The best stylers of summer maximize your natural texture so you can wash and go and still look great.

By Lisa DeSantis
Updated June 19, 2019
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Garnier Pure Clean Detangler + Air Dry
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1 Best Detangler: Garnier Pure Clean Detangler + Air Dry

Wet hair is stretchy and weak, and brushing it can lead to breakage. Paired with a wide-tooth comb, this mist, infused with vitamin E and aloe, gently smooths snarls without snagging. The formula also helps prevent frizz while your hair dries. Use post-shower and post-pool.

To buy: $5; target.com.

Kenra Platinum Air Dry Crème 6
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2 Best Cream: Kenra Platinum Air Dry Crème 6

Don’t have time to blowdry but don’t want to arrive at work with wet hair? This styler boosts texture and speeds up air-dry time by 60 percent.

To buy: $22; ulta.com.

Bumble and Bumble Surf Styling Leave In
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3 Best Leave-In: Bumble and Bumble Surf Styling Leave In

Work this gel-cream formula into towel-dried hair for loose waves. It has UV filters to protect strands from the sun.

To buy: $29; sephora.com.

Playa Endless Summer Spray
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4 Best Salt Spray: Playa Endless Summer Spray

Mist it onto damp hair for effortless, beachy texture, or onto second-day dry hair for extra oomph.

To buy: $24; sephora.com.

Ouai Air Dry Foam
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5 Best Foam: Ouai Air Dry Foam

If your hair is fine, you’ll love this lightweight foam. It’s laced with nourishing kale extract to give waves definition without crunch.

To buy: $28; sephora.com.

OGX Locking + Coconut Curls Air Dry Cream
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6 Best Curl Cream: OGX Locking + Coconut Curls Air Dry Cream

For curls, moisture is a must. Drench yours with coconut oil and shea butter for springiness and shine. Scrunch and you’re done!

To buy: $9; ulta.com.