Last Thursday I experienced a cut and blowdry at Toka Salon Georgetown. I left the salon with a sleek new ‘do, one that I loved so much (thanks, Nuri!), I spent my weekend trying to prolong it for as many Labor Day parties as possible. And we all know, whether you’re chopping off one inch or six, the best take-home souvenir from the salon is a perfect blowout. Maintaining it though is another story. That’s why I’ve enlisted the help of Nuri Yurt, owner of Toka Salon and hairstylist to a bevy of Washington power players, not to mention former First Ladies. Yurt carefully examined my face shape and hair (and asked me what I preferred!) before he picked up his clippers. Here, Yurt spills eight top-notch secrets to help you keep that gorgeous blowdry in tact.
- Schedule your blowdry after you exercise. Sweat means moisture and oil on the scalp.
- For girls with curls: If you have naturally curly hair and you get a straight blowdry, use a flat brush before bed for a few minutes.
- If you have a beach or wavy look on fine straight hair: use soft rollers in the evening and spritz a little soft hold spray and sleep on it. In the morning, follow up with a blowdryer on low heat on top of rollers.
- When showering, avoid moisture. Use a shower cap and seal well. After the shower, bend over and lift roots with a flat brush for straight hair.
- To freshen, bend over with your head down and use a blowdryer to remove any moisture from the scalp.
- Sleep on a satin or silk pillowcase at night.
- Apply dry shampoo at the roots. This will help extend the life of a blowdry.
- For a more voluminous blowdry, bend over and use fingers to lift roots and use a blowdry on low heat at the roots.