A fresh blowout is the perfect addition to any outfit. Whether you have a big event coming up or just want to give your hair a bit of extra flair for the weekend, a salon blowout is the way to go. Though it’s important to check out different types of blowouts before heading to the salon, your hairstylist can help you choose a technique or added treatment that works best with your hair.
The aftercare of a blowout is just as important as the blowout itself! It’s super important to take care of your hair after it has been blown out and styled so it stays luscious, healthy-looking and full of body for as long as possible. Here are a few tips to help make your blowout last for days!
What Makes a Blowout So Special?
There’s nothing like getting a fresh haircut, new color or treatment done at the salon. It’s both a treat to yourself and a fun way to prepare for a trip or special event. When it comes to blowouts in particular, a professional stylist does it best. In addition to their knowledge, experience and training, your favorite stylist has access to an array of top-notch tools and professional hair styling products for blowouts that can work some serious magic on your hair in a way that just doesn’t quite look the same at home.
When it comes to a professional blowout, there are different styles, looks and techniques to choose from. If you’re not exactly sure what you want in terms of results, do a bit of research and take a look at different types of blowouts. You might even start by searching for some of your favorite celebrities, their hairstylists and which blowouts they receive often. Be sure to take your hair length and type into account so you can narrow down your results accordingly.
Tips for a Long Lasting Blowout
Keep It Volumized:
If you’re a fan of a big blowout that’s full of dimension and body, then you know it’s important to keep that volume going for as long as possible. After a blowout, most people experience a decrease in volume as soon as the next day. This might be caused by movement, sleeping on the hair or simply gravity, but thankfully there are ways to give a deflated blowout a bit more oomph.
If you’re experiencing a decrease in volume after getting your hair blown out, grab a bottle of salon hairspray and spray in between the sections of your hair. You can also flip your hair over and spray a little bit of hairspray right near the roots. Make sure to brush out the ends of the hair after spraying to keep your blowout looking healthy and shiny!
Add Some Texture:
In some cases, your blowout might be in need of a texture refreshment. This also tends to happen after sleeping on a blowout or brushing through it the next morning. To get your texture level back to where it was when you left the salon, choose a few professional texture hair products to help you get the job done.
Since you’re not washing your hair or getting it wet, a dry texture spray is a great option. Spray it at the roots and throughout the layers of your hair to ensure textured strands all day.
Utilize Your Dry Shampoo:
You should wait until at least day two or three for dry shampoo because it can mattify the hair and take away from the look of your shiny blowout! However, no one likes greasy roots, so when the time is right, flip your hair over and spray a moderate amount of dry shampoo over your scalp. Leave it for about a minute and then massage your fingers into your scalp to help it set in a bit more. This will leave your hair looking fresh and healthy without a real wash — plus, it creates grit and helps your blowout hold its style until you’re ready to use a professional shampoo and conditioner to start the process over again.
Pamper Your Blowout:
Part of keeping your blowout looking great for days involves using the right products and accessories. For example, always gather your hair into a shower cap before you shower in order to keep your hair from getting wet or changing its shape in the steam. It’s also a good idea to treat your blowout (and yourself) to a silk or satin pillowcase at night. These pillowcases reduce bedhead and hair loss — plus, they’re good for your skin and prevent wrinkles!