How to air dry your hair, according to your natural texture
Regardless of your hair type (curly, thick and wavy, fine and short), mastering the art of perfect blow-drying is practically an art. Guaranteed, Hair dryers, straighteners and curling irons can throw many broken arm curves your way, but mastering the essence of au naturel, the “just stepped out of the bathroom” aesthetic is a terrifying beast. With so many potential variables like climate, products, time of use, and hair texture, things can go awry quickly and there’s certainly no one-size-fits-all prescription.
Dry your hair with celebrity-level ingenuity maybe Totally a crapshoot, but we’re here to change that. Take a professional air drying course, with the help of one of the best hairstylists in the industry, Cynthia Alvarez.
Working with clients of various lengths and textures (her regulars include Shakira, Maye Musk, and Dascha Polanco), Alvarez knows a thing or two about styling every kind of situation—with or without tools. To provide all of her essentials, we asked her for a step-by-step breakdown of the best way to dry a variety of hair types. But we don’t stop there. Alvarez also shares all of her must-haves, top tips, and perhaps most importantly, the most common mistakes she wants to avoid for each hair type.
So why not book your favorite hot tool Retire and embrace your natural hair this winter? Keep scrolling!