Because you can't wear a topknot every day without people thinking you haven't showered, the DailyCandy editors tested every frizz fighter, wave maker, and hair mask under the sun, so you are your best tressed all summer long.
Coolest Frizz FighterCoolest Frizz Fighter
Sea air and saltwater might be good for the soul but not for your locks. To avoid a sea witch hairstyle after a day at the beach, we slathered on Fekkai's naturally cooling cream for frizz-free mermaid hair instead.
Available at fekkai.com, $25.
Most Improved Hairbrush
New York editor Jordan has a love-hate relationship with her five-pound mane (exhibit A). Goody's brush cut her wet-to-dry time from 25 minutes to eighteen, but she wishes the blue squeegee nubs were thirstier. Be sure to sandwich strands between the brush and your free hand to optimize absorbency.
Available at target.com, $11.
If everything neon is new again, then it stands to reason that hair mousse would follow. Without too much crunch, Garnier's airy formula gave us the summer waves we craved.
Available at drugstore.com, $4.
Best Portable Dry ShampooBest Portable Dry Shampoo
The morning after an all-day music festival left us choosing between sleep and clean hair. After hitting snooze for the last time, we skipped the old lather-and-rinse and brushed on Jonathan's lightweight powder for instantly perky strands.
Available at jonathanproduct.com, $19.
Our tester remains unsure if Kiehl's concentrated rosemary leaf and avocado extract affected her scalp. However, she noticed a pleasant improvement in her hair's softness and shine. Be careful when applying directly from bottle to scalp: Our guinea pig accidentally unloaded half the oil her first time around.
Available at kiehls.com, $20.
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