Skip Nav
Watch Our LIVE Holiday Gift Guide Show Now and Win Big!
Holiday Beauty
Add Festive Flair to Your Hair With This Sparkling Tinsel Rope Braid DIY
Gift Guide
75 Incredible Beauty Gifts That Will Make Your Holiday Shopping Stress-Free

How to Use Canned Air For Your Hair

Let's say you went on a beach vacay, decided it'd be fun to get cornrows (à la Bo Derek in the Acapulco-based film 10), and then get home to realize you have no clue how to care for them. Shampooing, conditioning, or adding your traditional product to the newly braided part can result in flakes no matter how well it's rinsed out, especially if they're only on a small section of your head.Take my tip from a pal with dreadlocks – use that canned air ($5) traditionally meant to clean computers to keep your hair flake free. Since it comes with a fine straw, you can get into the tiny crevices and blow the air through to remove dust and debris. Word to the wise: don't stay on one section too long because the icy air can freeze hair. . .and probably wait 'til your coworkers are gone for the day to avoid some crazy looks (wink wink).

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 7 years
Please don't attribute cornrows as a Bo Derek thing. Let...it...end!Um, I'll skip this tip. But, if it works for you, cool.
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 7 years
Please don't attribute cornrows as a Bo Derek thing. Let...it...end! Um, I'll skip this tip. But, if it works for you, cool.
satarah satarah 7 years
Yeah I thought that stuff can burn your skin. At least that's what it says on the can.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
Yeah that stuff can give you a pretty nasty burn. My friend got in a "canned air" fight and ended up with a big burn mark on her neck.
belladande belladande 7 years
Better tip: take the cornrows out.
sldc sldc 7 years
The stuff I spray on my laptop says it can cause frost bite.Google it.
sldc sldc 7 years
The stuff I spray on my laptop says it can cause frost bite. Google it.
Symphonee Symphonee 7 years
I'm ging to be starting locs soon so this is a useful tips. Besides, my coworkers already lookt at me as if I were crazy. This wouldn't change a thing.
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 7 years
I sorta hate cornrows and forbid my mother to put them in my hair. But I bet the sensation of the air on the scalp would feel nice. I think I'll just part my hair and try it for the hell of it.
foxie foxie 7 years
My hair looks stupid pulled back & I have the world's worst scalp, so cornrows are not for me. Interesting tidbit though.
foxie foxie 7 years
My hair looks stupid pulled back & I have the world's worst scalp, so cornrows are not for me. Interesting tidbit though.
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
Doubt I'll ever need to do this but thanks...ha.
Rose Gold Blonde Hair
Tips For Dyeing Your Hair Rose Gold Blonde
Gifts For the Girl Who's Hair-Obsessed
My Natural Doll | Doll With Natural Hair
Model Hair Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2016
Is My Hair Color Making Me Look Old?
Holiday Hair Accessories 2016

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Beauty
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds