Air-Dried Hair

Air-Dried Hair

Wouldn’t it be great if you could skip that whole annoying and time-consuming hairdryer-ing part of styling your hair? Especially when it’s really hot, and you’ve got way more important things to do… like breakfast with your girl squad? Well, great news ladies, because after applying these few simple tips to your morning hair routine, you can now skip the blow-dry and get on with the rest of your awesome day while your locks take care of themselves!

  1. Use a microfibre towel or a cotton T-shirt to squeeze excess water from your hair. Don’t rub your hair as this will rough up the hair cuticle and create knots and frizziness. Instead, wrap the T-shirt around your hair and tighten it, letting it soak up the excess moisture.
  1. Flip your head upside down and give it a little scrunch. Do this to avoid that “pasted down” look that is often a result of air-drying. By flipping and scrunching, you’re lifting the roots of your tresses off your head just a little.
  1. Apply a leave-in conditioner. This will close the hair cuticle and add a layer of hydration. It will also help to avoid that fluffy, frizzy look that can come without blow-drying.
  1. Use a wide-tooth comb to detangle. Do this gently to massage the conditioning product in, and ensure even distribution of the product into your hair. Do it while your hair is slightly wet to minimise frizz.
  1. Braid hair when leaving to dry overnight to create pretty waves. Wrap the braids into a bun and pin it to your head. This will protect your hair from tangling and frizzing up from moving your head while you sleep. When you wake up, undo the bun and shake your head to release the curls.
  1. Finish with a lightweight styling product. This will vary depending on your hair type. Fine hair will benefit from a light, volumising product to refresh or hold the air-dried style. Naturally straight hair can use a good shine spray. Thick and wavy hair can have a styling product scrunched into it.

STYLING – Spell & The Gypsy Collective

PHOTO – Johnny Abegg

H&M – Luciana Rose

MODEL – Louise Mikkelsen