Regardless of your hair type – cozy, thick and wavy, fine and short – mastering the art of perfect air drying is indeed an art. Sure, blow dryers, straighteners, and curling irons can throw lots of arm-breaking curveballs in your way, but mastering the natural aesthetic that goes out of the shower and walk is an intimidating beast in and of itself. With so many potential variables like climate, products, time of application, and hair texture, things can go wrong quickly and there is definitely no one-size-fits-all recipe.
Air-dry your hair with celebrity-level finesse can be a total bastard but we’re here to change that. Take a course in Expert Air-Drying 101 provided by one of the best hairdressers in the business. Cynthia Alvarez.
Working with clients of a variety of lengths and textures (her regulars include Shakira, Maye Musk, and Dascha Polanco), Alvarez knows a thing or two about styling any type of strand situation – with or without tools. In order to stock up on all of their important information, we asked them to explain step by step how a selection of different hair types can best be air dried. But we didn’t stop there. Alvarez also shares all of her must-have products, top tips and, perhaps most importantly, the most common mistakes every hair type should avoid. Spring is just around the corner and it’s the perfect time to retire your favorite tool (at least for a few months) and take on your natural texture. Keep scrolling!