8 Hair Products That Cut Drying Time in Half

Try as we might to wake up at dawn and curl our hair, the snooze button is just too close. Which means we often spring out of bed with just enough time to shower, grab a granola bar and speed off to work. As far as actually styling our hair? LOL, we definitely don’t have time for that. Or we didn’t, until we discovered this trove of products (all from Dermstore, who just re-launched their site with a focus on discovery and education) that work to accelerate dry time, not to mention reduce heat damage. Now it only looks like we have the whole morning person thing figured out (fake it ‘till you make it, right?).

The Best Products to Add Shine & Volume to Fine, Dry Hair

alterna caviar anti aging smoothing anti frizz blowout butter

Alterna Caviar Anti-aging Smoothing Anti-frizz Blowout Butter

Made with actual caviar extracts (fancy!), this nourishing butter restores natural shine, conditions dry strands and smoothes the hair shaft for easy-to-manage strands that dry in record time.

briogeo farewell frizz blow dry perfection heat protectant cre 768 me

Briogeo Farewell Frizz Blow Dry Perfection & Heat Protectant Crème

Not only does this cream repair damaged strands and up the shine factor, it also acts as a barrier to heat damage, which helps speed along the drying process.

oribe royal blowout heat styling spray

Oribe Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray

Ceramides and vitamin E are two ingredients we often see in skin-care products, but this blowout spray uses them to help soften, repair and dry hair quicker, with that signature Oribe scent we all love so much.

aquis waffle luxe hair turban

Aquis Waffle Luxe Hair Turban

Forget regular old towels—this waffle-texture hair turban sops up excess water with its super-absorbent material. How, you ask? It’s made with finer-than-silk fibers that draw out H2O while keeping the hair cuticle nice and smooth. No friction means no frizz.

harry josh pro tools ultra light pro dryer

Harry Josh Pro Tools Ultra-light Pro Dryer

It only makes sense that a powerful hair dryer speeds drying time, right? This professional model is extremely lightweight (we’re talking less than one pound) but features a motor speed of 94 mph to dry locks in a matter of minutes.

color wow speed dry blow dry spray

Color Wow Speed Dry Blow-dry Spray

Colored hair is more porous, which means that it takes even longer to dry. But this dye-safe spray adds a high-gloss protective layer onto the outer cuticle of hair to dramatically reduce both heat damage and drying time.

devacurl devafuser

Devacurl Devafuser

Blow-drying curly hair is a feat—rough your coils up too much and they’ll look frizzy and fried. Let them air dry and they might still be wet come your next shower. That’s where this curly-hair-specific diffuser comes in: The unique prong-like design delivers 360-degree airflow to gently dry strands without causing them to look unraveled or fuzzy.

the wet brush flex dry

The Wet Brush Flex Dry

Ever heard your mom say brushing soaked hair causes breakage? She’s not wrong—unless you use a brush that’s meant for wet strands. This one has flexible bristles won’t ever tug, snag or cause breakage and they’re heat resistant, so you can use it while blow drying. The open-vented design allows moisture to easily evaporate for faster drying time overall.

BL Headshot


Brianna Lapolla formerly held the role of Senior Commerce Editor at PureWow covering all things shopping across beauty, fashion, and lifestyle. Now, she's putting her 12 years of...