Beauty Tip: How-to Dry Long Hair Faster

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A couple years ago I decided to grow out my hair. Having had short hair most of my life, I just felt it was time for a change. In the process of growing out my hair I began the quest of being a bit more kind to my hair. I experimented with the curly girl method and found out how curly my hair really can be. And I never looked back to my old shampoo and conditioner once I tried Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy.

So now that my hair is long and toucheably soft, I’ve begun to experiment with different styles. But before I can try out a new style, I first have to dry my hair. Drying my hair used to be a pain. It definitely was a step in my beauty routine that I did not look forward to because it seemed like it would take forever the longer my hair would get. If I would let my hair air dry, two hours would pass before my hair was completely dry. If I would use a blow dryer it would be about 30 minutes. Little did I know, I was going about drying my hair in the wrong way.

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So, how did I cut my drying time in half? I still plop my hair in one of my husband’s t-shirts every time I take a shower. I leave my hair in the t-shirt while I get dressed and put on my makeup. The t-shirt absorbs the extra water while I’m doing other things so when it is time to blow dry my hair it isn’t dripping wet.

Changing “how” I dry my hair using a blow dryer has made all the difference. Instead of blow drying my hair all at once, I first section & pin my hair into 3 separate sections: one at the top of my head, the middle, and the bottom layer. Since I blow dry the bottom layer first I just leave this section down and pin up the other two.

I blow dry each section of my hair using a round metal barrel brush. I point the blow dryer down to eliminate as much frizz as possible. Since my hair is thin, it doesn’t take very long to dry each section. When it comes to straightening or heat curling my hair I use the same technique mentioned above of section my hair into 3 sections, styling each section before going on to the next.

Do you have any tips or tricks for blow drying your hair?

Disclosure: this is NOT a sponsored post. I’m just sharing what has worked for me in my hair care routine which is forever changing. My results may not necessarily be the same as yours as all hair types and textures are different. I am not a expert just a diva who loves beauty products :)

The Domestic Diva
The Domestic Diva

Heather is a homeschooling mom of two boys currently living in central Georgia. She has been sharing her domestic story online as a lifestyle blogger for 15 years. Through her blog and social media platforms, Heather provides a glimpse into domestic life as she shares with other stay-at-home moms how she tackles modern homemaking and the challenges of raising a family.

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  1. November 24, 2012 / 3:58 pm

    I purchased that shampoo you mentioned in your other post and it works great! I have been looking for something to help with my ends being so dry… and hair looking so dull. It feels much softer after just one use.

    And its inexpensive too ;-) which is always nice.

    • November 24, 2012 / 7:38 pm

      @Drea…that’s good to hear that it has worked for some else too. My hair has changed dramatically since I began using it. My hair used to be so dry it literally felt like straw, I hated it. Since I began using Clear my hair is so soft I can’t stop touching it especially the ends, like you mentioned, which was a huge problem area for me too :) I’m hesitant to go back to any other shampoo/conditioner now. As a beauty junkie, I’m sure I’ll try other brands in the future but Clear will always be my go-to shampoo/conditioner because I know it is a perfect match for my hair. I can’t say enough good things about it but that’s my own personal experience, I’d love to hear yours as you continue to use it. You’ll have to keep me updated :)

  2. November 30, 2012 / 7:20 am

    I usually let my hair air dry but it takes fooorever. I just got a new blow dryer to speed up the process. I’ve been meaning to designate one of Greg’s shirts for my hair. I think I’m gonna check out Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy as well. I need the extra moisture/shine during the Winter.

    • November 30, 2012 / 5:36 pm

      I love the t-shirt trick. I even take an extra t-shirt with me during overnight travel. It’s a lot less heavy than wrapping a towel on your head ;) Clear has all kinds of different formulas even some products for men. Hubby doesn’t have any hair though, so we haven’t tried the men’s products.