Air-drying hair is quick and easy, making it ideal on days you don’t feel like bringing out thehairdryer. Whether you have fine hair, thick hair, curly hair or straight hair, it is important to know that letting hair dry on its own does not simply mean washing it and not doing anything else. To ensure that you don’t end up with a frizzy mess, there are a few things you’ll need to do when air-drying your hair. There are also some things you DON’T want to do…
Air-Drying Mistakes to Avoid
Here are just a few air-drying mistakes to avoid when drying your hair without heat.
Using a regular towel to dry
Regular towels are great for the skin but not so good for hair. The texture of towelling is often too rough for your hair, making it more likely to break. As towelling does not absorb moisture quickly, you are more likely to rub it over your hair more vigorously. Rather than using a towel, use a microfibre towel made specifically for hair. Even an old cotton t-shirt will help to absorb water gently without causing damage.
Getting your product balance wrong
Once your hair is towel-dried, it’s time to add your product. You will need to find the balance between using enough product to absorb into your hair and using too much product, which can result in build-up or a greasy feel when your hair dries. Products to use includeleave-in treatments and a lightweightmousse. These will help to hold your hair pattern in place, reducing frizz without weighing down your hair.
Keeping your usual hair part
Next, it’s time to put your hair into a simple style that allows it to properly dry. A loose braid or bun is always good. You can also put your hair into a ponytail and secure it behind your head with a clip. Don’t use regular elastics - if you’re putting your hair up, rather use a cotton or satin scrunchie. It’s also important to avoid drying your hair in your usual part. Wet hair is heavy, which means that it pulls down from the ends and puts strain on your roots. This will leave your roots (and therefore part) very flat. Instead, put your hair back to dry or pull it gently to the other side of your head.
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