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“One of the benefits of black hair is not having to wash it every day,” says Nicholls, “but it’s still vital to maintain a consistent haircare regimen.”
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Kimora Lee Simmons deep center part adds a dose of drama to her pristine blowout.
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Glossify your blowout by brushing or combing your hair every night. This “distributes the oils in your hair from roots to ends, adding a natural shine,” says Nicholls.
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Jennifer Hudson’s simple, stick-straight blowout looks totally healthy.
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“Before you shampoo, massage dry shampoo into your scalp,” says Nicholls. “This helps prevent the oiliness and dandruff that can ruin a blowout.”
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To maintain a bouncy blowout, apply Shu Uemura Essence Absolue ($65, shuuemuraartofhair-usa.com) through your hair before wrapping it at night," says Nicholls."
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Vanessa Simmons’ bouncy blowout falls perfectly into voluminous layers.
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After flat-ironing, apply a dollop of Davines Defining Invisible Hair Spray ($23, amazon.com), says Nicholls. “It gives control and a lovely scent—which is great if you workout, too.”
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“The right tools can keep your look fresh,” says Nicholls. “Using a great flatiron can prolong the sleekness of your style for at least five days.”
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Tucked behind an ear, supermodel Arlenis Sosa’s extra-long, flat-ironed tresses are beyond sexy.
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Gabrielle Union’s swingy blowout is the epitome of straight hair chic. “Avoid greasy products,” says Edris. “They’ll clog pores and add buildup to your scalp,” weighing hair down.
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Naomi Campbell’s hairstyle is pin-straight but also has great body. “If you don’t shampoo more than once a week, avoid heavy creams,” advises Nicholls. “They can weigh hair down.”
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Blunt edges give Rihanna’s impossibly long, stick-straight extensions a sharp, swingy look.
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“Always sleep on silk pillowcases,” says Nicholls. “Cotton or polyester fabrics can cause your blowout to deflate in a couple of days.”
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Beyonce’s soft, all-one-length style has a dazzling finish. “Rosewater and witch hazel are great natural products that can freshen your scalp and prevent odors,” says Nicholls.
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With her full bangs and flawlessly blown-out extensions, Serena Williams looks like she just left the salon.
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Kerry Washington’s face-framing layers and bangs add sexy dimension to her blowout.
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“A sure sign of a healthy scalp is shiny hair,” says Nicholls. She adds that, while it may be difficult to shampoo more than once a week, it’s the best thing for your scalp and hair.
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