The little things you can do to make your style last for the long haul.
Getting a good blowout might just be the most magical hair experience ever. Good blowout hair is like a Beyoncé music video hair toss. That is, until it’s the next day and it’s flat and greasy and, well, all the Yoncé magic is gone. So this is our pledge to master the three-day, long-lasting blowout by whatever means necessary. So that every morning, all your hair needs is a little of this (60 seconds or less!) and you’re set—quite literally. And we called in the big guns, a.k.a. Ted Gibson and Jen Atkin. Because, while this is a DIY in your own bathroom endeavor, it’ll at least look like it’s profresh.
Shampoos & Conditions
“I think shampoo and conditioner are the first steps in having beautiful, sexy hair! The type of shampoo and conditioner you use depends on the type of hair you have - you want to use the right products for your hair type. If you have damaged, unruly hair use products specifically for that.”
“Before getting your hair blown out, it’s important you use the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair type and texture.
For curly hair, I love Davines Love Shampoo and Conditioner
For damaged hair, I suggest Leonor Greyl Jasmine Shampoo and Hair Mask
For fine hair, Kevin Murphy Densifying Shampoo and Conditioner
For oily hair, Clear Total Care Shampoo and Conditioner”
"Generally speaking, I would recommend some form of a cleansing shampoo, but again, the conditioner could range from something heavier to something lighter, depending on the hair texture. As far as preparing to make a blowout last longer, there really isn’t any form of preparation that can be done, but after the fact, it’s the normal dos and don’ts such as: 1) Don’t get your hair wet. 2) Don’t do anything to sweat because you will be breaking the first rule. 3) Do not braid the hair either during the day or for sleeping at night. 4) When you do wake up, you will most likely need to blow dry a little to re-smooth and re-finish the hair after it has been slept on."
“Depending on how your hair is styled, you can sleep in a variety of twists, buns, or braids to control your strands. One of my favorite ways is to split the hair down the middle to the nape of the neck. Then twist the hair on both sides away from the face, wrapping into a loose ‘Princess Leia’ bun, leaving the ends out and pinning into place. When you wake up in the morning, remove the pins and let your waves fall free! I also suggest sleeping on silk pillowcases to avoid frizz and damage while your sleeping.”
“Sleep on silk pillowcases and put your hair in pin curls and hair nets. If all else fails, sleep sitting up!”
"When it comes to sleeping, and not causing too much friction in the hair, silk pillow cases will be your best friend. You will feel a little weird at first, but you will find that your hair will be much easier to sort out the following morning. Another possible solution to help maintain a smoother form of bedhead is to ponytail the hair, but it needs to sit low at the nape, and it has to be secured with something not so constricting such as a scrunchy."
“Flexible hold hairspray and baby powder will be a girl’s best friend during those few days in between blowouts.”
“I’m a firm believer in dry shampoo! You can just spray on the root to absorb oil and add volume or use on the ends for more airy texture. I love Balmain Dry Shampoo or R+Co Death Valley. Avoid using serums or anything oily if you want your blowout to last, as it will make the hair appear more greasy in a few days.”
"If you have an oily scalp, you can use a dry shampoo to absorb the excess oil, and then blow dry to re-smooth and re-finish the hair. It’s also best to protect the hair from the mid shaft through to the ends by utilizing some form of a serum, or spray shine, to maintain the shine effect of the hair. It’s only when the hair absorbs light that it tends to look drab or damaged, so maintaining the shine effect is really important."
“It’s fun to play around with different styles as the week progresses before washing your hair. I love a nice bouncy blowout on day 1, loose waves for day 2, a high voluminous pony for day 3, a sleek pony or bun for day 4, and wash on day 5!”