I typically don't do much to my hair. If I can't fix how messy it looks within 5 minutes in the morning, I throw it into a ponytail or bun. I like to use minimal products so it doesn't get weighed down and greasy, and I always let it air dry. However, for the hair products I do use, I've fallen in love. Check them out below:
1. Sarah Potempa Beachwaver S1
I have literally no skills at curling hair - give me straightener and I'm good to go, but when I do curls I end up with kinks and different shaped curls and it's just bad. This curling iron does it all for you. Just press a button and it curls your hair for you. Perfect. It's on the expensive side (and this is still the "cheaper" version), but for something that lasts years and does the work for you, it's worth it. Buy it here.
2. John Frieda Air Dry Foam
My hair is thick and it has a slight curl to it (it would probably be curlier if it weren't so thick and heavy), but sometimes it needs help looking good. This foam gives it texture and some wave to it without making it feel greasy, sticky, or crunchy. Buy it here.
3. Psssst! Dry Shampoo
I've tried many dry shampoos in my day and so far this is my favorite. It helps get rid of greasy looking hair while sufficiently volumizing. It's not as "white" as some other dry shampoos, but it's still doing the work. In addition, it doesn't make my hair feel sticky or gross after I use it and smells pretty good! Buy it here.
4. Oribe Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray
This stuff is a miracle worker. It's branded as a beach spray (which it does well), but I like to use it more as a texturizer when my hair is dry. If I want a messy bun or a piece-y look that day, this stuff is the best. I use the John Frieda foam (#2 above) more for wet hair, and this helps finish off the look. I originally got it in my Birchbox and it's one of the only products I've gotten from them that I fell in love with. Get it here.