How to get the wet hair look. Although it is possible that when you think of a wet hair look – you picture celebrities on red carpets. However, that is not a reason to not try it out yourself, and certainly shouldn’t be something that makes you shy away from this style. Instead – embrace the unique look, and make it your own. After all, we have all been there and wanted to try out something new with our hair. Especially if we are going on a night out.
Since a wet hair look can be intimidating, beginning with questions like – how do I create a wet hair look? What products to use for a wet hair look? And even how to style your hair to seem wet, and match with my outfits? We have put together all of the necessary information to prepare you for when you want to try out the wet hairstyle yourself. Similarly, keep reading to see styling examples for wet hair, ranging from wearable to extravagant.
Best Wet Hairstyle Ideas for Women
Here are some tips you need to know for this hairstyle:
- Wet hair look products: Styling wet hair requires more than simply stepping out of the shower and going about your day with your wet locks. It is necessary to lock in that moisture, or create the moisture with certain products. The most commonly used product is the Wet Hair Gel. This product can come in a mouse or a gel formula. It is important to read the instructions on your product as certain ones can require your hair already be damp, whilst others work best on dry clean hair. Styling products can often have harmful ingredients, so try to choose ones with natural ingredients.
- How to pair to make up and outfits: This hairstyle is only part of your overall apperance. Although this haristyle steals the show, the makeup needs to complement it. Firstly you might want to pair a wet look with a very natural, bare face make up look. This will be in context – as if you just got out of the shower. Similarly, you can try the glowy, wet make up look to pair well with the hair.
- Types of wet hair variations: It is a common issue to think that this hairstyle has only one option, with the infamous volumious roots and loose straight ends. Conversely, this hairstyle can be styled in a plethora of different ways, with straight or curly hair, with buns and even with braids. Each type of hairstyle can compliment your outfit, or facial features.
21 – Curly Wet Hair Look
This is one of the more natural ways of wearing your hair wet. This works for those who have naturally curly hair. However, the curls can also be created using styling foam. Notice that the make-up is accomodating to the wet hair, as there is a lot of shine. Try using gloss, a highlighter, and a luminous foundation to achieve this look. Although the hair is simple in style, it is a style for a night out. Here are some more grunge curly hairstyle ideas.
20 – Side Part Curly Hair
Similar to the aforementioned style this is a wet curly hair look. Although, it is visibly different as it is more put together. The curls themselves are more defined and larger which can be achieved with a round brush. Similarly, the roots are slicked back, which creates a more classy look. Lastly, a great piece of detail in this hairstyle is the side part, which creates unique volume on one side of the head.
19 – Wet Bun And Enhanced Edges
Unline the first two hairstyles, this look entails forming a bun. However, the hairstyle is accentuated by the forming of curls in the edges surrounding the face. This is an easy wet look hairstyle to achieve which will look like you have put a lot of effort into it. If you’re a fan of buns then you need to go through these outfits that complement the top bun hairstyle.
18 – Editorial Style
This type of hairstyle must be saved for a very special occasion. This hairstyle screams red carpet or editorial shoot. Perhaps you have a photoshoot or nighttime event for which you would want to style your hair in a very stand-out way. In that case, we suggest wetting your hair thoroughly and styling out several large waves around your face. Similarly, don’t shy away from some bright makeup as well. Try our a color you normally wouldn’t wear – like a red graphic liner.
17 – With A Crisp Middle Part
When creating a crisp middle part on wet hair, you can style the hair into a low ponytail. Similarly, a low bun or simply tucking the hair behind your ears will work. The trick to remember is using a fine-tooth comb and a lot of styling gel to achieve that clean part.
16 – Wet Roots and Dry Ends
If you are aiming for a wet ends-only hairstyle, try to apply the styling gel little by little and very precisely. This hairstyle looks best on shorter hair. However, don’t make this stop you from trying it if you have long luscious locks. It can be your signature style.
15 – Natural Wet Hair
If you are aiming for a hairstyle that says – I’ve just stepped out of the shower, try this natural option. You will need to use the wet styling gel evenly throughout your hair to make it appear as if you have recently washed your hair. Similarly, don’t forget to leave some parts of your hair dry. This will make it seem that the hair is slowly starting to naturally dry. Lastly, don’t forget that makeup adds a lot to this hairstyle. We recommend that you don’t contrast the makeup to the natural hair a lot, stick to nearly bare skin.
14 – Wet Hairstyle For Short Hair
If you have a pixie cut or very short hair, you can have a lot of fun with a wet hair look. Especially if you drag the styling hair gel all the way down to the ends of your hair. Although, you will get the best results if your gel will provide a stronghold. Style your edges to flare away from your face. Here are some short hairstyles for girls with a round face.
13 – With Styled Edges & Brushed Up Brows
Styling the edges of your hair (the pieces closest to your face) is very in right now. It can be easily done with some styling gel and a toothbrush. Add this styling detail when you are recreating this hairstyle and you will turn heads. Brushed-up or feathered eyebrows are also a common pairing with wet hair as they both go really well together.
12 – Long Wet Braid
Wet hairstyles are not only meant to wear with locks of hair flowing down in their most natural form. Conversely, you will make this hairstyle your own if you try to pick your hair into a tall braid. The braid style can be of your choosing. Yet, a fishtail braid will be very in theme with this look.
11 – The Classic
When you think of this hair styling technique, this image probably pops into your hair. A no make-up look. Roots lifted and brushed tall and back away from your face, and loose wet ends. This is easily achieved and looks good on everyone.
10 – Wet Braided Bun
Another unique way to style your hair while wet – is with buns. Although not any usual buns, but braided ones. This will add a lot of flattering texture to your hair. There are two possible ways to complete this hairstyle. You have the option to start braiding your hair and stop midway and form a bun instead of a full braid. Similarly, you can form a ponytail, braid the tail, and form it into a bun. Each will create texture but in different areas.
9 – Sleek Wet Look
This hairstyle choice can work for day-to-day. It is not very out of the ordinary, as only the roots are damp. Similarly, this look does best with as little product in your hair as possible.
8 – Messy Wet Waves
This hair look can be a statement. A key element is to leave the majority of the roots dry. This is unusual for this type of hairstyle since it is the opposite of how you would think to attempt this. However, the dry roots and textured hair are going to give you the desired grunge appeal.
7 – Low Bun With Pins
Another option that will serve for a very cute and elegant look is the low bun. Make sure to use some hairpins to keep the edges of your bangs in place. As well as to add details to the hairstyle with the use of accessories.
6 – Flattened Roots with Fluffy Ends
This is another option for when you want to have a crisp side part. First, split your hair down the center. Then use the product to flatten out the roots as close to your head as possible. Brushing is necessary for this effect. Similarly, limiting the use of hair gel just around the area of the head is important to fully reach this effect.
5 – Loosley Curly Hair
In the case that you want some loose small curls all over your hair, you must treat each strand individually. Working the hair gel into your hair with your fingers, by slightly twisting and curling each strand is imperative.
4 – Side Parted For Slicked Back Roots
No matter what structure of hair you have, using the gel to create a side part and slick your hair back will look fabulous. As opposed to the several previous styles, this hairstyle is also best for a nice outing. To complement this look, here are some earring styles that look best with long hair.
3 – Wet Side Braid
Another hairstyle that will have a wow effect is an unusual braid across the length of your hair.
2 – Gel Styled Bangs
A wet hairstyle allows for a lot of variety within the small details of your hair. Especially if you would like to style your bangs and make them a focal point of your hairstyle. This can be complemented with some dark makeup.
1 – The Ultra Wet Option
It would not be a guide to styling your hair with wet gel without an ultra wet look. Use as much product to achieve the most textured look.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I keep my hair looking wet throughout the day?
If you are in love with the wet hairstyle you are fresh out of the shower and want it to last all day – you will need to resort to styling products to maintain it all day. Since it is clear that your hair will dry throughout the day. In addition to keeping the wet hair look, these styling products will make your hair shape stay more controlled. The most effective styling product for it is a wet gel ($9.98).
Q. How do I shape my hair when I have it wet?
The best tool to style your hair when it is wet, in the case that you are achieving a wet hair look, is a comb. Make sure that you’re choosing a good-quality comb ($5.99) with a significant distance between the bristles this will make you have a more voluminous look to the hair. Similarly, the comb is best for the roots of your hair and will alleviate any tangles. However, if you are working with long hair and want to spread the styling product all throughout, we would recommend using a round brush.
Q. Does doing the wet hair look damage your hair?
As with any hairstyle that requires the application of products the damage you cause to your hair really depends on the styling products you use. It is always best to research the hair product which will serve you best and also contain the most natural ingredients. One type of ingredient to avoid if you want to damage your hair less is silicone. This is a deceptive ingredient since it makes your hair look glossy and managed at first, however after prolonged use strips your hair of moisture.
Q. How to get the wet hair look naturally?
The first step for a natural wet hairstyle is to wash your hair and then cover it carefully with either a natural hair serum or a small amount of natural oil such as sunflower oil or avocado oil. Then comb through the hair and style them the way you want to rock the natural wet hair look all day long.