I am 4b/4a natural and every time I let my hair airdry I get less breakage and drama when braiding. The only problem is it take FOREVA to airdry. This week I tried putting my hair in about 8 twists (4 each side same ones from washing and dcing) sitting under the dryer for 30min before bed. My hair was mostly dry this morning before braiding. So I think I will continue to do this.