If you have naturally curly hair, you’ve likely experienced the tightness, crunchiness, or lack of shine you get when trying to fight it.
And while controlling the frizz can feel like a constant battle at times, many of the products that offer frizz control often contain silicones – which coat the hair with a layer and block moisture.
We understand it’s not easy to find items that deliver on truly frizz-free hair while still giving your curls a beautiful definition.
Don’t you worry, through this article, we will talk about the different ways and some tips that you can use to dry your hair without frizz. So, let us discuss how to dry hair without frizz.
Steps to Dry Hairs
Blow-Dry your Hairs
- Comb out any tangles using your fingers or a wide-toothed comb. Start at the ends of your hair and work your way up to the roots. Never run a comb down from the roots to the ends of your hair is tangled. Make sure to do this while your hair is still wet, not after it dries. Avoid using hairbrushes on wet hair, especially if you have curly hair. This can lead to frizz. While brushing pulls at already fragile strands, too much tugging/pulling can cause more breakage as well as damage (pimples, ingrown hairs) along your hair shafts.
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- If your hair is long, make sure to use a towel and gently squeeze out any excess moisture without rubbing the towel through your hair. Keep in mind that some people have very fragile or difficult-to-manage hair; using a coarse or rough cloth on their hair could cause it to break, which means you should only use microfiber towels or an old t-shirt instead of any regular fabric made from cotton or polyester.
- In order to reduce the amount of frizz your hair has, consider letting your hair air dry part way. Depending on how thick or long your hair is, this can take between 20 and 30 minutes. Then, you can use a hairdryer to complete the rest of the drying process.
- To dry your hair, we recommend that you hold the hairdryer at a little bit of a distance away from your hair. It’s really important to let the hot air airflow do its work on further drying your strands when blow drying your hair. The best way to see if you are holding it too close is if you notice how your locks feel much stiffer than usual and almost like there isn’t as much movement which can indicate heat damage. Use a round brush about three quarters of an inch (2 cm) in diameter when styling.
- Try using a vented round brush for straightening your hair. This works especially well if you are mostly done with drying your hair and you haven’t rubbed in any products or applied heat yet. Place the brush under a section of hair, close to the roots. Point the nozzle of the hairdryer over the hair section. Slowly bring both the brush and hairdryer down together while moving them away from each other at the same time. You will probably have to repeat this a few times before your hair is straightened effectively. If you do not have a vented round brush, try substituting a regular paddle brush instead for extra conditioning after straightening.
Use the Right Products Before Drying
- If you want smooth, shiny-looking hair then make sure to apply a leave-in conditioner to the ends of your hair. This will help your hair retain moisture while you blow-dry it. One of the reasons why hair might look frizzy is because it is dry and damaged.
- Argan oil and jojoba oil are both used to add shine and luster to hair. If your hair looks dull or lifeless, a small amount of one of these liquid oils applied to your damp or dry hair can give it more oomph! Before you begin the blow drying of the finer tresses, start with a pea-sized amount (generally about the size of a nickel) and apply it directly to the ends of your hair first and spread out from there if there is any excess. You may want to test out how much you’ll need before styling on just one lock of hair. You also make sure that be certain that the serums contain jojoba extract (as opposed to plain old jojoba) as this ingredient lends extra conditioning properties! These oils can also be used on dry hair for an extra boost volume and shine too.
- Use a heat protection spray before you blow dry your hair. This is essential if you have curly hair, which is more prone to heat damage than straight hair. Some heat protection sprays also have built-in frizz control. Try getting a nozzle attachment for your hairdryer if you have straight hair. It is perfect for those with curly or wavy hair who would like to straighten their locks without spending money on expensive flat irons or relaxers that could shriek havoc on your hair follicles, leaving them weaker or damaged. The nozzle will help direct the airflow better while you are blow drying your hair and as they say, “the path of least resistance” leads directly to smooth tresses.
- If you have curly hair that frizzes easily or tends to fly all over the place, you can use a diffuser attachment to help direct the airflow of your hairdryer so that it doesn’t disturb your curls or get too hot for them.
FAQs Related to the Topic
Should you towel dry your hair?
Towel-drying your hair is important, so hair can dry faster. The wrong technique can result in extra frizz and poufiness, though. The right ways to air-dry hair include only gentle drying techniques. As far as your towel goes, it’s best to use it to remove excess water from your hair instead of rubbing it vigorously. Your head may still feel greasy for a bit but that is because you need to condition so the length of your hair doesn’t become too brittle from preventative damage brought on by excessive brushing before all the moisture has left the strands.
Why does my hair get frizzy when it dries?
That’s because dry hair doesn’t have enough moisture in it, which makes the outer layer of each strand of hair swell out instead of laying flat. This creates the frizzy look we see in hair that hasn’t been properly kept hydrated. Anything that dries out your hair can make frizz worse.
How often should I oil my hair?
Oil your hair no more than twice a week. Leave it on for an hour or two, and you can leave it overnight, but the general rule is to not leave it on longer than that. While we recommend leaving it on for longer periods of time if you have very dry hair, doing so for too long can lead to pimples in some people as this clogs pores when applied to the skin.
A lot of us know that our hair can dry out and frizz up if we don’t take care of it. Damage from heat styling tools, exposure to the elements, and even hair care products can all cause our hair to dry out and become frizzy.
While we may try to fix this with products full of silicones and oils, those products just add more build-up to the hair.
A better way to dry and style your hair without frizz is by following all the steps that I have mentioned in this article.