The Products You Need to Master Air Drying Your Hair

If you’re anything like me, you’d rather spend your time on a beach, by the pool, or drinking mimosas on a patio than the agony of blow-drying and curling your hair. Looking fabulous while cutting time getting ready and helping your hair stay healthy are just two of the reasons why you should try air-drying your hair.

The products below are tailored to individual hair types and can be layered with one another to create an effortless, voluminous look! Kiss your blow dryer goodbye. 

 

Fine to Medium Hair

bumble and bumble

Don't Blow It (H)air Styler

A plant based conditioning cream with lightweight polymers that enhance natural texture and body without the feel of a heavy product. Enhanced with UVA and UVB filters to protect hair against sun damage.

How to Use: Work a quarter-sized amount of product evenly into towel-dried hair by scrunching or twisting, let air dry.

 

Medium to Thick Hair

BIOSILK

Silk Therapy Original

Infused with silk proteins, vitamin B, and vitamin E, this oil treatment helps repair split ends while adding shine and softness.

How to Use: Shake well before use. Place a small amount in palms of hands and apply from scalp to ends on wet hair and let air dry.

 

Curly or Wavy Hair

John Frieda

Dream Curls® Air-Dry Waves Styling Foam

A styling foam infused with moringa oil to condition curls while polymer film stretches as curl bundles expand to keep curls intact while air drying.

How to Use: Apply 2-3 pumps in hands and then distribute throughout wet hair from root to tip. Use more or less depending on thickness and length of hair. Scrunch hair to enhance waves and let air dry.

 

SHEAMOISTURE

Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow, & Restore Leave-In Conditioner

This leave-in conditioner is infused with Jamaican black castor oil and keratin to moisturize, and prevent breakage.

How to Use: Apply to clean, towel-dried hair. Apply a generous amount from root to ends and then comb through to distribute evenly. Do not rinse. Let air dry.

 

All Hair Types

Moroccanoil

Original Treatment

An extremely nourishing oil that detangles hair and boosts shine. It keeps hair smooth and frizz-free for when air drying.

How to Use: Apply 1-2 pumps into hands and distribute throughout towel-dried hair, from mid-length to ends. Let air dry.

 

NOT YOUR MOTHER'S

Beach Babe Soft Waves Spray

This spray gives you the look of soft beach waves and has aloe extract that helps smooth dryness, hydrates, and adds shine.

How to Use: Spray a generous amount onto damp hair while scrunching with fingers to create soft waves and texture. Let air dry.

 

Living Proof

Perfect hair Day (PhD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment

This treatment is silicone-free and helps promote five benefits for hair – smoothness, volume, conditioning, strength, and polish.

How to Use: Distribute PhD from roots to ends on clean, damp hair and comb through. Let air dry to accentuate your natural body and volume.

 

IT'S A 10

Miracle Leave-in Product

A leave-in-conditioner that does everything you could possibly need.

How to Use: Spray evenly throughout hair then gently comb through hair to detangle. Follow with a styling treatment depending on hair type, and then let air dry.

 

Redken

No Blow Dry Airy Cream

This cream comes in three different formulas, one for each hair type and helps speed up drying time.

How to Use: Choose the right formulation for your hair; ‘NBD Just Right Cream’ for medium hair, ‘NDB Bossy Cream’ for coarse hair, or ‘NBD Airy Cream’ for fine hair. Work a small amount of product evenly throughout damp hair by scrunching or twisting in, apply more product depending on hair type — for medium or coarse hair you may need more. Let air dry for effortless texture and body.

 

What do you use to air dry your hair? Share your favorite products below!

  • This is a great list – includes some products that I wasn’t aware of!

  • Paz Lozano

    This seems like a great product list!
    I have super curly hair, and in order to get perfect no-frizz curls I use a mixture of Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie by Shea Moisture, and Tresemme Extra Hold Gel!! I put product on my hair in layers (almost as if I were straightening it), twist each curl around my finger, and then let air dry. This way of styling my hair has seriously has been life changing, so I thought I would share for any other curly haired everygirls out there! 🙂

    • The Everygirl

      Thank you for sharing Paz! We love this tip 🙂

  • I always try to air dry as much as possible. I love Loma’s Calming Crème. It smells amazing and doesn’t have any scary ingredients.

  • http://www.devacurl.com/supercream.html

    Girl. This.