Heat styling is kind of magical because it allows us to create any hairstyle we want, even if the hair we start with bears little or no resemblance to the finished 'do. However, if you're using heat regularly, you should give your mane a break every so often and switch to air drying. To maximize your heat-free technique for the best results, check out the easy styling tips below.
1/ Get perfect curls
For smooth, defined curls, try plopping your hair rather than drying it with a diffuser. The process requires wrapping your hair in a cotton t shirt and allowing it to sit there for as long as it takes to dry, for some people that's half an hour, for others it can be all night.
To help your curls along, apply Advanced Hairstyle CURVE IT Curl Taming Cream before wrapping them up.
2/ Master loose waves
Air drying your hair is one of the best ways to create undone, tousled waves with naturally straight or wavy locks. Simply spritz damp hair with Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray and pin it up into a loose low bun to dry. Don't twist the hair too tightly or the strands in the middle will stay damp.
3/ Avoid frizz
When humidity levels are elevated, air drying your hair is basically a one-way ticket to frizztown, unless you stop the fuzz with a smoothing product. After towel drying your hair, apply Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Frizz Vanisher Cream, comb it through from roots to ends, and tuck your mane behind your ears.
Leave it alone while it dries, then apply some serum to calm any persistent wisps and prevent new ones from appearing.
4/ Prevent breakage
Damp hair is more vulnerable to damage than dry hair, so you need to be extra careful with it. Avoid using hair elastics of any kind, and take care not to pull or stretch your strands while they dry. If you absolutely have to detangle it, use a wide-tooth comb instead of a hairbrush.