5 Air Drying Mistakes You Might Be Doing to Your Hair
Straightening, curling, a super polished hair blowout – we do so much to keep our hair looking great. However, sometimes, the best thing to do is to just let our hair take a break. This is when we turn to air drying. The task isn’t as simple as it might seem though. If you’re going to do this wash-and-go routine anytime soon, we suggest that you avoid these five common mistakes in drying your hair.
- Sleeping With Wet Hair – It may give you a sexy bedhead in the morning, but sleeping on wet hair isn’t a good idea at all. Wet hair is more susceptible to breakage and damage, and the combination of tossing and turning and cotton pillowcases will only give you tons of tangles and frizz. Avoid doing this. Just blow dry your hair and sleep a little bit later.
- Rubbing Your Hair Dry with a Towel – This is the standard way of drying off hair after showers, but when done incorrectly, it can also be the fastest route to hair frizz and breakage. So instead of carelessly twisting and rubbing your hair with a towel to release extra moisture, use your hands and just gently blot it with a soft towel to extract all the excess moisture.
- Leaving Your Hair Too Wet – Although proper towel drying is critical to prevent hair damage, leaving your hair soaking wet hair to dry on its own won’t do your hair much good, either. Super wet hair takes too long to completely dry, and leaving it soaking wet for too long also tends to result in hair frizz. So stop being too lazy to towel dry your hair first before leaving it out to air dry.
- Foregoing Hair Care Products – Leaving your hair to dry out naturally may give it a natural texture, but it doesn’t mean that you should skip on applying some hair products. Regardless of your hair type, you should always follow-up your towel drying procedure with a detangling conditioner and brush it with a wide-tooth comb. Apply products like a light-hold styling cream and frizz-fighting serum to help you manage your damp hair.
- Tying Wet Hair – Remember that our hair is at its most fragile moment when it’s wet, so tying it into a ponytail or a bun while drying will only cause hair breakage to occur. Not only that, using hair ties can also result to strange texture and kinks once your hair has fully dried. A good and simple way to avoid this is to just let your hair down while air drying it.
Air drying your hair may seem like an easy way to do, but it actually requires you to be more involved with your strands. By knowing these mistakes, you’ll now be able to properly air dry your hair and get the natural hair texture that you want.