There are many alterations we can make to hair regimens to make it work for us. Take dry styling for instance. Some people like to style their hair while it is in a dry state to get optimal styling results that work for them.
For example, if you’re one who struggles with shrinkage or dull hair during the middle of the week, dry styling may be the way to go.
I find that when working with dry, stretched hair I am able to have a more voluminous fro. Also if by Wednesday my curls just aren’t popping the way I would want them to, I can simply brush out my fro and do a dry set to have a fresh look the next day.
In addition, dry styling is also great if it’s a little late in the day and you decide to wash your hair, knowing good and well there is no way it will be dry by the morning. You can wash your hair, let it dry completely, and then install your twist or braids, whatever have you.
Some may say there’s an art form to dry styling because of the high likelihood of less definition and dry frizzy ends, but it’s actually quite simple. Here are 5 of my top tips for those who wish to style their hair while it’s completely dry, as it applies to doing twist or braid outs.
1. Spritzing is Mandatory
Although we are working around the notion of dry hair, spritzing your hair with a water, or water-oil combination to add a little moisture to your hair is mandatory. Notice I didn’t say wet, but just spritz.
Moisture is one of the largest components for a style outcome of great to decent quality. If your hair is completely dry and you’re adding product you will notice you will have lessened definition the next day, as well as a visible appearance of product build up on your hair. I’ll go more into that in the next point.
Note: If you’re putting in chunky twist each night during the week for style preservation alone, you most likely will not need to spritz your hair with water unless absolutely necessary.
A good spritz combo is H2O + olive oil + a few drops of your favorite essential oil (peppermint is great for hair growth!)