🌟How to get the Celebrity ‘Wet Look’ on Natural Hair
The coveted wet look has been a staple on some of our favorite celebrities from Zendaya to Rihanna and pretty much the entire Kardashian clan. Who doesn’t want that sleek yet effortless look? Although the wet look may seem pretty natural, it takes a lot or work to get that effortlessly chic look.
Determine your Porosity
Porosity plays a huge factor in the difficulty of this look – lower porosity hair allows glossy products to sit on top of it, but thirsty, high porosity hair may absorb product. If you’re a curly girl with high porosity hair, don’t worry you can still achieve this look. You’ll just need to quench your hair with water beforehand, so it doesn’t absorb the product as quickly.
The wet look can be a bit more difficult to achieve on coily hair, but as long as you don’t have locs it’s still attainable. To make the look a little easier to attain, try finger coils, roller or braid stretched hair or, blown out hair. This will help your hair get that wavy wet look with no issue. Just make sure to protect your hair with a heat protectant that encourages shine.
What Type of Gel to Use?
The strength of the gel you use solely depends on your hair type and density. Those with fine or wavy hair should opt for products that promise light definition. Lighter gels will be enough to hold the hair and won’t lead to damage. Those with thick or coily hair need to opt for products that promise maximum hold. It’s much more difficult to get thick or coily hair to stay in a style, so using a maximum hold gel will help the style to last longer and look much better.
You want to start with clean, moisturized hair. Wash your hair with a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner – products that have ingredients like shea butter or coconut oil are best. Gently towel dry the hair. Wrap your hair with a satin scarf covering as much hair as possible. Tie a loose knot at the back and leave on for 15 minutes. This will help to flatten the hair in preparation for the next step.
Remove the scarf and apply get to small 2-inch sections of the hair. Rub the gel in the hands before applying so that there aren’t any clumps. Make sure to start at the back of the head for easier application. Use your fingers to work in a generous amount of gel into each section making sure that every strand is coated. Continue this process until your entire head is covered in gel. While coating your hair with gel make sure to scrunch or twist the curls in order to get some definition. Finish off with a medium-hold hair spray to preserve the look.
Make an oil mixture that is one-part sweet almond oil and one-part an essential oil of your choosing. Put this into a spray bottle and spray the entire head a few times in order to make the hair glisten and shine. Keep this mixture with you throughout the day and reapply if you notice your hair starting to lose the wet look. A few sprays should restore the glossy shine to your hair.
While this look is great, it is not an everyday style. Using large amounts of gel on a regular basis can damage the hair and lead to dryness. Layers of gel weigh down the hair and cause buildup on the scalp. Make sure you only wear this look occasionally and use a clarifying shampoo when washday comes around.
The Organic Skin Co.
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Share your story in 🏷 Beauty Thanks
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