We Tested 25 Products for Air Drying Hair—These 6 Add the Most Oomph

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

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Best Detangler: Garnier Pure Clean Detangler + Air Dry

Garnier Pure Clean Detangler + Air Dry
Peter Ardito

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.

Best Cream: Kenra Platinum Air Dry Crème 6

Kenra Platinum Air Dry Crème 6
ulta.com

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.

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

Bumble and Bumble Surf Styling Leave In
sephora.com

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.

Best Salt Spray: Playa Endless Summer Spray

Playa Endless Summer Spray
sephora.com

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

To buy: $24; sephora.com.

Best Foam: Ouai Air Dry Foam

Ouai Air Dry Foam
sephora.com

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.

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

OGX Locking + Coconut Curls Air Dry Cream
ulta.com

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.

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