Before getting spritz-happy with a serum, Nader suggests using a shampoo and conditioner that contains silicone to help weigh the hair down, “You shouldn’t use it all the time, but silicones will help add that extra sheen.”
Second-day hair is a perfect canvas to work with as it better holds any texture or shape worked into it. Nader suggests those with clean or fine hair fatten up strands with a spritz of sea salt spray which, once dry, will give the illusion of thicker hair.
Don’t worry about blow-drying or painstakingly styling waves into the hair. Once hair dries, run a hot tong through random sections creating waves. The more haphazard you are with this the better, says Nader. Finish styling by “raking fingers through the waves to break them up and make the look more natural.” Once styled, lightly damped hair with a spray water bottle.
The essential product? A light water-soluble serum.
Start with only a 10 cent piece size-amount of serum, and scrunch through damp hair. Build the product from here, distributing more serum evenly from roots to ends. Hair should start to clump in thick, glossy strands.
Those with short-length hair can use a little wet-look styling gel—as it will both hold style and maintain the wet-look a little longer.
Day time touch-up
Keep that serum handy, as hair will dry a bit during the day. A little top up will help maintain the gloss, and ‘just out of the pool’ styling.