How do you make sure your air-dry looks as good as a blow-dry? These top tips will help you put away your hairdryer and master the art of drying your hair naturally this summer…
Smooth a light oil, like Moroccanoil Treatment Light, through damp hair. Then use a mousse product such as Sachajuan Hair Mousse and scrunch through the hair with fingers. This will prevent frizz from setting in as the hair dries for soft, smooth and bouncy curls.
Spritz a leave-in conditioner all the way through to the ends, working from the bottom up, and brush through with a wide-toothed comb. Then cup and scrunch the bottoms for lift and leave to dry naturally. We love TIGI Catwalk Session Series Salt Spray, a lightweight formula that really adds hold and a lived-in feel to finer hair.
If you’re looking to achieve a wavier look plait the hair whilst it’s damp before misting with Shu Uemura Blow Dry Beautifier; let the hair dry naturally then undo and tousle with your fingers for a gorgeous, natural wave.
Use a microfiber towel to blot away excess water – these don’t create friction like regular towels and will help to keep hair smooth. For a beachy look, apply a sea salt spray like John Frieda Beach Blonde Sea Waves, when your hair is almost dry. Mist the hair lightly and then scrunch it, gently pulling the hair away from the crown.
- Tuck your hair behind your ears as it dries and clip a metal hairpin above each ear to exaggerate the wave – a backstage trick.
- For thick hair, twist freshly washed hair into four buns before bed; come morning, you’ll have pretty waves.
- For curly haired girls, create two loose plaits before bed and clip them up into twists. Twisting plaits makes for smoother waves.