Let’s be honest, if I could get an in-salon blowout every time I washed my hair, I fully would. Nothing rivals a good blowout—it makes you feel refreshed and put together. It may feel impossible to replicate a blowout from a stylist at home, but the secret is using a good blow-dry spray or cream.
When searching for a blow-dry spray or cream, there are a few things to keep in mind. “I always recommend a lightweight formula that won’t weigh your hair down,” says Justin Anderson, co-founder of DpHue. “You definitely want your blow-dry spray or cream to protect against heat damage. This is particularly important if, after the blow-dryer, you plan on using another hot tool to style. I also recommend looking to make sure your cream or spray has components to smooth your hair’s cuticle and reduce breakage, making it easier to comb through and style, reducing the hair from tangling and breakage occurring.” Heat and UV both can cause the color to fade more quickly, so this is especially important if you have colored hair.
Below, find the best blow-dry sprays and creams out there for hair that will truly rival a trip to the salon.