These Air-Dry Products Will Leave Your Hair Shiny and Frizz-Free
"Typically, my hair dries flat at the crown, but with loose waves at the bottom," says assistant beauty editor Melissa Goldberg. "So I was looking for something that would add volume at the roots—but I also wanted bounce for my waves. Sounds impossible, but this formula delivered."
Best for straight hair: Garnier Fructis Smooth Air Dry Anti-Frizz Cream
"Usually when I air-dry my hair, it winds up looking like I slept on it—but this left it smooth and shiny. And the product doesn't feel at all sticky, which is a pet peeve," says executive editor Amy Maclin.
Best for thick hair: Bumble and Bumble Don't Blow It Thick (H)air Styler
"I first noticed a boost in shine and bounce that I typically expect only from a blow-out," says senior designer Tova Diamond. "But I wanted to emphasize my waves, too, so the second time I used it, I added sea salt spray and got the combo of textures I like best."
Best for normal hair: Living Proof Perfect Hair Day In-Shower Styler
"Once my hair dried, it felt silky and smelled great," says fashion features editor Nicole McGovern. "And in spite of a dreary, misty day, I didn't ever have to think about frizz."
$24 for 5 ounces; LivingProof.com
Best for fine hair: Redken No Blow Dry Airy Cream
"A dime-size amount took care of my anti-frizz needs—that alone would be enough to make me use it again. But it also added body," says senior editor Molly Simms. "Not to mention its sultry scent, which made me feel like the sensual woman I want to be...at least till I stepped out of the shower."
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