Wet Curls: 5 Wash-and-Go Hairstyles for Curly or Wavy Hair

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You know one of the best ways to keep your hair looking healthy is to quit using heat tools. But we know that air-dried curly hair sometimes just doesn’t look right. Instead, try wet curls. These wash-and-go hairstyles for wet curly or wavy hair not only help maintain your wet hair curl pattern, but they minimize heat damage. Plus, they’re quick and easy to save you time in the morning.

Hint: for these hairstyles, start by washing and conditioning hair with Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Shampoo and Conditioner. The unique formulas work together to cleanse and hydrate hair, leaving it looking thicker without weighing it down. It’s the perfect canvas to nail a wet hairstyle!

5 Easy Wet Curls Hairstyles

Wet Curl Look

If you have Naturally Curly Hair, maintain your wet curl hair pattern and lock in a mermaid-inspired wet hair look all day with this easy method.

First, divide wet hair into four sections. Saturate each section with hair gel. Then scrunch and twist each hair section into curls. Finish by misting with medium-hold hairspray, and you’re ready to go!

Bun Waves

This hairstyle is ideal for wet wavy hair. The results will be looser, Beachy Waves.

Start by applying a pea-size amount of Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Elixir to hair for extra body. Divide hair into two sections, one on each side of your part. Twist each section into a bun and secure with a hair tie or hair pins. Once hair is dry, release the buns and finger comb hair for gorgeous waves.

Pineapple & Scarf

Styling wet curls is a cinch with this easy wet hairstyle that pairs the pineapple updo with your favorite silk scarf.

First, pull hair into a high ponytail at your crown and secure with a scrunchie. Fold a silk scarf in half, then wrap the scarf around your head and tie it in front of the ponytail. The high ponytail gives volume to naturally curly hair, while the silk scarf prevents friction and frizziness.

Gibson Tuck

We love this vintage hairstyle because it looks dressy and polished, but it’s super easy to style.

Take a small piece of hair at your left temple and begin twisting it up towards your ears. As you twist, keep adding small pieces of hair to the twist. Once the twist reaches behind your ear, pin and repeat on the other side. Gather both twists with the rest of your hair and tie it into a low, loose ponytail, then secure with a hair tie. Using your fingers, open up a small space between your head and the hair tie. This will serve as the “pouch” for your ponytail. Bunch up the hair from your ponytail and tuck it into the pouch. Secure with hair pins. If you want, you can pull out a few face-framing pieces. Finish with a mist of hairspray for extra hold.

Twist Out

This classic wash-and-go style is the ideal Low-Maintenance Look for kinky naturally curly hair.

Divide hair into eight sections and apply gel or a styling cream to each section. Divide each section into two pieces, then tightly twist the pieces together. Pin each twist to your head to secure it. Once hair is dry, release the twists and use a wide-tooth comb to style and shape your curls.

Would you try wet curl hairstyles? How do you style your wet curls? Let us know in the comments!


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