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I am only 42 but for 10 years I have been disabled with Multiple Sclerosis which can cause high fatigue, even when it comes to drying your hair. I use a car shammy (chamois) instead of a towel to absorb the moisture from my hair so I don't tire out by blow drying a long time. The elderly will benefit from this as well.
By Katherine from Port Hope, Ontario, Canada
Although it may save you some time, you don't actually need a blow dryer to dry your hair quickly. My favourite method of a quick dry uses a big soft t-shirt. This isn't only great for saving on electricity, it also saves your hair by not allowing it any heat damage. It also leaves your hair quite shiny. As you can see by my photos, I colour treat my hair, so this is a huge help to fight any frizz.
Squeeze as much water as you can before you step out the shower. Separate your wet hair into small segments. Put your hand inside the t-shirt and grab a strand, starting from the roots, which will be the most damp. Very gently squeeze the strand working your way downward. When the t-shirt feels wet, move over to a dry section and repeat with the rest of your hair. Use your fingers to continually fluff your roots to get air into them, which will cause the hair to dry all the faster. I like to do all this while sitting in the sun. :)