5 Products to Help Air-Dry Your Hair

As the temperatures start to rise, the desire to use our hot tools starts to fall. Here, five new products for more good hair days with less time spent in front of the mirror—score!


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: $4; target.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. I won't weigh hair down, but effectively controls frizz.

To buy: $27; sephora.com.

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Garnier Fructis Smooth Air Dry Anti-Frizz Cream


If frizz is your problem, this should be your go-to. Smooth it through towel dried hair and twirl sections in the direction you want them to dry. This product also helps contain waves or curls to control frizz. Wait until it’s completely dry and then rough it up with your hands.

To buy: $3.50; amazon.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: $24; 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: $22; amazon.com.

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