What is liquid hair? Here's how to create the super-smooth style taking over social media

Yes, liquid hair is doable—even when it's cold outside

 Rear View Of Woman With Long Dyed Hair Standing Against Blue Background - stock photo Photo taken in Yekaterinburg, Russia meant to look silky like liquid hair trend
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The liquid hair trend appears to be rising in popularity, inspiring celebrities to show off their well-maintained locks and making us envious in the process. 

But like JLo, Kim K and Megan Fox (who just got engaged), you too, can rock the look. If you're growing tired of bun hacks, read on and we'll tell you how to perfect liquid hair—no scrunchie required.

Liquid hair: what is it and how to do it?

Think a vibrant, buttery (figuratively, of course), silky salon-approved 'do. As you are aware, a hair trend like this is enough to pull any look together. It's chic. It's empowering. It's...kind of hard to pull off in bad weather, but we're never one to refuse a challenge!

And as we've mentioned, if it's good enough for JLo, it's certainly good enough for us! 

Straightening seems like the obvious answer for perfecting the liquid hair but there are a few extra steps to ensure that you're pulling off the trend correctly. (Humidity be damned!)

1. Invest in the proper tools

The Tineco Moda One Ionic smart hair dryer proves just how smart some devices can be. By measuring the moisture levels of your hair roughly every 20 seconds, it'll help prevent damage and breakage. Plus, it emits ions that are believed to make your blowout more manageable and increase shine. *Ding, ding, ding!*

Tineco Moda One Smart Ionic Hair Dryer | $299,  £259

Tineco Moda One Smart Ionic Hair Dryer | $299,  £259

A smart device that dries your hair based on each strands' level of moisture. It includes Manual, Cool, Pet, Kids, and Eco Modes.

2. Stock up on a good product

Once again, we're turning to JLo for advice. This time, we're snagging her hairstylist Chris Appleton's MONEY masque for a glossy finish. For optimal results, the hair expert suggests using the product after you’ve shampooed your hair, and then apply it to your roots and ends. Rinse after five minutes. Results are said to last for up to three days.

Chris Appleton's MONEY MASQUEDeep Hydrating Hair Treatment | $45

Chris Appleton's MONEY MASQUEDeep Hydrating Hair Treatment | $45

A hair mask that "penetrates deep to help strengthen, repair and renew suppleness."

Grow Gorgeous, Hair Growth Serum Original, £30

Grow Gorgeous, Hair Growth Serum Original, £30

Suitable for all hair types, this serum keeps things smooth and silky whilst the organic pea sprout extract stimulates roots for denser and thicker-looking hair. And, it smells pretty great, too. 

For use on towel-dried hair, simply apply 20 drops to your scalp followed by a scalp massage and finally pull the product through to the ends. 

3. Go the natural route

Yes, a little apple cider vinegar for hair is a thing—it isn't just reserved for your kitchen adventures. According to Dr. Mona Gohara, a dermatologist at the Yale School of Medicine, the acidity of apple cider vinegar closes your hair's cuticles, which in turn makes it shinier and even better able to reflect light.

4. Cut your hair regularly 

How often should you cut your hair? We break it down for you by hair type and length to ensure that your strands are their healthiest. And, of course, healthy hair makes it easier for you to attempt any style you'd like!

While you're at it, have a look at the 2022 hair trends that will be the talk of the salon: deep reds (expensive brunette, who?), fresh takes on the fringe hairstyle and so much more.

Happy styling, friends!

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

Need a TV show recommendation? Maybe a few decor tips? Danielle, a digital news writer at Future, has you covered. Her work appears throughout the company’s lifestyle brands, including My Imperfect Life, Real Homes, and woman&home. Mainly, her time is spent at My Imperfect Life, where she’s attuned to the latest entertainment trends and dating advice for Gen Z.

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

When Danielle’s not writing, you can find her testing out a new recipe, reading a book (suggestions always welcome), or rearranging the furniture in her apartment…again.