Quick & easy hairstyles for wet hair when you’re in a rush

Posted by Kayce Sebree on

Wet hairstyles to get you through scenarios when there's just not enough time to dry your hair

We’ve all been there — you’re running late for work, school or a date and you don’t have time to dry your hair. Or maybe you just came back from a sweaty workout, a relaxing swim or a fun day at the beach and your hair is damp and messy. You can still look fabulous with wet hair if you know how to style it — whether you want to rock a sleek bun, a chic braid or a trendy twist, we’ve got you covered.

Scenario 1: (Post nighttime shower) Too tired to do anything other than get comfy and curl up in bed

After an exhausting day, all you want to do is rest, scroll through social media and sleep in a towel. But what if we told you that you could get beautiful, beachy waves at the same time? With just a bit of sea spray and a hair tie you can wake up with a chic and effortless look that took almost zero effort!

  1. After towel drying, apply some sea spray to your damp hair for texture.
  2. Divide your hair into two sections and twist each section tightly.
  3. Secure the twisted sections into a bun at the crown of your head with a hair tie.
  4. Leave your hair twisted up while you sleep, then release the bun in the morning.
  5. In the morning, apply some Ghost™ Oil to the ends of your hair for added moisture.
  6. Use a curling wand to touch up any pieces that need it.
sea spray

sea spray

for soft, relaxed waves
and light, dry texture

Scenario 2: Forgot to bring a blow dryer to my sleepover (bf/gf/bff/fam)

Photographed by: Christine Hahn.


This chic look is a quick way for those with long hair to achieve a polished look, even with wet hair. It can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion and can be done in just a few minutes. Whether you're running errands or heading to work, this sleek hairstyle is sure to keep you looking put-together. Add a leave-in conditioner or Ghost™ Oil to keep strands frizz-free and looking sharp. All you need is a hair tie and a bobby pin (or a few):

  1. Comb your hair to remove any tangles and make it straight.
  2. Pull your hair back behind your ears and make a loop so the ends of your hair comes back up along the back of the neck.
  3. Create a knot around the top of that loop.
  4. Use a hair tie to secure the knot in place.
  5. Use bobby pins to keep any loose strands in place.
ghost oil

ghost oil

formulated with moringa
oil for soft, frizz-free hair
from roots to ends

Scenario 3: Went out last night, forgot to set an alarm, & must shower but don’t have time for drying before work/brunch

The “Gibson Tuck” from The Freckled Fox is a versatile and effortless way to create a sophisticated look in just a few easy steps. It's perfect for both casual and formal occasions, whether you want to add a touch of elegance to your everyday work outfit or need a quick and easy updo for a night out. The hairstyle begins with a simple twist on each side of your head, then combines them into a low ponytail.

By creating a "pouch" or "hammock" in the middle of the ponytail, you can tuck the rest of your hair up and inside for a stylish and chic final result. You can even customize it to make it more fun and playful by adding texture with a texture spray or keep it more professional by pulling back wispy pieces and using hairspray to keep them in place.

  1. Create two twists of hair, one on each side of your head, by twisting hair over itself and pulling out hair from underneath until just past your ear.
  2. Combine the two twists into a low ponytail at the back of your head.
  3. Use your fingers to create a little "pouch" or "hammock" in the middle of your ponytail.
  4. Gather the rest of your hair and tuck it up and inside the pouch you just created.
  5. Secure the tucked hair in place with bobby pins.
  6. Tug out flyaways and adjust the hairstyle to your liking.
  7. ghost hairspray

    ghost hairspray

    flexible, medium hold
    hairspray for workable hairstyles
    and all-day control

    Scenario 4: That yoga class had one too many down dogs & now I don't have time to dry

    Before styling, start with dry shampoo and volume spray to refresh and add volume to your post-workout hair. Dry shampoo will refresh sweaty hair and volume spray will add texture to hair. This style can be done in multiple ways, so use whatever braid you feel more comfortable with (above, you can see an inside-out French braid)!

    1. Apply volume spray to hair before styling.
    2. Choose a braid style (such as an inside-out French braid) and braid hair.
    3. Apply Ghost™ Oil to braids to prevent frizz and flyaways.
    4. Criss-cross bobby pins at the back of your head to secure the braids.

    Lazy girl tip: If you really can't spare the time to wash your hair in the post-gym shower, no worries. Simply braid your hair into French braids before hitting the gym, and when you're done, spritz with some volume spray and bobby pin back the braids. No need to worry, we won't tell anyone about your post-workout hair routine.

    volume spray

    volume spray

    lightweight volumizing spray
    that amplifies hair for a
    flexible, full-bodied finish

    Scenario 5: Beach/pool time was great & I have no time to go home before I meet my friends

    woman with two braids

    Source: Pinterest

    It's summer and that means not only days in the sun, but lots of post-pool day activities. This hairstyle features two Dutch or French braids that start at the top of the head and go down to the nape of the neck. The braids are then tied off with a hair tie or secured with bobby pins. This style is great for those with longer hair, because it keeps hair out of the way, looks stylish and is super easy to put together all at the same time. It's also a great option for those who want to try out braids but don't have a lot of experience with intricate braiding techniques.

    1. Brush hair to remove tangles and make it straight.
    2. Apply a shine serum like Ghost™ Oil to prevent hair from looking dry and dull.
    3. Use a small amount of hair clay to add a little hold for the braids.
    4. Divide hair into two equal halves and tie off one side to keep it out of the way.
    5. On the other side, start with the hair at the top and create a 3-strand braid using either Dutch or French braid techniques. Then, repeat on the other side.

    No-hassle styling

    While these styles will help you save time and look great, there's an even better solution. Our Ghost™ Air Dry Whip is about to revolutionize your hairstyling game. It’s made for damp hair and creates effortless, frizz-free waves and curls without the need for heat styling. It's the ultimate time-saver, letting you achieve the perfect look with minimal effort.

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