Want a blow dry to last long? Here are some salon professional tips and tricks to extend the life of your swishy hair for multiple days.
Make sure your salon stylist is aware of your hair and scalp type. This way they will use a shampoo and conditioner that’s best suited to your locks. A good hair day will only begin with the perfect canvas. So if your hair is dry, the last thing you need is an oil curbing shampoo to dry it out even more. Plus ensure your stylist only conditions your ends to avoid hair weighing down.
Although now a new tip at all, it’s often the most ignore of them all. Invest in a silky pillow case and it will change your life. The material will allow your locks to move easily, present tangling or trapping and the volume will stay intact too.
When you wake up in the morning, you can freshen your scalp several ways. For a natural way to deal with, create a small mixture of water and lemon juice. Then, take a cotton ball moistening it slightly, making sure to squeeze any left-over juice out. Next, gently start by cleansing the hairline followed by parting small sections and cleaning the scalp area only. This will absorb and clean away any access oils while giving your hair a fresh scent. For those busy working ladies out there, a dry shampoo is a quick and handy alternative.
In the shower, loosely wrap your hair into a soft cotton towel to keep any moisture and humidity from seeping into your do. Shower caps are great but they can flatten your hair and cause your head to sweat; a cotton towel allows your head to breathe and prolong the longevity of your blow dry.
To refresh your volume or waves, invest in Velcro rollers (jumbo to medium sizes). Before your first cup of coffee or stepping into the shower, simply roll your fringe on a jumbo, lifting the section to a 90 degree angle so you can maintain volume. Do the same for the top, sides and back. If needed, you can add a few more. Allow the Velcro rollers to stay in for about 30 minutes, then remove and finger comb your hair into place.
A round brush (medium for short to chin length hair and large for longer hair) can also quickly smooth any flaws from sleeping or a shower. It can also be used to retouch your fringe. Simply use a nozzle attachment on your blow dryer to have more air concentration; then take your round brush on dry hair wrapping your fringe evenly over the brush. Follow this with a blast of hot air then a shot of cool. Roll the brush a few times if your hair has a stubborn streak to it. You can use the same technique anywhere your hair needs a quick touch-up.
Do not overuse products in-between blow drys. This causes the hair to not only weigh itself down but, the build-up soils your hair and scalp quicker.
If you wish to change your style in-between blow drys, accessories are always the easiest and fastest way to make simple alterations. A headband, decorative pins and clips plus great hair ties can do the trick. Try putting your hair to one side, in a ponytail or creating a faux bob. All these styles will still help to maintain your original blow dry.