Whether you like to visit the salon every week for pamper shampoo & blowdry or only once in a while when you’re having your hair coloured or cut. Nothing beats that freshly blow-dried hair look! The feel and the downright swishiness of every strand falling perfectly in place as you sashay away from the salon is nothing short of fabulous, and we want that feeling to last as long as possible for you! The best hairdressers at Franck Provost Melbourne CBD reveal their 5 secrets to make your blowdry last longer.
If you have a tendency to twiddle your hair or constantly swish it from side to side with your hands then you may have to either sit on your hands or invest in a pair of mittens! We know hair feels amazing after we’ve left the salon but the natural oils and moisture on our hands will wreak havoc with the longevity and shape of a blowdry. So, hands-off!
If you toss and turn a lot at night trying to get comfy then you can wake up with your hair looking like you’ve been dragged through a hedge backwards. To help minimise disturbing your freshly blow-dried hair then loosely twist your hair up to the top of your head and secure it in place with a clip. Get yourself a silk pillowcase – they create less friction than a standard cotton one, going further at combating morning frizz.
If you’re not already a user of the ‘miracle in a can’ that is dry shampoo then we recommend you give it a whirl. Perfect on the 2nd, 3rd and even 4th day of a blow-dry! It will revive your hair with a refreshing fragrance and by absorbing any excess oils. Dry shampoo is also a really great styling aid when looking for extra volume and texture in finer, limp hair types.
Take a little bit of time in the mornings to give your hair a little touch-up. if you’ve slept a bit funny and one side is sticking out in the wrong direction get the hairdryer and brush out to reshape it in place. The next day, if a hairdryer and a brush are not going to fix the kinks then pop in some curls with your tong. The next day, looking a bit bedraggled? Braid or plait your hair for another look without the wash!
What’s not to love about a nice long hot steamy shower or a good soak in the bath?! The only thing we can think of is that it can ruin your beautiful blow-dry. If the humidity of the steamy air or splashes of water touch your hair then it’s au revoir blow-dry. Now obviously we don’t condone not showering or bathing! Instead, we recommend investing in a sexy shower cap to keep all of your hair up and out of the way. Wrap your hair in a towel before covering it with your shower cap for an extra layer of defence against humidity!
Not someone that usually comes to the salon for your blowdry? Give it a try – Along with the fabulous feeling of a fresh salon blow-dry there are many other benefits of having a professional blow-dry that we know you’ll love.
Use your time in the salon to switch off and recharge. Enjoy a beautiful head massage when you’re having your hair shampooed to relax tension. Treat yourself to a glass of champagne or have a little caffeine pick me up with an aromatic coffee. Then zone out for 45 minutes whilst your hairdresser styles you to perfection.
Visiting your hairdresser more often gives you the opportunity to raise any concerns that you have about your hair. Is it feeling dry? Have you had some breakage? Can you see some split ends? With a vast array of professional quality in-salon conditioning treatments at our disposal we can help resolve any issues you have.
Ask your hairdresser how they’re achieving that gorgeous wave, that huge volume or that springy curl – they are more than happy to share their styling tips, favourite tools and products to help you achieve the best results at home.
Another really cool benefit of a regular blow-dry appointment is being able to try before you buy. With a vast array of hair products on the shelves from shampoo and conditioner, styling and finishing; it can be a little daunting filtering through what ones will work for you and which ones won’t. Your hairdresser is a hair product expert and can provide you with a personalised product prescription. Get them to try them out in your hair when you have it blow-dried and see if you like them!
Let’s face it, not all of us are whizzes when it comes to the ‘home blow-dry’. The coordination of the dryer, the brush and the backwards reflection in the mirror can be altogether a bit awkward resulting in a pretty poor blow-dry. Your hairdresser is positioned perfectly behind you, has got the brush/hairdryer coordination down-pat and has done hundreds if not thousands of blow-dries before – resulting in a better, stronger, longer-lasting blow-dry.
Can’t wait to get your blow-dry fix? Find your nearest salon now and call to book.
Ask about our blowdry packages! Franck Provost offer great deals on blow-drys if you enjoy having your blow-dried on a regular basis.
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