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Air it out: How to dry your hair naturally

by timetospa August 20, 2013
Air it out: How to dry your hair naturally

Blasting your hair with heat from a blow-dryer every time you shower can lead to considerable damage over time. If your tresses are looking stressed, it might be time to give them a break. Not only will you notice that strands look healthier and shinier, but you'll also experience less breakage. Feel helpless without a hairdryer in your hand? With the right tactics and products, you won't even miss heat styling. What's more - you'll gain back those 20 minutes spent blow-drying in your morning routine.

Since you're ditching your blow-dryer, you'll need certain tools to create a flawless finished look. PopSugar noted that it's important to use the right towel when you're air drying, and recommended finding one that's ultra-absorbent to save time by soaking up excess water. While your hair is still damp, get out any tangles with a wide-toothed comb.

Depending on what kind of style you want to create, you'll also need the right products. A powerful de-frizzing solution can help ensure a sleek 'do regardless of whether you have pin-straight or curly locks. Work in a dime-sized amount of the Steiner Shine Drops Hair Serum for lustrous locks that are flyaway-free. Even in the face of horrendous humidity, your style will stay locked into place.

If you have wavy or curly tresses, PopSugar recommended using a lightweight mousse or gel to maintain body but also provide structure. Applying the Steiner Jelly Whip Styling Gel can help you pump up the volume and shine.

Allure magazine also suggested using a texturizing spray, especially if you shower in the morning, to avoid a hairstyle that falls flat.

You'll need to get a little fancy with your fingertips if you air dry. PopSugar explained that by using your fingers to lift strands at the root or flipping your head upside down, you can actually accelerate drying time. Just don't over-fluff or over-fuss, as too much handling can cause your hair to frizz up. 

If you have naturally curly hair, PopSugar suggested twirling sections individually. By smoothing Steiner Discipline Styling Taffy over each piece, curls will be more defined. Wavy hair, however, can be piled into a high bun while damp and let down when dry. PopSugar also noted that twisting small sections and pinning them to the scalp with bobby pins is another option that can subtly enhance the hair's structure.

However, if you shower at night, Allure recommended loosely braiding your mane. Pull the braid apart in the morning for an instantly beachy, romantic look.

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