More people and celebrities, like Alicia Keys and Tracee Ellis Ross, are embracing their natural hair texture, and we're here for it. There's nothing better than feeling beautiful in your most natural state.
However, if you're transitioning from straight styles (i.e. perms, consistent flat ironing, etc.), trying to reach red carpet-level spirals in a day or a week is near impossible.
That's where stylists like Nai'vasha Johnson come in. The beauty pro, who also works with John Legend and Star's Jude Demorest, revealed a hair practice that a lot of people are getting wrong. When asked how she achieves the perfect wash-and-go look, she told us:
That's right. The diffuser should never touch your hair. By holding it in front, the diffuser gently dries hair without damaging it. You can combine this tip with the "scrunching" technique (where you grab the hair and push it toward the scalp), for optimal bounce.