Few things put a damper in your morning more than a bad hair day. Sometimes, your head decides to put your coiff through the wringer as you rest, and the post-sleep result looks a lot like a bad imitation of Kate Moss’ bedhead at best, or a nest, if we’re realistic.

There are knots that can’t be undone with a simple wash and blow dry. Even heavy duty conditioner won’t save you, and that’s when these handy hair rescue products come into play.

Instead of being mere daytime heroes, some of them double up as hair maintenance gems that keep your mop in check over the course of the next ten hours or so. They have humidity-battling, anti-frizz or oil control properties to make sure all your bases are covered.

Here are some of the best hair rescue products on the market right now.

1
Percy & Reed The Perfect Blow Dry Makeover Spray

Blow-drying is a necessity for many people, especially for those who suffer from uncooperative kinks. An issue with blow-drying is that static and heat may cause more damage than intended, so a spray like this one is extremely helpful. This lightweight heat-protecting spray doubles up as a styling product, allowing for better control over your hair, and a longer hold during the day.

S$26, Sephora.

2
Original & Mineral No Knott Conditioning Detangler

Tangles hurt, and it makes combing such a pain. This conditioning detangler is made with 100 percent organic plant oils, including argan and macadamia to nourish, smoothen, and add gloss. A couple pumps of this, coupled with a quick brush through, and you’re good to go.

S$15, Sephora.

3
Ouai Hair Oil

If you need a hair oil that’ll sort out most of your troubles, then get this Ouai one. It repairs split ends, calms frizz, adds shine, preserves colour, and can be used as an overnight mask or styling aid. Rub a little in your palms and tousle through your hair to reap all the goodness of the African galanga root extract, borage and boabab oils that go into this blend. There’s a reason why it’s often sold out.

S$42, Sephora.

4
Bumble And Bumble Prêt-À-Powder Dry Shampoo

Instead of spray-on dry shampoo, try Bumble And Bumble’s powder rendition. This is a miracle worker on those with oiler scalps, helping to absorb and keep sebum at bay while giving your hair that extra oomph. While most dry shampoos tend to leave a dash of white residue, this powder is completely invisible.

S$37, Bumble and Bumble.

5
Herbivore Botanicals Sea Mist

Bad hair days can also come in the form of having a flat, lanky mass sit atop your head. Sea salt spray is a great option to introduce texture to the hair, giving you beach waves even if all you’re doing is getting ready for the office. This Herbivore Botanicals spray is formulated with cold-pressed lavender and sage oils, as well as aloe vera water to hydrate your parched ends.

S$32, Sephora.

Beatrice Bowers
Features Editor
Beatrice Bowers writes about beauty, drinks, and other nice things. When not bound to her keyboard, she moonlights as a Niffler for novels and can be found en route to bankruptcy at your nearest bookstore. Don't tell her boss.