How To Dry Hair Without Blow Dryer

Drying your hair can be a real pain. Everyone’s got their way of going Dry about it, but none of them is as easy as they could be.

You get out of the shower, and you don’t want to use the blow dryer. What do you do? If you’re like most people, you wrap your hair up in a towel, sit on your couch, and scroll through Instagram for half an hour, then try to style it with your fingers. But is that really working? Do you feel like your hair is actually getting dry? Or are you just making yourself late for work because you don’t want to go near a blow dryer?

In fact, we’re here to tell you how you can get your hair from wet to styled in just 30 minutes using only a few tools you probably already have in your house. So if you’re looking for new ways to do your hair faster, this is the guide for you.

But before we get into the nitty-gritty of how exactly to use these methods, let’s take a look at why you might want to consider going without a blow dryer in the first place.

Why dry hair without a blow dryer

You may have read stories about people going crazy because their hair is so damaged after using a blow dryer or curling iron. Truthfully, your hair is probably fine,  most damage comes from heat styling tools that are used multiple times a week without proper care.

For most people, there are two big reasons why they’d rather dry their hair naturally than with heat: time and health concerns. It takes a LOT longer to dry your hair naturally than it does with heat, but if drying with heat is something that is likely to cause breakage or damage over time, then it might be worth taking the time to learn how to do it properly.

The second reason is, blow-drying damages your hair by exposing it to too much heat for too long. Straightening irons are specifically designed for this purpose because they heat up even hotter than a regular hairdryer.

Hairdryers are also sometimes not good for hair because they suck all the moisture out of it when they’re turned on and then stop blowing air after a few minutes. The result is dryness, frizzy hair, and split ends.

The good news is that there are plenty of natural alternatives to getting style at home that don’t involve using any sort of heat whatsoever.

So, if you’re wondering how to dry hair without a blow dryer. Here are a few tips that’ll help you get rid of the towel.

How to dry hair without blow dryer step by step

Blow-drying can take hours, and we all know that time is precious.

What if I told you there was a quicker way to dry your hair without investing in an entirely new blow-drying apparatus?

It’s true. Just follow these steps:

  • Blot your hair using a microfiber towel.

Drying hair without a blow dryer can be an arduous process, especially if you’re trying to reduce breakage and split ends. There are a variety of methods for achieving this goal, but the best one is my all-time favorite Microfiber towels.

While the use of microfiber towels isn’t rocket science, it can take a little practice. Start out by blotting your hair with the towel after you’ve washed it. The reason I suggest doing this first is that most people don’t dilute their shampoo with water; they just pour it directly onto their hair. This leaves a residue on your hair that makes drying time longer than necessary. By first wiping your hair down with a clean towel, you can avoid this problem.

Next, you need to learn how to wring out your towel without damaging your strands. This is where microfiber comes in handy again, its snug weave will minimize the amount of water that passes through the fibers, making the towel more effective at holding onto moisture while drying. This will help to remove excess moisture from your strands. Then begin to “pump” the towel by pressing it against your head. This is a technique that you’ll use to help dry your hair in a shorter period of time.

  • Use a wide-tooth comb after washing your hair.

This will help distribute oil around your head and help get rid of tangles. If you have long hair, divide it into sections and use the wide-tooth comb on each section before moving on to the next one.

  • Air dry and rough dry your hair until it is 30% dry.

Once you’ve done the initial blotting, use your hands to roughdry your hair. Until it looks about 30% dry (this will likely take about 5 minutes).

You can do this either by air drying or rough-drying your hair until it’s 30% dry. It’s important to use the air-dry method so that you don’t damage your hair further by using heat from a blow dryer or flat iron. After all, you’re trying to avoid damaging your precious mane.

  • Quick-drying lotion.

The quick-dry lotion will help you get your hair under control faster by locking in moisture on contact. So you don’t have to spend as long styling it. Products that contain guar gum, aloe vera, and hydrating ingredients like rice starch are best for adding elasticity and shine to hair that’s already damp. If your hair is still bone-dry, look for a lightweight lotion with silicones like dimethicone. That creates a barrier to help lock in moisture.


I hope you enjoyed this guide about how to dry hair without a blow dryer. Sure it seriously helped you, and I hope that you remember this next time. You need to get your hair dry quickly. I am going to leave you with some parting wisdom. If you are able to hand dry your hair on a regular basis. That is hotness that you should be proud of.

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