20 Ways To Style Your Hair Without A Hairdryer

Discover how to make the most of your look - even when you're short on time with our no-fuss, hairdryer-free ideas

It’s a hot summers night and you’ve just washed your hair. The daunting prospect before you? Having to sit underneath a stifling hairdryer while enduring the blazing hot weather. Having to get all hot and bothered just after you’ve stepped out of the shower? Alanis Moirresette should’ve put it in that song. Suddenly we’re wishing we knew how to dry hair without a hairdryer and still have it look good. Good news. We do!

And honestly, a lot of them are much better than the hair dryer anyway (any heat styling can be damaging for your hair, drying it out and making it fragile and brittle). So when you’re deciding how to dry hair without a hairdryer, a lot depends on your hair type and the look you want to go for.

We know it sounds weird, but plopping – bear with us – is a great way to dry curly hair. All you do? Pile your wet hair onto a t-shirt, twist the sides and wrap it around your head like a turban. Then just wait! Piling your hair on top of your head prevents gravity from messing with the movement, letting those beautiful curls take the shape they want to (this method is great for bringing out natural waves too).

If your hair’s straight, a couple of styling products are your tickets to creative new looks. Salt spray is damp hair’s best friend (there’s a reason why so many of us are obsessed with beach hair). Spray it into damp hair and scrunch through with your fingers and then leave to dry: voila –choppy, sexy texture that looks fresh from the beach.

Of course, finding out how to dry hair without a hairdryer lets you step aside from that perfect blow dry and experiment with new looks too: updos, chignons, plaits. Find 20 of our favourites here…

Hair by Karine Jackson using Organic Colour Systems

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