How to Dry Your Hair without Making it Frizzy

Everyone has a particular method they prefer to dry their hair, whether that’s using the blow dryer or just letting it air dry. Each of these methods demands special care. If you find yourself battling with frizz each time you dry your hair, then you might be using the wrong approach.  

You should check how you treat your hair before, during, and after you wash it. You need to ask yourself; what aspect of drying my hair am I getting wrong? Keep scrolling to learn more about the best ways to dry your hair to avoid frizz. 

How to Air-Dry Hair Without Frizz

Usually, when you let your hair air-dry, it tends to get really frizzy, and as a result, you’ve opted for always blow-drying your hair. If this applies to you, then you should also be aware that constant blow-drying isn’t the best option as it has adverse effects on your hair. Though air-drying your hair hasn’t been yielding the best results for you, you can get a turnaround if you do it the right way. 

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6 Tips On How To Dry Your Hair Without Making It Frizzy

So, If you’ve been combating with frizzy hair when you air dry, and you find yourself always screaming to the gods of beauty; how do I stop my air drying hair from frizzing? Well, read these tips to finally get the answer to your question. 

1. Reduce your Use of Shampoo

girl washing hair in the shower

If you have thick hair with oil-stripped strands, then when it is exposed to natural hair, frizz will occur. However, using shampoo worsens this. It is best to go without shampoo at all or to reduce your use of shampoo to once or twice weekly. 

You should opt for just rinsing your hair and applying conditioner to the ends more often, particularly a cleansing conditioner that can gently get rid of oil and grime while keeping the hair well hydrated. In fact, it is a must that you use conditioner

Typically, the cuticle (outermost layer of the hair) opens and closes, and moisture tends to get in when it’s open, expanding the hair while it dries and causing frizz. This is where a conditioner comes in. The conditioner will help to seal or close the cuticles, locking in moisture and reducing frizz. 

To get the best results, evenly distribute the conditioner in copious amounts across the bottom part of your hair after you’re done with cleansing the scalp. Then wash out your hair with water that is cooler than room temperature to revitalize your hair and give it a shine boost. 

2. Use Comb in the Shower

Comb and detangle first before washing hair

If you have the habit of brushing your hair when you’ve started drying it or when it’s damp or completely dry, then this is a contributing factor to the unwanted frizz you continue to experience.

 If you want to detangle your hair, the best way to achieve this is to use a wide-toothed comb or even your fingers while you are still in the shower (or before, while it is still dry). Never use a hairbrush as the bristles will surely cause excess frizz. Also, it would be best if you only started combing your hair when the conditioner is setting in. 

3. Get a Microfiber Towel

One of the biggest causes of excess frizz is toweling. Towelling your hair will surely raise your hair cuticles, leading to tangles and excess frizz. Using your regular cotton towel to get out excess water is an aggressive technique that will roughen up your hair without even serving the original purpose. 

With this said, you should also know that the celebrity, snap-worthy style of wrapping your hair in a towel turban is a no-no. Though you’ll get good photos, you’ll be causing dreaded knots and excess frizz in your hair. 

So instead of your regular towel, you need to get a microfiber towel. The fabric particles on microfiber towels are gentler on the hair cuticles, and they absorb twice as much water because of their soft nature. 

4. Apply a Leave-in Product

You should apply a leave-in treatment that can properly hydrate your hair and prevent frizz. Nourishing and hydrating your hair is very crucial to getting hair definition and avoiding frizz. If you don’t have any of leave-in treatment product, you can also apply coconut oil. 

Gently apply the leave-in product into your hair while it’s damp and ensure that you evenly distribute it around your hair in generous amounts. Your focus should be on getting the product into every single part of your hair, not just the top of your head and visible areas. 

Do you like touching and playing with your hair? If yes, then it’s high time to stop. Touching the hair too much while it’s drying can also result in the undesired frizz and also make your hair lose its shape. 

So, you have to cultivate a hands-off policy after you’re done applying the leave-in product. One way to develop this habit is to twist your hair into sections while it is still damp immediately after using the product. Let your hair get dry entirely before you gently run your hands through it and apply a styling cream. 

5. Be Careful with your Hair Ends

Your hair ends is the part of your hair that is the most prone to frizz, breakage, and dryness, because it is the oldest hair section. When the strands of your hair split, you’ll experience excess frizz, lack of shape, and even worse damage if not treated immediately. To avoid this, use a hydrating serum on your damp hair, and always remember to schedule hair trims. 

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6. Twist your Hair

If you can’t, or you don’t just want to use curling tongs or straighteners, then you should plait or twist your slightly wet hair. Molding and shaping your hair while it is damp provides the perfect finish to air-dried hair. After applying styling cream, use your hands to twist or braid some sections of your hair, them leave it to completely dry. This is especially helpful for ladies with curly hair as it will help retain the curls. 

Voila! You can now effortlessly achieve that fabulous air-dried devoid of frizz. Hopefully by now, you know how to dry your hair without making it frizzy!

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Last Updated: October 31, 2019

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