When it’s hot outside, breaking out the blow dryer or flat iron may be the last thing you want to do. We get it! So step away from the hot tools, because we have all the tips you need to avoid frizz without even touching a blow dryer. With our recommendations, you can rock a low-maintenance morning routine, so you have more time for summer fun. Once you know how to do it right, air drying your hair will be a breeze and you’ll have defined waves, sleek bends, and loose curls in no time. Keep on reading to find easy, air-dry hairstyles for your hair type.
#1: Stick Straight to Voluminous Waves
Are you constantly wondering how celebrities manage to get so much volume without any frizz? If you’re looking for the loose waves look, but have given up on the idea because you have stick-straight hair, we have the perfect strategy for you — and it includes no heat whatsoever. First, run It's a 10 Miracle Styling Mousse through damp hair for added volume. Next, to create waves, you’ll want to braid your hair. Instead of tight braids, one big, loose braid will give you loose waves rather than kinks. After the braid is complete, twist it up loosely, and secure it in a bun to give your hair that final boost for great body. Let your hair dry in this style, and when you’re ready to let your hair down, the result will be voluminous waves. Add a spritz of It's a 10 Miracle Whipped Finishing Spray to hold the style throughout the day!
#2: Fine Locks to Smooth Body
If your hair is on the finer side, air dried hair can sometimes end up frizzy and lifeless. The secret to amping up your strands without a blow dryer is simple — don’t weigh it down with a bunch of products. Choosing a light and nourishing shampoo and conditioner combination is key to getting a supple, air-dried style. The It's a 10 Miracle Volumizing Shampoo is perfect for this. Your job is not done yet, though! The actual drying process is just as important as the wash. Rather than vigorously scrubbing your strands with a towel to get out all the excess moisture as fast as possible (the number one way to frizziness), blot it gently and wrap it up with a microfiber towel, which is much gentler on your hair. Then, simply leave your hair alone as it air dries. Instead of brushing through it while drying, which is another easy way to get frizz fast, comb through it in the shower while your conditioner sets. Finer hair tends to dry faster, so you should have a nice, untouched texture in no time.
#3: Defined Curls for Fine, Curly Hair
Naturally curly hair is a whole different ball game compared to straight hair when it comes to styling. One common misperception is that curly hair is always thick. But there are plenty of us out there with curly hair on the finer side, which is easy to weigh down with moisturizing products while trying to avoid dry frizzies. It’s a fine balance that you can solve with a few scrunches of It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product to nourish your curls without weighing them down. Once dry, flip your hair over and spray on the It's a 10 Miracle Whipped Finishing Spray to give your hair a little extra volume and shine.
#4: Beach Waves for Thick Hair
Thick hair is a blessing, but can definitely feel like a curse if you don’t know how to properly “tame” it. On one hand, air drying your hair seems optimal because styling requires a large time commitment, but on the other hand it feels like it will never dry on its own. We’ve got you covered to tame those thick locks without the heat or the hassle. Wait until your hair is damp to put it into loose pigtail braids for a controlled, yet still undone look. Spritz It's a 10 Miracle Dry Oil Spray onto your braids. Then, remove the braids before your hair completely dries to avoid too much crimping, tousle gently, and voila!
#5: Poofy to Sleek
If you’re starting to feel like Mia in The Princess Diaries pre-makeover, we’ve got the perfect solution to transform poofy hair into a soft and wavy finish. Instead of relying on waxy products to control your hair, try a hydrating mask like the It's a 10 Silk Express Miracle Silk Hair Mask to treat the actual problem of dehydration rather than just the symptoms. Comb through your hair in the shower while you let the mask set. After getting out and blotting your hair dry, spray in a detangler, like the It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In, and comb through from the mid-shaft down to avoid stripping your roots of volume. Then you’re done! Just leave your moisturized hair to air dry and it will have a soft, sleek look without any heat.
#6: Kinky Curls to Smooth and Polished
If you have kinky curls, but prefer the smoother look, you’re probably no stranger to the hot styling tools. In order to beat the heat this summer while still attaining your favorite looks, start with a cleansing shampoo like our It's a 10 Potion 10 Miracle Repair Shampoo followed by the rejuvenating It's a 10 Potion 10 Miracle Repair Mask. Follow with a shine-boosting hair oil after you get out of the shower, and twist your strands into small sections. As your hair dries like this, it will loosen your natural curls a bit for a smooth finish.
No matter your hair type or texture, you can achieve healthy, shiny hair without the need for excessive styling or product build-up that weighs down your locks. With a little bit of patience and the right hair care products to get the job done, you can have stunning, frizz-free hairstyles in no time!