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Here’s How To Get The Most Mileage Out Of Your Blowout

At Salt and Wind we’re serious about great food and cocktails and traveling in style.

We’ve mastered many a beauty trick as we’ve amassed stamps in our passports all with the objective of looking chic while on the go.

There are several things we do to look our loveliest before we hop a plane; namely, a hydrating facial, a fresh mani-pedi, and an on-point blowout hairstyle. But all that beauty prep is very much for not if it lasts no longer than our cross-country flight.

Since we always want to look our best, and, let’s be real, get the most for our money, we do all we can to make those beauty treatments go the (literal) distance.

Here are our tips to make a blowout last while traveling:

Photo by Abigail Keenan 

Day One: Start With A Serious Shower Cap

Elle Woods may have been talking perm maintenance but the lesson’s the same: water (and humidity) is enemy #1 for a blowout. Be like the beauty babe you are and ditch the cheap, flimsy shower cap in the hotel bathroom. Instead pack a SHHHOWERCAP – one of the most important beauty tools you’ll ever add to your arsenal, this is a must have.

The SHHHOWERCAP is hydrophobic, which is scientific speak to say it works! Water beads up and slides right off, so it’s dry as soon as you step out of the shower. Made with an antibacterial fabric that prevents mold, mildew, and bacteria, it won’t get nasty even if you have to pack it immediately. Oh, and it’s rubber grip is made from the same material as a strapless bra so it holds the cap securely in place to protect the hairline.

The big bonus? It’s so incredibly chic, you could wear it as a turban to the beach or pool if you’re adamant about protecting your blowout.

Day Two: Texturize those Tresses

Depending on how oily your scalp gets, day two of your blowout hairstyle may or may not call for dry shampoo, but it will certainly need a little pick-me-up.

That’s when we unpack the Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray. This spray may be invisible but it’s really effective so just a few spritzes will give your second day hair the boost it needs to make a blowout last, without too much fuss.

Day Three: Dry Shampoo saves the (3rd) day

At Salt and Wind, we’re serious about the important stuff like our frequent flier status, which hotels we stay in, and dry shampoo. And, let’s be real: unless you’ve got a beauty team on speed dial, by day three you’ll likely need dry shampoo to look presentable.

If you have dark brown or black hair, your best bet is the Bumble and Bumble Brownish or Black Hair Powder. It does a great job of removing oil and it won’t give your roots a white cast because it’s colored. Yes, the color will unfortunately transfer to your sheets, but it washes out easily.

If you’re blonde, turn to Aveda’s Shampure Dry Shampoo, which is actual powder that does a stellar job of absorbing oil.

Regardless of your hair color, in just about any country in the world you can at the very least find Batiste Instant Hair Refresher. It comes with or without color, does the trick at a drugstore price, and is available (almost) everywhere around the world.

Day Four: Dry Shampoo’s Other Half

Dry shampoo is a godsend for removing oil but too much and you’re hair gets crunchy. So on day four turn instead to the lesser-known but just as crucial dry conditioner. Eva NYC’s Forget Me Knot Dry Conditioner is a weightless spray that detangles without water, softens the hair cuticle (thanks to vitamin B5), adds shine (due to Vitamin C), and eliminates both static and frizz.

Day Five: Serious Style Extender

By day five (and certainly six) your blowout has likely lost its lustre, but your hair can still look great with the help of a serious style extender like Ouai Dry Shampoo Foam. Work a generous dollop of the foam into your hair starting at the roots to thoroughly cleanse and refresh hair while adding instant volume and just-showered shine.

Massage it into the hair and scalp for a couple of minutes, and add a touch of dry shampoo if needed. This should get you another day before you need to wash your hair but, real talk you may need to also do an updo to look presentable and make a blowout last.

Opt for a post-blowout hairstyle that works even better with dirty hair like say a classic pony, a teased-out ballerina bun, or messy Dutch braids. Need some style tips? Spend five minutes on YouTube or turn to this L’Oreal tutorial for help.

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