Who wants to handle a blow dryer or curling iron when the weather is sweltering? Not us. That's why we hunted down the best products to guarantee a good hair day during even the most brutal of heat waves.

By Chelsea Traber Burns
August 05, 2019
Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn commission.
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L’Oréal Paris Air Dry It Strong Hold Ruffled Body Mousse

Similar to how a regular mousse gives you volume and fullness, this one does the same—no blow dryer required. Squirt a palm size amount into your hand and work it into damp hair from roots to tips with your fingers. Scrunch it up and let it air dry.

To buy: $6; walmart.com.

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IGK Sold Out Curl Priming Basecoat

This lightweight spray is perfect for those with thick or oily strands. Spritz it on damp hair before your usual products to help maintain your style all day. It won't weigh hair down, but effectively controls frizz.

To buy: $27; sephora.com.

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Bumble and Bumble Bb. Don't Blow It Fine (H)air Styler

If frizz and flyaways are your problem, this hair cream should do the trick. Smooth it through towel-dried hair and twirl sections in the direction you want them to set for perfectly air-dried tresses.

To buy: $31; sephora.com.

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Living Proof Perfect Hair Day In-Shower Styler

This product makes air-drying that much easier. After conditioning, while you’re still in the shower, apply this cream generously from roots to tips then lightly rinse (you should still be able to feel a little product). Blot hair with a towel to get out the major moisture, then scrunch and let it air dry as normal—no other products needed.

To buy: $25; sephora.com.

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KMS CurlUp Wave Foam

For a soft natural wave, we love this easy-to-use foam. Squirt out a large dollop and then scrunch it through damp hair. It won’t leave hair sticky or crunchy like some other air-dry products tend to.

To buy: $24; amazon.com.