Tips For Perfectly Air-Dried Hair
Leaving your hair to air dry after its gotten wet in the shower or pool sounds awesome-but it doesn’t always leave the results we’d like. For many women, we know that air drying can often feel like it’s not even an option if they want hair that looks nice after the fact. Honestly, air drying your hair can be a huge time savor and a way to help you embrace your hair’s natural texture in a beautiful way. The summer tends to be synonymous with easy hair maintenance so we’ve gathered up some easy tips for perfectly air dried hair.
Rethink the Towel Method
Most of us have been raised to use a bath towel to dry our hair after getting out of the shower/water to soak up a lot of that excess water. The problem with towels is they tend to be rather rough on our hair, and when our hair is wet it’s at its most vulnerable and tends to be quite susceptible to damage and frizz. Using towels is often what leads to frizz and excessive dryness when leaving your hair to air dry. Instead of the towel, we suggest replacing with a t-shirt or something much softer on the hair. Additionally, leave the aggressive rubbing with towels in the past and use the t-shirt to gently squeeze the excess water out of your hair.
Don’t Skip the Product
Generally when we think of adding hair care products to our hair we think of drying our hair with a hair dryer, and the product helping to add protection. That is an important habit to be in, but your hair needs some product when you’re allowing it to air dry as well. In fact, adding product into your hair when air drying is a great way to tame your hair and keep it in check throughout the drying process. Using an anti-frizz or gel type of product is typically the best option here-but you’ll want to choose a product based on your hair type and texture for the best results.
Leave Your Locks Alone
As tempting as it is to play with your hair and touch it a lot while it’s drying, we suggest resisting the urge as much as possible. When we touch our hair and mess with it too much it tends to cause frizz and other damage to be caused-plus it tends to negatively impact the natural texture of your hair. Instead, leave your hair alone and let it do its thing while it air dries on its own.