How to Make Your Blowout Last an Entire Week

Here's how to make every day a good-hair-day.

Ashley Riddle Williams
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A fresh blowout can make you feel like a million bucks and—if you get it done in the salon—can cost almost as much. Extend your blowout for an entire week by following the regimen below. Also, make the most out of blowout-after-blowout by training your scalp to produce less oil. We recommend starting there, and working your way up to a full-week of no washes.

Day 1—Start off fresh and bouncy with minimum product. Whether it’s a salon or home blowout, don’t go crazy with product. All you need is a little bit of root lift product, (we like Living Proof’s Full Root Lift), in the crown, and a pea-sized dab of protective oil (we like Bumble and Bumble’s Hairdresser's’ Oil) all-over to protect hair from heat damage while drying.

Days 2-3—Freshen with just a touch of dry shampoo. First, make sure you’re using the right product. Our favorite, Batiste, can be bought at the drugstore and will only cost about $8. When it comes to dry shampoo, there's a trick to the application: Make sure you don’t just spray on top, which can leave a white residue. Section hair both vertically and horizontally around the head. Spray in a grid in the lines. Why? So you're spraying product directly into the roots, where the oil originates. Take hair down and brush through to distribute.

Days 4-5—Get serious with your product and styling tools. The freshness of your beautiful blowout has likely worn off by now, but your hair can still look great and you can still enjoy its volumizing benefits. It’s time to lean on your styling. Break out the curling iron and go for beachy waves or bouncy curls. Be sure to soak up any excess oil with an additional application dry shampoo. Then, after you’ve styled, finish with texturizing spray. It’s easier to get a textured full look with hair that’s not freshly washed, so now is the perfect time to go for a fully-textured style.

Days 6-7—Embrace the updo. The extra product in your hair is actually a great thing for updos as it holds your style in place—unlike freshly washed hair, which is more likely to slip out of bobby pins. Pick your favorite style—or two—and wear it for the last few days before your next wash.