It’s tempting to hit the snooze button a few times, hop in the shower, and then quickly blow-dry your soaking wet tresses before running out the door, but you could be causing damage to otherwise healthy hair. Wet hair not only takes longer to style, but dripping locks are more elastic and, therefore, more prone to breakage from the tug of the brush.
Instead of hitting your hair with heat as soon as you step out of the shower, start by taking the nozzle off of your dryer, flipping your head over, and blowing your hair around just enough to get rid of excess water. Then, let hair air dry while you put on your makeup and get dressed. When hair is about 80 percent dry, you can start styling (if you’re hair is coarse, curly, or dry, air-dry by only 25-50 percent to avoid introducing any frizz).
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