Three easy ways to gently dry your waves without damaging them.
Hair drying can be the most damaging part of any hair regimen. Heat wreaks havoc on waves and has both short and long term negative effects and hot air directly causes frizz and dull-looking hair. Here are three ways to gently dry your waves without damaging them.
1. Pat dry
This is obviously the easiest and healthiest way to dry your waves. For the longest time, I dried my hair by rubbing it up and down with a coarse bath towel.
Then I learned about the damaging effects these towels (not to mention my method of rubbing my hair dry) had on my hair shaft. They cause breakage and frizz — both of which I did not want for my hair.
I switched over to a microfiber towel and I will never go back. Microfiber towels are gentle on hair shafts and amazingly absorbent, so it’s easier to pat dry. Patting dry is the preferred method because it doesn’t break the hair.
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