While all kinds of hair types are beautiful, there are definite dos and do nots when it comes to taking care of different thicknesses and textures. This is especially true for curls. Whether you've got ringlets or waves, it's important to be well-versed in how to dry curly hair, lest you could be damaging your precious strands during your beauty routine.
To share the why I got in touch with two hair styling experts to share their top tips on correctly drying curly hair. Kahh Spence, celebrity hair stylist and Carol's Daughter Style Squad member, and Damian Santiago, co-founder and curly hair expert at Mizu New York Salon, both had lots to say on the subject.
In addition to their definite dos, both had some solid tips on what not to do. "One of the main no no's when it comes to drying curly hair is brushing your hair," says Spence. "Curly hair is already prone to breakage, so brushing the hair will cause more breakage."
Santiago agrees on skipping the brush altogether, and additionally warns curly-haired folks to be careful with their towel selection. "Any fabric that is used roughly and disturbs the cuticle of curly hair is not good," he advises. "Pat dry and move on to product application."
Now, onto the things you should be doing when it comes to your curly hair routine. Check out Spence's and Santiago's top five recommendations here.