Wash & Go: How to Style Wet Hair
When it’s hotter than hot, the last thing any of us want to do after showering is turn on a blow dryer. Hair takes enough of a beating during the summer months from salt, swim, and UV rays. This means a little extra TLC is required to keep our manes happy. Although we know air-drying is certainly preferable, what’s the best way to do it? And how can we look good while our hair is doing its drying thing?
We reached out to Marissa Martoni, Hair Stylist and Extensions Specialist at Marie Robinson Salon for tips on how to style wet hair.
Beauty Banter: What type of hair type can pull off wet styling?
Marissa Martoni: Wet styling can work for all hair types, but only with certain styles. It all depends on what products you use.
BB: What do you recommend product-wise?
MM: Oribe Creme for Style ($35) works for all hair types. It provides a bit of control without any stickiness or crunch; Ouai Wave Spray ($26) is great for wavy hair that needs some extra oomph and texture; Sachajuan Ocean Mist ($31) add the same texture and volume that a dip in the sea provides. Even the finest and straightest locks will achieve a perfect tousle; Bumble and Bumble Curl Defining Creme ($31) Curls can turn wild in the heat. This lotion tames without weighing down. [Editor’s Note: For an easy DIY beach spray that’ll give texture to air-dried hair, click here.]
BB: And what about different styling techniques?
MM: For fine hair, try a slicked back ponytail. Thicker or curlier locks with some texture can try a french braid or a high top not. If you want to keep your hair down, rely on a great styling cream.
BB: Which of these styles will look best once the hair actually dries if we want to let our hair down…say come nighttime?
MM: Braids or a low twisted bun can lead to a great look later on. Tightness of the braid or bun will obviously affect texture, but you can always run your fingers through it or brush it out to loosen things up a bit.
-Casey Sharbaugh is the blogger behind www.comfortablycasey.com