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Long hairstyles: Smooth vs. Air-dried

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Sleek locks or messy beach waves?

Even though winter often means a hair dryer is necessary when styling your hair, the au naturel alternative has its perks too. Do you prefer the sleek smooth finish of blow-dried long hair, or the tousled surfer vibe of air-dried hair? Vote here!

Smooth long hair

The hairstyle: sleek and smooth long hair is the ultimate in chic hairstyles, and looks perfectly at home whether for a business meeting or greeting on the red carpet.

Styling: A paddle brush is good for detangling hair without damage or static. When out and about, keep the anti-frizz and pro-shine serum in your purse for quick touch-ups.

What the editors say: Smooth, long hair is made for swishing! It may look simple, but can often be the key to an entire look.

Air-dried hair

The hairstyle: The happy, hippie surfer girl can be summed up in one look – long air-dried hair with a tousled texture to it.

Styling: While you do want the hair to look a little mussed, you don't want to completely lose control. Apply some to the lengths and ends for a deliberately matte and messy finish!

What the editors say: It's often a good idea to let your hair air-dry naturally as opposed to blow-drying, which can cause heat damage. Don't forget to apply a UV protecting spray when out in the sun too.

What's your decision? Smooth and chic or tousled au naturel?

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