Keep your tresses frizz-free with these picks.
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When the temperatures rise and the humidity increases, your hair can feel the effects and start to look frizzy and feel dry. Looking for hot-weather shortcuts beyond a ponytail? A simple and damage-free way to tame your tresses is to let your hair air dry. "A great benefit of air-drying is that you learn what your hair type or curl pattern is truly capable of," says Nexxus celebrity hairstylist Lacy Redway. Plus, embracing your natural texture saves you time and prevents styling damage.

But before you just shower and go, you'll need proper products to keep your hair looking its best. Here are four formulas to add to your daily routine. Just pick the product for your hair texture, apply it to damp hair, and you'll be amazed at how great your tresses look without any heat.

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Best For: Straight to Wavy Hair

Two big complaints about these types are a lack of volume and flyaways. This styling cream has multiple benefits: frizz control, light shine, and soft (not crunchy) texture. Scrunch through damp hair, then don’t touch it again to preserve the waves.

Buy It: Odele Air Dry Styler ($12, Target)

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Best For: Wavy to Curly Hair

To create soft beachy waves or curls without the damage of a salt spray ("Salt dries the hair out a ton," says Herbal Essences stylist Bridget Brager), reach for a sugar base spray instead. This beach spray gives you a tousled, windswept look without stickiness.

Buy It: Kenra Professional Sugar Beach Spray 7 ($17, Amazon)

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Best For: Curly to Coily Hair

The goal here is to nix frizz. "Because this hair type tends to be drier than others," Redway says, "you want products that are ultra-moisturizing: leave-in conditioners, serums, or oils, anything to help lock in moisture." This conditioner nourishes all day thanks to coconut oil.

Buy It: OUAI Detangling and Frizz Fighting Leave-In Conditioner ($26, Sephora)

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Best For: A Quick Style Refresh

Want to get an extra day or two out of your style without the telltale powder a traditional dry shampoo can leave behind? Refresh with a foam. This option is similar to mousse in both texture and application; it cleanses with tapioca starch, a natural oil absorber. To use: Rub a golf-ball-size amount in at the roots until it disappears.

Buy It: Pantene Pro-V Cheat Day Shampoo Foam ($7, Walmart)

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