Going from soaking wet, just-washed hair to smooth and voluminous curls or sleek and straight strands is no small feat. As most of us who've tired an arm out while holding any number of hair tools can attest, it's a fairly time-consuming process. So, we've rounded up some multi-tasking hair accoutrements that will help you speed through your routine while maximizing the results. From serums that reduce hair drying time to sprays that literally push water out of strands to what's perhaps the fastest hair tool in the biz, read on for the 10 best time-saving hair styling products.
Okay, this is a splurge, but Dyson's second hair tool is, in some ways, actually six hair tools, thanks to the easily swappable attachments. It's innovative and time-saving for a number of other reasons, too. First of all: You style your hair wet! So, if you've been choosing between clean hair and styled hair, this could be a gamechanger. After towel drying your hair, you're ready to curl (or brush). The Airwrap uses fancy science by the name of the Coanda effect to style hair with air rather than heat, so it's also less damaging than others. There's a definite learning curve to using it, but that's what practice is for.
This time-saving serum was designed with coarser, thicker hair types in mind to make their styling process a bit smoother (literally and figuratively). Two-thirds of testers found it halved their styling time. How? Glide-enhancing, polishing emollients are activated by heat to speed the styling process.
Like keratin in a can, this quick-dry spray offers smooth and shine with spirulina protein to strengthen and nourish. It also keeps hair frizz-free. Impressively, a full 100 of testers found their hair looked like they got a keratin treatment at a salon.
This lightweight primer spray wicks away excess water from the hair's fibers to cut styling time in half while protecting from heat damage, too.
The vented design on this hairbrush means water can flow through the vents instead of getting trapped, which helps reduce hair drying time, and lets you save on heat usage. The brand's signature intelliflex bristles help prevent breakage.
This multitasking spray does it all. The weightless mist nourishes, detangles, strengthens strands, and manages frizz. Of course, it speeds up styling time, too. It contains hair-healthy seabuckthorn oil, which not only lets hair dry faster but also coats it in a protective barrier.
The Good Stuff helps you cut down on hair styling time from the jump. The brand only makes no-rinse conditioners, and wages that since 95 percent of your conditioner winds up in the drain anyway, not rinsing it not only saves time, but is beneficial to your hair, too. Choose from one of six formulas which range from providing color protection to cutting down on frizz to light or heavy nourishment.
Designed to let you skip the straightener, this in-shower treatment is mixed in equal parts with your shampoo and everything else stays the same (then you rinse, and condition). The difference is that argan oil and hydrophobic polymers lock in smoothness and leave hair sleek and straight for 24 hours.
This product is not only formulated to help speed styling time, but also to specifically address the concerns of color-treated hair, which can be dulled and fade faster as a result of too much heat exposure. Thanks to a silicone-free formula with keratin proteins and silk amino acids, however, this formula lets hair dry faster, stay moisturized longer, and keeps color brighter between appointments.
This lightweight smoothing spray uses sugar polymers to literally push water out of the hair, allowing for a quicker dry time. It also uses ingredients like argan oil and ceramides to help nourish, soften, and add mega shine.
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