The use of heat for dry up your hair may trigger some damages to it, similarly, drying your air with heat may also take much time, especially when you use blow-drying, and it is, therefore, important to try out some simple drying techniques that do not involve heat.
Best way to dry hair without heat
1. Get your hair conditioned
The first step you may want to take here is to condition your hair especially when you are in the shower. This will help prevent frizzing, during the drying process. It involves the application of conditioners to the dry end of your air before washing.
2. Eliminate as much water as you can from your hair before stepping out of the shower
Begin to dry your hair by removing as much water as you can before you move away from your shower. Eliminate the excess water and make use of your fingers to comb down the strands of the hair. You can fluff the hair to ensure there is a separation of the strands and be doing such can speed up the drying of your hair without heat. You can also pin up your hair as you remove water or simply keep it away from the spray. If you are in hurry and need a boost, simply use a hooded hair dryer within the cool mode.
3. Shake your head!
Sounds crazy, but it works. You can flip your head upside down as you move away from your shower, then simply make your head shake your head for few minutes. Gently lift the roots with the aid of your fingers in order to increase the time for drying. When you shake your hair, you allow air to flow in and around the strands of your hair, thus allowing the speedy drying of the hair instead of just allowing the strands to stick together.
4. With the aid of a clean towel, blot out even more water
You need to ensure that you use a microfiber or any other strong absorbent towel to dry your hair, in this case, because a traditional towel can create some frizzy in your hair and that can even cause breakages. A towel that absorbs will simply soak up the moisture and will eliminate as much moisture as it can. You need to sectionalize your air, to achieve even more within a short period of time. You need to squeeze out the hair with the aid of the towel for few seconds, then release before moving unto the next step. You need to make use of a different part of the towel when you dry another part of your hair. Do not rub the towel too vigorously on your hair, this will help prevent damages to the hair cuticles. You may also use a clean and soft cotton or pillowcase for drying your towel in place of a microfiber towel, this cotton will simply absorb more moisture while protecting your hair.
5. Work deep down into the roots
Most women often pay more attention to the ends of their hair when they dry them but it is more important to focus on the roots to speed up drying. To achieve this, make sure you blot and squeeze the root of your hair several times. You may consider a towel that is smaller because it penetrates through the roots quicker and more easily than larger towels. Make sure you work deep into the roots of your hair very well, and then turn make your head turned upside-down while you work deep into the roots with your fingers – this will increase airflow and even make your hair dry faster.
6. Make use of a tooth-wide comb to comb your hair
Hair experts have recommended that you must not comb wet hair with a brush, instead of a brush, you need to open up your hair with a comb that has a wider tooth, in order to keep the frizz away, and also eliminate the risk of damaging your hair. Once the combing has been completed, you can simply work your fingers down, in order to partition the strands of your hair, this will ensure more hair flow. You can apply your hair care products such as a serum to prevent frizzing, and curling lotion after drying, but try as much as possible to avoid touching your hair to avoid frizz.
7. Complete the drying with natural air
Once you have blotted out water in your hair and loosen the strands, you can allow natural air to complete the drying process. Three factors will determine the rate at which remnant of water will be removed at this stage, these are; the volume of water you have eliminated, the weather conditions and how thick your hair is. If your hair is thicker than average, then it may take a while longer to remove remaining water, likewise, when the moisture in the hair is low, your hair dries quicker. It is very important to remove as much water as possible through the steps highlighted above.
Your hair must be very dry by the end of this step, but if you still find some moisture within, you can simply move your head in an up-down motion every few minutes apart, this will help allow air to access more surface areas in your hair. One other option you can consider is to make use of your fingers to rub your hair or simply comb every few minutes.
Other ways to dry your hair without heat
There are several other ways by which you can dry your hair without using heat, these include the following;
1. Wrap your hair in a towel, using a turban style – You can wrap a microfiber towel around your hair after you get out of a shower. You can simply allow your hair to stay within the towel as you do other stuff like laundry or breakfast. You can check your hair every few minute to see if it is completely dry. You need to ensure that you remove as much water as you can before you wrap the turban around your hair and you don’t need a towel-turban for this purpose, all you need is a towel (fiber type).
2. Create a plopping effect for your hair – If you have a curly hair, plopping could be the best possible way of air-drying it. You can do this by removing excess hair after your shower and then apply your hair care products. Gently wrap a cotton shirt around it, and make sure you create a twisty shirt in such a way that it firmly sits tight to ears. Secure the base of the shirt firmly to your ears. Make sure you keep this t-shirt wrapped around your head for about half an hour before you remove it. Secondly, do not forget to remove remaining water before wrapping it inside the clothing.
3. Using micro-fiber brush – you can also make use of a micro-fiber brush to dry your hair. This type of brush comes with some micro-fiber bristles, and the sponges are capable of soaking up excess moisture from the hair. You need to run the brush inside the hair several times before excess water is removed, and make sure you shake off the hair once in a while to increase airflow around it and speed up water removal.