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How To: Make Your Blowout Last a Week

It’s the busiest time of year, which means you barely have time to swipe on lipstick, much less blow out your hair. Since looking anything less than gorgeous isn’t an option, we’ve come up with a creative solution. Behold: our guide to making your blow out last an entire week.

The Blowout

Tip: If you’re getting a blowout at a salon, ask the stylist to use little or no product. A drop or two of serum to protect from the heat and smooth frizz should be sufficient; any more and you’ll be weighed down with product by the end of the week. If you’re doing it yourself, take time to really do it right, with a diffuser and round brush.

Day 1

Bask in the glory of your freshly blown-out hair. Avoid touching your hair, which will cause it will lose volume and stimulate your scalp to produce oil. Before bed, wrap hair loosely in a silk scarf.

Day 2

Your hair should still be in pretty good condition today. Use a comb to part hair an inch or two further to the side for some extra volume. Again, avoid touching!

Day 3

By this point, your hair is probably starting to look and feel a bit limp. Revive roots with a restyling spray like Oscar Blandi’s Jasmine Protein Mist. According to Oscar Blandi, “Everyday styling can dry out the hair so my Jasmine Protein Mist is perfect to bring back the moisture so the hair will respond better.”Spray it on your roots before using a round brush and hairdryer to refresh your strands. Trust us, it’s not cheating.

Day 4

Dry shampoo is your best friend. We like to use a powder version like Blow Faux Dry Shampoo, which effectively soaks up excess oil and makes roots look fresh. Apply it to the crown of your head and then let it sit for a minute before brushing hair to remove any signs of the powder.

Day 5

One of the best reasons to skip shampoo is that it’s much easier to style dirty hair. Unwashed hair has the texture to stay in place, plus pesky flyaways won’t get in the way. Apply more dry shampoo at your roots as well as a heat protectant before curling hair with a curling iron. Bouncy waves will camouflage any dirtiness.

Day 6

When we think of dirty hair, we think of perfect braids. Without wispies and flyaways to worry about, your plaits are better than ever and no one will realize you haven’t washed in days. Watch our braided updo video for inspiration.

Day 7

You finally made it! Before you run for the shower we have one more style up our sleeve. Use a texturizing dry shampoo like Oribe Dry Terturizing Spray to majorly boost your volume and create a trendy topknot. Watch our video for the full instructions and pair with a headband or sparkly barrette to dress up the style.

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