It's not exactly news that air-drying your hair is generally better for it than blow-drying it. The only problem with air-drying though, is that it can leave your strands looking limp and frizzy. Which is why products that help style air-drying hair can be a game-changer if you like to go the heat-free route. And I know it may feel a little odd incorporating product into an air-drying routine. I almost exclusively air-dry my hair because it's easier, and I tend to forget styling aids because the simple act of air-drying makes me think that once I hang up the towel I'm good to go.
But on the days I do remember a styler? The one extra minute it takes to spritz in some product can make it look like I spent 30 minutes on my hair instead of zero once it dries. And hey, one minute isn't too big of a sacrifice for a good, heat-free hair day, right? So you can have the appearance of a blowout without actually having to heat-style your hair, here are 10 products to try on towel-dried locks. Whether you choose just one or mix and match a few, it'll really amp up the whole air-drying experience.
For maximum results with minimal effort, try this leave-in conditioner that detangles, smooths, and hydrates your hair while it dries.
2. Styling Cream
Made specifically to use while your hair air-dries, this styling cream adds lightweight hold and shine so your mane stays manageable after it dries.
3. Thickening Spray
Whether you prefer to blow-dry or air-dry your hair, this spray will deliver lift and hold to your strands.
4. Defining Cream
Curls will stay smooth, frizz-free, and under control with this cream that doesn't need to be used with a diffuser.
5. Smoothing Oil
Lock out frizz while adding strength and shine to any hair type with this lightweight oil.
6. Styling Gel
This hydrating, yet lightweight gel gives that piece-y texture for the ultimate undone look when your hair dries.
7. Texturizing Spray
Give wet, damp, or even dry hair some texture with this nourishing spray that delivers a naturally tousled look.
8. Styling Foam
Enhance waves or curls while preventing frizz with this mousse that was designed to use while air-drying.
9. Salt Spray
10. Shine Serum
Shiny hair is healthy hair. Amp up the sheen while protecting strands from humidity and frizz with this lightweight serum that can be used on damp or dry hair.
Because even if your tresses don't need help drying, a little styling aid never hurts.