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How I Air Dry My Hair


So this air drying thing, how does it work?

Quite a few people ask me this. I mean if you air dry your hair doesn't it just go back to curly how you keep it straight and neat and not frizzy and fly away, isn't that why a blow dryer should be used?

I am not saying I never use a blow dryer, I just do it in moderation, maybe once a month or every two months and on special occasions and I also use a heat protector. At the moment it is the GHD heat protector for dry hair but I have also been know to use the Jane Carter Solution Leave In Revitalising Spray, which is also a great detangler.

Here is my step by step hair drying routine

1. Detangle hair in the shower - gently with a wide toothed comb, or just fingers, go through hair, please bear in mind it is fragile when it is wet so BE VERY GENTLE. Fingers are probably best. Slowly detangle your hair and bring it back in one direction on the head.

2. As I get out of the shower I wrap my hair in a muslin square or t-shirt (as with Hairlicious T-shirt method). I leave along with wringing or rubbing my hair for 5 - 7 minutes.

3. I apply Jane Carter Solution Wrap & Roll to my hair, followed by my usually daily moisturiser. Then I seal the ends of my hair with an oil. Usually Coconut Oil or Castor Oil. The oil molecules are larger than the water molecules and as such keep the moisture in your hair. This is an important step as the blow dryer and/or straighteners pull moisture out of your hair. 

4. I then part the hair in four sections slowly comb through with a wide tooth comb. If your hair is particular damaged I might avoid this step. 

5. I then decide how I am going to wear my hair for the next 3 days, side parting, middle parting, no parting and I manipulate my hair gently in that direction, leaving the parting where I would like it. 

6. A head band to wrap the front is great way to keep the front straight and gently pulled  held in the style you decided on. The hair will then keep its shape or you could tie a scarf around the front of your hair. Leave the back out and that way your ends can dry.

I usually keep my hair in a bun to protect it so there is no need to straighten unless you were planning to leave your hair out. I also find that after an overnight bun I get great waves in the back and the front of my hair has been kept neat by the head band.

Also another tip: Never go to bed with wet hair. Make sure it dries before putting your silk scarf on for the night.

I hope to get a video up of this but if you have questions I am only an email away 

Do you use this method or some other? Share it with us

Embrace YOur Inner AfroDeity 
Leilu




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