Tips and Tricks For Air Drying Your Hair

by Anjelina Tongco

For people who barely have time to get ready in the morning, a hair dryer can be a real lifesaver. Unfortunately, for your hair, getting exposed to too much heat from your hair dryer along with the heat from styling tools without using products could cause some breakage to your hair. Yes, even the best hair dryer can cause damage to your hair. 

So, how do give yourself a break from all the heat without sacrificing its beautiful look? Well, one way is to air dry it. On days when you have a bit more time on your hands, say no to your blow dryer and yes to air drying your hair instead. Here are some tips. 

  1. Hydrate your hair in the shower - when planning to air dry your hair, you’re going to want to make sure that it’s well hydrated beforehand. Use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner and, if time permits, indulge in a hydrating hair mask as well. A lot of people try to avoid air drying their hair because it tends to dry frizzy but hydrating it in the shower can help reduce that risk. 
  2. Detangle before it dries - people usually tell you not to brush your hair in the shower but if you’re planning on air drying your hair, you’re going to want to forego this advice and detangle your hair before it dries. Make sure you’re using a wet brush or a wide-tooth comb to avoid damaging your hair. This will help you get that blow dryer brush look without exposing your hair to heat. 
  3. Dry with a cotton shirt - as it turns out, your towel is not the best thing to use to dry your hair. The fabric used for bath towels is too harsh for the hair. It can cause your hair to frizz up and it can also cause severe damage to your locks. If you’re used to wrapping your hair up after a shower, use a cotton shirt pr a cotton pillowcase instead of your bath towel for better results. 
  4. Apply products while damp - another really good way to ensure that your hair doesn’t end up drying frizzy is to use a hair smoothing treatment to it while it’s damp. You can use serums and oils to get the job done. 
  5. Air Dry - after all your haircare products have been added and all the tangles and knots have been taken out, you’re going to want to leave your hair alone. That’s right. Just let it hang and air dry for a few minutes without any disturbances so it can dry peacefully and come out looking gorgeous! 
Would you be willing to try air drying your hair soon? Or are you a 100% hair dryer kind of gal?