6 Tips for Styling Wet Hair #hair_care_tips
Avoid wrapping your hair hair in heavy towel
Wrapping my hair into an oversized plushy towel has been a post-shower ritual of mine (and probably yours) since middle school. There’s something kind of glamorous about it. and I like how it keeps the cool drippings of my still-wet hair off of my back. Ugh, I’m getting shivers just thinking about it!
Well, as it turns out, there is a distinction after all. The towel that my hairdresser uses is always a small, lightweight one like a washcloth, which she says “won’t overwhelm your hair,” unlike heavier towels. So, yes, it’s okay to use a towel to remove some of that moisture.
“When I’m done washing hair, I wrap it into a bun and then wrap it into a towel. Then, I’ll do my face makeup first and then my hair, because you want your hair to be more damp than soaking wet before you style it.” And when wrapping your hair in that bun, don’t use any elastics because it will pull and break your hair.
Wait until your hair has dried a little before you blow it out
Blow drying your hair immediately after you step out of the shower is not your most effective approach because it’s going to take longer and expose your hair to more heat than necessary. “You should not have your hair super soaking wet,” she says. ”It should be damp and then apply products from mid-shaft to ends.” For a little extra lift, add any remaining product to your roots.
The exception to this rule is for women with coarse, kinky, or curly hair. ”When I blow out somebody who has natural, coarse hair, I’ll blow it out right away.” But if your hair is on the finer side then you’ll definitely want to wait it out.
Wash your hair with lukewarm water
The best way to make your hair color fade fast is washing it under scalding hot water. But if you’re like me (read: a mostly sane person), then you you know that cold showers are where dreams go to die. But don’t worry, that’s why shower caps were invented! To quote Hannah Montana: “You get the best of both worlds!”
Brush your hair until it's shiny
You know that scene in Now and Then (best movie ever!) when Chrissy is brushing her hair and counting each stroke? And we all laughed at her for it? Well, sounds like Chrissy gets the last laugh on this one because brushing your hair is more important than you probably thought.
Put down the rubber hair ties
Pulling your hair back when it’s still wet is a serious no-no, no matter if it’s in a bun, ponytail, fishtail, etc. Just don’t do it! All that tension will snap your strands, causing breakage all over the place. But even worse than pulling your hair back when it’s wet is pulling your hair back with a rubber hair tie when it’s wet. Rubber is too abrasive and will, without a doubt, leave you with more than a few bits of broken hair.
Learn when to use different products
It’s important to apply a bit of heat-protecting product to your wet hair if you’re going to be blowing it out, but beware of applying products that are meant for dry hair, like thick pastes. These can leave unwanted residue and give your hair a sticky, gummy texture. “Stick to products on the softer side,” says Hatzipetros. ”And if you’re going to use something that’s jelly be very careful about how much you’re using.
It’s about how much you’re using and not really the product, per se.” It’s a lot easier to add sprays and creams than it is to fix hair that’s over-saturated with styling products.