While I still make it a priority to take a shower and get ready for the day every morning, I’m always looking for shortcuts to help streamline my process. As David’s morning nap length is slowly diminishing, I’ve been getting up before he gets up to shower and get ready. And there is nothing I want to do less than waste precious sleep for something that shouldn’t take as long as it does.
I don’t have a ton of hair, but I’ve picked up a few tips along the way to help ensure my blow dry doesn’t take any longer than it needs to.
Not only does that keep my hair in better condition, because it isn’t being overly dried, but it shaves a few minutes off the process as well.
Tips to cut down your blow dry time:
1. Squeeze your hair out a few times in the shower, and immediately wrap in a towel*.
*I just use a regular bath towel, but if you have very thick hair, it may be worth investing in a towel that’s made to wick moisture away from hair.
2. Leave your hair in the towel until just before you apply product and blow dry. Air drying can be much slower for most hair types.
3. I love spraying KSM Free Shape for cutting down on dry time. Mist this product all over your hair and I can nearly promise you you’ll notice it dry quicker!
4. Before you run a brush through your hair, and aim the dryer at a specific section, do a rough dry all over until your hair is about 80% dry. Remove the nozzle for this step since you don’t need the air to be super concentrated. There’s no point in round brushing, or smoothing, soaking wet hair. You are much better off using the time to dry your hair by flipping it upside down, or to the side, before you concentrate on specific sections.
5. When it is time to smooth your hair out, use a vented brush (either flat or round). Allowing the air to flow through the brush will help encourage drying all over.
6. Invest in a great hair dryer. I swear by the Rusk Speed Freak. It was my absolute favorite to use when I worked behind the chair. It’s powerful, has a good variety of temperature settings, and the nozzle on the end will concentrate airflow so tightly!
7. If you have a lot of hair, or very long hair, clip it up into 2 sections instead of tackling it all at once.
These few tips will go a long way in helping cut your dry time down, as well as keeping your hair nice and healthy!