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10 Products To Help Maintain Your Blowout Longer

Having my hair professionally blow-dried is one of my favorite ways to treat myself, and with the growing popularity of blow-dry bars (salons that solely wash, dry and style, usually for a flat fee regardless of hair type), it’s more convenient and affordable than ever.  With proper maintenance, a good blowout can last me days if not a full week, which saves time and money on the back end (or so I tell myself).

Whether you’re devoting precious alone-time to having your hair professionally blown out or doing it yourself, make it count! Here are 10 products you should have on hand to help maintain your blowout longer:

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  • 10 Product to Help Maintain Your Blowout Longer 1 of 11
    10 Product to Help Maintain Your Blowout Longer
  • Moroccanoil® 2 of 11
    Moroccanoil®
    Make sure you're using the right finishing tools before the blowout begins. Celebrity hairstylist Kristan Serafino recommends Moroccanoil® Treatment to seal in moisture.

    "Apply Morroccanoil from mid-shaft to ends on wet hair then dry hair to desired style. To extend the life of your blow dry, use minimal amounts of finishing products such as pastes, pomades and hair sprays. This is not to say you can't use finishing products, but your hair will maintain it's shape longer if you rely on the benefits of Morroccanoil."
  • Cloth Headband 3 of 11
    Cloth Headband
    Use a cloth headband to push hair back and prevent your hairline (the most important part of the blowout) from getting wet while you're washing your face before bed. Cloth headbands can also be worn underneath a shower cap to keep the nape of the neck dry while you shower.
  • 100% Silk Pillow Case 4 of 11
    100% Silk Pillow Case
    Not just for porn stars! Silk is for savvy ladies looking to avoid friction and frizz. Always use a 100% silk pillow case.
  • Loose Scrunchie 5 of 11
    Loose Scrunchie
    Before you hit the sack, pull your hair up into a high, loose pony tail, allowing the hair to lay up over the pillow. The key is to avoid cinching it too tight and causing creases. If you ditched all your scrunchies after high school, not to worry, American Apparel has you covered.
  • Mason Pearson Brush 6 of 11
    Mason Pearson Brush
    To bring hair back to life after you've slept on it, brush it back into place with a Mason Pearson brush, which will also enhance the shine.
  • Terry-lined Shower Cap 7 of 11
    Terry-lined Shower Cap
    Be sure to use a good shower cap to protect your ‘do from moisture. I use Blow's The Perfect Shower Cap. Towel off your neck and chest before taking your hair down, reminds celebrity hairstylist Kristan Serafino.
  • Professional Dry Shampoo 8 of 11
    Professional Dry Shampoo
    Celebrity hairstylist Kristan Serafino recommends Fresh from Pravana, a professional brand dry shampoo to absorb oil and give hair a boost.
  • Garnier Fructis Volume Extend Instant Bodifier Dry Shampoo 9 of 11
    Garnier Fructis Volume Extend Instant Bodifier Dry Shampoo
    Looking for a drugstore option? The NEW Garnier Fructis Volume Extend Instant Bodifier Dry Shampoo is Kristan's pick.
  • Baby Powder 10 of 11
    Baby Powder
    Baby powder is inexpensive and accessible for a quick fix but a word of caution from my professional friend, if you use too much, it can dull hair color, especially brunettes.
  • Beanie or Skull Cap 11 of 11
    Beanie or Skull Cap
    If it's raining outside, be sure to wear a snug-fitting cap and tuck ALL of your hair up underneath to avoid direct contact with any moisture.

Jill Seiman is the author of Glamamom, a personal lifestyle blog chronicling her adventures as a New York City mom. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube.

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