[Guest Post] The Benefits to Air Drying Your Hair

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Your blow dryer is one of the most essential and basic heat styling tools you have at home. However, constant use of it and some other heat styling tools can have damaging effects on the long run. Prolonged exposure to heat can absorb the natural oils from your hair and other sources of moisture, leaving it dry and dull (especially if you do not follow proper moderation in the use of heat for styling). Therefore, switching things up to air drying from time to time can offer wonderful benefits to your hair. Give your heat tools a rest and learn about the benefits of air drying.

Before we delve deeper into the benefits of air drying, it is important to understand that this method of drying your hair is not necessarily better for your hair overall. However, you can get benefits from allowing your hair to dry slowly versus intensive use of heat for faster drying. 

Lack of Heat Exposure
As discussed above, the lack of heat exposure is the most obvious benefit to air drying. The heat is good for your hair when it comes to styling as it allows your hair to develop a new shape and hold it therefore for a few hours. But reducing the amount of time your hair is exposed to heat will enable it to recover from heat damage. Too much exposure to heat can cause your strands to become fragile over time. 

Lack of Surface Damage
Frequent blow drying can result in surface damage to your hair, especially if you skip the heat protection product. But by air drying, you can minimise the appearance of surface damage. This damage will add up eventually. Hence, imagine the extent of damage that you have avoided exposing your hair to by opting to air dry it. 

Gentler Drying
The intensity of the heat and the rough rubbing of towel contribute to causing damage to your hair as you dry it. Meanwhile, air drying is gentle on the hair as you eliminate the heat and friction from the equation. Make sure you follow the proper ways to air drying hair to attain maximum benefits from it. For instance, use a wide tooth comb when sorting out tangles and knots. You can also use an anti-frizz serum if your hair is prone to frizz. If your hair ends are naturally dry, you can also try adding some oil to the tips to keep it healthy and nourished.

Do you air dry your hair? What benefits have you noticed? 

About the Author:
Abby is a writer and social media specialist for My Hair Care, an Australian retailer of hair and beauty products. If you want an additional resource on hair care and beauty tips, make sure to give their blog a visit at http://www.myhaircare.com.au/blog or like them on Facebook.
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  1. i've been air drying my hair lately and find it SO much better! my hair usually frizzes up when i use a hair dryer, but when i let it air dry with an oil in it - it's looks a lot healthier :)

    xx angela | the sunday chapter

  2. I air dry my hair most of the time as I don't want to clean up the hair mess that accumulates on the floor after blowdrying haha. And I rarely heat style my hair since I got some length and split ends chopped off.
    xx Kat @ Katness

  3. Oh wow thanks ! I can't live without my hair drying and hair straightener

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  4. This past year, I had my hair go from butt touching length to a bob and I've started air-drying my hair again. I could never air-dry it when it was so long, it took over 24 hours!! But now it's done in an hour or 2. My hair feels so much healthier - wish I'd have done it sooner but oh well :)
    Great post! Xx


  5. I usually air dry my hair, the main problem is that it takes ages! But it does seem to be super shiny and soft when I air dry it, and since I stopped using heat tools it's grown so much! Great guest post xx


    1. Sure does takes long, especially long and thick hair !

  6. Great post! I love to air dry my hair to give it a break from heat damage :) I love your blog and I have followed you with Bloglovin. If you ever get a chance to check out my blog I would be delighted, thanks!

    Camille xo


  7. I totally agree! I always air dry my hair and it has helped it so much, I try to barely use heat tools! I followed your social medias!


  8. I've been trying to let my hair air dry lately as well, this is such an important post x
    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin

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  10. I try to airdry my hair when I can, I do this by trying to shower in an evening and wash my hair, then leave it for a few hours rather than washing it in a morning and having to dry it before I go out. I find it styles better do when I've let it try on its own!

    Corinne x

    1. Great, i always wash my hair in the evening, so much more convenient