Let’s face it, I’ve never been a pro when it comes to styling my own hair. These days as a new mum, it’s even harder to find the time to get a blowout (which is one of my absolute favorite ways to pamper myself), and to even attempt to do it on my own at home is just out of the question right now. So, air drying has become my new best friend! While this task can seem quite simple, depending on the texture of your hair, it can actually be very difficult to master. If done incorrectly, you can end up with a big frizzy mess on the top of your head. Nobody has time for that! Read on for my top 5 tips on how to air dry your hair, without the frizz.
1. Hair Masks
Masks aren’t just for our skin anymore. A hair mask can truly make all the difference in terms of how your hair will dry post shower. I love this Living Proof Restore Mask Treatment. Wash your hair as you normally would, then apply the mask for 5 minutes. I usually use this time to wash my face, shave my legs, or exfoliate. Once you rinse, your locks will feel silky smooth.
2. Brush your hair in the shower
To avoid frizziness at all costs, brush through your hair while it’s still soaking wet in the shower. This helps it to untangle much more easily, and helps the hair dry in it’s natural form and texture, without creating extra frizz. I highly recommend a Wet Brush if you don’t have one already – they’re made to be used with wet hair and have made a huge difference for me!
3. Towel off (correctly!)
Use a microfiber towel to gently squeeze the moisture out of your hair, without roughing it up. Traditional cotton towels can actually damage your hair, especially when you wrap them up on the top of your head (which most people tend to do!). They can be quite top heavy, which can cause breakage, thereby creating more frizz.
4. Wave/Surf Spray
I love the effortless look of tousled, beachy waves. On some days when I feel laziest and want an ‘undone’ look, I let my hair dry a little, then mist it with a texturizing spray for added bounce. It creates body, holds it in place, but never looks crusty or hard. This one by The Ouai is one of my favorites.
5. Leave-in products
When achieving the perfect air dry, using a leave-in product while your hair is still wet is an absolute must to avoid frizz. Some sort of nourishing styling cream or serum will help hair dry more smoothly, especially if you twist the product into the ends, and leave it be. The more you fuss with your hair while it’s drying, the more frizz you’ll have.
Do you guys have any tips for air drying your hair? Tell me your hacks in the comments below!