How to Make Your Blowout Last An Entire Week
7 days, 7 ways
By now, you’re well aware of the virtues of not washing your hair every day. Beauty editors and common gals alike are breaking free from the daily shampoo-condition-style grind.
But what about the greaseballs among us? How can we get on board and still look fresh? Look no further than our weeklong plan, which starts with a fabulous blowout and makes it last until the bitter end.
MONDAY: Savor the Blowout
You’ve stepped out of the salon and your hair has never looked bouncier, flouncier or shinier. Don’t do a darn thing to that pretty head of yours. Commence the pretend Pantene commercial.
TUESDAY: Flip It and Reverse It
Revive your slightly sad, slept-in hair with this two-step trick: Spritz dry shampoo directly onto your roots, then flip your part to the other side--instant volume. Take back control with a curling wand to add some carefree kinks.
WEDNESDAY: The Hump-Day Braid
Time to change it up and get that hair out of your face. Section tresses into a messy, unkempt plait. It's an easy yet on-point style that works well with dirty hair. Perfection is neither necessary nor encouraged here.
THURSDAY: The Half-Bun
Sleep in Wednesday’s braid, then shake it out Thursday a.m. for a full-on mermaid mane. Use a styling powder: It freshens your roots, adds volume and creates beachiness (we love this talc-free version, which also boasts a light citrus scent). Use fingers to draw hair around the crown and wrap up a small bun with a ponytail holder and bobby pins.
FRIDAY: The Sleek Pony
Use your mane’s oiliness to your advantage and go for a super-sleek ponytail. Run a boar-bristle brush through your locks to disperse natural oils from root to end and amp up shine. Slick back into a high, sport-inspired ponytail. Finish with a smoothing balm to tame any frizzies.
SATURDAY: Knot It and Forget It
Lucky for you, greaseball, weekend hair is all about embracing laziness. Not only is this style functional for a.m. yoga, it also takes you straight into post-workout brunch; just add a few drops of a nice-smelling hair perfume. Roots still questionable? Conceal them with a printed headband.
SUNDAY: Suds Up, Buttercup
You made it: Wash day! Pretreat your tresses with a distilled apple cider vinegar rinse (1/4 c. vinegar and 1/4 c. water) to clean out a week’s worth of product buildup. Then hop in the shower and lather up with a clarifying shampoo, followed by a moisture-intense hair mask or rich conditioner.