Nothing can ruin the elation of getting a shiny, bouncy blowout quicker than realizing you don’t know how to maintain that magical salon-smoothness on your own. So we asked Johnny Lavoy, a PRO Beauty Tools celebrity hairstylist for a few tricks of the trade for extending the life of that perfect blowout at home.
“Straighteners and products that promote smoothness, condition hair and eliminate frizz without weighing hair down are key,” explains Lavoy. “Use silicone drops to eliminate frizz and add shine to a blowout that is a few days old. Touch up any unruly edges with a flat iron. And for coarse hair, stay away from dry shampoos — they dull the hair and give it a dry look and feel. Instead, opt for a lightweight leave-in conditioning treatment that will smooth hair and tame unruly frizz, without weighing hair down or leaving it greasy.”
And of course having the right product and tools on hand will make maintaining your blowout a breeze. To ensure that your coiffe remains sleekly on point, here are 10 products that’ll have you basking in the glory of your freshly blown out hair a week after you’ve long left the salon.
SheaMoisture Blow Out Crème
Enriched with argan oil, almond milk and marshmallow root, this nourishing styling cream will make your hair look fly while keeping the fly-aways and frizzies at bay.
SheaMoisture Blow Out Crème ($10.99;Target.com)
Kiss Ceramic ½ Root Straightener
Keep those edges laid with a touch-up from this mane-saving hair tool.
Kiss Ceramic ½ Root Straightener ($24.99; Walgreens)
Matrix Style Link Blowout Skinny Queen Cream
Heat damage will wreck any look. Not only does this styling protectant shield your locks against thermal damage but it will also seal frayed ends for an enduringly sleek and satiny finish.
Matrix Style Link Blowout Skinny Queen Cream ($9.97; ulta.com)
Carol’s Daughter Sacred Tiare Smoothing Serum
A few drops of this silicone-free serum will boost your hair’s health and shine.
Carol’s Daughter Sacred Tiare Smoothing Serum ($14; carolsdaughter.com)
Slip Pure Silk Pillowcase
Cotton pillowcases zap the moisture out of your mane, leaving it dry and matted. Instead, “wrap, top-knot [with a loose scrunchie to avoid bends] or pin-curl your locks while sleeping on a satiny pillowcase so that you wake to silky, smooth strands,” advises celebrity hairstylist Larry Sims. “And, rub a pea-size amount of Smooth ‘N Shine Polishing Hair Polisher as an extra precaution against frizz.”
Slip Pure Silk Pillowcase ($79; sephora.com)
Smooth ‘N Shine Polishing Hair Polisher ($4.36; walmart.com)
Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Oil
Women with coarse hair have a cuticle that’s naturally raised — which is why your hair can feel extra rough, dry, and frizzy at times. Living Proof’s No Frizz Nourishing Oil is formulated to mimic hair’s natural oil, giving your coarse strands the nourishment it needs without it feeling greasy or weighed down.
Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Oil ($38; sephora.com)
Drybar The Morning After Shower Cap
Getting your tresses wet is a serious no no when trying to preserve a sleek style. This terry-cloth-lined plastic bonnet will ensure no droplets touch your strands when you take a shower.
Drybar The Morning After Shower Cap ($16; sephora.com)
Infusium Repair + Renew Leave-In Crème
If blowing-out your hair yourself, apply this keratin-and-argan-oil-infused formula before straightening to condition, strengthen and repair frazzled strands
Infusium Repair + Renew Leave-In Crème ($6.99; target.com)
Garnier Fructis Style Frizz Guard Anti-Frizz Dry Spray
A water-resistant film-forming barrier will preserve your style even in the most humid of climes.
Garnier Fructis Style Frizz Guard Anti-Frizz Dry Spray ($3.49; target.com)