8 Ways To Make Your Blowout Last Longer

By Tara Thompson Rasmus

Yes, winter is coming: but, a major upside of the arrival of cold weather? Much better hair days. Between lower humidity and cool, crisp breezes, fall is the perfect time to bust out that blowdryer and try out that sleek, shiny style that you had on pause all summer while your locks were tied up in a topknot. But, despite the fact that the weather is on our side, it’s always a good idea to properly prep your strands to ensure that your carefully styled look will be able to go the distance. So, to get the most bang for your blowout buck, I’ve rounded up eight new smoothing products that will help you maintain your hard work for days (bring on the dry shampoo!). Click through to scope out my picks, and let me know: what are your tricks for making your blowout last?

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Velvet Hammer Hydrating Control Cream from Drybar

Calling all curly girls: this rich cream is infused with pracaxi oil and soy protein to nourish hair as it coaxes coils into smoothness.

Moisturizing Hair Cream from Christopher Robin

Packed with nourishing botanicals, oils and SPF, this cream is like serious skin care for your strands.

Reverie Milk Anti-Frizz Leave-In Nourish Treatment

Have hair that’s both fine and dry? I’m raising my hand along with you. For smoothed locks that won’t end up greasy, apply this delightfully-scented (black pepper, bergamot, and clove? Yes) potion from midlength to ends and style as desired.

Bombshell Babe Blowout Smooth Crème from Herbal Essences

If you live in a damp climate, reach for this lightweight creme that includes lotus blossom extract, which is known to repel moisture.

Thermoperfect 8 Sublime Smoothing Care from Phytospecific

Is your super-smoldering flat iron your best friend? Then you need this high-tech new serum from Phyto, which protects hair from temperatures up to 450 degrees.


Amika Bombshell Blowout Spray

For ladies that prefer a volumized blowout over one that’s stick-straight, I present this multitasking spray from Amika that provides heat protection, light hold, texture, repairing power, and a super-shiny finish. Bonus: it’s paraben-free!

Smooth Infusion Styling Cream from AVEDA

Can’t decide if you’re in a curly or a straight mood? No matter what style you’d like to end up with, prepping your hair with this shea- and cupuaçu-butter-infused cream will is like money in the frizz-prevention bank.

Park Ave Blow Out Balm from R+Co

Brazil-sourced rice protein and vitamin B5 in this strengthening balm ensure that you’ll end up with thick, glossy strands worthy of a Gossip Girl heroine.