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Summer in a nutshell? Humidity sucks, and every minute you spend under a blowdryer in 80-degree-plus heat is a minute of your life you're never getting back. But, anyone who’s perfected the at-home blowout also knows that eschewing heat tools while maintaining frizz-free strands with a bit of volume isn't easy. Yes, air-dried looks are a delicate dance.
These styles are little less structured, a tad freer — more Norma Jean Baker than Marilyn Monroe, if you will. And, since we all use the same "tool" (the air) to create them, what really makes the difference for heat-free styling is the products you use. So, we’re breaking down the best wares for air-drying your hair without sacrificing style. Ahead, how to look as if you’re happily living in a Free People catalog (follicularly speaking).