Tips for Air Drying your Hair

Air-drying your hair sounds easy, you take a shower, rub your hair with a towel, and you're good to go but if you are like me, your hair probably would look like a frizzy mess.

It doesn’t have to be that way, with warmer weather finally here, now is the perfect time to put away the hot tools and add in a (mostly) heatless air-drying technique.

If you are like me and have cowlicks or stubborn pieces of hair, you may need to use a flat iron or curling wand for those specific areas.

If you have Straight Hair

Pat your hair gently with a microfiber towel, like TurbieTwist Hair Towel, removing as much water as you can.
This towel will help prevent frizz by absorbing water quickly and will literally cut your drying time in half.
A paper towel or T-shirt will also work. 
When your hair is 50 percent dry, use a wide-tooth comb or a Wet Brush to get rid of any tangles.
You don't want to wait until the hair is completely dry because it encourages more tangles.

For a little bit of structure and hold, use an aloe vera-based gel, like Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Styling Gel a small amount will leave hair smooth, smelling great and not crunchy!

Starting with the ends of your hair, rake your fingers up to the mid-head and then up to the root.

Finish by cupping your hand and scrunching the product in for a little texture.
After the hair has already dried, you can use Velcro rollers at the top of the head to add a little bit of height to the roots, spritz with some hairspray, let it sit for 5 – 10 minutes, and then remove rollers.

If you have Wavy Hair

Because frizz can be a major issue with this hair type, always use a microfiber towel or Turbie Twist Hair Towel to blot excess water.
Microfiber towels are super absorbent and don't create friction like regular ones do.
Then use a wide-toothed comb or your fingers to brush through the hair.

For a beachy look, apply sea salt spray, like Clean Enhanced Organics Surf Spray when your hair is 70 percent dry.
Mist the hair lightly and gently scrunch it, lightly pulling the hair away from the scalp.
To add more waves, twist small sections of hair into ropes and gently tousle them.
Finish by spritzing on more sea salt spray.

If you have Curly Hair

You don't want to brush through curly hair, instead, get all of the tangles out with your fingers.
While using conditioner, rake through the hair with your fingers.

The best way to towel-dry your hair is by flipping your head over, scoop under the hair with the T-shirt or microfiber towel and scrunch the hair up.
Then gently flip the hair back up.
That's going to lift the hair off the root and encourage the tendrils to start forming.

You should apply product depending on your needs and don’t be afraid to mix a few together.
If you have frizz and you want to add curl definition, make a cocktail of gel and a little bit of cream or oil.
You can also use Marc Anthony Define & Defrizz Curl Cocktail, one side has defrizzing lotion and the other has a defining cream. Use one side or mix both together.
If your curls are heavy and you want to add lift at the root, using a two-pronged hair clip, like Diane Double Prong Clips, after towel-drying and applying product, lift hair up at the root and slide the clip in, place them all around your part, the top of the head, and then the sides.
Once the hair is dry, remove the clips and you have beautiful height to the roots.

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