Easy summer hair…
There are more and more brands launching products that help you to leave the house without having to blow-dry, plus the new season looks that really embrace a tousled-but-tidy texture, air-drying (letting your hair dry naturally) is the trend. BUT, how do you get good results without the blow-dry? Here are some tips to get you started...
Use a smoothing shampoo and conditioner.
Even if your hair isn’t really frizzy or damaged, humidity can make it quite unruly.
Dry with an absorbent turban towel.
It is important not to be too vigorous when towel-drying, as the more you move your hair, the more friction you create, which in turn leads to frizz. Turban towels are specially designed to soak up most of the moisture, without much rubbing. Remove it after about five minutes, then gently comb out any knots.
This is the tricky bit. You need to just let your hair do its own thing; the less you fiddle with it, the more it will just fall into its natural shape. Once your style has been set in place, spritz on a shine spray to give it a glossy, like a bow-dry finish.
Don’t sleep on wet hair. If you prefer to wash it in the evening, try to do it as early as possible so it has enough time to dry properly. We naturally prefer to lie on one side, which means one thing: lopsided locks in the morning.
Meet the new generation of hair revivers that achieve much more than banishing greasy-looking roots.
THE SCALP MATTIFIER
Umberto Giannini Shower in a Bottle £7 Boots. Just like you would use blotting sheets on your T-zone to refresh your make-up, this fab mousse magically mattifies your scalp, minus the dry powder residue. Apply as close to your roots as possible.
THE DRY OIL
Bumble and Bumble Haridresser’s Invisible Oil Dry Oil Finishing Spray £25 Boots is perfect for adding a shot of shine to longer styles that lack lustre.