RIP, Blowout: 6 Best Hair Products for Air-Dried Perfection
Is a sleek, bouncy blowout officially dead? It might be, if the latest Louis Vuitton show has anything to say about it. The Rio de Janiero runway show may have been all about Nicolas Ghesquière's latest designs, but for us beauty girls, it was all about the undone carefree hairstyles.
Mane master Paul Hanlon was on hand to spruce up hair that ranged from loose waves to kinky curls, and we have a feeling he ditched the diffuser and hair dryer altogether. Cool girl Mica Arganaraz's signature shag made an appearance, while other models made a case for undone hair. In the case of Dominican model Luisana González, letting her tight curls defy gravity as they naturally do made quite the statement that sold us on the anti–hair dryer movement.
We're going to go ahead and give our hair a break this summer while embracing a natural air-dried look—but that doesn't mean we're ditching styling products. In fact, we're taking this trend, ditching hot tools, and exploring some of the best products out there to tame frizz and enhance hair's natural pattern for that I-woke-up-like-this hair movement we're all about.
Keep scrolling to read about the products that will help air-dry hair beautifully all summer long so that you too can ditch your heat tools.
John Frieda Frizz Ease Dream Curls Air-Dry Waves Styling Foam ($10)
Minimize frizz and achieve touchable waves with this easy-to-use foam. The formula has a flexible polymer film that stretches with curls as they expand when they dry. That means no stiffness or stickiness, just soft, plush hair.
Joico Curl Perfected Curl Correcting Milk ($18)
Curl Perfected has impressive benefits beyond its lightweight formula. The emulsion balance pH levels to seal porous ends so that moisture stays in and hair dries sans frizz. Think of this as your secret weapon for getting a better version of your hair.
Ouai Hair Oil ($28)
Curl hair or not, you can never go wrong with a hair oil. However, we think this one is just right for curly haired ladies because of the awesome blend of ama, borage, and baobab seed oils it's made with. Wear it overnight and wake up with beautiful bouncy curls—thank us later.
Ouidad Curl Immersion Soufflé Setting Crème ($28)
This multi-use creme is made specifically for kinky curls to refreshing and moisturizing curls. The emollient-rich product will instantly quench distressed hair with hydration—thanks to the generous amount of mafura butter in the cream—and define spirals gorgeously.
What are your favorite products for air-drying you hair? Tell us in the comments!