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Better Than a Blow Out

The secret to pulling off the natural look is to not go totally au naturel. These products smooth, polish, and texturize air-dried tresses.

  • Better Than a Blow Out - Aesop Shine1
  • Better Than a Blow Out - Shu Uemura Art of Hair Cleansing Oil Shampoo2
  • Better Than a Blow Out - Pantene Pro-V Ultimate 10 BB Creme3
  • Better Than a Blow Out - Bumble and Bumble Brilliantine4
  • Better Than a Blow Out - L’Oreal Professionnel Volumetry Anti-Gravity effect volume Spray5
  • Better Than a Blow Out - Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray6
  • Better Than a Blow Out - Living Proof Prime Style Extender7
  • Better Than a Blow Out - Philip Kingsley Elactizer Extreme8
  • Better Than a Blow Out - Rahua Elixir, $1759
  • Better Than a Blow Out - Davines Invisible Serum11
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    Air-dried hair’s No. 1 enemy? Flyaways. A couple of drops of this potion are all it takes to vanquish them—and add luster, to boot.

    Aesop Shine, $35; aesop.com

  2. 2/12

    Don’t let the word “oil” scare you off. This gentle cleanser leaves strands soft and shiny, not greasy.

    Shu Uemura Art of Hair Cleansing Oil Shampoo, $55; shuuemuraartofhair-usa.com

  3. 3/12

    It was only a matter of time before the beauty balm trend migrated north from the face. This product has a great consistency—between a gel and a cream—and claims multiple benefits, including smoothing and moisturizing.

    Pantene Pro-V Ultimate 10 BB Creme, $7; soap.com

  4. 4/12

    A dollop of this cream (on dry or damp hair) polishes up an otherwise tousled look.

    Bumble and Bumble Brilliantine, $23; bumbleandbumble.com

  5. 5/12

    Heat styling isn’t the only way to boost the volume of fine hair. This spray, doused liberally from roots to ends, fakes a bodacious mane.

    L’Oreal Professionnel Volumetry Anti-Gravity effect volume Spray, $26; lpsalons.com

  6. 6/12

    When spritzed on roots, it absorbs excess oil and instantly creates volume; when applied to ends, it imparts a perfectly piece-y texture.

    Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, $39; oribe.com

  7. 7/12

    When this light serum is finger-combed into towel-dried hair, a finished 'do is guaranteed to last twice as long.

    Living Proof Prime Style Extender ( $20, sephora.com)

  8. 8/12

    Apply this rich cream before shampooing to seal extra-porous hair cuticles. The result: smoother hair post-cleansing.

    Philip Kingsley Elactizer Extreme ( $45, philipkingsley.com)

  9. 9/12

    A few drops of this stuff—which is packed with Rahua’s signature ungurahua oil—are enough to reawaken even the most damaged and dull locks.

    Rahua Elixir ($175, rahua.com)

  10. 10/12
  11. 11/12

    Castor oil and carnauba wax help soften hair into that natural-wave texture that only few of us can achieve by just waking up.

    Davines Invisible Serum ($22, davines.com)

  12. 12/12