Make Your Blowout Last

Did you know you can officially make your blowout last up to four days? Yes, it's true.  No matter what your hair type is, you can do it, as long as you follow these rules from stylist to the stars, Ted Gibson.  He just opened a brand new salon in Washington DC, and gave me the scoop on how to get the most out of your blowout.  

Day 1

Believe it or not, it starts right in the shower with your shampoo and conditioner. Make sure you use a regular, every day shampoo and conditioner or even better, a volumizing one.  Whatever you do, stay far away from the moisturizing type because they tend to leave heavy emollients on the hair, which will weigh it down. Also, since your scalp tends to get oilier, make sure to only condition your ends.

"Creating volume is crucial when it comes to making a blowout last," remarks Ted.  Start rough-drying your hair until it's 80% dry, before adding in your round brush.  Try spritzing Aveda Volumizing Tonic to help create added volume.  Then, grab the hair in 1 1/2" to 2" sections and blow dry them up at a 45 to 80 degree angle of height off of the base.  

Now that you have a full blowout, you can rock it for the day, but in order to make it last, put your hair up in a top knot before going to bed, securing it with a few hair pins.  Repeat each night.

Day 2

Let your hair fall loose of the top knot and shake it out.  Just apply added heat with your blow dryer and go over your strands with your round brush.  You won't need any extra product.

Day 3

Refresh and revitalize your locks by using one of Ted's own Hair Styling Sheets.  I personally swear by these.  Just rub one concentrating on the ends of your hair. Stay away from your roots because they'll take away the volume you need to get through the next two days.  Next, go over your ends with your blow dryer and round brush to put them back into place.

Day 4

Spray 2" sections of your hair with dry shampoo (Ted recommends Psst) and reblow-dry your hair to make sure it's evenly dispersed.  

Are you ready to take the blow out challenge?  My good friend is going to attempt the challenge later this week.  We'll hear how her four day experience went when she reports back and sends photos of her hair.