In a Hurry? These Are the Best Wash-and-Go Products for Effortlessly Gorgeous Hair
I can say with confidence that there’s nothing worse than getting out of the shower and turning on your blow-dryer in the dead of summer.
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As much as I’ve always wanted to be one of those girls who can throw her hair in two braids and take them out when they dry an hour later to perfect, effortless beach waves, my hair just won’t let me.
Instead, it turns into this weird mix of flat-on-the-top-but-fluffy-everywhere-else that screams, "I literally just woke up and couldn’t be bothered to do my hair," instead of, "Woke up like this." I’d resolved that high-maintenance hair is just part of my DNA.
But after a solid decade of trial-and-error (and being perpetually 15 minutes late trying to figure out my sweaty hairline situation — TMI?), I’ve finally found a few wash-and-go hair products that save me a solid chunk of time in the morning.
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See below and save yourself half an hour of heat-tool hell:
Oribe's Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray
Salt sprays are great and all, but when you want a tousled, piecey look and shine (talk about high-maintenance), this texturizing spray has safflower seed oil and marigold extract to keep both fine and thick hair from looking just-off-the-beach dull. I like to let my hair dry naturally (again, flat on top, frizzy everywhere else) before I twist this through. So, more like wash-wait-and-go, but still.
(Oribe.com / StyleCaster.com)
Pantene Pro-V's Ultimate 10 BB Hair Crème
Yes, a BB cream for your hair sounds gimmicky AF. But alas, it lends softness and shine to damaged, thirsty hair that you usually only see post-blowout.
(Drugstore.com / StyleCaster.com)
MarulaOil's Rare Oil 3-in-1 Styling Cream
I let someone in the StyleCaster office who shall not be named borrow this 3-in-1 styler after I talked it up — and then I never saw it again. I did, however, get an email that night titled “You Saved My Hair.” No joke. It tames frizz, adds shine, and won't weigh down super-fine hair like my own, even when applied to damp strands.
(LoxaBeauty.com / StyleCaster.com)
Shea Moisture's African Water Mint & Ginger Detox & Refresh Hair & Scalp Leave-In Detangler
This lightweight leave-in treatment tingles on your scalp thanks to a mix of African water mint, activated charcoal and ginger and opuntia extracts — but in a good way, I swear.
(SheaMoisture.com / StyleCaster.com)