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What Is a Blowout Hair Treatment?

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What Is a Blowout Hair Treatment?

A blowout hair treatment involves washing your hair with shampoo and conditioner in preparation for styling using a blow dryer and a round brush. The stylist finishes off the treatment by applying professional products to set your hair to your desired style that’s free of flyaways and frizz. 

Kinds of Blowouts

Whether you prefer a straight, wavy, or curly style, a blowout hair treatment produces either sleek or voluminous-looking hair with shiny and smooth strands that can hold for days, even up to a week.

For a straight style, stylists can create a sleek finish without lifting the roots. Or they can give your hair moderate volume from the roots and create flicks at the ends for layered hair. Meanwhile, a bouncy style for wavy hair can frame your face softly while giving your strands lots of body. A blowout can also do wonders for curly hair, giving it definition besides fighting frizz.

The Process

A blowout hair treatment can run for 30 minutes to an hour, depending on your hair’s length and texture. The techniques your stylist uses to achieve your preferred style can also determine the duration of the blowout. But the process normally goes this way:

  1. Your stylist washes your hair with shampoo and conditioner and towel-dries it after rinsing.
  2. Your hair later gets a conditioning solution, and your stylist detangles it before the blowout proper. Your stylist chooses a leave-in product that will suit your hair type—it may be a volumizing spray if you have fine hair or a straightening balm if you have thick and curly hair. Your hair also receives spritzes of heat protectant spray, which aim to reduce the effect of heat exposure from the blow dryer.
  3. Your stylist separates your hair into sections using clips to secure them in place.
  4. The actual blowout begins, with the stylist brushing your hair to conform to the style of your choice. Salons usually use boar brushes instead of harsh metal brushes that easily get hot when exposed to heat. However, stylists may go for firm bristle brushes for coarse, curly hair.
  5. After achieving your preferred style, the stylist then adjusts the hairdryer to the cool setting—also called cool shot or cool blast—to set your hair pattern.
  6. As a finishing touch, the stylist applies some styling product like hydrating cream or hair oil to your hair.

Less Frequent Blowouts Won’t Damage Hair 

Since professionally blown out hair can last for a week with proper maintenance, it’s best not to visit your blowout bar more often than once a week. A blowout hair treatment can actually result in healthier hair as you only have to apply minimal products or heat between appointments. 

If you have curly hair, experts advise longer breaks as natural curls are drier and more fragile than straight strands. Curly heads should use moisturizers and heat protectants between blowouts. Then cleanse with shampoo and deep conditioner on your wash day. 

To lower hair damage even more, request your stylists to rough-dry your hair longer so that your head can spend less time under the blower. You may also ask them to use a lower setting if possible. 

Steps to Make a Blowout Last Longer

A salon blowout typically lasts for three to five days, depending on the thickness and texture of your hair. You can extend its lifespan up to a week if you follow these tips:

  • Avoid touching your hair. Also, don’t apply any product on your hair on the day of your blowout except if you live in a humid area, in which case you can spritz some anti-humidity spray.
  • Use a comb instead of a brush as the latter can flatten your strands.
  • Keep your hair dry during baths, showers, and workouts by wearing a shower cap and sweatband. It’s best to avoid or minimize activities that will cause you to sweat heavily.
  • Sleep on a silk or satin pillowcase to reduce or avoid hair tangling and frizz.
  • Put your hair in a loose ponytail or bun during bedtime to preserve the blowout.
  • If your head starts feeling greasy, use dry shampoo. You can also use it to revive a curly blowout that’s going limp, usually by day three.
  • Spray hydrating solution on your hair if it starts looking dull after a few days.
  • Blow dry your hair again on the third or fourth day when frizz is likely to appear. This will also revive the blowout.

Book a Blowout Session With Dapper & Divine

Blowouts aren’t only for dates, proms, weddings, and photoshoots. You can have them anytime you want to treat yourself. What’s more, it’s a great activity to do with one or several girl pals. 

If you’re looking for a blowout hair salon in the Boca Raton area, get in touch with Dapper and Divine’s Ladies Hair Studio. Our stylists are available for solo and group appointments.

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