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The next time you find yourself struggling with limp, lackluster strands that simply won't cooperate, don't fret. Take a cue from a few of our favorite celebs and rock the wet look.
Of course you won't step outside with hair that's actually sopping wet; your mane will merely look that way if you style your strands with a high-shine hair gel, like L.A. Looks Absolute Styling Wet Look Slicking Styling Hair Gel X-Treme Hold ($2.99).
Here's how to use it:
-Dampen a bristle brush and brush your hair into the desired shape, from roots to tips. Make sure the hair is saturated, but not dripping.
-Palm a high-shine holding gel through your hair, from the roots to mid-shaft. You want the ends to dry to their natural texture.
-Finish styling your hair. Insert a deep side part and pin your hair into a low, twisty bun, like Rooney Mara. If your strands are short, slick it back behind your ears, like Rachael Taylor. If you want a look that's classic and chic, brush it into a ponytail that sits just below your crown, like Heidi Klum.