Okay, let's all admit this, who has the time to blow dry their hair for an hour every single day? And for girls who have thicker, coarser locks, you might even need two. If your regular wash-and-blow dry technique isn't cutting it for you anymore, here are five weird ways you can dry your hair faster so you can get out the door quicker!
1. Absorb excess water using a t-shirt.
Forget about using your towel as a hair turban and use a white cotton t-shirt instead. T-shirts are more absorbent and soft so they won't cause any friction when drinking up all your strands' excess water, according to Youtube star, Michelle Phan, preventing your hair from becoming frizzy.
2. Paper towels are useful too
If you don't have a shirt on-hand to spare for your hair-drying needs and you still find that your hair is wet, turn off the dryer, get a few paper towels from your kitchen, and squeeze. Its material is just as soft and absorbent as your favourite t-shirt, and you'll be amazed at how much water you'll be able to extract out!
3. Only use a low heat setting
It may seem counterproductive to lower your blow dryer's heat setting when you want to shorten your drying time, don't lose your patience because using a high heat setting might fry your hair, which is a problem you wouldn't want. So be patient, and DON'T. TURN. UP. THE. HEAT. Just don't.
4. Boar bristles are the way to go
Who knew your brush of choice could contribute to how slow or quick your locks dry? A boar-bristle brush is the best to help evenly distribute the products you're using and leave your hair soft and bouncy.
5. Switch off your air-con
If you live in a tropical country, our hot weather can actually help your hair dry quicker, so why not turn off the air conditioner and use the heat as much as you can before the rainy months come in? When it's the peak of summer, you won't even need to use a hairdryer anymore, which your hair will absolutely love.