10 Best Tools For Styling Wet Hair

Unless you have second- or third-day hair, creating a style from freshly washed locks can seem complicated. Having to dry your hair before you even start the styling process eats up so much of your getting-ready time. But unless you've taken a look at the seriously clever tools for styling wet hair, you could be making hair styling much more difficult than it needs to be.

Who says that hair has to be perfectly blown out, and then styled how you like it? Certain hair tools allow you to skip a step when styling freshly washed hair. These ingenious gadgets give you the option to cut the time it takes you to get ready in half. There are a ton of wet-to-dry straighteners, brushes, curling irons and more that are safe to use on damp hair. And if you're not interested in putting heat on wet hair that may have been damaged by hot tools or salon visits recently, there are really great detangling brushes that won't hurt your hair while hair's still wet. Or, you can style your hair overnight while you sleep and avoid heat, as well. No matter what your hair type, you can create a quick and easy style for wet hair.

1. Air Dry Damp Hair, Then Head For The Straightener

Remington Wet To Straight Straightener , $20, Amazon

Skip a step the next time you style your hair. Instead of having to worry about blow drying your hair the second you get out of the shower, let your hair air dry a bit, then reach for this wet-to-dry straightener. It heats up to 420 degrees in just 30 seconds, and it won't burn your hair because of the steam vents around the iron. This allows your hair to dry while it's being styled with minimal damage. (Always use a heat protectant spray!)

2. Get Soft, Silky Hair In Minutes With A Dry Brush

Infiniti Pro by Conair Spin Air Rotating Style , $39, Amazon

If using an iron on damp hair makes you nervous, you have other options. This brush heats up quickly and can be used to straighten, dry, or curl your hair. It has natural tourmaline ions that make your hair smooth, and it's made out of ceramic, which means less damage. Use the spinning feature for curly hair and leave that off if you want straight hair.

3. Add Volume To Wet Hair With A Rotating Wet-To-Dry Iron

InStyler Wet To Dry Rotating Iron , $90, Amazon

I love how my hair looks when I've just gotten a fresh blowout. But, I can never accomplish that look at home. This spinning iron will help you get that blowout look that you love in a much easier way. The rotating barrel creates a vented area that helps dry hair. It glides through your hair and causes water to evaporate from your strands, leaving you with volume and bounce that you would get from the salon.

4. Control Frizz And Dry Hair At The Same Time

Infiniti Pro by Conair Wet/Dry Hot Air Styler , $44, Amazon

Blow dry and straighten your hair at the same time, all while reducing frizz and adding shine to hair. Made with tourmaline ceramic technology, this hair tool will give you the shiny, silky hair that you dream of. It basically outputs ions that will smooth the hair cuticle, eliminating frizz and drying your hair way faster than a regular blow dryer would.

5. Use A Styler Dryer To Create A Look In One Easy Step

Gold 'N Hot Styler Dryer, $33, Sally Beauty

My friend uses one of these hair dryers, and her hair always turns out looking amazing. The professional dryer comes with three attachments that help style your hair. Use the combs to detangle hair, and then use the brush to straighten hair without having to awkwardly hold a brush in one hand and the dryer in the other. The attachments are super easy to switch out and will create styles that last all day.

6. A Powerful Salon Quality Hair Dryer Creates Quick Styles

xtava Allure Supreme Ionic Ceramic Dryer , $25, Amazon

When you're purchasing a hair dryer, you want to make sure it has tourmaline ionic ceramic technology so that your drying time is cut in half. It will increase hair volume and it won't over-dry your hair, which means less damage. This ceramic dryer has three speeds and three heat settings, so it's perfect for any hair type. Plus, it comes with a concentrator nozzle that will tame frizz and lock-in styles.

7. Style Wet Curly Hair With Ease

xtava Collapsible Silicone Hair Diffuser , $10, Amazon

Embrace your natural texture and eliminate frizz with a diffuser. People with curly or wavy hair often struggle with frizziness when they let their hair air dry. So, a diffuser is the best option to battle frizz while adding volume and body to hair. It also reduces the amount of damage that heat can cause hair. (And this one is collapsible, so it's easy to travel with). You'll be left with shiny, frizz-free natural texture and beautiful hair.

8. Use A Paddle Brush To Help Hair Dry Faster And With Minimal Frizz

Tangle Teezer Half Paddle Brush, $22, Amazon

I'm not a fan of brushes that make my scalp hurt, or make me feel like I'm tugging out my hair. Especially when I'm blow drying it. This paddle brush is designed with special teeth that allow free-flow tension. That means no more pulling and tugging on your mane. The teeth help remove excess water, allowing your hair to dry quicker, smoother, and frizz-free.

9. Not Interested In Heat? Leave Wet Hair Smooth & SHiny With Ionic Bristles

Wet 'N Dry Ultra Detangling Brush, $7, Amazon

If you aren't into putting heat on your hair, you can still have beautifully styled hair when it's wet. Just use a detangling brush that is made with ionic bristles. The bristles will leave hair smoother and shinier after it air dries. Plus, you can easily and painlessly detangle hair with this brush. No more irritated scalp after brushing your hair.

10. Or Use Curling Rods To Style Hair Overnight

Tifara Beauty 42-Pack Curling Rods , $10, Amazon

Style damp hair overnight with curling rods. The set comes with seven different rod sizes allowing you to create a natural look while you sleep. Don't worry about being uncomfortable while you sleep, one user said, "They are really soft so sleeping on them wasn't even a problem for my five year old! They work great and I love that it requires no heat for a beautiful curl."

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