1. Don’t fight against you hair’s own natural texture. If it’s curly or wavy, that spring is going to come out faster in the heat and humidity no matter how painstakingly straight you get it on day one. For my naturally wavy and fine hair, I always ask my stylist for a blowout with movement and bounce. At Blow, Vinette twisted a round brush out at my ends which gave my style just the kick it needed.
2. Sleep is the enemy of the blowout. It can make your ends look tattered and can give you the wrong kind of bed head. I twist my hair up and keep it in place with a giant clip that I “borrowed” from my salon. I also do this when I shower and use a shower cap or wrap a hand towel around my head if I don’t have one.
3. On about day 3, my roots are in need of volume while the rest is starting to look a little too messy for my day job. Let’s tackle this in two parts:
For my roots, I first use a dry shampoo to absorb oil and add that all-important texture. Next, I back comb or tease the roots, which gives my fine hair the boost it needs and makes it bed-heady without looking like Pig Pen. I’m always testing out new dry shampoos, but Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo is a perennial fave.
For the middle to ends, I finger comb my hair and add the lightest touch of styling cream (seriously, the size of a pencil eraser), which I rub between my hands before applying evenly all over the ends. I like to use Bumble and Bumble Grooming Creme.
Since I color my hair, I try my very hardest not to wash it frequently. That said, never let your style come in the way of having serious fun: go for that midnight skinny dip or beachside bike ride. That’s what ponytails are for, after all!
That’s my above on day 3 of a blowout. For our other secrets on making blowouts last, click here.