Everyone is born with a wide variety of hair types. This can range from extremely thick strands of hair to extremely thin. The texture of the hair itself can also vary a great deal, from being very coarse to being stick straight and smooth.
These differences are what makes us all unique, but for those that have certain hair types, it can be extremely frustrating. If you have been asking why it takes so long for your hair to dry, here are just a few reasons that may cause it.
One of the biggest factors in how long it takes your hair to dry is simply how much hair you have. If you have very long hair or have more hair than the average person, it likely is going to take a lot longer for your hair to be able to dry, whether you allow it to dry naturally or use a blow dryer.
One way to help speed up the process is to squeeze out all of the water when you get out of the shower. You can then use a towel to absorb even more of the moisture. Using the towel to then get in between the layers to wick away the most moisture as is possible will help to make either natural or blow dryer drying go faster than it would otherwise.
Another factor is how thick each strand of your hair is. Most people don’t realize it, but your hair actually can retain moisture. The thicker your hair is, the more moisture it can hold. There really isn’t much you can do about this, and most people envy those with thick hair as it looks beautiful, but taking the steps above to dry your hair as best as you can with a towel can help to reduce your overall drying time.
Finally, if you live somewhere that has a humid climate, that can affect how long it takes your hair to dry no matter what type of hair you have. This is because the hair is already holding a large amount of water, so it takes a lot longer for the water in your hair to evaporate.
In this case it almost necessary to use a blow dryer if you want your hair to dry in a reasonable amount of time. However, this will likely lead to you sweating yourself as the heat mixed with the humidity will also lead to your sweat not being able to evaporate either.
While it can be frustrating that it takes your hair a great deal of time to dry on its own, there are some steps that you can take to help speed up the process. Be sure to wring out as much of the moisture as you can before you get out of the shower.
Then use a towel to continue to pull the moisture from your hair. From there you just have to let nature takes its course or put a blow dryer to use if you want it to dry faster.