Of all the things on your list in the morning, I have to say blow-drying your hair is probably not at the top. Not-fully-awake and holding something mildly heavy and noisy over my head for five to ten minutes and there’s always that one spot you didn’t dry well enough.

How about a few ways to style your hair without having to blow-dry it.

1. Do the bun! When you are in a hurry, there is nothing that seems as chic as a bun. Starting with towel-dried hair, comb your hair back into a slick tight high or low ponytail.  Once secured with a ponytail holder, twist the hair around itself into an effortless, clean bun.

2. Air-dried waves, it’s all about product choice, application, and timing. It’s important that you apply plenty of product when the hair is gently towel-dried. Try applying a cream wax first, sectioning the hair in different-shaped and sized sections, and twisting the sections. Once the whole head has been twisted, mist a salt spray over the top.

3. Braids are versatile, quick and easy. Keep damp hair braided until dry and untie them for shiny, kinky waves, or keep them in place and out of the way all day. Play with parting hair in different places and angles.