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How to air dry hair to perfection

How to air dry hair to perfection
Team LF
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If you're concerned about the damage heat may be causing to your hair or simply want to spend a little less time fussing with your hair after washing, you might want to consider letting your hair air dry.

Leaving your hair to dry naturally saves your locks from excessive heat damage and also allows you avoid spending time attempting to replicate the results of a curly-blow dry at home.

If you have frizzy or very limp hair, the thought of letting your hair dry on its own can be a little daunting. Where using a hairdryer makes it easy to achieve a smooth, sleek finish, air drying is known to leave your hair frizzy and a bit of a mess.

Best products for heatless hair styling

To help you air dry your hair to perfection, we've gathered together our favourite products that will help you achieve beautiful results from letting your hair dry naturally. Perfect for all hair types, products will convince even the most loyal blow dryer to let their hair dry all on its own.

OUAI Air Dry Foam

Enhance the natural texture of your hair with OUAI Air Dry Foam. The wash-and-wear styling foam is enriched with a nourishing blend of Carrot, Lemon and Kale Protein Extracts to add softness and shine to your hair without weighting it down. Fighting frizz and adding definiton, Air Dry Foam works wonders on all hair types and helps you achieve gorgeous locks after every wash with very little effort.

Grow Gorgeous Full Bodied Volumising Leave-in Conditioner

It is possible to achieve some natural-looking volume in fine, flat hair even when you air dry. Grow Gorgeous Full Bodied Volumising Leave-in Conditioner combines Pea Peptides with a synergy of Amino Acids to plump up fine hair to create more fullness and body. The leave-in treament also conditions the hair, create a smooth and sleek appearance with effortless, full-bodied volume.

Redken No Blow Dry Cream

With a variety for all hair types, Redken No Blow Dry Cream helps to tame and add shine to your locks as they air dry.

If you have flat, thin hair in need of a little body, opt for Redken No Blow Dry Airy Cream for Fine Hair. If you would describe your hair as pretty normal and simply want to minimise frizz and add luminosity, the Redken No Blow Dry Just Right Cream for Medium Hair will work wonders on your locks. As coarse, thick hair needs a lot of hydration and nourishment to not dry out too much and to appear sleek, those with textured hair should use Redken No Blow Dry Bossy Cream for Coarse Hair as their air dry treatment.

Bumble and bumble Don't Blow It

Add texture to your hair as it dries naturally with Bumble and bumble Don't Blow It, a unique cream developed transform limp, lack-lustre hair. Ideal for fine to medium hair types, the lighweight cream adds body and bounce to your locks using plant-based conditioners and polymers. Simply work into towel-dried hair for a long-lasting voluminous finish.

Alterna Caviar Resort Breeze Air-Dry Styling Balm

Enriched with deeply conditioning Caviar Extract, Alterna Caviar Resort Breeze Air-Dry Styling Balm nourishes your locks whilst adding body and texture to fine, flat hair. The effortless styling product helps to define natural texture and add much needed body and bounce which lasts throughout the day. With a rich, nourishing formula, the styler also helps to tame frizz and flyaways as your hair dries naturally.

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