How to Do a Cute & Easy 10-Minute Updo on Wet Hair

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10 Minutes

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how I do a cute, 10-minute updo. This is a really fast and easy updo for wet hair, and I think you’re going to be impressed with the finished look. Let’s begin!

Tools and materials:

  • Volume spray
  • Hairbrush
  • Leave-in conditioner
  • Hairdryer
  • Hot air styling brush
  • Hairspray
  • Jaw clip
  • Curling iron
Spraying volumizing spray onto wet hair

1. Spray volumizing spray.

Start by washing your hair, and then you’re going to spray some volume blow-dry spray. 

The spray is for amplified volume and thickness, and it also has heat defense in it, so spray that all over your hair before you brush it. It’s very light and doesn’t weigh my hair down.

Brushing the product through hair

2. Brush hair

Now you’re going to brush it through. You can use a regular hairbrush or a wide-tooth comb, whichever you prefer.

Applying leave-in conditioner to hair

3. Apply leave-in conditioner

Next, use a leave-in conditioner that helps seal split ends and reduces breakage. Take a little bit, rub it in your hands, and just spread it into the ends of your hair.

This also has heat protection in it, which I love because it means you don’t have to use an extra product for heat protection. That is your hair prepped.

Drying hair with a hairdryer

4. Blowdry

Now take your hairdryer. I have quite an expensive one, but for me, it’s worth it because it dries my hair super quickly. Put your head upside down and just dry your hair completely. It takes me only about 3-4 minutes to dry my hair completely with this hairdryer.

Using a hot air brush to smooth down hair

5. Use a hot air brush (optional)

Next, take a hot air styling brush and smooth down your hair. This part is optional. I do it to smooth out the front a bit because the texture of my hair is very fluffy after blowdrying.

Backcombing hair

6. Backcomb hair

Now with a hairbrush, take a big section of your hair at the top, comb it through and then backcomb it a bit. Once done, put a bit of hairspray on. The backcombing and the hairspray helps to add some volume to my hair which is quite flat.

Then, take another section on a diagonal and proceed to backcomb it a bit and then spray it. This helps to give me a bit of body on the sides. Wait for that hairspray to dry.

Fast and easy updos for wet hair

7. Clip hair up

Next, take a jaw clip. If you have fine hair like I do, look for a jaw clip where the hole is quite small when the clip is closed. This way, it will stay tight on your head. To clip your hair up, gently smooth the outer layer of my hair that you just worked with.

Now, pull your hair back, leaving the bits at the front hanging down. Brush your hair down on the sides and make sure to retain the volume in the top.

Grab it into a ponytail, twist it, and clip it. If it’s too tight, you can pull out some hair to make it looser. I’m happy with the height of my hair like this.

Hairstyles you can do with wet hair

8. Curl the front parts

Sometimes I would just leave my hair at the front straight, but sometimes I like to curl the front bits. To curl them, take a curling iron, and then just really quickly, because I don’t want it to be too curly, curl it away from your face to get a bit of lift.

Then do the same on the other side and spray it with a bit of hairspray. That is your hair wrap done!

Cute and easy 10-minute updo for wet hair

10-minute updo tutorial

Here is the finished look. I really like the sort of undone, messy look. This is an easy and quick updo hairstyle that only takes 10 minutes, but it looks like you’ve spent more time on it than that.

It’s cute and flirty and perfect for summer because your hair is up. Try it out for yourself!

Products used

Suggested materials:
  • Volume spray
  • Hairbrush
  • Leave-in conditioner
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  • Robin Shane Robin Shane on Dec 07, 2021

    Excellent. I have like yours and no one addresses hair styles for thin hair, and if they do it’s for long thin hair. Thank you.