The Truth About Blowouts and Their Benefits

Charles IferganStyling

Woman with blowout

If you’ve never had a professional blowout you may be among those that think that it is nothing more than someone blow-drying your hair. Many people miss out on the benefits of a professional blowout because they don’t know that there is a difference between blow-drying and a blowout, but a blowout is truly different and provides some great benefits.

The purpose of blow-drying is quite simply to dry your hair quickly. It’s not intended to style your hair, but rather prepare it for styling. A blowout focuses on setting your hair with gentle even heat as it dries to lock in your style for days.

When you style your own hair it’s nearly impossible to evenly distribute heat and achieve perfect styling to all of your hair. You simply can’t see everything at once and get the right angles to provide the proper heat and lift. Your stylist has a 360 view of your hair and is able to maintain the proper distance with the hairdryer to dry hair evenly without overheating, as well as create the perfect shape for your style.

You may have heard that blow-drying can be damaging to your hair. While this can be true, it’s just the opposite of blowouts. Blowouts can actually improve the condition of your hair because your style can last for days. This means less frequent shampooing that strips natural oils and less frequent heat styling to further dry out your locks and cause damage. To keep your hair fresh and clean between appointments and extend the life of your blowout be sure and ask your stylist to recommend a dry shampoo.

An added benefit of a professional blowout service is a boost to mental health. Investing some time into your appearance leaves you looking your best, and when you know you look great you feel better. This bit of pampering also helps you to relax and relieves stress. This stress relief and a boost in self-esteem and confidence can go a long way toward promoting a more happy and positive outlook.

Give your hair a break from the daily blow-drying and heat styling and come see the talented stylists at Charles Ifergan for a professional blowout today. We have three locations to serve you, downtown Chicago on Oak Street, Deerfield, and Oakbrook. You can schedule an appointment online, or download our free mobile app from iTunes or  Google Play to manage appointments from your phone.