Let’s be honest – your hair just ain’t the same after having babies. It’s not just that the hair changes – in texture, amount, and how it responds to products – but for many moms, you just have a lot less time to spend styling your hair.
Enter: air drying. While we hope and dream that a quick wash and go will leave our hair looking like this:
For most of us, the reality is much closer to this:
So, how do you fight the frizz when you want to air dry your hair?
Well, I’ve tried tons of products searching for that holy grail product that leaves my air dried hair glistening and smooth like a Barbie’s luscious locks – and while one product may not get the job done, you can get pretty close if you mix a couple of these together like a little hair cocktail.
If you’re short on time, here’s the list of products I am going to discuss in more detail. Grab one from each category and get ready to love your air-dried hair:
- It’s a 10 Miracle Detangler: A fan favorite, industry standard.
- Honest Moisture Milk: Natural, full of super healthy, non-toxic ingredients!
- Davines All-In-One Milk: Vegan! Amazing!
- Moroccanoil Treatment Oil: My favorite from this hair care line.
- Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Styling Treatment Oil: Smells like Hawaii, works like a dream.
- Bumble & Bumble Don’t Blow It: Used this for years. Multiple formulations for all hair types!
- IGK Rich Kid Coconut Oil Gel: A new line I am obsessed with.
- IGK Mistress Hydrating Hair Balm: Adore.
Want to know how I use these 8 powerhouse frizz fighters? Let’s keep reading. Also, you should know that some of these are affiliate links, which means I’ll receive a very small commission at no cost to you if you buy them. This just helps cover the costs of running this blog. Thanks!
Start With a Leave-In:
This one is a cult favorite for a reason – it’s arguably one of the best leave-in detanglers out there. It does have a fragrance, but it doesn’t bother me – and I’m super sensitive. My sinuses will swell instantly over most fragrances, so I feel pretty comfortable recommending this one despite the fragrance. It really does give your hair a nice start, regardless of the shampoo and conditioner that you use. In fact, it can really elevate drugstore products.
Another detangler I really like – and no fragrance issues with this one. If you buy this with the Honest Beauty Bundle – you can easily get more value in products than the bundle price tag. This one has won some awards – and you’ll see why – it’s one of the best out there.
This one is gold. A brilliant product that acts like three-in-one. The price is a bit higher than the others, but honestly, you’ll need less products if you buy this. I have written about Davines products before, because they are incredible. Vegan, sustainable, and highly effective. Davines makes that pre-baby Barbie hair attainable. Read more about them here or click on the picture above to get the milk.
Move On To Hair Oils:
I have tried many products from this cult favorite line and never really fallen in love, until I tried this one. Wow-ee. This one rocks. It’s a thick, moisturizing oil that soaks right in, never leaves your hair greasy, dries clean, smells UH-MAZING, and gives your hair a silky sheen.
I’ve used this for years. My old hair stylist turned me on to this product line and they’re addicting. The mousse whip and blow dry styler are incredible, too. Who are we kidding – the ENTIRE line is amazing. But, this is the one product from the line I will never run out of. It’s that good.
Mix With a Styling Product:
Let’s chat about that hair cocktail I mentioned earlier – because this is when it comes into play. Pick one of the oils and add a little quarter-sized glob of this B&B product. Swirl it together in your palm and pat it all around your hair. Voila! Air Dry Perfection = ACHIEVED.
And, guess what, they make the product in 2 formulations – one for fine hair and one for thick. I have fine hair, but I actually like the thick one better, since I mix in the oil. I guess my hair just needs the extra help.
And listen, Bumble & Bumble is just one of those product lines you can’t go wrong with. I’ve been using at least one of their products (usually more) since I was in college. That’s a long time ago, friends.
This styler is bomb.com. I first tried it as a sample in my Allure Beauty Box (which is a must-have ladies – at $15 you get to try the cream of the beauty crop) and then I had to have it.
It smells so good, soaks right in, and gives your hair a little bit of hold, without being sticky, and when it dries – it looks like you put way more much time into looking svelte. Sort of like those rich kids with their fancy blowouts 😉 Try it. You’ll love it.
Another IGK. Love this line, too. This particular product is more of a leave-in conditioner/light styler. It fights the frizz, but doesn’t give you much hold. It’s sort of like Rich Kid without the styling gel quality. It’s nice if you want your hair to be really touchable and soft, without any crunch. It’s also very lightweight, so if you have fine hair that gets bogged down – you’re gonna love this.
Recipe For Success:
So, here’s how it is going to go – your recipe for success to get the best results out of air drying your hair.
- After towel drying freshly cleaned hair, spritz a leave-in all over
- Optional: Run a wide toothed comb or dry brush through your hair. You also can just skip to the next step if you need to save time.
- Put a a dime to quarter sized amount of a hair oil and a styling product in your palm, mix it up right nice, and spread it through your hair – top to bottom. Make sure to get those ends.
- Bun it up, braid it, or let it hang.
- Go live your best life.
There you have it, friends. The products that will hopefully help you fight the good fight against the frizz, banish the electrocuted chia pet look, and air dry like a pro.
A kind note about buying hair and beauty products on Amazon – always check that the shipping agent looks legit and has good reviews. If you ever receive a product that seems tampered with, Amazon is always incredible with their custom service.
That’s all for today. Do you have a favorite product for air drying? I’d love to hear it.
Have a fabulous day,
P.S. Keep me caffeinated so I can write more!