Okay fellow Moms, it’s time to switch gears and focus on you for a minute. Mom’s Nite Out is quickly approaching and we’ve got some awesome hair ideas for you to rock on your night out! Here are some tips to getting your luscious locks to look picture perfect.
First things first: don’t towel-dry. Using a towel to dry your hair after a shower can cause frizz and wrapping it on top of your head flattens roots. Instead, grab a plain t-shirt to remove excess water from your hair.
Protect your hair. While hair is still damp, apply a heat protectant. Heat protectants add a layer of film to the surface of your hair to dissolve the heat. Make sure to pay extra attention to the ends of your strands as they receive the most abuse and are the most damaged and delicate. A heat protectant spray is ideal for wet and dry hair, so you can use it to restyle.
Keep your hair cut in mind. If you have lots of layers, create a style that will give you more bounce and movement to show it off. But if your hair is all one length, a straight, sleek blowout is a great option for you.
Drying is an art form. I always feel like a goddess when I walk out of the salon. Every lock and strand dried to professional perfection. Then panic and frustration set is as I dread the next time I will have to dry my own hair. Somehow I can never duplicate it. However, there are a few tricks to achieving a good blow out. If you have frizzy hair, stick to Ionic hair dryers. They help the hair’s cuticle lie flat, therefore, reducing frizz but beware, they do reduce volume. If your hair is already flat, skip the ionic setting for more bounce.
Begin drying at the roots. Flip your head over and massage your roots while drying them with warm air. Then grab a brush for styling. Always work in two- inch sections, wrapping each one tightly around a brush as you pull it through your hair and follow with the nozzle. If you have naturally course or frizzy hair, move quickly. If your hair begins to frizz, spritz each section with water moments before drying.
Be sure to always keep your eyes on the nozzle making sure it’s pointed down the hair shaft, at least three inches away. This prevents added damage while smoothing the cuticle and adding shine. After you’ve dried and styled, switch your dryer to the cool setting to lock your style in place and finally, give your locks a spritz of hair spray. Make sure to flip your head over to get full coverage.
There you have it! A fresh look for a fun night!