Can A Drybar Blowout Really Last A Week?

I remember the first time I read on one of my favorite lifestyle blogs about how the blogger only washes her hair once a week, thanks to her fantastic blowout.  I laughed, thinking it was the same as when a celebrity says her favorite meal is a big juicy hamburger and chocolate everything (as they reach for their green juice).  Too good to actually be true.

But then I saw this weekly hair washing comment being made by other bloggers, so I decided to give it a try myself.  I headed to Drybar on 56th Street, told my stylist my mission of going an entire week without washing or styling my hair, and at her advice got the “Cosmopolitan with medium curls”.  Since my hair is very fine, she put product in it to help keep the shape.  Here’s the breakdown of an entire week without washing OR styling my hair:

Day 1: I feel fabulous.

Day 2: Curls definitely fell during the night, but I’m digging the beachy waves look.

Day 3: Ok, beachy waves are more like an afternoon spent sleeping on the beach, but still feels pretty clean and shiny, so no complaints.

Day 4: The roots are starting to feel a bit greasy, so I broke out my dry shampoo, and changed my part from a side to a middle, which seemed to help give it a bit of life.

Day 5: Had to take some attention away from the roots (dry shampoo only helps so much!), so threw on a head band and put my hair into a ponytail.

Day 6: Hat needed.

Day 7: My hubby and I were going on a date tonight (didn’t think a hat would be totally appropriate), so the only way to make the hair work was to make it look like I WANTED to be going for the slicked back look (that’s a thing, right?)  A severe side part and pony helped with this–but make no mistake, my hubby definitely said, “so, when is this little experiment over?”  Here’s a week’s worth of #selfies:

Verdict: I think this has a lot to do with your particular hair texture–if you have thicker hair, you could probably get away with a week without washing/styling much easier–also if you forgo the product during the blowout, I’m sure that would help.  I would say that I felt happy with my hair until about day 5 (still not bad), and if I were to go back to Drybar again for a blowout would request the small curls in lieu of medium, as I think the style would hold longer that way.

p.s. the blowouts at Drybar take 45 minutes to complete, cost $45 (plus a suggested $10 tip), and come with a complimentary glass of wine or champagne.

Would love to know…what’s your hair routine?  Let’s chat below!

5 Comments

  • You had me at the galss of wine! :) Wow, to last that long without shampooing is amazing. I have fine hair that gets oily quick. Dry shampoo can only save me for a day or two (tops). I’ve never tried a blow out. The one in my favorite part of town is closed now. I wondered if it was a passing fad but if it’s alive and well in NY then I guess it’s still a ‘thing’. Thanks for the review, Jess. The video is really cute!

  • Wow, a week? I love that you tried this! I’d have been worried about the greasy pillowcase making my face breakout. I wash my hair every other day and sometimes push it to two but that’s rare as the back looks weird and lumpy by that point. Haha!

  • Someone in my freelance writers’ group said she only washes her hair every six months and it doesn’t smell or itch at all. I’m still puzzling over that one!

  • Tamara says:

    haha, your husband made me laugh! It certainly looks nice. I couldn’t imagine a week but after I get my hair cut and dried, I do find that the great shampoo they use lasts longer than normal. Not a week, but maybe three days!

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