AIR-DRIED HAIR IS THE NEW BLOWOUT!
Stow away the tongs – the hottest hair of the season needs zero styling
Aside from giving your hair a well-deserved break from electric heat, natural texture looks more youthful. Frightened by the thought of letting your hair dry naturally? Don’t be! Kevin Murphy hair directors James Nicholson and Nathan Gorman share their tips on how to wash your hair and achieve a French chic finish.
A great cut is essential
“Let your hairdresser know you’re interested in trying natural texture,” says James. “Natural movement can be achieved much easier with quality salon scissors.”
Don’t start with super-clean hair
“Wash your hair with a hair cleansing cream formula,” says Nathan. “It’ll feel like you’ve washed it and treated it, but you’re not going to get that squeaky-clean finish.”
Sit back in the sunshine
“To naturally dry your hair, you really need to be in the right environment,” says Nathan. “Find somewhere quiet in the sun and read a magazine. Driving around with the windows down is not going to help you get a frizz-free finish.”
Restrain your hair
Pressed for time? “Twirl your hair into a low-set knot in line with your cheekbones and secure it in a hair net. I also know some people who wrap it up in an old T-shirt and tie the arms,” says James. A light restrain will keep frizz calm while your lengths dry at a relaxed rate. If you’re prone to hairline ne frizz, place two o cards over your hair, framing your face, and lock them in place with clips.
If you need to detangle, grab a boar bristle brush
“Hair is made of a protein called keratin and this also makes up boar bristle. So you’re buffing protein against protein as opposed to plastic against protein,” explains Nathan. “It absorbs the oils and spreads it throughout the hair, making it smooth,” adds James.
Emma Stone The Oscar winner nails the effortless-looking hair style.