When it comes to hair and styling, there are always new buzzwords around! Wet styling isn’t any different. Wet styling is a technique often used by those with curly or wavy hair, but it can be done by those with any hair type. Plus, there are definite benefits to wet styling. But first, let’s get into what it actually is!
Wet hair styling is basically all in the name. It’s the process in which hair products are applied on dripping wet hair, after which excess water is squeezed out of the hair. So, what’s the difference between this and simply styling your hair when it’s damp? We’re so glad you asked!
Both terms are frequently confused with each other but basically, the difference is that wet styling is done when the hair is *dripping* wet – we’re talking no excess water having been squeezed out. Damp styling is done when the hair is just damp – still wet but not dripping water all over the place. This means excess water has been squeezed out before products are applied.
What are the benefits?
Your hair is typically easier to style when it’s dripping wet – especially if you have thick, curly, or wavy hair. It’s also much easier for your hair to hold a style throughout the day. But one of the biggest (and best!) benefits? It saves time! No more waiting for your hair to dry before you style it or drying it with heat. This means less effort, less time, and less damage. Perfect for those days or nights when you just need to be out the door.
We also love wet styling because it helps to keep your locks shiny and hydrated. Because your products are applied to dripping strands, it helps to lock in moisture and prevent your hair from becoming dry and brittle.
How do I do it?
One of the best things about wet styling is that there aren’t really any rules besides applying your products to soaking wet hair before squeezing out excess water. While your hair is still dripping, you can divide your hair into sections to apply your products (such as an oil or mousse). Make sure to work quickly so your hair doesn’t dry out! After your products are applied, it’s best to let your hair air dry rather than blow dry. If you want to preserve your style, wrap it in a silk scarf and try to avoid touching it.
Once you’ve been using this styling technique for a while, you should find your hair is more hydrated, shinier, and healthier!