I confess, I gave up drying my hair properly a long time ago. Unless I have an event to go to, I’m much more of a fan of the beachy, messy look than the smooth, straight blow dry. Plus, I kept reading about all the damage heat styling was doing to my hair, so I figured it could do with a rest.
Luckily for lazy women like me, “air-dried” hair is having a moment.
Now I know what you’re thinking, “but if I leave my hair to dry naturally, I’ll be a messy frizz ball”, but it’s just not true. There is a way to ditch the dryer and have swoon-worthy hair.
Step one: Work on your post-shower game.
To prevent falling victim to dreaded post-wash fuzz, change the way you treat your hair after rinsing off your hair and exiting the shower.
Don't wrap a towel around your head and shake your hair vigorously. This technique is now banned due to it roughing up the hair cuticles, leaving you in frizz city. Instead, you want to use a gentle blotting motion to remove excess moisture from the hair.
Step two: Get acquainted with some products that are air-drying's best friends.
To make the style well, stylish, you also need to make sure you use the right artillery on your locks. Choose a leave-in conditioner that's designed to soften and smooth the hair and be sure to apply it to the mid-lengths and ends only.
Adding product to the roots of the hair is unnecessary and can result in limp, lifeless hair.