A lot of girls, who start wearing wigs recently, have a lot of questions in their mind. For example, what are the best products for the wigs, how to keep it in the best shape, and most importantly how to try different looks? Well, today is your lucky day because in this tutorial you are going to learn how to keep your wig looking wet without burning a lot of cash on the hair products.
Before I tell you how to get your hair looking all wet and shiny, let me take a moment and give you a disclaimer that I am, by no means a professional hairstylist. And obviously I do not take responsibility for any damage you end up doing to your wig. You should probably contact a professional stylist for the best advice.
This tutorial does not cover all the details and minor differences in the hair types. I would recommend you to use this article as a general guide for talking points with your hairstylist. Do not take it as a recommended method of keeping your hair looking wet.
Also, one last thing before we start. The wigs and weaves I will be using in this tutorial came from Donmily Hair. I have worked with them in the past as well. They have a very nice quality. I haven’t had a lot of shedding or any smell in their products. I highly recommend you check them out.
Let’s start with the things you will require to complete this process. Just so it is easier for you to have these ready and don’t have to run around and grab them in between the steps.
- A water spray bottle. This will be used to wet the hair before, in between the steps, and at the end as well. So keep it ready with an adequate amount of water in it.
- Hair Conditioner: It does not matter which brand of conditioner it is, as long as it works and you have been satisfied with its results.
- A paddle Brush: You will need it to, well, brush your hair and keep it from tangling. Again, it does not matter if it is a round style brush or flat type. All that matters is that it should be able to remove all the tangles and frizz.
- Eco Styler Gel: This is the secret ingredient. If you want to keep the hairstyle looking wet for a long time, you should get this product.
- Lastly, you will need an empty container to mix the Eco Styler Gel and water in. And of course, a small brush to apply it. You can even use a toothbrush, trust me it works. Just don’t use the same toothbrush on your teeth again. That would be back.
Okay, so, first of all, we need to take the hair and part it in a couple of sections. You can also part it in two sections, whatever works for you.
Before we do anything, take some amount of the Eco Styler gel and put it in the empty container. Now add some water and mix it up with the small brush. Keep going for a couple of minutes and it should all become like a runny gel. That is the consistency we want.
Now take the water sprayer bottle and start to spray the hair with it. Basically, we want to drench all the fibers with water. Take your time and run your fingers through the strands while spraying it and make it wet.
After the hair is wet on one side, take the paddle brush and brush out all the tangles. This should leave the wig very smooth and silky. Don’t rush, and if you feel like the fibers are drying, you can use the water spray again. Keep them wet and brush all the tangles out.
Next up, take the gel we created in the container earlier, and start applying it to the wet hair. You can use the small brush, or your fingers to make sure that you do not miss any part, and get any last single strand.
Don’t worry if you feel like the hair has started to dry, you can use water spray in all steps. As I said earlier, it is not a set in stone method of getting the wet look. Feel free to drift away and improvise as you like. Just don’t forget to let me know what works best for you.
Once you have one section of the hair looking like the way you want, just repeat the same process on the other sides as well.
Lastly, you will probably want to use a brush to make the frontal part look all-natural. That’s it, you have got the wet look you wanted. Now take the setting spray you use and set the hairstyle in the position of your liking.
Keep in mind that it is not a permanent change to your wig. Once you have the hair set using the spray, trust me it won’t go anywhere. And it can hold the wet look for quite a long time. The longest this method has worked for me is around 5 to 6 hours. I know, it is a very long time. You can use this method before going out and don’t worry about your wig for the whole night.
It will start looking dry after a couple of days again, and you can simply repeat this process again to get the wet look or wash off all the get and start working on a new look. That’s the fun of wigs, isn’t it? Let me know what you think about this method in the comments, did it work for you, and did you like the final look? I would love to hear your thoughts.