Updated versions of throwback classics are the hair trends that 2019 want to take over. And while '90s-inspired accessories, slim rags, and half-up, half-down styles are relatively easy to peel off, the wet hair look is not so cut-and-dry. According to a professional, it will take a little patience and a lot of oil. But luckily you do not have to put your head under a faucet and dry those strands to get it done.
As it turns out, what you need to do is create the illusion of wet hair. This not only eliminates the need for drying time; It also means that you get sick less often in the winter. "The trick to a wet look is not water – it's oil! I like to use a light oil like the NatureLab. TOKYO Perfect Smooth Oil to give the hair that wet appearance, "said Celeb hairdresser Andrew Fitzsimmons us. "You have to put a lot more product on much more than you would use for a typical style … without greasing the hair!"
The benefit of an oil is that it also provides a smoothing effect and plenty of moisture so your hair does not end up in a dry state before the day. Of course, you could always increase the wet effect by mixing water with the oil, but if you have to, we recommend gradually spraying it slightly, avoiding stringy strands. In the meantime, there are a handful of top-rated oils to use here if you want to try this celebrity favorite.
Bumble and bumble Hairdresser's invisible oil
This multitasker is a great option for finer hair types, thanks to a blend of light but nourishing oils such as grapeseed, coconut and sweet almonds.
$ 40 at Amazon
Briogeo Farewell frizz rosehip, argan coconut oil blend
In addition to sealing split ends and restoring liveliness, this nutrient-rich blend can also be applied to damp hair if you want the same shiny finish on the wet strands.
$ 28 at Briogeo
Kerastase Paris Elixir Ultime Oil Serum
This fast-absorbing Luxe option uses four lesser-known oils (Corn, Protaxi, Argan and Camellia) to provide Nexte and shine.
$ 50 at Amazon
Moroccanoil light treatment
Like the original treatment, this version is intended for fine and light hair with argan oil and flaxseed extract to strengthen the hair as it provides shine.
$ 34 at Amazon
Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Oil
Fast absorbing and suitable for both dry and damp hair, this oil blend mimics the oils found naturally in your hair, creating a healthy-looking, "wow-like" finish.
$ 38 at Amazon
Macadamia Professional Nourishing Moisturizing Oil Spray
The best thing about this oil is that it comes in mist form, so you can achieve an even distribution in the hair for a uniform surface.
$ 7.47 on Amazon
Playa Ritual Hair Oil
Slip this away for your next beach dew. When applied before swimming, it provides UV protection and the wet effect, so you can keep your head above water.
$ 38 at Playa Beauty
Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum
Since this light oil is super concentrated, you only need one pump to cover the whole head from the roots to the end.
$ 21 at Amazon
Verb Specter Oil
Light enough for everyday use, this restorative oil contains Moringa seed oil for hydration, bamboo extract for strengthening and hydrolyzed soy protein to lock everything up.
$ 16 at Sephora