Have you ever sat in a salon chair and watched your stylists' every move like a hawk so that you can do it on your own next time? No? Just me? Damn! I have always envied the skill salon stylists possess to work their magic on my hair. Nothing I can do can come close to how they manage to make our mane look amazing, especially when going in for blowouts. I manage to squeeze in at least two of these sessions in a month to keep my tresses looking frizz-free and shiny. As a curly-haired girl, blowouts are a great alternative to constant heat styling and turns out, there is now an even healthier way to go about it.
Vegan blowouts are all the rage in the vegan community right now. With more people opting to lead a vegan lifestyle, it was inevitable that our beauty treatments will take that route too. Much like a vegan diet, this variant of a blowout is a better option than regular styling and here’s why!
- What is a vegan blowout?
- What are the benefits of a vegan blowout?
- How long does a vegan blowout last?
- How to maintain a vegan blowout?
What is a vegan blowout?
A vegan blowout is pretty much like a regular blowout but with botanical-based products used instead of cosmetic ones. While still a new concept for us desis, the benefits of veganism and how it transforms your health are backed by hard facts and science. These benefits are also transferable to a blowout as these ingredients go to work on our hair from the moment we sit in the chair. It is a greener, more wholesome and fulfilled form of hair treatment.
What are the benefits of a vegan blowout?
One of the main reasons why we go in for blowouts is to avoid using moisture-stripping procedures on our hair to manage them. The basic wash, conditioning and blowout process works wonders to properly tend to our hair and not overdoing it with too much handling. The vegan alternative works towards hair healing for even the most damaged form of hair.
The idea behind it was to use the goodness from the Earth to tend to our hair needs. The procedure involves balancing moisture and protein, two key factors that determine hair health. Because blowout treatments are so thorough, these minerals are directly delivered to hair strands without having to chow down on a bunch of boring veggies.
Vegan blowouts have both external and internal influence on how hair behaves. Since plant-based ingredients are used, it revives damaged hair from within. They are packed with detoxifying minerals which help break down product buildup, leaving behind hair that’s fresh and so soft to touch!
How long does a vegan blowout last?
Depending on the hair texture, a typical blowout can last up to a week. But given the kind of indulgent product that goes into a vegan one, you can make it last for up to two weeks. I mean, if you do decide to shell out on botanical ingredients, which are pricier, you might as well take good care of that hair!
How to maintain a vegan blowout?
The trick to preserving a vegan blowout and maintaining the style is pretty much the same as a regular blowout. Wrap your hair when you are about to indulge in activities that might get it wet, this includes working out or taking steam. You also need to keep any kind of dirt and oil away from your hair. Keep your pillowcases, hairbrushes and scarves clean at all times. The most important part of preserving a blowout though is to cut down on heat styling by a big margin. Stick to styles that’ll add texture to your hair and preserve the OG style.