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The Best Products for Air Drying Your Hair

Yes, you can still style your hair sans heat.

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Marie Claire

When it comes to my hair, I'm very low-maintenance. I like to think that I'm protecting my hair from potential heat damage by not using hot tools, but, honestly, I'm just not a morning person and I can't bring myself to wake up earlier to wash and style my hair. While it's great to save time and prevent heat damage, hair simply doesn't air-dry to perfection by itself. It needs a little help from friends, also known as styling products specifically designed for ditching the dryer. Whether you apply these products post-shower or to second-day hair, they work to quell frizz, enhance shine, and give your strands some extra tjzuzh, zero heat required. Trust us, people won't believe you when you say you air-dried.

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The Hardworking Hair Water
The One Signature Hair Water
Kristin Ess target.com
$10.00

This isn't just a tall glass of water. Kristin Ess' hair water comes out in a super-fine, consistent mist for even application. It also has a proprietary strengthening complex with castor oil to smooth the appearance of damaged hair cuticles and protect your locks from environmental stressors.

The Cult Favorite Hair Oil
Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil
Oribe bloomingdales.com
$55.00

Dubbed liquid gold (and rightfully so), this hair oil is infused with extracts like sandalwood, jasmine, and edelweiss flower, which work to deeply condition and repair damaged and brittle strands.

The I-Just-Left-The-Beach Spray
Air Dry Foam
OUAI Haircare sephora.com
$28.00

Looking for the perfect beach-day hair? Best for wavy and curly-haired girls, the Ouai Air Dry Foam helps achieve that natural, tousled, and textured vibe. It refines the curl pattern and tones down frizz. Don't worry, you won't feel any crunchiness.

The Smoother
Bb. Don’t Blow It Fine (H)air Styler
Bumble and bumble sephora.com
$31.00

If your hair is prone to frizz, this styling cream is great for achieving a no-fuss look. When applied after the shower, it smoothes down flyaways in seconds and has a sleek finish.

The Quick-Dry Cream
No Blow Dry Just Right Cream
Redken ulta.com
$24.00

This cream is made of quick dry polymers and flex polymers, which cut your hair's drying time in half, while enhancing your natural texture to leave you with movement without the crunch. 

The Shine-Booster
High Dive Moisture Shine Creme
R+Co dermstore.com
$16.00

R+Co's hair styling cream doubles as a leave-in conditioner for long-lasting nourishment if your hair is feeling dry. It smooths and shines flyaways to leave your hair looking softer and healthier.

The Lightweight Mousse
Healthy Air Dry Mousse
Sexy Hair ulta.com
$18.95

This air dry styling mousse is perfect for reviving and styling your locks. The consistency is practically weightless, so you'll barely feel it on your hair; meanwhile, it's injecting a hint of volume for a subtle lift. 

The Refresher
Hydrating Styling Cream
Moroccanoil sephora.com
$14.00

This is a styling cream infused with ingredients that fight frizz and static. This leave-in version is ideal for dry and brittle hair because it restores elasticity and bounce while hydrating and conditioning natural locks. 

The Double-Duty Curl Reviver
Perfect Hair Day In-Shower Styler
Living Proof sephora.com
$13.00

Consider this in-shower styler the ultimate hair multitasker. Designed for women with textured hair, it enhances the definition of curls, while also adding body and shine for a seriously voluminous effect. 

The Volume-Booster
Zero Heat Air Dry Styling Creme
Courtesy
Joico ulta.com
$16.99

Joico's line is perfect for locking in lasting shine and volume. It offers two lines—one for thin/normal hair and another for thick/full hair—but both have no sticky residue and minimize drying time when applied to damp hair.

The Antioxidant-Infused Cream
Green Tea Fitness Air Dry Cream
OGX amazon.com
$11.54

Running from the gym to the office? No sweat. This green tea-infused cream leaves strands feeling healthy, looking naturally tousled and refreshed, all while keeping your hair hydrated and frizz-free.

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