Wet hair look when you don’t have time to blow dry

Showing up at work with damp hair can be fashionable. Nail the wet hair look with these ideas. 

Mornings don’t usually leave you enough time to do everything: eat breakfast, get dressed, do your makeup, and style your hair. You always have this thought that you must get out of the house stat. Beating traffic is perhaps your number one priority. If you don’t hustle up, you’ll be late for work or school. At one point, you might have wondered how some women can show up at the office with perfectly done makeup and hair. Well, you can do that, too. With the wet hair look, you can skip blow drying, save precious minutes, and still have awesome hair. Here are some ideas:

Wet hair look: Closeup shot of a woman with long messy black hair wearing a black tube top against a white background
No time to blow dry? This wet hair ‘do will save the day. Credit: Shutterstock

1. Messy wet hair look

Even messy hair can be chic as long as it’s done correctly. To create the messy wet hair look, squeeze out excess water from your hair using a t-shirt or any smooth fabric. You can leave your fabric wrapped around your hair for around three to five minutes. As you do this, put on makeup and get dressed. Then, remove the towel from your hair and simply finger-comb. Create a deep side part and scrunch hair to style. Voila! You’re ready to leave the house.

Editor’s tip: Get soft, bouncy hair by washing it with DOVE Oxygen and Nourishment Shampoo and DOVE Oxygen and Nourishment Conditioner. These products can also boost your hair’s volume by up to 95 percent. 

Wet hair look: Closeup shot of a woman with long black hair wearing a nude-colored tube top against a light gray background
Brush your hair back, hold the style with hairspray, and you’re all set. Credit: Shutterstock

2. Long, slicked back hair

When you don’t have time to blow dry, just comb your damp hair back with a wide-toothed comb. Do not use a brush or fine-toothed comb on wet hair, as your locks are at their weakest at this state.Then, spritz a small amount of hairspray to make your hairstyle last long. That’s it!

Editor’s tip: Maintain your slicked back hairstyle without weighing your hair down by spritzing TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray.

Wet hair look: Closeup shot of a woman with long brown hair wearing a light pink shirt against a peach background
Maintain your gorgeous hair color by using products made for salon-treated hair. Credit: Shutterstock

3. Slicked back dyed hair

You can also create the slicked back ‘do with colored hair, and it will look chic whether your hair is brown, blonde, or even pink. Just remember to wash your hair with products that suit colored and salon-treated hair. This way, even with minimal styling, your tresses will look fab.

Editor’s tip: Keep hair from getting dry and dull by using Cream Silk Color Protect Conditioner. This product can also help enhance your hair color so it will look great long after your last salon visit. 

Wet hair look: Closeup shot of a woman with black pixie cut wearing halter top outdoors
Style your pixie cut quickly by creating the wet hair look. Credit: Shutterstock

4. Side parted pixie cut

Pixie cuts can dry more quickly than long hair, but if you’re running late, blow drying short hair can be so time consuming. If you’re in this scenario every morning, the side parted pixie cut is for you. Simply towel dry your hair first, then neatly comb your hair to one side. Apply wax or hairspray to keep your hair that way even after you’ve commuted and walked to your office building.

Editor’s tip: You can apply hair wax on damp or dry hair for styling. If you have a pixie cut, spritz TONI&GUY High Definition Spray Wax on your palms and scrunch it through your hair to help combat frizz and define your hair’s layers. 

Wet hair look: Closeup shot of a woman with slicked back bob wearing a black jacket against a gray background
Look sleek and sexy with wet hair look, smoky eyes, and nude lips. Credit: Shutterstock

5. Sleek and sexy bob 

You can also do the slicked back hairstyle on bobs and lobs. If you have a blunt haircut, watch out for fly aways once your hair has dried. Keep a bottle of hair serum in your bag so you’re ready to deal with them once they show up.

Editor’s tip: Apply TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Treatment Mask on your hair once a week to keep it smooth and frizz-free. 

Get the products you need by using these links:
TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray
TONI&GUY High Definition Spray Wax
TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Treatment Mask

 With these wet hair look ideas, who needs a blow dryer? No more showing up at work with damp, messy hair.

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