The Life Cycle of My Wet Set ~ Day One
- February 29, 2016
- The Glambassador
I have been wanting to do a series like this for quite some time. Now I can dedicate the time and energy to do a series like this justice. This is quite an undertaking for me as I normally do not take outfit or hair photos every day. But I am excited to share this information with all of you.
I was first inspired to do this post by a wonderful vintage hairstyle group I am in on Facebook. Many questions are asked about how to do specific styles, what products to use, definitions of terminology and how long a wet set might or should last.
So I’ve decided to create The Life Cycle of My Wet Set. Notice that I say MY wet set. My set and styles work for me and my hair. I truly hope that the information I provide can help you out, but please don’t dismay or give up if your set only lasts a few days or the products or techniques I use don’t work well due to a different type or texture of hair. Please note that I am not a hairdresser, I was not trained in styling hair. I am simply an enthusiast of vintage hairstyles. I practice AND FAIL a lot, and hopefully learn from my mistakes. I challenge myself regularly to learn new hairstyles and over the years I’ve really learned a lot about my own hair and style. I know what silhouettes flatter my face, I know the limitations of my hair and what products to use to achieve the different styles I love.
For this series I will only create styles that utilize my basic wet set as the base. I won’t really be using any additional styling tools accept my flat iron occasionally. I have naturally curly hair and sometimes I have to use the flat iron on my fringe to relax the curl that happens after I shower.
I typically wash and set my hair once a week. The curls I create with this set are the basis of just about ALL of my styles.
Here is my typical wet set pattern and the one I used for this series. Please check out my previous post here for the products I use to set my hair.
Watch My Updated Wet Set Video Here
I don’t re-curl or re-set the curls at night. I simply brush out my hair each evening with a wide-tooth comb and then figure out what to do the next day.
Here is the finished style. Day one is usually a simple brush out using my Denman brush and I tease the fringe a bit then sculpt it into an S-curve. I place a small bobby pin to secure the curl and that’s it.
Easy alternatives or additions:
- Add a hair flower
- Bring sides up and secure with hair combs
- Make front fringe into a pin curl
Watch my new updated video version of
The Life Cycle Of my Wet Set
Lorna29th Feb 2016 - 1:25 pm
I used to LOVE using wet roller set ! it’s amazing xxx
Love from Paris,
Katy Mastorakis29th Feb 2016 - 7:15 pm
Wonderful! Do you use a setting lotion? How dry is the hair? Also how long do you keep it in the curlers for? Do you use any heat to help set?
The Glambassador29th Feb 2016 - 7:33 pm
I will direct you to two of my previous posts that should answer all of your questions.
Vintage Hairstyling for Naturally Curly Hair
My Sponge Roller Wet Set
Jessica Cangiano3rd Mar 2016 - 10:56 am
Your hair is utterly gorgeous. I’ve always been struck by how shiny and full it looks in your outfit photos. What a cool idea for a post series. I finally got my new computer (*happy dance*) and look forward to following along as you share future days of this wet set with us.
FRZ6th Mar 2016 - 9:37 am
I like it that you also only wash you hair once a week, living in France it is quite socially accepted but when I’ve told US or british friends that I only wash my hair once a week, they were appalled and thought I was a really dirty person. But it’s better for your hair not to wash them too often !
Anyway, curls last about 2 hours on my head so I have absolutely no hope of having them last a whole week, but I really enjoyed your series !