Sometimes it's okay to be a little bit dirty. Shape's executive beauty director shares her secrets on how to make a blowout last
How to Make Your Blowout Last 5 Days
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My record for not washing my hair is six days and five nights. I do bathe every day, but I want a blowout to last forever. Here's my method for staying fresh from root to tip, Monday to Friday. (Want more blowout expertise? Try these 7 tips to make a blowout last longer from a Drybar founder.)
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Shampoo twice and condition. If I don't use Head & Shoulders Classic Clean ($5, walmart.com), I'm going down in flakes by day three. I apply a smoothing hair oil and mist my hair with a heat-protective spray—I like Philip B. Oud Royale Thermal Protection Spray ($28, philipb.com) because my hair never gets fried and it smells awesome—then blow.
Photo: Phillip B.
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I brush as little as possible to avoid distributing scalp oils throughout. I mist on a little more protective spray, then touch up my ends with a curling iron.
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Dry shampoo from root to tip; the grip it gives preps my hair for an updo (topknot, anyone?). And after five days, it's time to lather, rinse, and repeat. (Trying to make it through another workout? Throw your hair into one of these double-duty workout hairstyles that look great while you sweat, and leave your hair looking even better after.)