Herbal Essences's new Smoothing Air Dry Cream. Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Victoria Messina

My hair-care routine could be summed up with one phrase: easy. I shampoo and situation my hair roughly each different day, reduce it every year, solely use a heat-styling tools on weekends (if in any respect), and all the time go for air-drying except I’m crunched for time. So after I had the chance to check out Herbal Essences’s first-ever air-dry cream earlier than it hits cabinets this month, I took it — and now have a brand new go-to product that matches seamlessly into my low-effort routine.

This December, Herbal Essences is dropping a brand new styling assortment with 10 merchandise starting from texturizing hair spray

to mousse. I used to be immediately drawn to the air-dry cream, which guarantees to help reduce frizz and add shine with none buildup-causing mineral oils or parabens. After utilizing the cream for a number of weeks now, I can attest that it actually lives as much as that promise for my personal hair type, which is usually straight in the entrance and wavy in the again.

Application is straightforward as could be: After showering, you sweep your hair, towel-dry till it is damp, and distribute a dollop of cream from root to tip along with your fingers or a comb. (For reference, I exploit a quarter-size dollop.) Then go about your day and let the air-drying magic occur. I used the cream whereas again dwelling in Florida for the week of Thanksgiving, and it noticeably helped clean away the flyaways that often sprout up on high of my head as a result of unrelenting humidity. It makes my hair visibly shinier and as modern because it feels proper after a fresh haircut. Plus, for the reason that cream is so light-weight, it would not weigh my hair down or depart behind any gloopy residue or crunchy texture as soon as dry.

POPSUGAR editor Victoria Messina shows the effects of using Herbal Essences's new Smoothing Air Dry Cream on her hair.

Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Victoria Messina

The scent can be a spotlight. As quickly as you uncap the tube, you are hit with a pleasant rose scent that is not too cloying. Upon first sniff, I used to be overcome with a comforting sense of nostalgia for the center college days after I used Herbal Essences shampoo and conditioner. The recent and floral scent even caught round via my flight again to New York — plus an additional day with out washing as a result of it is chilly up right here and I received lazy.

Although the cream is meant to be used on damp hair, I’ve additionally used it on dry hair when my ends appear like they want an extra boost of moisture on my no-wash days. I’d been utilizing a hair oil for that objective earlier than, however now my air-dry cream is pulling double obligation and doing a reasonably rattling good job at it.

Herbal Essences is about to launch its Smoothing Air Dry Cream — and the 9 different merchandise in its new styling vary — at main retailers earlier than 2022 concludes. Every merchandise will retail for simply $5. Be certain to scoop up the pink-rose-covered tube of air-dry cream at your native drugstore that can assist you convey silky, frizz-free hair into the brand new 12 months.

Herbal Essences Smoothing Air Dry Cream. Image Source: Courtesy of Herbal Essences

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