Summer temps are climbing higher and the last thing you probably want to do is sit in the bathroom with a blow dryer on high. But you also probably don’t just want to let your hair run wild. So how do you look cute without the help of hot tools? Enter celebrity stylist, Bradley Leake. We sat down with Bradley to get tips and tricks on how to air dry your hair – no matter your texture.
If you have wavy hair, one of the biggest challenges with air drying is tangling. Bradley says, “Brush your hair out in the shower with a wet brush prior to rinsing out conditioner. This eliminates the tangles while allowing the hair to dry in its existing wave pattern.”
If you want to encourage your natural waves without the use of heat, your go-to product is Dream Coat For Curly Hair. Check out the tutorial here for additional wavy hair tips.
Summer Hair Care: Curly Hair Tips
The biggest challenge for air drying curly hair? How long it takes (especially if you have low porosity curly hair). It can take hours to no longer look like a wet noodle. Thankfully, you can speed up the process without a dryer. Using an old t-shirt or microfiber towel, simply scrunch hair to remove excess moisture.
Another huge tip – stay away from brushes. If you brush your curly hair, especially once you’re out of the shower, you will disturb the natural curl pattern and end up with super frizzy hair.
And last but not least, do not touch your hair after applying product. The more you touch your curls as they dry, the frizzier they will become, and no one wants that!
If your hair is straight, air drying can leave hair looking limp and lifeless. So you’ll want to air dry using a technique that helps add some texture. Bradley recommends prepping the hair with product such as Brass Banned Mousse to add hold, then allowing the hair to air dry in loose pigtail braids for a soft textured finish.
Still worried about frizz after it dries? Don’t panic, just apply a small amount of One-Minute Transformation to instantly banish fly aways.