Because sometimes you need a vacation from your blow-dryer.
Written By Jess Basser Sanders
We’ve all been guilty, at one time or another, of overindulging in heat styling. And despite the specter of breakage, dryness, and split ends, eschewing the blowout—like refusing an extra glass of rosé on a warm day—can be hard to do. That said, you can have enviable tresses even without a hair dryer and flat iron.
Read on for the best products that will smooth, soften, and detangle wet hair to ensure it air-dries to perfection.
A good comb is wet hair’s very best friend, no matter whether strands are curly, straight, or somewhere in between. Yves Durif’s wide-toothed resin comb is virtually indestructible and comes in a luxe leather sleeve. Just run it through damp tresses to get rid of excess moisture and create even rake marks in a slicked-back look.
A styling first step, René Furterer’s conditioning spray helps revive overstyled strands, boosting volume without weighing hair down. Spritz on mid-shafts to ends to detangle and soften.
Sachajuan’s salt spray achieves the always desirable après-beach wave, even if you’re 100 miles from the nearest coast. Spray all over wet tresses and work through with your hands to attain that elusive ocean-borne texture. Bonus points: The citrus-y scent is like summer.
Not your average leave-in conditioner, Oribe’s moisturizing cream acts as both styling product and treatment. Apply to mid-lengths and ends of straight-out-of-the-shower hair to boost shine and tame frizz. Best for long, medium to thick strands, it smooths split ends and lends a healthy luster.
Reach for Shu Uemura’s glossy hair balm and run through strands. It will smooth them out and provide a slight hold, and its tiny flecks of mica reflect the light just so. This is the ideal companion to a slicked-back ponytail, a style well-suited to wet tresses for warm-weather cocktail affairs.
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