How To Work The Wet Hair Look

I’m going to be honest right off the bat by saying, the slicked back wet hair look probably isn’t for everybody.  I’ve seen this hair trend all over the magazines and on television, and it doesn’t always go right and looks plain unfinished at times.  And by unfinished, I mean, looks like they got out of a rain storm or shower and just went on with their day.  But for me, I was able to use this look to my advantage for a day when I had little time to deal with hair and it was actually raining!

 {All slicked back!}
{Jessica Alba sporting the look at Glamour Women of the Year Awards via}
This look is easiest for ladies with medium to long hair.  Here is how I pulled off this style.

 {Top of head shot – slick hair sideways in a low part.}
I started off with dry, but dirty (no shampoo in 2 days), hair.  I dabbed a little bit of water throughout the top of my head and down to the tips of my hair.  Then I used a little bit of hairspray on top of the water, then used a brush to comb it all through the hair. Next I pulled all of my hair into a tight ponytail midway in back of head, slightly higher than my ears.
 {Back knot held in place with a rubber band and 4 bobby pins.}
Once my ponytail was in place, I parted the pony into two sections.  Took those two sections and just twisted each one away from each other until I couldn’t twist anymore.  Then, I took each section and wrapped them opposite ways around the ponytail holder and stuck in place with 4 bobby pins.  
{Side view of coiled bun.}
To get that super wet look that is going to stay, I sprayed a bunch of hair spray all over the look, and used a fine tooth comb in the front and sides to secure every little hair I could into place.  Voila! My attempt at the wet hair look.  
Of course with the wet look, the focus is always going to be on your face since the hair is slicked away from the face.  So if you’re going to do it, take some time on the makeup ladies!  As you can see, I def did my makeup first, then realized I had no time to mess with my hair, and this literally took 5 minutes to accomplish.  And, my husband even complimented how much he liked my hair!! Score for this mom of 3.
What do you think of the wet slicked back hair look?  Is it for you or a trend to be left in the showers?