9 Air-Dry Hair Products That Aid in the Air-Drying Process

Written by Andrea Navarro

As much as we love styling tools, they’re not always the greatest for our hair. Heat styling can often result in dry, brittle strands and breakage, but air-drying our strands can be time-consuming. Without the right styling products, air-drying our strands can turn out to be just as damaging by not feeding our strands the proper nutrients and exposing them to environmental aggressors. Thankfully, there are a ton of great options when it comes to selecting the right air-dry hair products. Ahead, we break down our top-rated picks and why we’re such big fans of them all.

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OUAI Air Dry Foam

This major time-saving foam is packed with kale extract for soft, non-crunchy waves.

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Moroccanoil Beach Wave Mousse

Who doesn’t want the perfect set of beach waves? If you’re not into cream or spray formulas, try this oil-infused mousse.

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Alterna Bamboo Beach Breeze Dry Balm

This rich balm is basically vacation in a bottle. Just wash and go after coating your mane with this curl and wave-defining potion. It also protects your hair from any harmful UV rays.

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Captain Blankenship Mermaid Sea Salt Spray

Sea salt sprays are already a cult favorite for those who don’t believe in heat styling. This popular spray is perfect for that I woke up like this look.

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SexyHair Fresh Hair Air Dry Mousse

If you’re just looking to enhance your natural hair texture, tousle your hair with this non-aerosol mousse. It’s also infused with moonstones for extra shine.

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Verb Ghost Dry Oil

Style and prevent damage with this glossy dry oil. It’s non-greasy and comfortable enough to apply on damp hair and leave on throughout the day to style your hair as usual.

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Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Oil

Because thicker hair textures typically have a harder time banishing frizz, this nourishing oil is here to be your savior. It’ll begin to tame any unruliness while your strands are still wet, so once they’re dry they’ll look absolutely flawless.

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Bumble and bumble Don't Blow It Fine Hair Air Dry Styler

Fine-haired folks don’t need to worry about air-drying with this staple. It’ll add bounce without the heat and hassle of traditional styling and without weighing your hair down.

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Bumble and bumble Bb. Don’t Blow It Thick (H)air Styler

There’s also a version of the same styling cream for thicker and coarse hair types.

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Want to know the best air-dry process for your hair type? Find out HERE!