Blowouts are quickly becoming a beauty standard, and we love them! Whether giving yourself some TLC, preparing for a week of meetings or getting an extra dose of beauty before a night out we all want our money to stretch as far as it can, and with this popular treat that is not always an easy task.
Try these daily tips from Birchbox to extend the life of your next blowout:
Bask in the glory of your freshly blown-out hair. Avoid touching your hair, which will cause it will lose volume and stimulate your scalp to produce oil. Before bed, wrap hair loosely in a silk scarf.
Your hair should still be in pretty good condition today. Use a comb to part hair an inch or two further to the side for some extra volume. Again, avoid touching!
By this point, your hair is probably starting to look and feel a bit limp. Revive roots with a restyling spray like Oscar Blandi’s Jasmine Protein Mist. According to Oscar Blandi, “Everyday styling can dry out the hair so my Jasmine Protein Mist is perfect to bring back the moisture so the hair will respond better.”Spray it on your roots before using a round brush and hairdryer to refresh your strands. Trust us, it’s not cheating.
Dry shampoo is your best friend. We like to use a powder version like Blow Faux Dry Shampoo, which effectively soaks up excess oil and makes roots look fresh. Apply it to the crown of your head and then let it sit for a minute before brushing hair to remove any signs of the powder.
One of the best reasons to skip shampoo is that it’s must easier to style dirty hair. Unwashed hair has the texture to stay in place, plus pesky flyaways won’t get in the way. Apply more dry shampoo at your roots as well as a heat protectant before curling hair with a curling iron. Bouncy waves will camouflage any dirtiness.
You finally made it! Before you run for the shower we have one more style up our sleeve. Use a texturizing dry shampoo like Oribe Dry Terturizing Spray to majorly boost your volume and create a trendy topknot, and pair with a headband or sparkly barrette to dress up the style.
Pat is the mother of Whitney, one of Southern Charm’s leading ladies, on the newly launched BRAVO Reality Show based on life in Charleston. The show has become one of Dr. Germain and Mimzi’s favorite guilty pleasures.
Only one more episode to go before Season One comes to a close. We are already anticipating what will happen in Season 2, and Pat wouldn’t give away any secrets. Guess we will all have to watch and see!
It’s not a case of bad luck or bad genes, there is actually a scientific reason behind that ‘pregnancy glow’ some are blessed with (and we are willing to bet that you are glowing outside, whether you feel it inside!).
“During pregnancy, blood volume expands, giving the skin a flushed look, similar to what you get after exercise,” explains Jennifer MacGregor, MD, a dermatologist at Union Square Laser Dermatology, in New York City. “Your sweat gland activity also increases, leaving more secretions on the skin, which gives it a little bit of a sheen.”