Air dry is the process of using warm air to evaporate moisture from wet hair. The use of a blow dryer is not necessary in the air drying process.
The benefits of air drying your hair include: lower energy bills, increased time efficiency and reduced risk of damage from heat styling tools.
However, there are some drawbacks to consider when deciding whether or not to air dry your hair:
Air drying takes longer than using a blow dryer. It may take approximately an hour for your hair to completely dry, depending on the thickness and length of your hair. If you have long or thick hair, it may take even longer than that!
Air drying can cause damage to your hair if done incorrectly. Using too much heat on wet or damp strands can cause breakage and split ends by creating excess friction against one another.
Additionally, too much heat can also cause color fading over time as well as dullness due to excessive exposure to UV light from the sun or indoor lighting sources such as incandescent bulbs and fluorescent lighting fixtures which emit high levels of UV rays that can damage colored pigments within the hair shaft (such as highlights).
Last modified: August 2, 2022