January 14, 2015 Makeup.com TIPS & TUTORIALS

The Common Mistake That Keeps Your Hairstyle From Staying

We all love a good salon blowout. There’s nothing like the feeling of satisfaction that comes from knowing you have a few good hair days in the bank. Wish you could recreate such long-lasting style at home? Well — you actually can!

hair mistake

While it's a challenge to compete with a professional, there is one little mistake that might be coming between you and hair nirvana: Turning off the blow dryer before your hair is completely dry. If hair still has a bit of moisture, it won’t be able to hold the shape you've painstakingly created.

Hair Taming 101

Begin by towel drying, and then let your hair air dry as much as possible before tackling the dryer. When you think you’re done with your blow dry, wait a minute, and then feel deep down into your roots. If your hair feels cool to the touch at all, it’s not fully dry.

Once it's really, truly dry, maintain your style with a lightweight hairspray like L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Fine Control Hairspray, and extend it into a second day with a dry shampoo like Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Two Day Extender & Oil Absorbing Dry Shampoo.

Now, what are you going to do with that hour we just saved you tomorrow?

How long can you make your blowout last? Tell us in the comments below.

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