There are many ways to give your tresses a break from heat styling. From using hacks like sock waves for curls or styling your hair in braided protective hairstyles or simply rocking your natural hair can help. You can also create glamorous hair looks without using any heat-styling tools… and the wet hair look is one of them. They come in handy when you’re in a rush and don’t have the time to blow-dry your hair, but need an edgy look to replace your fluffed up hairstyles.

Here is a simple step-by-step guide to creating a classy wet hair look.

classic wet hair look

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Step 01:  Start with semi-dry hair; you don’t need it to be dripping wet for it to look ‘wet’. Lightly wet your hair using a spray bottle or wait 10-15 minutes after towel-drying your hair before you start styling it. 

Step 02: There are a couple of products you can choose to style wet hair, based on your hair type. Pomades work best to give fine hair a wet look that doesn’t turn into a crunchy mess. If you already have wavy hair, turn it into a beachy vision with an oil-based serum. For someone with curly or coily hair, a combination of leave-in conditioner and styling gel makes for a wonderful pair. 

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Step 03: The end result of a wet hair look depends heavily on how to decide to part it, or not. You can either opt for a deep side part or a slicked-back look, depending on what you prefer. 

Step 04: Once you have your look decided, start working your product in accordingly. Work in small sections starting from the back and going to the front. Make sure you're getting the roots. You can use a wide-toothed comb to apply the gel to the rest of your hair. If you want your tips to look bouncy, apply the product to just the first few inches of your mane (from the top). For a total wet look, apply all over the strands. 

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