Drying your hair day after day with the heat of a hair dryer is asking for trouble. When you dry your hair with a hair dryer, the high concentration of heated air actually boils the water left on the hair shaft after washing, as explained by The American Academy of Dermatology. Eventually, this scenario causes your hair to become dry and brittle. Air drying is a much better option and knowing how to do it correctly helps cut down on drying time.
Shampoo and condition your hair first when you shower. Washing your hair first and allowing it to drip dry while you clean the rest of your body can help speed up the drying process.
Squeeze as much water as you can out of your hair before stepping out of the shower. Twist your hair gently around your hands, releasing excess water.
Wrap your hair in a microfiber bath towel as you dress and put on your makeup. Unlike an ordinary bath towel, a microfiber towel absorbs more water, cutting down on drying time.
Blot your hair with the microfiber bath towel once you remove it, after dressing and applying your makeup. If you normally apply a styling aid, like mousse or a gel, do so after blotting.
Run a wide-toothed comb through your hair to distribute the product and to remove any knots. Run your fingers through your hair every now and then and give your hair a shake. This will separate the hairs, allowing air to flow through for quicker drying.
Continue shaking your hair and running your fingers through it as it air dries. Style your hair as usual once it’s completely dry.