Wet hairstyles are popular and trendy look in the world of fashion and beauty. They offered a sleek, polished, and high-fashion look that was often seen on runways, red carpets, and in fashion magazines. These hair looks could range from sleek and slicked-back styles to more textured and tousled variations, making them versatile for various occasions. You can style each look from home or the gym bathroom minimal product required and be out the door in five minutes flat.
Designers such as Prada, Robert Cavalli, and Alberta Ferretti pranced models down the runway with what appeared to be soggy wet hair, whether it was parted down the middle, on the side, or twisted. In fact, that naturally gritty texture created by salt water is the perfect base to hold totally gorgeous, effortlessly chic hairstyles in place.
Whether you’re going for a sophisticated red carpet style or a more relaxed beachy look, here’s a step-by-step guide to help you achieve wet hair styling:
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Hairbrush or comb
- Hair styling products:
- Hair gel, mousse, or styling cream
- Hair oil or serum (optional for added shine)
- Hair elastic or hairpins (if needed)
- Hair dryer (optional)
1. Start with Clean Hair
Begin by washing your hair with a hydrating shampoo and conditioner. This will help ensure your hair is clean, smooth, and well-prepped for styling. Rinse thoroughly and towel-dry your hair gently, leaving it slightly damp.
2. Choose Your Style
Decide on the type of wet hair look you want to achieve. Common styles include slicked-back, wet waves, and loose tousled wet hair. Your chosen style will determine the specific products and techniques you’ll use.
3. Apply Styling Product
Depending on your chosen style, select the appropriate styling product:
- For a sleek, slicked-back look: Apply a strong-hold hair gel or pomade evenly through your damp hair, starting from the roots and working towards the ends. Use a comb to distribute the product evenly and create a smooth, slick finish.
- For wet waves or loose texture: Use a volumizing mousse or styling cream to add texture and hold. Apply it evenly throughout your hair, scrunching or twisting sections for the desired effect.
4. Part Your Hair (Optional)
If your chosen style requires a specific part (middle or side part), use a comb to create a clean and precise parting line.
5. Style Your Hair
Now, it’s time to style your wet hair according to your chosen look:
- For a slicked-back style, use a comb to smooth your hair back and create a polished finish. You can secure it with a hair elastic or hairpins if needed.
- For wet waves or tousled texture, use your fingers to scrunch, twist, or tousle your hair to create the desired waves or texture. Allow your hair to air dry or use a diffuser attachment on a hair dryer for added volume and definition.
6. Add Shine (Optional)
If you want to enhance the wet look and add extra shine, apply a small amount of hair oil or serum to the ends of your hair, avoiding the roots.
7.Set Your Style
To ensure your wet hair styling lasts throughout the day or evening, consider using a lightweight, flexible-hold hairspray to set the style in place.
Check your hair in a mirror to ensure your wet hair styling is even and polished. Make any necessary adjustments to achieve your desired look.
The products you need to maintenance wet hairstyle:
OLAPLEX No.7 Bonding Oil 30ml
This helps to rebuild and strengthen the disulfide bonds in the hair, which can be damaged through processes like coloring, bleaching, and heat styling.
Tres Set Structure Spray by Oribe for Unisex
This light spray foam adds structure, density, shine and all-day memory to iron sets and editorial looks. Our unique mist-to-mousse technology allows you to see where you’ve sprayed, dissolving as you style.
Eco Style Olive Oil Gel
This moisturizing formula helps prevent breakage, for perfect styling. ECO STYLE Olive Oil Gel is best for everyday use.
JVN Hair Effortless Waves And Curls
This hair serum works to strengthen hair and repair its outer shaft. With a no-rinse formula, this hair serum also helps to reduce split ends. Including niacinamide to help support hair repair, the serum also contains hemisqualane to strengthen and smooth the hair while reducing damage.