How to Extend the Life of a Blowout

Hollie Shirley / Hair & Skincare Editor

Read our tips on how to get the best from your salon blow dry

Blowouts are great and a good way to turn your curly hair into straight hair. You might also have straight hair and are just trying to get it smooth. Blowouts shouldn’t be done too often. Natural hair thrives better without heat and so if you must have a blowout, here are 4 simple tips to make your blow out last longer.


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Prepare properly for your blowout 

The first step is to wash your hair using natural and/or organic shampoo and conditioner. Leave-in conditioners and heat protectants are also recommended for a hair about to be blown out. Avoid heavy formulas because they weigh your hair down. Make sure you apply them after you have dried your hair properly using a soft microfiber hair towels. 

Now that you have prepared your hair, let’s get on to drying. 

Blow dry carefully 

Using a round brush on your dry hair, go from roots to ends. Aim the heat down the shaft of the hair cuticle to make sure it lays flat. Blow dryers with adjustable temperature controls and ionic technology are the best to use. They will help you with the cool blast option which is necessary for setting your hairstyle for long-lasting results. If this is skipped, your hair will fall flat as it is left to cool on its own. 

Nighttime care 

Use silk fabric scrunches to secure the hair in a loose top bun or high ponytail. If none of these seems like your thing, then a silk pillowcase or a Luna will definitely be your best bet.

Sleeping on silk fabric is crucial to maintaining your hair’s moisture and natural oil content. Also, it helps you prevent hair breakage since your hair wouldn’t be found snagging from all your night’s tossing and turning. 


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Protect your blowout 

If you really want to rock your blowout in different exciting ways but barely have time to style your hair especially in the morning, then try switching up your hairstyle by first wearing it down for the first few days, adding curls to it maybe 3 – 4 days after, tying hair up in a ponytail, bun or any other updo style for the remaining days.  

That way, you would have had a full week of awesome blowout freshness. 

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Are blowouts bad for your hair?

Yes, the reality is that any type of heat can damage your hair. We still think the occassional blowout is worth it though, if it brings you joy! Here’s our tips on how to protect your hair from heat damage.

Hollie Shirley
Hair & Skincare Editor

Hollie Shirley is SILKUP’s hair and skincare editor. She’s obsessed with all things hair care and results-driven skincare, that is kind to the environment and your wallet. She has a weakness for limited edition eyeshadows and is always testing out the newest and greatest deep conditioners. Hollie has a passion for hair and is studying Trichology, working towards becoming a Member of the Association of Registered Trichologists.