Are you tired of having to get up extra early each morning to allow yourself time to style your hair? Are you looking for new ways to keep your hair looking and feeling healthy? With a little patience and these tips, you’ll be able to master air-dried hair and say goodbye to the hot tools.
1. Finger-comb your hair in the shower
Finger combing your hair in the shower is the key to eliminating unwanted frizz when you air dry your hair. After applying conditioner, simply use your fingers to comb through any tangles and say goodbye to the hairbrush post-shower. If you have fine hair that easily tangles, brush your hair with a wide tooth bomb before getting into the shower but still finger comb your hair with hair conditioner.
2. Dry with a microfiber towel
Not all towels are created equally and in fact, your typical towel can cause your hair to become prone to additional frizz and damage. Instead, use a microfiber towel or old t-shirt to absorb excess water and speed up the drying process.
3. Embrace leave-in products
Whenever you’re planning on air drying your hair, always start with a leave-in conditioner. This will help reduce frizz and tangling, keep your hair moisturized, and leave it looks smooth and healthy.
Depending on your hair type, some of our favorite leave-in products are:
- It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Treatment
- Living Proof 5-in-1 Styling Treatment
4. Add texture
After applying your smoothing products, add some texture to your hair! This can be done with sea salt spray or another texturizing spray and will add that extra grit that gives you fresh off the beach hair. If your hair lacks volume when you air dry, a texturizing product will help with that!
5. Sleep on it
When air drying your hair, any help you can give your strands will make a difference! Remember, the way your hair sits is the way it’ll dry. Experiment with braids, buns, and twists prior to sleeping to give your hair a different style.
Keep in mind, all hair types are different. You might need to experiment with your air drying process and the products you use before you find an air drying technique that works for you.