How to Air Dry Faster

Myleik Teele — December 08, 2020

Is your air-dry taking allllll day? Here are a few tips to cutting that time in half. DON’T IMMEDIATELY APPLY YOUR PRODUCTS: After rinsing your conditioner, use a t-shirt to squeeze out the water from your curls before applying a leave-in, gel or cream. Most natural hair products are formulated to hold onto moisture, so you’ll extend your drying time if you apply them to soaking wet hair. KEEP YOUR CURLS LOOSE: This one is common sense, but your curls need to be exposed to air to dry. Binding them in braids, twists, knots or ponytails will delay your drying time. Make sure your curls are free and they’ll dry faster. MOUSSES AND LIGHT LEAVE-INS DRY THE FASTEST: Naturally, mousses and lighter leave-ins dry faster than your usual stylers. Use your Pattern Leave-in Conditioner for a quick-drying TWA or loosely defined fingerstyle. Do you air-dry?