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If you’re obsessed with having beautiful hair, then you’re in the right place. In this article, we’ll show you how to get better hair by improving your post-shower routine.
Are you ready to have the looks you’ve always wanted? Read on to learn how to dry your hair, the right way!
1. How To Dry Your Hair With a Towel
Let’s start by looking at how to dry your hair with a towel. While you’re still in the shower, use a wide-tooth comb to detangle your hair. Right before you get out of the shower, change the water temperature to cold. The cold water will help your hair follicles close up, which helps prevent problems like frizz.
Next, use a soft towel to gently squeeze your hair dry. Begin squeezing at the top of your head and work your way to the ends of your hair. Your hair will still be wet, however, it shouldn’t be dripping wet at this point. If you have particularly long hair we suggest getting a fresh towel and repeating the squeeze dry process, again starting at your scalp.
Whatever you do, don’t rub the towel on your head. Vigorously rubbing your hair can damage it, causing problems like frizz or unruly strands. Once you’ve removed the excess moisture, you can put a towel turban on to continue drying your damp hair. While the towel turban’s on your head, resist the urge to twist it tightly.
Wet hair is fragile and vulnerable, so everything you do should be gentle. Instead, patiently wait as your hair drys at its own pace. If you have extra thick hair, or curly hair that holds onto moisture, you may need to wear the towel turban for about an hour. However, if you have thin hair, 20 minutes is all you’ll need.
Once you remove the towel turban, apply whatever styling product you’re going to be using in your hair. For instance, if you have a leave-in conditioner, now would be the time to apply it to your hair. Your hair will still be slightly damp, so the conditioner can sink right in.
2. Blow Dryer Hair Drying Tips
Now it’s time to look at the best way to dry your hair with a blow dryer. For starters, you’ll want to avoid trying to blow dry your hair when it’s dripping wet. Overly wet hair is more prone to frizzing when you introduce the heat from the blow dryer. After getting out of the shower, use a microfiber towel to gently squeeze your hair dry.
Remember to start toweling your hair off at the scalp and then work your way down. If you have the time, wait about 10-15 minutes after towel drying your hair before you start using the blow dryer.
Next, choose a high-quality heat protectant to apply to your hair. We find that heat protectants that come in a cream form tend to work best. Look for a cream that’s specialized to prevent frizzing, along with heat protection.
After applying the hair products, begin sectioning off your hair using clips. Next, set your blow dryer on a low or medium heat setting and begin drying each section. As you dry, move the blow dryer in a sweeping motion. By sweeping the blow dryer over your hair you’ll be able to avoid overdrying any one area.
Sectioning off your hair will also make blow-drying faster, which is great when you’re in a rush! Lastly, don’t stop blow drying your hair until every strand is dry. If you stop blow-drying halfway through you’ll wind up with damp frizzy hair.
3. Air Drying Your Hair
Last but not least, it’s time to look at the best tips for drying your hair naturally! One of the biggest benefits of air-drying your hair is not having to worry about heat damage. Air drying is also a great option when you’re pressed for time and don’t want to bother with toweling your hair off.
To get the best results, you’ll want to apply some type of moisturizer, such as a leave-in conditioner, while you’re still in the shower. Massage the moisturizer into your scalp and work your way down to the ends of your hair. While you’re applying the moisturizer, the water temperature should be warm, but not too hot.
Once you’re done applying the moisturizer, switch the water temperature to the coldest setting you can handle. If you’re particularly sensitive to cold water you can step out of the shower, and hang your head under the showerhead. However, if you can handle the cold, your skin will enjoy the refresher.
After chilling your hair, and locking in the moisturizer, you can turn off the water. For extra smooth hair, apply a light layer of smoothing serum after stepping out of the shower. If you have curly hair and want to apply a styling product, now would be the time to do that as well.
We find that smoothing serums and styling products you can spray on work the best. Why? The trick to air-drying your hair is to touch it as little as possible after getting out of the shower. After applying the smoothing serum or styling product, put a towel over your shoulders. Don’t touch your hair with the towel, and instead let it drip dry.
Pamper Your Hair
Now you know how to dry your hair using 3 different methods. What approach do you think will work best for you? Are you going to towel dry, blow dry, or air dry your hair?
Keep in mind that no matter what method you choose, the key is to be gentle with your wet hair. Never rub wet hair with a towel, and always use a low heat setting when you’re using a blow dryer.
Lastly, remember to blast your strands with cold water right before getting out of the shower. For more great tips, check out another article.