Air drying is an art, people.
It’s not simply drying your hair with air. There’s a lot more to it than that! Well, a little more to it anyway. As long as your hair texture isn’t super curly or super straight (basically in the middle somewhere) just a couple of secrets that don’t take any more time at all, will take your air dry from:
Floof City, dry & dull.
Effortlessly Pretty, healthy & shiny. (the richness in color difference really blows my mind too! How is that even possible?! This was only one day later!)
(both came equipped with the goofiest smile ever. No idea why I decided that was my photo face of the day..?)
In the first photo I washed my hair with regular shampoo and conditioner (Totally taking one for the team cause I hate putting lather on my hair!)
I got out of the shower and towel dried my hair, then I brushed through it and played with it here and there as it dried (because that’s what I would do naturally)
So what did I do different in the second photo?
First you need your supplies. I teamed up with Sally Beauty to pick out some great options!
An old T-shirt
a Wet & Dry Detangling Brush
I used Shea Moisture Cleansing Conditioner (that smells like heaven!) cause of my lather phobias but if you’re more of a shampoo conditioner type use something anti-frizz like Ion Keratin Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner
Ion Smoothing masque
Ion Shine Serum
Starting in the shower wash and condition your hair as normal.
Next apply the smoothing masque and let it sit for a bit.
Using the Wet Brush through and part your hair while the conditioning treatment is still in it.
Rinse your hair gently. Try not to use hot water, that’ll dry your hair out and cause frizz. Go through it one more time with the brush while rinsing, this will be the last time you brush your hair so make sure its tangle free.
Instead of towel drying, gently scrunch out the excess water with a T-shirt.
Next you want to softly work in a quarter size amount of serum focusing on the midshaft to the ends, being careful not to pull or tug your hair at all.
Take note: this next step is absolutely CRUCIAL to the final product of your air dry:
Do not touch your hair again until it is BONE DRY. Let me be clear: your hands should not make contact with your hair again from now until your air dry is 100%complete!
I’ll warn you, the stage riiiight before it’s dry is going to be the hardest. It will look really “wet-dog” and you’re gonna be soooo tempted to just fluff one side or separate one lurpy piece.
Once that stage passes you’ll be glad you didn’t, cause your hair will shine like the Chrysler building and you’ll be rocking the prettiest air dry known to man and loving those smooth locks.
Love you guys!
Hope you love these tips, if you use them be sure to hash #❤️️yourhair so I can check it out!
And for more hair solutions from Sally Beauty check out their cool matrix: SallyBeauty.com/SolutionGuide