24 Nov Trend: Air Dried Hair

Looking for an excuse to forgo the blow dryer? SS17 fashion shows were it. Models at Lacoste and Proenza Schouler displayed freshly air-dried hair on the runway, while other shows including Alexander Wang created looks that mimicked roughly air-dried hair.

Sure, this looks great on the runway but allowing your hair to air dry at home and have it not look terrible is another story. The secret to model worthy hair without heat styling is choosing the right products. Just because you’ve ditched the blow dryer doesn’t mean you can’t have a little help from heat free styling products.

It’s all about enhancing your natural texture. For effortlessly cool, air-dried hair, first make sure you’re using the right shampoo and conditioner. The right products for your hair type should prep your hair so it’s easier to style.

Dry hair:

Try using a hydrating duo to nourish strands. We like OGX Nourishing Coconut Milk Shampoo and Conditioner.

Fine hair:

A volumising formula will work wonders for flat, limp hair. Try Klorane Flax Fibre Shampoo and Conditioning Balm.

 Curly hair:

For frizz free, soft curls, a rich shampoo and conditioner is what you need. Try Palmers Shea Moisture Repair Curl Shampoo and Conditioner.

After washing your hair, you’ll want to comb a styling product through roughly towel-dried hair to add bounce and shine. Bumble and Bumble Don’t Blow it is great for most hair types, whereas girls with curls should try John Frieda Frizz Ease Unwind Curls Calming Crème which calms and controls unruly curls.

Once you’ve combed the styling product through, it’s best to leave your hair alone to do it’s thing. Go outdoors and let fresh air do all the work for you. If you’re after more of a beach babe vibe, wait until hair is about 50% dry then apply Redken Rough Paste 12 Texturizing Hair Paste. If your roots are oily, a volumising powder will work wonders. Try Bumble and Bumble Pret-A-Powder.