The Foolproof Way to Air-Dry Your Hair, Depending on Your Texture

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Put down that hair dryer. Whether you want to give your hair a break from the heat or want to try something new, air-drying your hair has never been easier with our expert tips. You might think that leaving your locks to air-dry might lead to disastrous results: it could turn out frizzy or limp, or it could take a long time to finish drying, making you late for the day. Don’t worry, there are plenty of styling tricks that are easy to do and will make your hairstyle look completely effortless (let the compliments roll in).

Your recommended technique will depend on the type of hair you have—we broke it down by curly, wavy, straight, and kinky. For hair with lots of texture (curly, wavy, and kinky), it starts with the kind of shampoo and conditioner you use—this will help you fight frizz, too. For straight hair, your biggest challenge is that it can look limp without a blow dryer—the key is removing buildup that can weigh your hair down and adding some texturizing spray. And because we know that time is precious, the experts even shared tricks for preserving and reviving the style the next day.

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There’s even some insider tips for taming strands when your hair is still wet, but you need to get going—stat. Save time and energy in the morning with these pro tricks for getting a heat-free style that maximizes your natural texture.

Plus, take note of the product recommendations to pull these styles off.

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