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Hair Spray vs. Dry Shampoo: When to Use Each One Post-Blowout 

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Hair Spray vs. Dry Shampoo: When to Use Each One Post-Blowout  Hair Spray vs. Dry Shampoo: When to Use Each One Post-Blowout  Hair Spray vs. Dry Shampoo: When to Use Each One Post-Blowout 

When you spend the time and money to get a hair blowout, it’s only natural to want it to look as gorgeous as possible for as long as possible. Now, if you’ve ever gotten a blowout, you likely know all too well how difficult it can be to keep that just-left-the-salon look going for a few days. That’s where we come in! Here, we’re going to teach you how to keep your blowout looking fresh for the days to come using two hairstyle products that are often misunderstood: hair spray and dry shampoo. Think you know all there is to know about both? Well, if you’re reaching for dry shampoo for your day two ‘do, think again. Now that we have your undivided attention, keep reading to learn once and for all how to make the most of your blowout with hair spray and dry shampoo.

Day 1: Prep Your Hair for a Blowout

Whether you head to the salon or DIY, a solid blowout starts with shampoo and conditioner. When the goal is lots of volume and shine, you have two options. You can reach for a moisturizing combo of shampoo and conditioner, like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Moisture Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Moisture Conditioner, or a volumizing combo, like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Volume Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Volume Conditioner. Both shampoo and conditioner sets are sulfate-free and formulated to work on color-treated hair. Choose based on your specific hair’s needs.  

Day 2: Reach for Hair Spray

If you’re like many of us, you may have thought that the first thing you should do on day two of your blowout is to reach for a bottle of dry shampoo, so you can imagine the shock then when you find out otherwise. Yep, that’s right—when it comes to the second day of your blowout, you should actually reach for hair spray. Since dry shampoo is designed to absorb excess oils and create a more mattified look, spraying it on could potentially have you losing some of that gorgeous shine you had when you left the salon or finished an at-home blowout. On the other hand, hair spray can refresh your hairstyle without taking away their good shine. Simply spritz some of the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Precious Oil Satin Hairspray onto a wide tooth comb and gently run it through your roots to help lift and liven your look.

Day 3: Break Out the Dry Shampoo

OK, now it’s time for dry shampoo or texturizing hair spray. If your roots look oily and you feel like your hair needs a refresh, break out the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Clay Dry Shampoo and apply it directly to your roots and lightly through the rest of your hair. If your roots aren’t greasy, reach for the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Air-Blown Texture Mist instead to help lift your roots and embrace a slightly lived-in texture.

Day 4: Transition to Beach Waves

By day four, your blowout is likely on its second to last day, if not its last. That being said, why not just totally go with the dirty, lived-in look—it’s one the season’s top hairstyle trends, after all. To spruce up your deflated blowout for the look, simply spray on a wave-enhancing spray, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Boost It Air-Blown Texture Mist, and scrunch from your ends up to your roots. Simple and seriously stylish.

Once you’ve lived out your beach waves, the life of your blowout has officially come to an end and it’s time to start fresh again. Simply hop in the shower, rinse out all the products from the last few days and think about the next hairstyle you want to create. Next up, check out our article, How to Use Hair Mousse, to learn about another hair style product you may be using all wrong. Who knows, you might just be inspired to embrace a whole new look for the week to come.