How To Air Dry Your Hair So It Looks Decent

By Betch Du Jour

I’m about to let you in on a little secret. I FUCKING HATE blow drying my hair. It hurts my arm, it causes strenuous activity, and it makes me look like the 80’s and a poodle fucked and I was the result. Now before you go deciding that I complain too much/am hyperbolic, first of all, you’re right, but second of all, don’t lie and pretend like blow drying your hair doesn't seriously blow.

Maybe, just maybe, while in the midst of a panic induced blow drying rage, the following thought has come across your pretty little wet haired head: Should I just let my hair air dry? I know, I know, it’s radical! But it can be done. And it doesn't mean that you have to look like shit because of it either. Just follow these steps.

Step 1.

Have long hair. Longer hair will always dry better than medium - medium short hair because it’s more weighty and therefore less likely to spring up and frizz.

Step 2.

Remove excess water by flipping your head upside down. Wringing out your strands can cause breakage, and therefore more frizz.

Step 3.

Start to dry your hair with either a microfiber towel or a t-shirt. No need to be hella vigorous though, you’re not giving a handy.

Step 4.

If you need to comb your hair at this point due to knots, make sure to use a wide tooth comb.

Step 5.

If your hair has a bit of curl or wave, add some styling products that work with the natural shape (try Don't Blow It by Bumble and Bumble). Or if your is naturally straight, put a little bit of oil in it (I suggest Argan), but just at the ends.

Step 6.

If you're looking to achieve more structured waves, make two loose braids and wear them until your hair dries. If you want to be even more low-key than that, put your hair up in a twist bun for a lightly tousled look.

Step 7.

Or just LEAVE IT ALONE. The more you fuss with it, the more you'll break up your natural texture.





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