Cutting back on using heat to style your hair can be a really powerful consideration. Even when we practice safe heat habits when using heat to style our hair, it can do a number on our hair when we use it too often. Air drying hair can be a great way to cut back on using the heat that you normally do when styling your hair. However, many women tend to be afraid to use the air=drying method too often because it can feel like it’s nearly impossible to get natural volume in our hair when doing so. We found some tips to help you get voluminous hair even when you air dry.
Use a Microfiber Towel to Dry Your Hair
When it comes to air drying, and drying your hair in general the items that you use to help dry your hair and get rid of some of the water is going to play a major role. Bath towels tend to cause the hair to become pretty rough and damaged because of the fibers that are in the towels. Instead, experts suggest using microfiber towels (or t-shirts) to squeeze some of the water out of your hair without causing any damage. When using a traditional towel, since it’s been found to cause damage to the hair follicle and cause frizz to occur; using a microfiber towel helps to avoid that and helps your hair to have more natural volume as a result.
Apply a Leave-In Conditioner After Washing
After washing your hair, one of the best things you can do to help get volume and keep your hair really healthy when air drying is to apply a leave-in conditioner. When our hair doesn’t have a lot of natural hydration and moisture it’s hard to get that healthy, voluminous look in our hair even when using a hair dryer. So using a leave-in conditioner helps to really lock in a lot of the natural moisture and hydration to our hair, and add a bit as well. This helps to keep the hair healthier, and healthier is much more likely to have more volume than dry, brittle hair.
Add a Bit of Volumizing Product to Your Hair
We know that you want to keep your hair healthy and happy when air drying, but you also want that gorgeous voluminous look too. Spritzing in a bit of a volumizing product to your hair, especially focusing on the roots, is going to be a great way to get that extra volumizing boost to your hair when you’re air drying. It’s common for women to feel like their hair appears flat when air drying, so adding in a lightweight volumizing product when your hair is going through the air drying process is going to do wonders for getting that volume you want to your hair.
Truthfully, getting voluminous hair when air drying doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming. Adding in a few of these key steps is sure to give you that volume boost you’re looking for.