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.


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;


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;


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;


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

Bumble and Bumble Brilliantine, $23;


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;


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;


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,


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

Philip Kingsley Elactizer Extreme ( $45,


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,


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,