Depending on how you dry your curls after a wash day, you can be left with soft, manageable curls or a frizzy, uncontrollable mess. Thankfully, there are various tips and techniques to ensure that your natural hair is dried properly. Here are four of the easiest ways to dry your curls without damage.
The most effortless way to dry your curls without damage and still ensure curl definition is to air dry your curly hair. You can begin this process in the shower with our Hydration Shampoo With Manuka Honey. This type of sulphate-free shampoo contains moisturising ingredients that can replenish lost moisture and clean your scalp at the same time. It can also treat dry scalps, split ends, and thinning hair.
Next, condition your natural hair with a hydrating formulation like our Moisture-Rich Conditioner With Manuka Honey And Avocado Oil. Our conditioner can also reduce split ends and damage as it makes it easier to detangle in the shower with this formula. After leaving it on your curls for around two minutes, rinse with cold water. Then, gently squeeze out as much excess water from your strands as possible to reduce towel drying time. Then, choose a microfibre towel so that your beautiful curls remain frizz-free.
Now that you’ve got three parts of your wash day routine done and dusted, it’s time to move on to a moisturising styling routine. First, our Leave-In Conditioner With Manuka Honey & Avocado Oil can be applied onto damp curly hair, especially at the ends, to seal moisture and reduce breakage. Then, work in our Curl Elongating Gel With Flaxseed Oil & Rosewater to create naturally elongated curls with definition but without the crunch.
While this technique doesn’t sound very pretty, it is another easy way to dry your natural hair without harsh consequences. All you need is a T-shirt or a microfibre towel. After following the steps for air drying your curls, place a long sleeve T-shirt or microfibre towel on a flat surface with the sleeves close to you. Next, put your curls in the centre of the t-shirt or towel by flipping your head forward. Finally, fold the bottom of the towel or shirt over your curls to the lower part of your neck. Then, tie the lower ends of your towel or T-shirt in a knot to hold it in place. Then, be prepared for curly hair that dries faster as you carry on with your day.
If you have a busy day ahead of you, use a diffuser to speed up the drying process without any damage. You need to know that while air drying your curls can make them more elongated, using a diffuser could result in tighter coils or ringlets. In this way, air drying and diffusing can also lead to different results.
While using a diffuser can help reduce frizz, it can do the opposite if not used properly. So, always set this hair tool on a lower, cool setting and dry your curls in sections. First, apply our leave-in conditioner after you’ve dried your hair with a microfibre towel. Next, use a generous amount of our Curling Creme With Coconut & Jamaican Black Castor Oils to provide your natural hair with moisture, bounce, and shine. Then, wait ten to fifteen minutes for your curly hair to dry partially.
Next, turn your head upside down, and for looser waves, put your hair into the cup of the diffuser. But if you want tighter curls, position the diffuser about an inch away from it. Repeat either of these methods until all the hair in sections is dry.
If diffusing or air drying your curly hair won’t work for you during the week, try styling your wet hair into protective styles like twists, braids, or bantu knots. These heatless styles offer a natural way to stretch your curls while they dry. Our Curling Mousse With Flaxseed Oil & Rosewater is the perfect companion for these styles when applied on wet or damp natural hair. This is because it can keep your strands soft and moisturised while in style.
Whether you air dry or diffuse your curly hair, it is entirely up to you regarding your needs, time, and other commitments during the week. But, if you don’t remember most of these tips or techniques, just remember this; avoid touching your natural hair too much before it dries to prevent frizz.