Long, beautiful natural air looks great, but it often needs extra care to make sure it stays that way. Use these tips on drying your natural hair to keep things going smoothly.
Natural hair is particularly susceptible to damage from heat, which can leave it looking dry and frizzy.
Not only is heat the enemy of natural hair, it can also damage your scalp, affecting the growth of new health hair and making things even more difficult.
The solution? Use these tips to dry your natural hair without heat.
Start in the shower
To dry natural hair easily, you first need to make sure it’s as healthy as possible.
That means using the right shampoo and conditioner to take care of them.
Head & Shoulders is the first shampoo clinically proven to actually improve the quality of the hair that grows from your scalp. Head & Shoulders Royal Oils collection products are also formulated with moisturizing ingredients developed specifically for naturally coiled or kinky hair.
That makes it a great choice for those with natural hair who are looking to get a leg up on keeping their hair healthy.
By pairing your shampoo with the matching conditioner you can help keep it smooth, as your conditioner will help moisturize each hair and smooth down your hair’s outer cuticle layer.
Then you can tackle the drying process with a little more confidence.
Drop the towel
While it’s always tempting to jump out of the shower and rub a towel over your hair, this is the sort of treatment that inevitably leads to damage.
Rather, use an absorbent towel, wrap it around your hair and give it a gentle squeeze; this will help remove moisture while protecting your hair as much as possible.
An even better towel alternative is a T-shirt.
A T-shirt’s soft flat surface can be gentler to your hair than the weave of a towel, especially on wet hair – which is when it’s at its weakest.
If you’ve got the time, another way to dry your hair is ‘plopping’:
- Put your towel or T-shirt on a flat surface
- Bend over so your hair is dangling over the towel
- Twist the sides of the towel until your hair is secure on the top of your head, then secure the ends of the towel and go about your routine
Using this method, you can get ready while your hair dries. Once you take the towel off, your hair will look fabulous.