How to Make a Blowout Last Longer

Yep, it's possible even when it's steamy outside—as long as you follow these key steps.

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1. Start with wet hair

by Mary Rose Almasi

Aim for just shy of dripping: "The more your curls or waves dry on their own, the harder it will be to get them straight," says Rachael Coppola. Use a heat-protecting product; try L'Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Smooth Intense Xtreme Straight Crème ($7; at mass retailers).

Next: 2. Dry it 100 percent

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