” inches wide. Gently mist the underside of the cluster of hair. Keep repeating the process until you have covered all of your hair. Once you are finished use your fingertips to carefully work the shampoo into your roots. Avoid spraying a large amount directly onto your scalp because it can create product overload.
8. Avoid Brushing
At some point, you might become desperate and grab your trusty brush. Don’t do this! Using a brush will actually remove hairstyling products and lessen the strength of the dry shampoo. It will also glide your natural oils from your scalp through the entire length of your hair causing it to look greasy. When you have the urge to run a brush through your hair, stop and repeat the dry shampoo step.
9. Change Your Part
Simply changing your part will immediately hide greasy roots. Depending on your preference and face shape, you can choose to part your hair to the side, down the center or try an off-center part. The goal is to disguise greasy roots while maintaining a flattering style.
10. Transform Your Blowout
One of the most common blowouts clients request is the sleek, straight style. Straight hair tends to show greasy roots easier then textured blowouts. Once your hair has become greasy and you already used the dry shampoo, your next option is to turn your straight style into something new. You can use this situation as an opportunity to create easy upswept styles or braids. A sleek ponytail can create a professional or casual look.
Extending your blowout is easier than you expect. Once you become familiar with the tips listed above, the procedure will become second nature. In the beginning try to maintain the exact style of the blowout, then focus on refreshing the style. Once you have reached few days past your blowout consider changing your part and style.
If you have chosen a textured blowout you can refresh it with a curling iron. You can also try a casual updo that allow tresses to frame your face. Straight blowouts can be extended as long as possible with the use of dry shampoo and careful showering. Once you have reached the up-do stage of extending your blowout, you will be looking forward to your next visit to the salon and begin the process again.