3 Tips for Air-Drying Thin, Fine Hair

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Air-drying your hair is one of the easiest things you can do, but it often comes with disappointing results. Styling hair with heated devices is not great either, because it can lead to broken hair and split ends. Below are our best tips for air-drying thin and fine hair so it looks like it was professionally styled.

Towel Dry

It’s crucial to be gentle with your hair while it’s still wet. Rubbing it with a towel will make it easier to break, so you should instead gently squeeze the excess water and wrap your hair in a cotton or microfiber towel before proceeding.

Air-Dry Cream

Air-dry creams allow you to save some time while drying your hair and enhance its natural texture. They aren’t activated by heat and work great on many different hair types.



It’s important to use a gentle brush that won’t break your hair, such as Tangle Teezer brushes. Brush your hair a few times as it dries and expects a voluminous hairstyle in the end! Make sure you’re not using regular brushes that aren’t designed for use on damp hair.