Family dinners, holiday cocktail parties, and ugly Christmas sweater parties require bouncy, shiny, and soft hair. However, blowdrying during cold winter months can take the life out of any hairstyle.

I make sure to use products that protect and extend the life of my blowout to minimize any potential damage. Here's a lineup of great products to try for your next blowout.

Shu Uemura Color Lustre Brilliant Glaze Thermo-Milk  If your hair is color treated, you'll want something that not only protects your hair from heat damage, but also extends the life of your color. $38

Philip B Oud Royal Thermal Protection Spray Perfect for fine hair as it protects hair without weighing it down. $25

Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight If you battle with curls, this balm helps give a smoother blow out and also gradually loosens your natural curls after continuous use. $26

Kerastase Nutritive Nectar Thermique Nourishing Leave-In Treatment I shudder to think of the day when Kerastase stops making this leave-in treatment. It is the be-all and end-all of hair protectants. It not only protects my hair, but it leaves it incredibly soft, shiny, bouncy, and smells amazing. Worth every penny. $43