How to Air Dry your Hair without Frizz
Hello Beautiful People,
If you consistently using a blow dryer, a curler or a straightener to style your hair, you may want to reconsider doing so, as this puts stress on the hair, leading to breakage, split ends and brittleness; not something you would want. Until a few months back that is all I did; not a day would pass by without me using a hot tool on my hair. However, with quarantine and working from home; I learned to embrace my natural hair texture and some few tips and trick along the way on how to air-dry my hair without looking like a lion!
If you have thick hair that’s prone to frizz, you’ve likely relied mostly on hot tools and anti-frizz products. Moreover, despite all the hours spent straightening or curling your hair and using countless anti-frizz products, your thick hair probably only holds the style for a few hours before going back to its natural state, especially if your living in a hot and humid island like me.
Throughout the past few months, I have tried different products and technique and finally found what works for me best and for my hair type (dry-frizzy hair) and decided to share some of the tricks with you guys! So, below is everything you need to know about how to air-dry your thick beautiful hair without frizz.
- Pre-Shampoo Treatment:
The key to air-drying your hair without frizz is to treat and prime the hair before stepping into the shower. What I like to do is; either apply a hair mask or a hair oil such as coconut oil or sweet almond oil 30 mins to an hour before washing my hair to help nurture and hydrate it.
- Rinse with Cold Water:
After you wash off your conditioner, just rinse your hair with cold water. It obviously doesn’t need to be ice-cold, but it should be colder then room temperature. Cold water is a crucial part if you have frizz prone hair as its good for your hair as well as helps seal the cuticle thus avoiding frizz
- Deep-Condition Weekly:
Moisture is much needed for girls with dry-frizzy or curly hair, because the oil from the scalp have a harder time traveling down the hair shaft, so its key to moisturize your hair once a week with a deep conditioner. My favorites are TIGI S Shock deep conditioner or Macadamia Deep Repair Mask.
- Invest in a Microfiber Towel:
Wrapping your hair in a towel is possibly the worst thing you can ever do to your hair, especially if your not using the right type of towel. Towel turbans can lead to increased fizziness when air-drying. Instead use a microfiber towel since the fabric is gentler on the hair cuticle than cotton.
- Use the Right Comb:
What you do immediately after your hair wash can largely contribute to how frizzy your hair will be and not using the right hair comb will most probably lead to breakage and fizziness. It’s best to use a wide-tooth comb to detangle your hair and avoid breakage especially fresh out of the shower.
- Use Leave-In Products:
Nourishing your hair after your wash is key for avoiding frizz and getting definition. Work a leave-in conditioner or styling cream into damp hair and don’t be stingy; you want to make sure all your hair is evenly coated (just make sure your don’t overload your hair with product through). Nonetheless, avoid touching your hairs too often because it can also lead to frizz, just apply your leave-in and let it dry naturally.
- Minimize the Fuss:
Sometimes, air-drying our hair can take FOREVER, which is why many of us prefer to blow dry it. If your someone like me, always on-the-go and have no time to spare for your hair to air-dry, simply put your hair in a loose braid or bun to help add texture and waves while its air-drying.
And just like skincare or makeup, hair techniques are the same. What I am trying to say here is that what works for me might not work for others and vise-versa, however this doesn’t stop me from sharing some simple tips I have learned throughout the way that might help some of you out there. Just experiment with ditching hot tools and try to find an air-drying routine that works for your hair type and do share with us your tips!