Drying Methods

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Drying your hair may seem like a straightforward task, but did you know that there are various methods depending on your goals? In our latest blog post, we delve into the most popular techniques for taking textured hair from wet to dry. Join us as we explore the pros and cons of each method, helping you find the perfect approach for your hair care routine. Let's dive in and discover the best way to dry your locks!

Air drying

When it comes to drying your hair, sometimes the simplest approach is the best. Let’s explore the beauty of air drying, a method that involves letting your hair dry naturally after applying your favorite products. Discover why it remains a favorite among many. Plus, learn the best time to air dry your hair for optimal results. Embrace the ease and beauty of air drying for healthier, happier hair.


1. It's simple.

2. It gives the most frizz-free results.

3. It gives the hardest cast, allowing you to get the most longevity.


1. It takes forever.

2. It takes forever.

3. You'll get less volume on Day 1.

4. It takes forever.

Air drying over night

Tired of waiting for your hair to air dry? Simply lay your hair on a satin pillowcase before bedtime and wake up to fully dried and ready-to-style tresses. Say goodbye to long drying times and hello to effortless mornings. Say goodnight to wet hair and wake up to beautiful results!


1. Your'e oblivious to the long air drying time.

2. You still get the benefit of avoiding heat.


1. Since the hair strands are weakest while wet, your overnight tossing and turning can be quite damaging, especially over time.

2. Prepare to wake up with flat spots, depending on how you sleep. These areas can usually be fluffed and coaxed so that you can still achieve desirable results, however.


Blow drying


Looking for a faster way to dry your hair? Blow drying is the answer! Explore the technique of using a hair dryer to speed up the drying process. With adjustable settings and speeds, you can customize the drying procedure to suit your needs. However, it's crucial to protect your hair from heat damage by using a quality heat protectant, especially when using higher heat settings. Discover the benefits and best practices of blow drying your hair for efficient and convenient styling.

Pro Tip:

 - Be sure to use the "cool shot" after you dry each section to seal the hair for less frizz and damage.



1. Quick.

2. You can achieve more volume on day 1. 



1. Can be damaging over time, depending on the heat setting.

2. Can create more frizz as the hair blows around more.



Looking for a balance between air drying and blow drying? Enter hair diffusing! This technique utilizes a diffuser attachment on your blow dryer to enhance and define your natural curls. If your dryer doesn't have a built-in diffuser, don't worry! You can easily find universal diffuser attachments to fit your needs. Discover gorgeous, defined curls with our top diffusing recommendations and techniques.

1. Dyson Supersonic

2. Revlon 1875W Infrared Styler

3. Devadryer and Devafuser

Diffusing tips:

1. The "cool shot" is still your friend.

2. Consider diffusing upside down to create even more volume.

3. Tilt the hair into the diffuser cup to speed up the process.

4. Again, the concentration nozzle attachment can be used to stretch the roots to combat shrinkage if necessary.


1. Less frizz than blow drying.

2. Quicker than air drying.

3. Allows more volume to be achieved.



1. More damaging than air drying over time since the hair will be exposed to more heat and is more disturbed during the drying process.

2. Causes more frizz than air drying,


Modified Diffusing Techniques:

Hover Diffusing

The general idea with hover diffusing is to hover your diffuser around your hair, without touching it. and are at less risk of frizz.

Pixie Diffusing

Pixie Diffusing involves placing the hair into the diffuser cup one section at a time with the diffuser turned off until it's go time. This method cuts down frizz.


Microfiber Towel

Forget traditional cotton towels and hello to the wonders of microfiber towels for your hair! These specialized towels are designed to absorb water more efficiently and with less friction, making them perfect for drying delicate tresses. Upgrade your hair care routine with the gentle and effective drying power of a microfiber towel. Explore various techniques for using microfiber towels, to achieve optimal results. - here are a couple:

1. Plopping: This involves flipping your hair upside down (usually after product has already been added) and allowing the microfiber towel to work its magic. Some microfiber towels come in a turban form, making plopping even easier.

2. Squeezing: Working in sections with the towel in your hand, squeeze out the excess water.


Mix and Match

You don't have to just choose one of the methods mentioned above. Feel free to experiment with air drying for a few hours and following up with Hover Diffusing. Or try using a microfiber tower in the beginning, Air drying during the day and finishing up by Pixie Diffusing! Part of the beauty of having textured hair is that each different technique (or combination) yields different results, so try them out, take note of your results and have fun!

Happy Drying!



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