Blowouts are severely misunderstood. Most people think that a blowout is nothing more than just blow drying your hair, but drying your hair is only one small part of a professional blowout. A salon blowout offers a lot more than just dry hair and today we will take a look at four of the benefits and discuss how you can make your blowout last as long as possible.
A Blowout Saves You Time- While this one is pretty obvious it’s something that some people might not think of. Not only does a blowout dry your hair faster, but it also styles your hair as it dries so that your overall styling time is cut in half. Not to mention your style is set and will last for days meaning you save even more time each day that your blowout style stays in place.
Perfectly and Evenly Styled- Your view of your own head is quite limited. You’d need a series of mirrors and an extra arm to be able to see the back and sides of your head while you’re styling your hair. You simply can’t hold a hand mirror, a styling brush, and a blow dryer all at the same time, so it’s easy to end up with flat spots in the back. Your stylist can see your entire head from every angle which ensures that you have a style that is perfectly even all over.
Better For Your Hair- We all know that blow drying can damage your hair, but a professional blowout lasts for days, days in which your hair can rest and recover. And since you won’t be shampooing your hair until you’re ready to wash out your blowout, your heart will get a rest from that as well. During this rest time, your natural oils are able to do what they are meant to do, moisturize and nourish your hair and protect it from damage.
Important Self-Care For Mental Health- Self-care is one of the best stress management tools we have at our disposal. While many think of a salon blowout as a luxury, and while they are luxurious they also provide that important self-care to help you relax, recharge, and shed some stress. A blowout also gives you a huge boost in self-esteem from knowing how good your hair looks.
Tips To Make It Last
Now that you know why you need regular professional blowouts, it’s time to talk about how you can get the most out of them. We have six simple tips to share with you that can help your blowout last for as long as possible.
Keep Your Hair Dry- Moisture is your blowout’s worst enemy. To make it last you absolutely have to keep it dry. While you may not be washing your hair daily, your body still needs a daily scrub and rinse. To protect your tresses from water and humidity in the bathroom, pick up a good shower cap. And in case of unexpected rainstorms always make sure to keep an umbrella handy.
Pick Up a Good Dry Shampoo- Since shampooing will completely wipe out your new do, you can’t shampoo with water until you’re ready to let your blowout go. So to keep it fresh it’s a good idea to pick up a quality dry shampoo to soak up excess oils in case your hair starts to look a little greasy before the style has fallen flat.
Keep Your Hands Off- It’s understandable that you’d want to run your fingers through your soft, silky blowout, but resist the urge to touch it. Touching your hair can cause it to frizz as well as get your strands dirty faster.
Go Easy On the Brush- If you start vigorously brushing your hair you will flatten your style and damage your hair. So use a light hand with the hairbrush and only use it to detangle and smooth your style where it’s clearly needed.
Get Your Hair Ready For Bed- Before turning in for the night you need to get your hair ready by putting it up in a loose ponytail or tying it up in a scarf to protect it as you sleep. If you don’t keep your hair contained and in place, your blowout will be ruined by a bedhead.
Change Your Pillowcase- You need to change your pillowcase to protect your style, but we don’t mean simply putting on a clean one. We mean change it from cotton fabric to either silk or satin. Though it may not feel like it to your skin, cotton pillowcases tend to have a rough enough texture to snag hairs, while satin and silk allow hair to glide smoothly across the surface.
Nothing feels quite like stepping out the salon door with a professionally styled blowout. Whether a blowout is an occasional thing for you or if you have your main professional style every week, you’re now armed with the knowledge to help you get the most out of your investment.
When you’re ready to experience a professional blowout for yourself come to see the talented stylists at 209 Salon. We’ll create a beautifully styled blowout for you that will give you that fresh from the salon feeling for days. Give us a call at 972.548.2815 or use our online booking tool to schedule your professional salon blowout today. You can find us at 5801 Virginia Parkway, Suite #204 in McKinney. If you’d like to book your appointments, get appointment reminders, specials, and more, you can download our free mobile app available on iTunes and Google Play.