The 19 Best Products for Air Drying Your Hair

Yes, you can still style your hair sans heat.

The 19 Best Products for Air Drying Your Hair
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Whether it's too hot outside to even think about using a blow dryer (opens in new tab), or you simply need a lazy hair day, air-drying is one of the easiest ways to style your hair. But this method works out for some better than others—some curly-haired girls (opens in new tab) love the look of their natural spirals, while others might need a diffuser to get their coils just how they like them. And for those with fine hair, (opens in new tab) air drying can cause their strands to lose all volume and lay flat on their heads. But don't fret—there are always new developments in the hair landscape. Whether you have a vendetta against air drying or you just haven't tried it, we're here to persuade you to ditch the heat with the help of some new products.

What should you look for in an air-drying product?

It all comes down to finding the right formula to enhance your natural texture, whether you've got stick-straight strands or 4C curls. (opens in new tab) That might mean an airy lightweight foam that adds volume and a touch of hold, or a heavy-duty cream to keep those curls in place while they dry.

That's why we've rounded up the best mousses, gels, foams, and creams for different hair types and styles for an effortless look, heat be damned. Here, the absolute best air dry products for every hair texture, no matter what kind of weather gets thrown at you.

Hana Hong is the beauty assistant at Marie Claire, where she covers skincare, makeup, and haircare, and is identifiable by her signature cateye.