How I Extend the Life of a Professional Blowout [SLIDESHOW]

Posted 01/26/12 at 06:16AM by Charli Schuler

Tell me if this chain of events rings any bells: You splurge on a professional blowout, your hair looks almost like Gisele's, you enjoy it for a few hours, you hit the hay, you wake and realize that you pretty much flushed $40 down the drain.

Sound about right?

I used to think that short of pounding Red Bull in an effort to prevent my head from touching a pillow, there was no way to keep from ruining a great blowout. Then I stalked Blo W Hollywood's Chief Style Boss Ivan Arellano and was happy to learn that there are more sane methods to keeping a professional blowout looking great for days.

According to Arellano, a good blowout, flat ironing, or curling should last two to three days. To make sure you get your money's worth -- and a good night's sleep -- the next time you indulge, simply follow his foolproof tips ...

See eight ways to preserve your next pro blow.
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1-5 of 5 Comments

  • Posted by EricaF123 on 12/29/12 at 04:37pm

    Nice

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  • Posted by beautybody on 03/25/12 at 08:23pm

    Dry shampoo is a savior for me.

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  • Posted by powerwoman033 on 03/14/12 at 10:50am

    I always have to put my hair in a ponytail because of the lovely night sweats I get but, now I am going to try the upside down, scarf tip! Thanks Again!!

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  • Posted by Nicole2814 on 02/10/12 at 10:16pm

    good

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  • Posted by kenya on 02/05/12 at 02:16pm

    my blowouts usually last me a week if i try! i just use dry shampoo (after day 3) and tie my hair in a loose bun with a scrunchy at night. and during the day, i will reapply leave in conditioner or argan oil to fight fly aways. i rarely use more heat on my hair for touch ups.

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