4 Cute Hairstyles With Wet Hair For When You're in a Rush

by Laineymariebeauty
7 Materials
15 Minutes

Hey, guys. Today, we’re going to be doing hairstyles with wet hair. These wet hairstyles are great for those people who shower in the morning and are in too much of a rush to dry their hair. If you’re in need of cute hairstyles for wet hair, keep reading!

Tools and materials:

  • Hair ties
  • Clips
  • Brush 
  • Hair mask
  • Microfiber towel
  • Bobby pins
  • French pin

Preparing your hair for wet hair styling

Detangling hair with a brush

1. Apply a hair mask and detangle

After you wash your hair, put on a hair mask and detangle. I’m using a brush specifically for detangling and styling hair when wet. It detangles nicely and reduces breakage.

Drying hair in a microfiber towel

2. Dry briefly in a microfiber towel

After you rinse, wrap your hair into a microfiber towel and let it sit for 10 minutes so it can absorb extra moisture. A microfiber towel prevents frizz.

Brushing hair from the ends to the roots

3. Detangle again

Then detangle again. I start from the tips of my hair and work my way up to the root to make it easier when I brush from the roots to the ends.

Wet hairstyle 1: three-strand braid with a twist

Sectioning hair half-up

1. Section

Put your hair half up to create the first section. 

Splitting the bottom section into two

Then, split the bottom half into two sections on either side of the head.

Crossing the outside sections over the ponytail

2. Cross the outside sections over the middle section

Cross the two outside sections over the middle section so that one crosses over the other.

Crossing the sections under the ponytail

Then, repeat, but this time cross under the middle section.

Doing a three-strand braid on wet hair

3. Braid down

Do a regular three-strand braid all the way down. A three-strand braid is created by crossing alternating outside sections over the middle. Tie off with a hair tie.

Easy hairstyles for wet hair

Here’s the finished hairstyle! A three-strand braid is always a great hairstyle for wet hair, and this time I decided to switch it up a bit. 

Wet hairstyle 2: French braided bun

Three-strand braid with wet hair

1. Braid your hair down

Put your hair into a ponytail. Divide the ponytail into three sections, and then do a regular three-strand braid all the way down. Tie off with a clear elastic or hair tie. 

Rolling up the braid into a bun

2. Roll the braid up and secure

Starting at the bottom, roll the braid up and over itself until it reaches the nape of the neck. You can watch the video from 2:55 to see how I do this.

Securing the bun with a fench pin

Flatten with the palm of your hand and use a french pin to secure it.

How to style wet hair to look cute

I love french pins because you can do so many cool things with them - like this bun! This bun is super cute and perfect if you’re looking for an easy hairstyle for wet hair.

To learn more about french pins, see my previous tutorial on how to use u-shaped pins.

Wet hairstyle 3: rope braid bun

Sectioning hair into two

1. Section

Start at the top and divide your hair into two, small sections.

How to do a rope braid

2. Cross sections

Cross the front section over the back section.

Wet hair styling

3. Add hair to both sections

Add hair into both sections, ensuring that there aren’t any tangles in either of the sections.

Styling hair when wet

4. Repeat

Repeat steps 2-3 until you get to the bottom of your hair. This is called a rope braid.

Twisting hair in a rope braid

5. Twist the remaining hair

Split the remaining hair into two sections and twist them around each other. You shouldn’t need to add any more hair, as all of the hair should be combined into these two sections.

You can watch the video from 3:50 to see how to do this.

Wrapping the rope braid into a bun

6. Wrap the hair into a bun

Wrap the twisted hair around itself to create a bun. You can secure however you like - with a french pin or a hair tie. 

Professional hairstyles for wet hair

Here’s the finished look. This is super adorable and I absolutely love how it looks.

Wet hairstyle 4: pull-through braid

Dividing a side ponytail into two sections

1. Create a side pony and section

Create a side ponytail, and then part your hair into two equal sections.

Tying one section with a hair tie

2. Create a hole in the top section

Taking the top section, go about two or three inches down and tie it off with a hair tie. 

Creating a hole in the top section

Then, put your fingers through the hair to open it up and create a hole.

How to do a pull-through braid

3. Pull the bottom section through the hole

Grab the bottom section of hair and pull it all the way through the hair. The bottom section now becomes the top section. 

Pull-through braid on wet hair

4. Repeat

Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you run out of hair. It should create a semblance of a braid. Then secure with a hair tie. 

Pinching and pulling the braid

5. Adjust the braid

Feel free to pinch and pull at the braid to fluff it out and make it appear bigger to your liking.

Hairstyles with wet hair

This look is kind of a pull-through braid and I love it because of how different it is from a normal braid. 

Hairstyles with wet hair

So, that’s how you style wet hair! If you liked these hairstyles with wet hair, let me know which one is your favorite down below. Thanks for joining!

Suggested materials:
  • Hair ties
  • Clips
  • Brush
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  • Been there, done that Been there, done that on Apr 22, 2022

    I loved this tutorial. I will try it with my hair as I’m always looking for ways to put my hair up after washing. I need the brush and microfiber towel though. Thanks