Marie Claire July 4, 2022

Marie Claire


Aha: this is how you let washed hair dry without it getting fluffy


Even without a hair dryer you can get frizz-free hair after washing.

Are we the only ones who have a love-hate relationship with our hair dryer? It dries your hair in no time and prevents frizz, but the heat isn't good for your hair – although a protective spray can get you far these days. However, we were curious whether washed frizz-free hair is also possible if you let your hair air dry.

Shampoo and conditioner

In the summer it can be wonderful to let your washed, wet locks dry without using any kind of heat. In addition, you also minimize damage from heat. But letting your hair dry just like that is for many synonymous with a fluffy haircut. Fortunately, that doesn't always have to be the case. Fluffy hair is caused by dehydration. By using all the right moisturizing products in the shower, you can prevent frizzy hair. Provided you use the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair.

Do you have straight hair? Then according to hairstylist Amy Abramite, it is best to use a volume shampoo and conditioner. These products ensure that your hair does not dry flat, but that it gets a little more volume. “Straight hair cannot naturally have fullness,” she tells InStyle . “A volumizing shampoo and conditioner can provide weightless lift from the root, leaving locks looking fuller and thicker.”

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People with curly hair should choose another moisturizing shampoo and conditioner, namely one that is a bit milder. Curly hair is naturally drier and more fragile, so it is important to use mild hair products. An intensively moisturizing shampoo and conditioner are the best option, according to Abramite. “These provide bounce, definition and softening of the curls, without stripping the natural oils.”

To dry

Washing your hair the right way is half the battle. Then comes the drying phase. When you come out of the shower with soaked hair, it's important not to towel dry your hair. It's not delicate enough. “It's best to squeeze water out of your hair,” recommends hair professional Angel Cardona . According to the professional, that is better than trying to rub it dry with a towel. “Pinching prevents knots and damage to the hair, and this way you can take better care of the condition of your hair.”

Would you like to pat it dry with something? Then, according to Cardona, it's best to use a microfibre cloth or t-shirt to dab some extra moisture from your hair.