The Best Air Dry Creams on Amazon for Frizz-Free, Heatless Hairstyles

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With warm(ish) temperatures finally in sight in NYC, it’s time to swap out our blow-dryers, flat irons and curling wands for elixirs that can deliver frizz-free, touchably soft strands—no heat required. Enter air-dry creams.

These creams enhance hair’s natural greatness while fighting off frizz, defining waves and curls and adding non-crunchy texture. If effortlessly tousled, heatless hairstyles sounds too good to be true, you just haven’t found the right one yet. The first place I look to scope out the best and newest formulas at all prices? Amazon. Naturally, the mega-retailer is a gold mine. Keep scrolling to see our list of most-loved list of air-dry creams for tamed and smooth no-heat hairstyles.

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VERB Ghost Air Dry Whip ($20)

What intimidated me most about adding an air-dry cream to my hair routine was the possibility it would do nothing but weigh down my hair. Not so with this Award-winning aerated cream from VERB. Aptly titled, it promises to leave hair light and fluffy, only smoother and more defined.

Size: 5 oz | Key ingredients: moringa oil, mushroom extract | Best for: those who want less frizz, and more definition and texture

Enthusiastic review: “I was afraid this Whip would leave my hair too thick feeling or weighted down. Not so! Hair is light and airy and moisturized! Great shine and frizz control. Product is very buildable. The more you use, the better the result, still without the weight.”

BUY NOW – $20

Award Photo: Ghost Air Dry Whip
Award Photo: Ghost Air Dry Whip
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Kristin Ess Hair Weightless Shine Air Dry Crème ($11)

We think Kristin Ess says it best: “I’ve always dreamed of that wash-and-go life, now it’s just reality. If you only have time for one product, let this be the one. It smooths, adds shine, separation, and texture—what more could you want!?”

Size: 5 oz | Key ingredients: hydrolyzed pea protein, algae extract, avocado oil, mango seed butter, sunflower seed oil | Best for: all hair types who want to enhance dull hair

Enthusiastic review: “This product is one of the very, very FEW I have tried that really is a use-and-go, air dry creme. I like it better than any of the spray on products I have tried. When I use it there is no stickiness, no heaviness, no odor, no residue.”

BUY NOW – $11

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JVN Air Dry Cream ($26)

I love that this cream works just as well to smooth, soften and define day-two hair as it does on damp hair right out of the shower. With the “hold of a gel with but the touchable softness of a hair cream,” it reduces frizz on air-dried hair by 97 percent, per the brand.

Size: 5 oz | Key ingredients: chia seed extract, linseed extract, moringa seed oil, hemisqualane | Best for: enhancing your natural texture

Enthusiastic review: “I put it on my damp hair (I use about a nickel sized squeeze), comb it through, ruffle my hair a bit, and allow my hair to fully air dry. It drys silky and soft with zero frizz and it enhances the very minor wave that exists. It just makes it shine and lay beautifully.”

BUY NOW – $26

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R+Co COOL WIND pH Perfect Air Dry Crème ($36)

Want to give your hair a major dose of hydration with powerful frizz control? Look no further. This unique styling cream utilizes apricot, watermelon, mango butter and soybean oil to nourish, detangle, smooth and soften every strand—absolutely no heat needed.

Size: 5 oz | Key ingredients: apricot and watermelon extracts, mango butter, soybean oil | Best for: anyone looking to tame frizz

Enthusiastic review: “If you like a tousled hair this is for you! Not sticky and the scent is amazing. It’s light and airy. Leaves your hair feeling like it was tousled in the wind.”

BUY NOW – $36

Award Photo: COOL WIND pH Perfect Air Dry Crème
Award Photo: COOL WIND pH Perfect Air Dry Crème
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Sebastian Potion 9 ($19)

Help restore lost moisture and renew shine with Potion 9 by Sebastian. This versatile leave-in conditioner works to redefine effortlessly bouncy curls and make hair more manageable, whether you decide to air dry or heat style.

Size: 5 oz | Key ingredients: jojoba seed oil, safflower seed oil, willow bark extract | Best for: naturally textured or coarse hair

Enthusiastic review: “I can’t believe this is still being made after all these years. And the formula hasn’t changed. Amazing! I wore this in my hair in my 20’s – I’m 47 now. This is the only product that allows me to go out in public with wet hair.”

BUY NOW – $19

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CURLSMITH Weightless Air Dry Cream ($27)

Deeply moisturizing with none of the buildup—that’s the promise of Curlsmith’s Weightless Air Dry Cream. It makes every strand silky smooth and every curl perfectly formed to dry frizz-free. Note: this cream has no holding power, so a follow up product may be required.

Size: 8 oz | Key ingredients: castor oil, babassu oil, hyaluronic acid, shea butter | Best for: fine to normal curly hair

Enthusiastic review: “Just the tiniest amount gives me light, shiny, bouncy waves. It smells fantastic, my hair feels moisturized, and my waves pop through after.”

BUY NOW – $27

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KÉRASTASE Curl Manifesto Crème de Jour Fondamentale Hair Cream ($46)

To air dry curls that are soft, strong and defined, slather on this nourishing leave-in cream from Kérastase. It works on all types of coils and curls thanks to a unique combination of ceramides and nutrient-rich manuka honey that intensely hydrates with all-day frizz control.

Size: 5.1 oz | Key ingredients: ceramides, precious manuka honey | Best for: curly and coily hair types

Enthusiastic review: “Excellent for warding off dryness for fine, aging, wavy/curly hair. Moisture is a must have, and this is perfect!”

BUY NOW – $46

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OGX Locking + Coconut Curls Air Dry Cream ($11)

Frizzy hair doesn’t stand a chance up against this curl-smoothing cream powered by coconut oil and shea butter. Get all the bounce without the crunchiness by applying a small amount to towel dried hair and scrunching with hands to activate the formula.

Size: 6 oz | Key ingredients: coconut oil , shea butter | Best for: medium to coarse curls

Enthusiastic review: “This is the first one I’ve tried where it actually makes my hair soft, shiny, and manageable, with minimal buildup issues. It doesn’t weigh the hair down at all. I personally think this product works better than Olaplex’s line or Biosilk Silk Therapy to lock in moisture and resist frizz.”

BUY NOW – $11

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Bumble and Bumble Seaweed Air Dry Cream ($35)

If you’re looking for an air dry cream that delivers all-day hold, hydrates, tames frizz and optimizes scalp health, Bumble & Bumble’s Seaweed Air Dry Cream may be for you. Utilizing a trio of nutrient-rich seaweeds, this lightweight leave-in treatment and styler instantly gives hair twice the frizz reduction while balancing the scalp to its most healthy state.

Size: 5 oz | Key ingredients: royal sugar kelp, pacific sea kelp, green microalgae | Best for: fine to medium hair types; straight, wavy and curly

Enthusiastic review: “Leaves my hair SO soft and smooth. My wavy hair loves air drying with this in. Really defines my waves into curls.”

BUY NOW – $35

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Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Crème ($54)

Thirsty hair, this one’s for you. The cream’s formula contains a three ingredienes designed to elevate shine, restore softness and eliminate frizz. Vegetable-derived proteins help hair retain moisture (thus protecting against heat-related damage), amber extract conditions, strengthens and is rich in antioxidant benefits and ginger root is responsible for softening strands.

Size: 5 oz | Key ingredients: vegetable-derived protein, amber extract, ginger root extract | Best for: dry hair; medium to thick texture; extra long lengths

Enthusiastic review: “I’ve been using this product for about 3 years now and it’s the only thing that keeps my hair from getting frizzy or puffy, especially during humid days. It works amazing when blow drying it as well and gives an extra shine when dry.”

BUY NOW – $54

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IGK RICH KID Wave Enhancing Air-Dry Cream ($29)

To air dry finer hair types with no frizz in sight, grab IGK’s Rich Kid. The lightweight gel-cream adds piecey texture, definition and shine with a non-crunchy hold for effortlessly cool air-dried waves.

Size: 5 oz | Key ingredients: coconut oil, aloe vera | Best for: those with waves and loose curls who want more texture

Enthusiastic review: “Most products are too heavy and weigh down my hair. Other products are too crunchy and make my hair look greasy. Still others don’t have any hold and my hair droops an hour after I’ve dried it. This product does a great job! It’s almost like a curl-definer cream and a gel in one. So glad I found it as it’s nice to reduce the number of products I need to use on the daily.”

BUY NOW – $29

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OUAI Air Dry Foam ($28)

The only foam to make the list creates instant frizz-free, soft beach waves, no extra holding products or heat needed. A natural protein blend activates hair’s natural bend and promotes moisture, while panthenol conditions for a soft, touchable texture with added shine.

Size: 4 oz | Key ingredients: kale protein, carrot protein panthenol | Best for: enhancing waves and curls

Enthusiastic review: “I’ve been trying to make my tight waves look like curls, and this product is absolutely essential to that transformation. It’s the lightest mousse I’ve ever encountered, and it scrunches in to wet or damp hair super easily. It distributes uniformly, doesn’t leave a gross residue, and when your hair finally dries, it isn’t hairspray-level-crunchy.”

BUY NOW – $28

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