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.