How to Make Your Blow-dry Last Longer

How to make your blow-dry last longer

Why do salon blow-outs always seem to look smoother and last longer than blow-outs done at home? It’s so unfair right? What kind of Hogwarts sorcery do stylists perform to get our hair frizz-free and sleek all day, even in extremely humid south Florida weather?

Let’s crack this case wide open!

From talking to various hair stylists and YEARS of trial and error we have finally cracked the code to getting the perfect blow dry at home that is 100% sleek and shiny and stands up to frizz and humidity. Check out our 3 Tips for a Longer Lasing Blow-Dry.

Tip 1: Always Blow-dry hair 100% Dry:

But it takes foreverrrrr!  We know! The #1 cause of a poofy blow-out is hair that hasn’t been completely dried. Once you step outside and encounter any humidity: POOF! When you think you’re hair is dry, keep going; make sure there’s not one ounce of moisture left. I know it sucks and your arms are killing you but hey, think about what a great workout you’re getting.

Tip 2: Product Is Key

Your natural hair texture decides the longevity of your blow-dry. That’s why it is essential to use a leave-in product that controls your texture. Zelo CONTROL PLUS 12-in-1 Spray is the ultimate leave-in conditioner that provides thermal protection and makes your blow dry last longer by closing the cuticle with a barrier that protects hair from humidity and frizz and keratin protein that smooths away any blemishes in the cuticle, giving the hair a perfectly polished and sleek surface. Get it here!

Tip 3: Perfect Your Technique

At the end of the day, what makes a salon blow-out so great is the stylist’s technique. Here are a few blow-drying best practices you should always keep in mind:

  • Always blow-dry smaller sections instead of the entire head at once. Use clips to section your hair off.
  • Use a larger round brush to lift your roots for a more voluminous blow-dry.
  • Never blow-dry against the cuticle. Instead blow-dry downward (with the cuticle) for optimum sleekness.

Taming Frizzy Hair With Zelo

Hey all!!! We came across several Zelo Keratin reviews by other bloggers and decided to re-share them here for you in the next couple of weeks. Let’s read what these beauty bloggers have to say about Zelo.

The following posting was originally written by Mindy from

I’m Taming My Wild Hair with Zelo Brazilian Keratin Smoothing System

I have struggled with my frizzy, coarse hair for as long as I can remember.  It’s super thick, hard to manage, and a huge pain to style every single day. I blame it all on my parents.  My Dad had a big ol’ Afro in high school, so I was either “blessed” with his hair genes, or the damage was done when my Mom spiral permed my hair over and over again as a child.  Either way, my hair has been torturing me for as long as I can remember.

Dad's Afro

In high school, I wanted straight hair so badly that I would literally place a hot iron (pre-flat iron days) on my hair to flatten it out.  I wasn’t the least bit concerned about burning myself.  I just wanted straight hair!!

When the flat iron was finally invented and made available in stores, I jumped for joy.  I could finally get my hair straight without worrying about burning myself, and I could reach areas I couldn’t with a regular iron.  I have been using a flat iron (one of the expensive and super fancy ones that goes all the way up to 450 degrees) for many years now.  The flat iron helps me to achieve the straight-haired look that I want, but it takes FOREVER for me to straighten my hair every day, and it also damages my hair quickly, due to the constant high heat exposure.

I’ve been wanting to try a professional keratin treatment on my hair for several years now, but they are very expensive.  I just don’t have extra hundreds of dollars laying around to get my hair professionally straightened.  It was always one of those “maybe some day” things for me.

When I heard about Zelo Brazilian Keratin Smoothing System, I jumped at the chance to try it out.  This is a treatment I could do by myself, in the comfort of my own home, and best of all, it is very affordable!

Zelo Professional Keratin Smoothing System

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Coconut Oil & Honey Hair Mask For Dry Hair

Zelo Blog, hair mask for dry hairWe all go through that phase in our lives when we’ve experimented so much with our hair that we suddenly find our beautiful  tresses becoming dull and dry. If your hair needs a serious pick me up, a home-made coconut oil and honey hair mask can do the trick. This mask is perfect to provide great nourishment and some serious hydration to dry and damaged hair.

What You’ll Need:

  • Organic Coconut Oil
  • Organic Raw Honey
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Towel

For the coconut oil and raw honey you’ll want to use equal parts of each. For example, you can start with 1 tbsp. of coconut oil and 1 tbsp. of honey, mix it together in the bowl with the spoon. For longer hair, you may find that you need just a little more of each, or maybe less all together for shorter hair.

Before you start, you’ll want to place the towel around your neck to keep the mask from getting all over your clothes. Take the mask and apply to sections of your hair from top to bottom using your hands. Be sure to generously and evenly cover your hair with the mask. When done, simply clip your hair up and let the mask process for 30 to 40 minutes.

Note: You can apply the mask to wet or dry hair. Applying the mask to wet hair is highly recommended as it’ll be much easier.

Finally, wash your hair as usual with shampoo and conditioner and done.  Enjoy your hydrated, revived tresses!

Allergy Precautions:

Before trying any home-made remedy, it is always good practice to take a small amount of the ingredients you are going to use and test them on a small patch of skin for a few minutes. If the area turns red and itchy or you feel any type of discomfort it’ll be best to avoid using those ingredients, try an alternative remedy instead.  If no reaction occurs, then it is probably safe to use for your skin.

Our Favorite American Horror Story Coven Hairstyles + Tutorials

Admit it. You are completely obsessed with American Horror Story Coven. Same here! All that witchy girl power gets us super excited! We’re also loving this season’s hair. Here’s a definitive list of the best hairstyles from American Horror Story Coven (with tutorials).

1. Zoe Benson (Shiny and Straight)

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Straight, shiny locks. This one should be a dosie. But alas, for frizzy, unmanageable textures this sleek look can seem impossible.

HOW TO: Check out Zelo’s line of frizz fighting products. The upcoming Zelo Control Plus Spray delivers 12 benefits to the hair including shine and manageability. Simply spray Control Plus to damp hair and blow-dry using a round brush for the most amazing silky, shiny, frizz-free blowout you’ve ever had in your life. It’s like…magic!

2. Misty Day (Bohemian Curls)

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HOW TO: Use a curling wand with Zelo Velvet Gloss for soft wavy curls then run your fingers through your hair to loosen them up a bit. Add in a few feather extensions and you could pass for Misty Day’s twin…or Ke$ha.

3. Marie Laveau (Havana Twists)

American Horror Story Hair

HOW TO: This style is ideal for coarser, curlier hair that will hold the twists. Part your hair into 1″ sections and separate that section into two strands. Twist the strands around each other. Secure the ends with a rubber band. Always keep your twists hydrated with Zelo Velvet Gloss. 

4. Myrtle Snow (Big Red Hair)

American Horror Story Coven Hair

Okay, this may not be the sleekest hairstyle but, as Myrtle would say, “don’t be a hater, dear”. We are in love with her big red hair.

HOW TO: You’ll need a crimping tool and a comb for backcombing handy. Here’s a great tutorial on crimping technique.

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Zelo Brazilian Keratin Smoothing System on Natural African American Hair


I am absolutely IN LOVE with this product!! I tried this for the first time almost 4 weeks ago. I have naturally kinky/curly hair that is extremely thick and hard to manage. Zelo gave me beautiful straightened hair and made my hair softer and more manageable without permanently changing my curl pattern. Over the past 4 weeks I have enjoyed wearing my hair both straight AND curly with this treatment in!! I was able to wear my hair straight for over a week without having to retouch with the flat iron at all until I washed it again. This product does exactly what it says, I am ordering another batch today, and telling all of my friends about it!!  – Charlesa

I don’t brag about anything I haven’t tried myself, and I am so happy I decided to give this product a chance!! -Charlesa

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More pictures of my hair after using this product. This was the next day after treatment. Hair was super SHINY and SILKY with NO PRODUCT ADDED!! I got so many compliments. Again I am 100% natural. I think my hair looks better with this treatment in it than it ever did with a perm!! I am not a beautician but I take very good care of my hair and I did this treatment at home myself. Sooo easy!! – Charlesa


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The Daily Frizz 2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 59,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 22 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Zelo Keratin Smoothing System- Hair Results

This week we are answering a very good question from a fan @natasharoyal from our fan page on Facebook. She asked if we could post pictures that show the before, after, and post wash results of our Zelo Keratin Smoothing System. So here we go, below is a picture of a customer’s hair before the Zelo Keratin treatment, after the treatment, and after the first wash. Many customers want their hair to be straight without loosing their curls, and that is the beauty of this system. This keratin treatment smoothes out the curls and eliminates frizz for up to 30 washes without permanently altering the curl pattern. After the first wash the customer will see their curls return, yet they will be more manageable, easy to blow dry and style, and easy to achieve the “straight” look. The treatment utilizes a rich blend of oils, vitamins, and organic proteins to deliver sleek and shiny salon results at home.

Zelo Hair Results