The shiny, straight supermodel hair of the ‘90s is back, this time with an even stronger emphasis on flow and sheen. Effortless movement, silky soft strands and gloss for days — these are all signs of liquid hair, the latest beauty trend to overtake TikTok. But don’t be intimidated by this trend: While liquid hair might be a fancy new term, it’s really the result of tried-and-true hair care that nourishes and supports your mane.
The good news is that this style is entirely possible to create from the comforts of your home with a little tender loving care. To channel this chic runway-ready look, here’s how to get liquid hair with cruelty-free and botanically powered favorites from Desert Essence.
Clean Your Hair
No matter if you’re partial to beachy waves or liquid hair, every proper hair care routine starts with a clean head of hair and a healthy scalp. When it comes to liquid hair, nourishing shampoos and conditioners are a must for that effortless sheen on your mane. To encourage a silky soft hair texture, pamper your tresses with Desert Essence Smoothing Shampoo, which supports the hair cuticle with apple cider vinegar, quinoa protein and tea tree oil hydrosol — in fact, it works to increase hair shine up to five times with its special Hi-Gloss Technology™. To hone in on plant-based silkiness, follow up with Desert Essence Smoothing Hair Conditioner, which spotlights good-for-you ingredients such as coconut and olive oils for deep moisturizing.
Coat Wet Hair With a Hydrating, Anti-Frizz Product
A major part of the high-fashion liquid hair look is eliminating frizz. While your hair is still damp from the shower, lock in the hydration with an anti-frizz formula. But here’s something to consider: You don’t want to overdo it with heavy hair products, which can weigh down your strands and leave them looking oily.
When it comes to lightweight liquid hair products, silicone-free Desert Essence Coconut Hair Defrizzer & Heat Protector Spray is perfect for reducing frizz and tangles. It boosts hair hydration with botanicals such as jojoba extract and coconut oil while protecting your strands from heat damage. To work this plant-based spray into your hair, all you have to do is spritz it onto your mane and comb lightly.
Blow Dry Hair for a Salon-Quality Blowout
With liquid hair, the idea isn’t necessarily to have wet hair but to have smooth, shiny hair that resembles falling water. To create effortless volume, blow dry your hair after coating it in your go-to heat protectant. For the DIY blowout of your dreams, start by using a round brush and rolling it downwards from your roots. Then, follow up this downward brushing motion with heat from your hair dryer. With patience (and a mini arm workout!), you’ll have a bouncy mane before you know it.
Flat Iron Hair for Extra Smoothness
Next, touch up your brand-new blowout. For a sleek and polished finish, gently go in with a flat iron to smooth out spots that you couldn’t tame with your brush. Just be mindful not to straighten out your hair too much. After all, you don’t want to diminish the salon-quality volume that you’ve worked so hard to create!
Eliminate Any Remaining Frizz and Flyaways
The final step is to tame any remaining frizz and flyaways. All it takes is a dollop of hair lotion and a trusty comb to keep your look flawless — again, go in with a light touch to avoid weighing down your hair. Lightweight Desert Essence Coconut Shine & Refine Hair Lotion delivers radiance with nopal and agave while controlling frizz with vitamin E and panthenol. To apply the lotion, start from your ends and work upwards. If you’ve got jojoba oil handy in your bathroom cabinet, you can also work a few drops into your hair for beautiful gloss without a greasy residue.
At the heart of it all, the liquid hair trend is about supporting healthy strands. If you’ve been searching far and wide for formulas that help create volume and shine, add plant-based and cruelty-free Desert Essence hair care to your mane maintenance routine.