We all know that when you wake up, your hair is not going to look like your blow out the previous day. But we’re here to change that.
There are few things in this world that make us feel as good as when our hair is freshly blown out, locks all bouncy and swishy. Va-va-voom hair gives us that extra boost of confidence, and with that, we feel as if we can conquer the world. That is, till its time to go to bed.
We all know that when you wake up, your hair is not going to look anything like it did the day before. But we’re here to change that. Following our tips will help prolong the life of your blow out and make sure your hair look sexy for as long as it can.
The trick to making your blow dry last lies in how you treat your hair before you dry it. Make sure to cleanse it thoroughly to remove all excess oil. Shampoo twice if you need to and use very little conditioner – only on the lengths.
Keep it simple
Using multiple products to prep your hair will only weigh it down, making it look flat. Instead, stick to using just two – a heat protectant and styling product that will help keep your hair looking sleek and frizz-free.
Once your stylist is done with the blow dry, make sure he blasts your locks with cool air from the dryer. This helps seal the cuticles, minimise frizz, enhance shine and make the blow out last longer.
We know your hair is completely irresistible at this point and that it’s hard not to keep running your fingers through it but stop touching your hair. Not only will it ruin your style, it will also transfer oils and dirt from your hands to your hair – weighing it down and shortening the life of your blow out. So remember: hands off.
Sleeping on your hair can instantly ruin your fabulous blow out. So when it’s time to hit the pillow gently roll your hair into two top knots and tie a silk scarf around your head. Or sleep on a silk or satin pillowcase that allows the hair to slip around rather then rub against it as it does with a cotton pillow cover. You can truly maximise your beauty sleep with these tips.
Use a good quality shower cap – the kind that has cotton or toweling at the band will help keep moisture at bay while showering. And because your bathroom is likely to be steamed up after your shower, make sure you only take it off once you’re outside.
If you’re thinking of skipping your workout in order to save your blow out, don’t. All you need to do is keep your hair off your face and neck where you’re likely to sweat. Spritz in some dry shampoo and pin up your hair at the base of your neck. And don’t forget to wear a sweat wicking head band!