Who doesn't love the glamorous feeling that comes from a fresh blowout? There's just one problem: That glamorous feeling is fleeting.
Sure, those of us who are willing to rock Princess Leia buns overnight may hang onto our perfectly blown locks for an extra day. But one look at those drooping roots on day two and it's all over — unless you know a few of the simple secrets stylists use to make a blowout last all week.
Day One: Prepare For Bed
After spending the day enjoying the worry-free glamour you paid for, preserve the beauty before your head hits the pillow. Nothing kills a new blowout like the ravages of bedhead. This is where the aforementioned Princess Leia buns come in. If you don't feel up to defeating galactic warlords in your sleep, opt for a low ponytail instead.
However you choose to style your hair, treat it gently. Use scrunchies to pull it back or roll it into buns. Take a bath rather than a shower.
Day Two: Fix Droopy-Looking Locks
Resist the urge to grab your dry shampoo. Oribe Superfine Hairspray is the style-saving choice. Flip your hair upside down and using a paddle brush, apply this medium hold hairspray to your roots. This will guard against further drooping without weighing down your hair.
Day Three: Revive Greasy Hair
Your hair needs to rediscover volume and structure on day three. Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray breaks down oil without leaving a matte finish. Use it sparingly, only two to three spritzes from root to tip. For curly hair, add moisturizing cream. For fine hair, add a healthy shot of Soft Dry Conditioner Spray.
Day Four: Save Yourself From Bedhead
Now it's time to reach for your Foundation Mist and Cote D’Azur Hair Refresher. Wet your hair down with a spray bottle to add body and remove product build-up. Spray the Foundation Mist through your roughly dried roots to clean them and quickly sweep your hair with a flat iron. Add a bit of Hair Refresher to finish your look.
Day Five: Remove Product Build-Up
Your goal: Remove product residue with a salt spray or Run-Through Detangling Primer. Then, style with a cute hairline twist or headband.
The Salon by Lora Brown in Amarillo is focused on the highest quality of service and individual attention. The Salon offers cuts, colors and styling. When the time comes around for your next blowout, contact us.
Lora Brown is a master stylist and the owner of The Salon by Lora Brown. She has worked in the salon industry for 30 years.