T-Shirt Method - What Are The Benefits?Sunday, January 19, 2014
After posting up a photo, on Instagram, of me t-shirt drying my hair, I got a comment from a user wanting to know the benefits of using a t-shirt verses a towel to dry your hair. Although, someone answered the question before me, on the comments, I thought I would explain it in detail on my blog.
The T-Shirt Method is when you dry your hair with a t-Shirt instead of using a towel.
What are the Benefits?
We all know that hair in a wet state is extremely fragile and vulnerable to breakage. Towels tend to be made from fabric with thick fibers which quickly absorb moisture from the hair and body. Using this harsh/abrasive fabric, while the hair is in it's weakest state, can cause over-drying and unnecessary breakage. However, t-shirts have a much softer and smoother texture, therefore; it is gentler (less friction) on your tresses preventing unnecessary breakage and over-drying. In addition, when using the T-Shirt Method, the hair remains smooth, allowing the cuticles to remain flat thus retaining moisture in the hair. Drying your hair with a t-shirt requires less manipulation, less friction and less damage (over drying/breakage).
How do you do the T-shirt Method?
Very simple. While the hair is wet/damp, place the T-shirt (grab an old one from your closet) on your head (make sure it's hanging down covering your hair), wrap/twist it around the length of your hair, then bring it forward to your hairline, and tuck it in the front (under the T-shirt) to secure it. That's it. Leave it on for 15-20 mins. Remove the wrap and your hair will feel soft and smooth. Follow up with your leave-in conditioner!