Air-drying your hair seems pretty straightforward. You step out of the shower, rub your hair with a towel and let it dry naturally. However, properly air-drying your locks is more than just leaving the house with wet hair. If not done correctly, you may end up having a frizzy mess on top of your head.
There are steps you can take to make sure that your hair looks amazing even without a blow dryer. Here are some suggestions.
Start in the shower
Wash your hair with shampoo to get rid of oil and dirt. If you hair tends to tangle easily, be sure to condition your hair after washing to help smooth it down. Not only does conditioner rehydrate your strands, you’ll also end up having soft, beautiful air-dried hair.
Remove excess water
Your hair is going to take a long time to dry if it’s dripping wet. Remove excess water by flipping your head upside down and then shaking your hair out. Then, squeeze your hair using an old cotton t-shirt or a soft microfiber towel to remove excess moisture. Do not wrap your hair or rub it with a towel. This can make your hair look frizzy.
To make your dry faster, concentrate on the roots. You want to get as much water from the roots as possible.
Get the tangles out
Wet hair is more prone to damage. Brushing your hair while it’s still wet can damage your strands. Use a wide-toothed comb to get the tangles out. Gently comb through your hair from the tips and up.
Add hair products
Product is key when air-drying. To add lots of volume, we recommending raking a palmful of hydrating mousse through damp hair. Argan oil and leave-in conditioners, when applied on damp hair, can help tame even the unruliest of manes.