There are always those people that can shower and air dry their hair and it looks perfect. And then there’s the rest of us. Without the help of a styling tool, things can get a little crazy, but with the heat that’s happening, the last thing you’re thinking about is turning on a scalding hot apparatus and wielding it close to your already-sweaty face. So, I thought it best to round up the best things to put in your hair while it’s wet that allow it to dry in a way that you’ll actually like, no hot tools required.
Kristin Ess Sea Salt Air Dry Mousse
The newest addition to their dry family from Kristen Ess is the mousse. I love this stuff. It’s the only thing I’ve been putting in my hair lately. It feels more like a foaming soap than it does a thick mousse and it easily distributes in my hair without much effort. Just a few scrunches and my hair dries to a soft wavy texture.
Bumble & Bumble Don't Blow It Fine Hair Air Dry Styler
If you’re anything like me and have a lot of hair, but it’s fine, this stuff is magic. This hydrating cream helps keep your air dried hair soft and shiny while also protecting against UV damage. It also smells so good.
Kristin Ess Weightless Shine Air Dry Crème
My hair texture does what it pleases. Most of the time it’s pin straight, but if I don’t brush it, it’ll sometimes be a little wavy. To encourage that, I use this super lightweight cream. After towel drying and letting it air dry for a bit, just put this all over your hair, scrunch a little bit, and let nature do its thing.
Ouai Air Dry Foam
This foaming mousse could give even the straightest of hair a little hint of texture, but it truly excels with curly or wavy hair. And this isn’t your 2003 ramen noodle hair mousse. It won’t get crunchy, thanks to kale extract, and it’ll encourage waves even without the typical braid or chignon to help.
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day In-Shower Styler
You can take an entire step out of your morning routine by using this cream. It helps give your hair body and style when air dried but you apply it directly in the shower. After shampooing and conditioning, add this to your hair, lightly rinse it off, and then go about your after-shower routine like normal.
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