For many, air-drying hair can spell disaster. A fizzy, unkempt-looking mess can be the result for many people who aren’t doing the right thing to care for their hair. With the right steps, air-drying can lead to a well-styled, bouncy look that doesn’t take much to achieve.
Cold Water in the Shower
Cold water is better for washing your hair, although most people prefer a warm shower. Even if you like your showers scorching, you should rinse your hair in water as cold as you can handle. Icy cold water is best, but anything below room temperature is better than hot. Ending a shower with a blast of cold water is good for skin, hair, and overall mood. The cold shock closes pores on the skin, reduces hair frizz, and causes the body to release endorphins. Cold showers also help improve blood flow overall.
Pat Your Hair
When exiting the shower, don’t rub your hair. Rather, pat it dry. Rubbing your hair with the towel creates frizziness. While your hair may dry faster, rubbing will leave your hair frizzy and harder to manage. Gently squeeze excess water from your hair, before lightly patting or wrapping it in a towel.
Moisturize for Air-Drying
Moisturizing your hair with a sulfate-free product can help protect your hair and reduce frizz. When your hair is well moisturized, the hair cuticle seals itself, strengthening it. Overall, deep moisturization leads to strong, shiny, and frizz-free hair.
Comb Your Hair for Air-Drying
Using a comb or your fingers on wet hair can be better than a brush. Your hair is more fragile when wet, and a brush can lead to serious damage. Use a wide-toothed comb or your fingers to gently rake through your hair. Combing your hair before allowing it to air-dry gives you the ability to style your hair without the damage a brush would cause.
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