When we treat ourselves to a blowout, it better darn well last! We are either shelling out a good $30+, or are getting an arm workout blowdrying our own hair. There’s nothing as disappointing as a fresh blowout falling flat, but don’t worry girls—we've got you covered. With these products to prime, perfect, and finish your blowout, your hair will stay luscious for days on end.
1. Living Proof Prime Style Extender, $20, sephora.com
This is a product that truly lives up to its name. A key to a good blowout is not to overload on product to weigh your hair down. You can easily use this product solo or before styling your hair, and get ready to turn some heads—it'll help that glam 'do last day after day.
2. Fekkai Apple Cider Shampoo, $20, fekkai.com
If you try to blow dry your hair but find that it has leftover oil or buildup at the roots, you can say goodbye to a good hair day. Instead, wash with a clarifying shampoo to rejuvenate hair that’s been through product overload.
3. John Frieda Luxurious Volume Root Booster Blow Dry Lotion, $6.37, ulta.com
The “v” in va-va-voom stands for volume (and lots of it!). Use this John Frieda lotion on the roots to give your hair a little boost while keeping strands soft to the touch.
4. Blow Pro Heat Is On Protective Daily Primer, $18, ulta.com
A blowout means flipping onto high heat, so definitely do not skip the heat protectant. Our friends at Blow Pro are… well, pros. They know good hair.
5. Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Humidity Hairspray, $18, ulta.com
We love this hairspray because it’s extremely lightweight and dry, so it won’t kill your volume. Plus, it creates a barrier on your strands to block out humidity—you don’t even need to think about frizz.
6. It’s A 10 Miracle Volumizing Blowdry Spray, $18.99, target.com
Again, we can’t stress volume enough! Voluminous hair can quickly fall, but this winner by It’s A 10 is a spray formula that gives effortless volume and just enough moisture to leave hair soft, not brittle.
7. Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Two Day Extender, $10, ulta.com
We all know dry shampoo is the key to good hair and a happy life. It absorbs oil to prolong your blowout, which we love. Apply on the underside to hair in sections, and use your fingers to push the product into your roots—and avoid piling on too much product.
Collegiettes, how do you get your perfect blowout—and keep it looking great?