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Make Your Blowout Last

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Did you know you can officially make your blowout last up to four days? Yes, it's true. No matter what your hair type is, you can do it, as long as you follow these rules from stylist to the stars, Ted Gibson. He just opened a brand new salon in Washington DC, and gave me the scoop on how to get the most out of your blowout.

Day 1
Believe it or not, it starts right in the shower with your shampoo and conditioner. Make sure you use a regular, every day shampoo and conditioner or even better, a volumizing one. Whatever you do, stay far away from the moisturizing type because they tend to leave heavy emollients on the hair, which will weigh it down. Also, since your scalp tends to get oilier, make sure to only condition your ends.

"Creating volume is crucial when it comes to making a blowout last," remarks Ted. Start rough-drying your hair until it's 80% dry, before adding in your round brush. Try spritzing Aveda Volumizing Tonic to help create added volume. Then, grab the hair in 1 1/2" to 2" sections and blow dry them up at a 45 to 80 degree angle of height off of the base.

Now that you have a full blowout, you can rock it for the day, but in order to make it last, put your hair up in a top knot before going to bed, securing it with a few hair pins. Repeat each night.

Day 2
Let your hair fall loose of the top knot and shake it out. Just apply added heat with your blow dryer and go over your strands with your round brush. You won't need any extra product.

Day 3
Refresh and revitalize your locks by using one of Ted's own Hair Styling Sheets. I personally swear by these. Just rub one concentrating on the ends of your hair. Stay away from your roots because they'll take away the volume you need to get through the next two days. Next, go over your ends with your blow dryer and round brush to put them back into place.

Day 4
Spray 2" sections of your hair with dry shampoo (Ted recommends Psst) and reblow-dry your hair to make sure it's evenly dispersed.

Are you ready to take the blow out challenge? My good friend is going to attempt the challenge later this week. We'll hear how her four day experience went when she reports back and sends photos of her hair.


Founder of, Jeannine Morris, has been in the beauty and fashion industry for the past four years beginning her career as an insider writing in the beauty department of Cosmopolitan magazine.  Since then, she has worked with several prestigious beauty companies and spas worldwide. Recently, she launched, a place where she gets to showcase her guilty pleasures.  Jeannine writes about trends, celebrity styles, provides tips and tricks from experts, covers product must-haves and reveals the latest industry news. She has also been featured as a beauty and lifestyle expert on both FOX and NBC.

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carls wrote:
1) 1/26/2010 8:25:23 AM
wow thats interesting!
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Fallin wrote:
2) 1/26/2010 8:26:22 AM
Wow! I'm going to try this! It seems a little gross not washing my hair for four days though....
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couponlover97 wrote:
3) 1/26/2010 9:44:59 AM
sounds fun!
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smurphs wrote:
4) 1/26/2010 10:13:53 AM
This stuff covered my scar up perfectly.. I love it....
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belle123 wrote:
5) 1/26/2010 11:06:31 AM
This is very interesting, I will definetely give this a try later on this week. I find it so hard to make my blowouts last even a day in this humid environment(FL). Thanks for the tips
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MyManhattanCloset wrote:
6) 1/26/2010 2:55:36 PM
I don't quite understand the point in taking all those extra steps just so you don't have to wash your hair. My hair is almost down to my waist and naturally wavy. I have always used the shampoo techniques suggested in the article. My blow-out might still look OK on day three, but my hair doesn't feel or smell fresh. I would much rather just start fresh, not a big deal!
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victorai'smommy wrote:
7) 1/26/2010 3:18:25 PM
This is really going to help me. I can only keep my hair looking good for 1 whole day before i have to do it again.
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puffymarshmallow wrote:
8) 1/26/2010 4:44:48 PM
I have rather fine hair which tends to get weighed down within the second day of unwashing... I'd have to try this out over the weekend (not at my job lol...)
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StacieSunshine wrote:
9) 1/26/2010 6:02:46 PM
Sounds awesome!
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MollyMoo wrote:
10) 1/26/2010 7:23:06 PM
This really helps me! I can neverr make a blow out last for very long, it never ends up looking as good as i want it to
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trod wrote:
11) 1/26/2010 10:39:43 PM
Thank you! I also have thin and light hair so that grease shows very easily and I don't want to have to wash my hair everyday--very helpful!
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Claire:) wrote:
12) 1/26/2010 11:04:17 PM
WOW! So helpful! I will try this for sure!
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ladyt631 wrote:
13) 1/27/2010 1:30:29 AM
That sounds like a plan.
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taytayk wrote:
14) 1/28/2010 12:10:44 AM
not washing my hair for 4 days? ehhh... but the post was interesting and who knows maybe one day i will try it!
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SarahAnn wrote:
15) 1/28/2010 2:53:49 AM
I'm not one for big blown hair. I typically wear mine down and straight because it can't hold a curl very well. Its really thin also unfortunately, but this I will definitely be trying out this valentines day to change / spice things up!
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