January 17, 2017

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Allowing your strands to air-dry may seem like a tactic best reserved for Victoria’s Secret models (we’re looking at you, Gisele!). But, with a little effort, air-drying can be a healthier approach to styling, using key post-shower products as opposed to sizzling hot tools.

No matter what your hair type, set yourself up for success by first using a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner to smooth strands. "A big issue with air-drying is frizziness. Adding in moisture helps prevent that,” says celebrity hairstylist Paul Norton. After showering, squeeze out water and use a paper towel to absorb any excess: “It doesn’t cause as much friction as a regular towel which can rough up the cuticle and make hair frizzy,” says Norton.

Read on to find out what sort of styling product and technique is best for your hair type: 

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