The perfect pair of jeans and a simple white T-shirt are wardrobe staples. In the beauty world, equivalents include a complexion-enhancing nude lipstick; a mascara that delivers a natural but defined flutter, and shiny, healthy hair. Dakota Johnson ticked nearly all of these boxes when she stepped out in New York this summer.
Wearing a classic jeans and tee combo, Johnson’s latest look also incorporated a buzzy new hair trend. Liquid hair is a term that describes high-shine, reflective hair that—contrary to its name—doesn’t look wet, but rather soft and bouncy to the touch. Famed for her undone aesthetic (not to mention her excellent fringe), Dakota’s liquid hair look involved upping the ante in the shine department, while still maintaining a lived-in feel.
So, how to achieve liquid hair like Dakota’s? Healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp, so try incorporating formulas designed specifically to nourish and protect it, such as Ouai’s new Scalp Serum, or Monday Muse’s The Gloss Scalp and Hair Oil, the latter of which can also be used on the hair to smooth and add shine.
Monday Muse The Gloss Scalp & Hair Oil
After washing with a good shampoo and conditioner, spritz some of Virtue’s Frizz Block Smoothing Spray throughout your hair: It protects it against humidity, smooths and boosts shine, and it’s activated by heat, so be sure to blow dry afterwards. Once you’ve done that, run JVN’s Nourishing Shine Drops through mid-lengths and ends to take down flyaways, rectify dehydrated strands, and ultimately complete your mirror-like shine.
Virtue Frizz Block Smoothing Spray