You may want to start air-drying your hair for a few reasons. The biggest reason is to give your hair a break from using hot tools like a hair dryer and straightener. This can help restore your hair to look and feel healthier. You may also want to save time by not styling your hair. If you have straight hair, there are a few rules you should follow to air-dry your hair properly and help reduce frizz.
Wash your hair as you normally would. Apply conditioner and use a wide-tooth comb, like our Anti-breakage Detangling Comb, in the shower to detangle hair. After you’ve rinsed your hair, use an old t-shirt or microfiber towel and blot your hair. Make sure to not rub or tug on it as you could damage your fragile wet hair.
For those who are prone to frizz, use an anti-frizz serum or oil in your hair. You only need a small amount! This can also help smooth your hair and keep it straight as it dries. Brush through your hair and continue to brush it straight every five minutes or so. This will help ensure it dries straight and smooth.
If you want to expedite the process, sit in the sun. The sun is a natural way to dry your hair fast. However, be mindful that you should use a UV protectant spray so that you don’t damage your hair or burn your scalp.
Note: If you’re going for a specific look or you enjoy more volume and some bounce to your hair, you could also use big rollers during the drying process.
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