How to Keep a Blowdry Fresh on the Second Day

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Whether you get a professional blowout or you do it yourself, you may be wondering how to keep your blow-out fabulous on day 2, day 3, and beyond.

Tips for Maintaining a Voluminous Blowout

To help your blowout last, make sure to:

  • Shampoo your hair correctly
  • Rinse hair thoroughly after you wash to get out any conditioner residue.
  • Spritz damp locks with a volumizer spray or mousse before blowing hair dry. 
  • Use a finishing cream to help keep the cuticle smooth if you're prone to frizzies. Hairstylist Tommy Buckett of the Sally Hershberger Downtown salon recommends Shu Uemura's Cotton Uzu Defining Flexible Cream, which works best when it's worked through the hair with your hands. Buckett suggests you put a dollop of the cream in your palms and then rake it through hair, getting the product on as many strands as possible from roots to ends.

If your hair still falls flat or frizzes up on the second or third day, try these tips:

  • For curly hair, wet a brush, shake out excess water, and run the brush through your hair while blow-drying. You can also use a couple spritzes of styling spray to keep it in place.
  • If hair is really coarse and dry, try palming a bit of serum or leave-in conditioner on hair. Kerastase leave-in conditioner is a recommended brand to tame flyaways. 
  • Straight, fine hair tends to become oily after a day. Keep second-day hair fresh with a spritz of dry shampoo or even baby powder. You can also give fine hair volume by working hairspray along the crown with your fingers and massaging it into your roots until about an inch from the back of the head.
  • Revive hair with a curling iron and a spritz of hairspray. If you're going for a smooth look, run a flat iron over the hair.