Hello Silky Locks
Embracing your natural hair texture is not only confident, but it also has the added benefit of keeping your locks healthy. Blow-drying and heat styling are always damaging, no matter how cautious you may be. To ensure that air-dried hair looks its best, here are some phenomenal tips to help you out!
1. With the Right Shampoo, Your Hair Can Be Transformed
Styling and products can completely change your hair when blow-drying, but when air-drying, the basics become even more important. To achieve luscious locks without the help of styling tools, choose a shampoo that caters to your individual needs: volumizing for flat strands or moisturizing if you have dryness issues. The right shampoo is essential to providing perfect results each time!
For an Ultra-Volume
For Unrivaled Hydration
2. Finish Your Conditioning Session by Rinsing With Cold Water
Conditioning your hair is just as essential as shampooing it, so choose one that suits you. To reduce frizz and amplify shine, consider giving your hair a brisk, cold rinse before stepping out of the shower!
3. Effortlessly Detangle in the Shower
As soon as you apply the conditioner to your wet hair and it begins to soak in, you’ll notice that your strands become softer and more supple. This reduces the likelihood of breakage when brushing or combing through them later on. I prefer using a wide-tooth comb or Manta brush; they are so gentle on my scalp!
4. Take Mask Seriously
Give your tresses the attention they deserve with a hair mask or serum at least once each week! Apply the treatment from about where your eyebrows end to the tips of your strands for glossy, elastic locks. Generally, only apply treatments to sections that need them since those first few inches are usually in healthier condition.
Serum Before You Even Shampoo Your Hair
5. Enjoy a Gentle, Yet Highly Effective Drying Experience
If you’re looking for a way to get frizz-free hair for that special occasion, start by drying your sopping wet hair between paper towels or an old cotton T-shirt. Take the ends of your mane and place it in between two sheets of paper towel – scrunch them up to absorb most of the dampness.
This will reduce friction during blowdrying, making sure those locks stay nice and smooth! For even more efficiency (and less mess) when trying this method, opt for microfiber towels instead; they’ll dry out your strands faster with significantly less frizz factor!
Frizz-Free Drying Towel
Frizz-Free Drying Turban
6. Whether You’re Styling Wet or Dry Hair, Creams and Oils Are the Perfect Option
If you have curly hair, apply a leave-in conditioner or frizz cream while your hair is still dripping wet. However, if you sport a straighter or wavy mane, use either a cream or oil on almost dry tresses. For even distribution of the product throughout your locks, I recommend rubbing it through your hands like hand cream and then smoothing it over any stray strands.
Secrets for Getting the Perfect Air-Dryed Look
Wavy and Dry Hair
“To get my hair looking lusciously healthy, I rely on an ideal shampoo combination of Grown Alchemist Nourishing and Rahua Hydration. For extra shine and texture, I make sure to apply a few drops of serum before washing with either one conditioner or the other; usually, it’s the nourishing version from Grown Alchemist or the hydrating variant from Rahua. In comparison, using conditioners makes a slightly less impactful difference in terms of its results for me.”
Curly and Dry Hair
“For a casual yet styled look, I love to keep my curls mussed up. Whether I’m in the office or at an elegant wedding, this is the perfect vibe for me. To achieve this style without looking overly manicured, I like to wrap my damp hair in a special microfiber towel right after washing, which helps dry it faster; afterward, I spray a leave-in cream that’s both frizz-taming and intensely hydrating!
After showering, I separate my wet strands into four braids that I then carefully twist and secure with these sleek silk scrunchies—not only do they look great, but they also prevent any snagging. When morning arrives, all of the work pays off as I unravel each braid to reveal a crinkly, beachy texture, just like my hair dreams.”
Straight and Fine Hair
“Whenever I don’t style my hair, it dries into a limp, flat mess with no shape or dimension. This simple and effective method is my savior! Once I hop out of the shower—after lightly towel drying—I slather on leave-in conditioner from mid-lengths to ends. Then comes the fun part: dividing my locks into six equal pieces while they’re still damp and then twisting them before securing two sets of three twists together using these amazing clips that keep your waves intact without leaving any marks behind. The result? Natural looking beachy waves you’d want to show off all day long.”
Thin, Full Hair
“When I’m out of the shower, I bundle my hair in a towel to speed up its drying process. After one brush through and some air-drying while at home, two drops of luxurious oil on the ends give me glossy tresses with added texture and bounce.”