Are you looking for a new style to show off your natural hair? If so, the wet curly look may be just what you are looking for. This look is perfect for women with curly or kinky hair who want to add a bit of glamour to their style.
Many women want the wet curly look but unfortunately, achieving this look can be a bit tricky.
With a few simple tips, you can achieve the perfect wet curly look in no time.
Keep reading to learn more.
How To Get The Wet Curly Look On Natural Hair
Step 1 – What’s the Porousity of Your Hair?
How wet your hair will look, often depends on the porosity of your hair strands
If you have thin, delicate hair with low porosity, you will not be able to achieve this look. While if your hair is coarse and thick with high porosity, it will appear wet even without styling.
Step 2 – How Thin or Thick is Your Hair?
The thickness of your natural hair texture determines how much product you need to use for this look. If you have thicker curls, you will need a lot more product to saturate them.
It is important to clarify your natural hair (with this detox shampoo) before applying the wet curly look technique if
- Your hair is very dry and brittle
- You do not apply a product to your hair on a daily basis
- You have applied other products before applying the wet curly look technique.
Step 3 – Curl Your Hair
If you want the wet curly look, curl your natural hair with rollers or foam curlers (these flexible ones work really well) before getting in the shower. This is an important part of this process because it seals in moisture and makes your curls more manageable.
If you do not curl your hair beforehand, you will have frizzy curls that are just impossible to manage on humid days. After curling your natural hair, let it sit for about 15 minutes while you apply makeup, brush teeth, etc.
Step 4 – Wrap Your Hair in a Shower Cap
While most women opt for plastic shower caps to achieve the wet look hairstyle, using a hand towel works almost as well.
You can wrap up your wet hair with a cotton hand towel or a turban. You can also use an old T-shirt for this step and even add in some satin scarves to add extra body and cover up your entire head with the scarf.
Step 5 – Get Your Shower On
Now that you have wrapped up your hair, it’s time to get into the shower. It’s best to take a slightly cool (not cold!) shower because too much heat will cause frizz and dry out your hair.
Take an all-natural shampoo like Jamaican Black Castor Oil Shampoo and lather it through wet hair before rinsing completely. If you want a silkier look, make sure you follow up with conditioner (this is the silk conditioner I use).
Wash and condition your hair, but do not style it after you get out of the shower. Resist the urge to brush or comb through your natural hair either. It is best for this look if you leave your hair alone while it air dries
Step 5 – Styling
When you are ready to begin styling, use a little bit of shine serum (Garnier does one that works for unmanageable hair). Work some shine serum into each section before you go near it with heat or any other type of tools.
You may want to use a blow dryer in order to speed up the process of getting your wet curly look together, but be sure that you are only applying warm heat to your hair.
If you are looking for a shiny wet curl look, then curling wands will also do the trick.
Just make sure you don’t overdo it because too much product can weigh down your natural strands.
Step 6 – The Finished Look
Once you have achieved the wet curly look, you will want to play around with scrunching your curls into ringlets. This technique is key for getting the perfect look without frizzing out your natural locks
You may also want to use water on the ends of your natural locks in order to achieve a wet look.
Remember to scrunch the ends of your hair before you allow them to air dry or blow dry for extra volume.
The wet curly look is a hairstyle that can be worn every day by the modern woman! The trick to getting this look without too much hassle is to use slightly cooler water when you shower and air dry your natural hair instead of using a blow dryer or hot tools.
If you do not have time for all that, then add in some extra steps like sleeping with the product into your natural hair overnight or wrapping up your wet locks while you sleep.
No matter how you get it, the wet curly look will make everyone take notice because it really does stand out from other styles.