Believe it or not there is some science behind drying your hair correctly!
Studies show that heat styling tools if used incorrectly or too frequently can damage the hair.
And yes, air-drying your hair can have its merits if you follow the correct method.
Let’s get into the details.
After you have washed and conditioned your hair getting the water out quickly but gently is key to reducing swelling of the hair and consequential cuticle and cortex damage.
Here’s a few tips to incorporate air-drying: -
- Where possible wash your hair on a dry fine day when the air is warmer.
- Always use hair conditioner applied to the mid-lengths and ends of the hair.
- Use a soft, quick-dry towel or turban to absorb the excess water.
- At this point don’t brush your hair but you can apply your favourite hair finishing product.
- Leave it to air-dry.
- Once it’s dry and you may choose to do a mix of air-drying and blow-drying then you can either use your detangle brush or comb and style your hair however you like.
- Remember too heavy a finishing product could slow down the drying time.
- If you do decide to use a blow-dryer then use a slow, cool to warm heat and hold the blow-dryer 15 cm from the head and blow-dry using a continuous motion.
- Never use hot heat styling tools on wet hair.