For all you hair blowout fans, here are some tips to extend the life of your blowout:
1. DON’T TOUCH YOUR HAIR
Even though your hair feels amazing after a blow dry, do whatever you can to avoid touching it. Your hands are dirty, and it’s messing up your hair so stop it.
2. SLEEP WITH YOUR HAIR CLIPPED UP
At night, twist your hair up and clip it loosely on top of your head. You’ll avoid frizz from your pillow and tangles during the night.
3. SLEEP ON SILK
My grandma, the queen of the weekly hair style, swears by her silk pillow. It is true, switching to a silk pillowcase really does make a difference. An inexpesive alternative is to tie a scarf around your pillow. That’s also a great option for when you’re travelling.
4. USE A SHOWER CAP
Sexy, I know...but your hair needs to be protected. They now make super chic turban shower caps if you cannot bare the common sort.
5. TAKE SHORTER SHOWERS
And turn down the temperature a little. You want to avoid too much steam which will create frizz in your hair.
6. DRY SHAMPOO IS YOUR SECRET WEAPON
When those oily roots threaten to undo your do, spray some dry shampoo and brush it through your hair.
7. BRUSH GENTLY
Choose a gentle brush. Ask your stylist about brushes that will keep your hair looking smooth rather than fluffy.
8. IT’S OK TO RESTYLE
You can use a round brush to restyle any kinks with your blowdryer. I often reshape the layers around my face to keep them looking the way I like.
9. ADD IN SOME CURL
On days three or four, if I’m starting to get a lot of kinks in my hair, I’ll curl it with a 1-inch curling wand. Adding in some texture helps prolong the style so I can still wear my hair out.
10. BRAID IT
Towards the end of my blowdry’s life, I’ll braid my hair and put it up. This way it still looks good and I can avoid another day of washing my hair. Sometimes when I take my hair out I have such great waves from the braid I push it one day further…
Millennium offers hair blowouts starting at $35. With the holiday season upon us, it is recommended that you call to schedule as soon as possible to ensure your hair is looking its best.