Live Your Most Beautiful Life
It's been quite a while since my last post. I haven't had much to report - I've basically been engaging in the same ol', same ol' routine. However, starting about a week or so ago, I began air drying my hair as much as possible. I've mostly been doing braidouts, but today I air dryed my hair straight.
In order to air dry my hair straight, I pretty much let my hair hang down after shampooing/conditioning it with a moisturizing leave-in and Chi Silk Infusion in order to prevent frizzing. I also have my hairline tied up in a satin/silk scarf in order to allow that to dry straight. When my hair is about 75% dry, I cross-wrap my hair and put all of it under a satin scarf in order to allow it to dry as smooth as possible.
The hardest part about this method is that thicker parts of your hair may find difficulty drying as quickly as the rest of your hair. If that is the case, take your hair down and adjust your wrap or how you lay your hair so that when you re-wrap your hair, the wrap is positioned in a way to smooth that particular area for a certain amount of time. Or, if you are in a rush, you can take a blow dryer on cold air and, pointing the blow-dryer downward in that area, dry the hair. Cold air is not that great with drying the hair quickly, but it definitely is a lot faster than just letting that area air dry for another hour or so.
Right now, my hair is pinned up in a butterfly clip. When I air dry my hair straight, I tend to opt for wearing a butterfly clip, ponytail, or bun, all accompanied by a flat ironed bang. It's easier to style my hair like this because it takes a lot more effort to make my hair take on a "windproof/hair commercial swag" appearance after airdrying it. Plus, I'm not going to flat iron my hair after air drying it to make it look even smoother, because that defeats the purpose of avoiding heat in the first place. Overall, I found that the airdrying method really helped with growing my hair longer because I wasn't applying heat consistently on my hair (not including the bang).