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The Best Way To Air Dry Hair For Great Results

The Best Way To Air Dry Hair For Great Results

When it comes to voluminous and perfect hair, there’s usually only one avenue you can take: the big, bouncy blow-dry. However, constant heat styling can cause damage, which in the long-term, will leave you with less than desirable locks. The new buzz-phrase in town? Air dry your hair.

Why Air Dry Hair?

Air drying your hair can reduce damage and breakage caused by heat styling. Regular use of heated tools causes dehydration, split ends and dullness, so finding a way to let your hair dry naturally and still look good, is essential to keeping it healthy.

Top 3 Tips To Air Dry your Hair to Perfection

You might want to blow-dry your hair for that very special occasion, but for everyday wear, air drying your hair is the new way to go.

Always use Conditioner

Conditioning your hair cannot be stressed enough. While you may think that conditioner weighs your hair down, it in fact encourages your hair to dry faster, which in turn will make your hair look more voluminous.

The silicones present in most conditioners seal the cuticle of your hair fibre, which helps to repel water, and encourage a faster drying time.

Top Tip: Always comb your conditioner through your hair to ensure you get an even distribution and your hair remains silky soft. We love the Wet Brush as it detangles without tugging at your hair.

Apply the right product

Using the right products before letting your hair dry naturally will ensure it looks perfect. Opt for volumising shampoos and lightweight conditioners, as well as pre-shampoo treatments that help to boost the overall lift of your hair.

We love Redken’s High Rise Volume Shampoo, which does exactly as it says on the bottle to encourage lift and volume at the roots.

Follow with a post-washing product that helps to keep your hair looking flawless without the heat. Redken’s newest venture is the No Blow Dry Cream, which has been formulated especially to work with your hair as it dries naturally.

There are 3 different formulations for fine hair, medium hair and coarser, more curly types. They help to reduce drying time and encourage volume and texture, so your hair looks as if you have just stepped out the salon.

Use a Microfiber Towel

Regular bath towels can actually cause your hair more harm than good in the long term. While they’re great for use on the body, the back and forth rubbing actions as well as the rough fibres can damage your hair cuticle. In the long term, this means more split ends, dullness and frizziness, which isn’t great for your hair.

Instead, opt for a microfiber towel that is made with gentler fibres to help absorb water without damaging your hair. Wrap in a turban style knot to help dry your hair faster as you apply your makeup.

We love the Aquis Lisse Hair Towel, which have been made especially to take care of delicate, wet strands of hair. They come in 2 different lengths to accommodate for both shorter and longer locks.

How to Air Dry Hair to get Waves

  • Wash and towel-dry your hair as listed above.
  • Choose the right Redken No Blow Dry Cream for your hair type.
  • Apply throughout the hair and scrunch in.
  • Braid your hair into one plait.
  • Twist up and secure with bobby pins.
  • Take down in the morning for beautiful beach waves.

How to Air Dry Hair and get Volume

  • Wash and towel-dry your hair as listed above.
  • Choose the right Redken No Blow Dry Cream for your hair type.
  • Apply throughout the hair and scrunch in.
  • Twist your hair into a high bun on the top of your head. Secure with a band.
  • Gently brush out the following morning.

How to Air Dry Hair Smooth

  • Wash and towel-dry your hair as listed above.
  • Choose the right Redken No Blow Dry Cream for your hair type.
  • Apply throughout the hair and scrunch in.
  • Leave your hair down to dry as normal.

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Amelia

Amelia

Skincare Specialist

I am a big believer in the idea that beautiful Make Up begins with a superb skincare regime. I like to enhance my natural beauty rather than cover up and I am always on the lookout for great products which really work. When I am not writing about all things beauty, I like to do Yoga and I make an amazing brownie. It is all about balance!