Better hair days are ahead.
By Courtney Leiva
Whether it’s the undeniable sex appeal, or the fact that you didn’t have to do your hair yourself, life usually doesn’t get much better after a salon fresh blowout. But even though you’re on a beauty high — and you’re running your hands through your hair only a hundred million times — chances are it may be hard to keep that style looking fresh for the next couple of days.
Between the changing elements, intense workouts, and the stresses of daily life, managing salon fresh hairstyles can be hard task. But with the right tips and tricks stored inside your beauty arsenal, keeping your blowouts fresh and clean doesn’t have be a pain in your backside. To make your salon looks last extra long, here’s seven easy ways to keep your styles looking great come five days after your blowout.
Don’t Touch Your Hair
Although it’s more than tempting to run your fingers through your silky smooth tresses, it’s super important to keep your hands out of your hair as much as possible. Fingers often aren’t as clean as we hoped and unwashed hands can be the biggest contributor to #blowoutfails everywhere.
“Avoid brushing or running your fingers through your hair,” explains Jet Rhys, owner of the Jet Rhys Salon in San Diego. “Even though we do our best to keep our hands clean throughout the day, touching it frequently aids in distributing your natural oils throughout the hair.”
Use Dry Shampoo
Come day two or three after your blowout, it may be hard to keep oiliness at bay. And being that our hair functions like a porous sponge, unwanted smells can also wreak havoc on any style you are trying to preserve. However, instead of shampooing frequently, investing in a good dry shampoo product can help absorb oils and odors, while keeping your hair smelling extra fresh.
“After the second and third day it’s more than common for the front of your hair to get the greasiest first,” Rhys explains. “Instead of shampooing, try spritzing that area with a dry shampoo, then massage with the pads of your finger tips. This will soak up any oil, and add some volume to the hair.”
Use A Scrunchie
Preserving your styles while you sleep can be more than challenging, but in using the right shortcuts, you can definitely keep your mane looking glamorous. Sleeping in a fabric scrunchie for starters, helps provide natural volume without weighing down your hair in the process.
“Before bedtime, pile your hair on the top of your head using a fabric scrunchie to retain body and fullness,” adds Rhys. “Using an elastic band will only cause a crease.”