How to Make Hair Look Wet Not Oily

By Christi Aldridge

Alleviate a bad hair day or a day when you haven't had the chance to wash your hair by trying out a wet look. This style can be very elegant and sophisticated if done properly, and is a good option if you are short on time but want to look put together. Bring a sexy, wet hair look from the magazines to your bathroom with a few simple steps.

Achieve a stylish wet hair look with just a few easy steps.

Step 1

Dampen your hair a little bit but make sure it is not soaking wet. For best results, hair that hasn't been washed for a day works well for this style. Clean hair doesn't hold the style as well, and hair that is more than one day dirty may end up looking too greasy.

Step 2

Apply a gel that creates a wet look starting at the roots and working down to the ends. Purchase a special gel meant for achieving this look. A liquid gel is best, and most of the ones designed for this style have "for the wet look" on the bottle. Make sure not to apply too much gel to avoid hair looking oily or oversaturated.

Step 3

Comb hair with a wide toothed comb, making sure hair is slicked back against the head. The style looks better when hair is off of the face and combed back behind the ears.

Step 4

Put more gel on your hair to lock your style into place. If you've overdone it on the gel and your hair is looking more oily than wet, sprinkle some dry shampoo powder on your hair to blot up the extra gel.