We have all encountered a wet hair day. Whether we’re running late for work or heading out after time at the pool, having an arsenal of hairstyles specifically for wet hair can help us be ready for anything. These eight styles range from easy to difficult and only require a comb and either hair tie or head band.
One thing to keep in mind when working with wet hair is being gentle when brushing through it. The weight of the water causes strands to elongate and lose some of its tensile strength leaving it more fragile and easier to break. Using a wide tooth comb to run through the tangles will keep breakage at a minimum. Also, applying a dollop of gel through the hair will help keep whichever style you choose in place.
1 / Part the hair in the middle or on either side. Smooth the hair back to the nape of the neck and wrap a metal-free elastic around the hair two or three times. Smooth any flyaways with a hint of hairspray
2 / Brush the hair straight back and secure in a ponytail at the center of the back of the head. Braid the hair down to the bottom and secure the end with another elastic band.
3 / Comb all the hair straight back and gather it at the nape of the neck. Twist the hair before wrapping it into a donut shape. Secure the shape by placing an elastic band over the bun and wrapping it twice so it’s secure against the head.
4 / Flip the head upside down and brush all the hair to the top of the head. Twist the hair then wrap into a donut shape. Secure it in place by wrapping an elastic band twice over the top keeping it snug against the head.
5 / Comb all the hair straight back then take a section of hair at the top of the crown and separate it into three sections. Begin french braiding down the back of the head, pulling in hair from the sides. Secure the end with an elastic band.
6 / Separate the hair on the right side of the head. Brush all the hair towards the left side of the head. Take a section of hair right behind the right ear and begin braiding a dutch braid. Work the braid towards the left side of the head then continue down over the left shoulder. Secure the end with an elastic band.
7 / Comb the hair straight back and gather it at the nape of the neck. Braid the hair down to the end and secure with a hair band.
8 / Brush all the hair back, away from the face. Place a head band a few inches from the hairline to hold the hair in place.