In one of our most popular posts, 3 of the best ways to prep your hair for your wedding day, we shared tips about the best ways to get your hair ready to be texturized, styled and placed and sprayed in place. Next to not washing your hair day of, we recommend getting a blow out.
We realize not everyone gets their hair professionally styled, so we want to be sure you’re savvy on the type of service we’re recommending and a few ways to keep things smooth afterwards.
Here’s everything you need to know about blow-outs:
First, there are a few different types of blow-out options, and we want to be specific about the type of blow-out we recommend getting the day before your wedding.
A regular blowout includes a professional shampoo and wash, and as the stylist blows the hair dry, they use a round brush to create sleek, smooth hair. Hot tools are not always needed, but your stylist may use a straightener or curling iron to accentuate the body and texture.
There are also Brazilian blow-outs and keratin treatments, which require additional products for chemically-created smooth strands and aren’t as focused on body and volume (which is what you’re going to need from a blow-out.) These are not the services we’d recommend getting the day before your wedding (especially considering Keratin treatments remain on the hair for 2-3 days after you leave the salon!)
This is why we recommend getting one:
Not only will you have a head start on texture and volume (think about your wedding day timeline!) by the time you get in our chair we’ll be able to style you as we normally would, but be able to create a more secured foundation with voluminous curls and less frizz. Lets also not forget the amazing TEXTURE!! We can get some of the best texture from a perfect blow out.
Here are a few tips for managing and preserving your style:
Use a satin or silk pillowcase
Put your hair in a shower cap when you shower (avoid moisture and humidity in general as much as you can)
Keep a good anti-humidity spray and dry shampoo handy (Caralee recommends Sexy Hair’s H2NO dry shampoo to absorb any excess oil in the hair)
Put your hair in a loose bun on the top of your head when you sleep to preserve volume and tame frizz
We recommend going to a professional Blow Dry Bar. We always suggest using a salon that specializes in the in this service.