Hair enameling is a slicked back hairstyle that mimics a wet look, but without the worry of your hair becoming rock hard. It uses a variety of products that make your hair shiny and slick but also soft, so it feels as smooth as silk.
The earliest forms of enameling date back to 600 B.C. and were used to decorate religious and ceremonial objects. During the Renaissance and Middle Ages, artisans adopted enameling as a way to add color and preciousness to jewelry.
There are several different types of enameling, but some of the most popular include Cloisonne and Grisaille. The latter is a type of enameling that involves painting white enamel over black, creating a dramatic effect of light and shade.
It can be difficult to achieve an enamel-like gleam on dry hair, but with the right product and techniques, you can get it done. One of Zoe's favorite products is Shinefinity, a treatment that "reveals the healthy-looking shine on your locks with an ultra-natural color result."
If you don't have the time for a salon visit or want to give it a go on your own, try a gel spray. This will help your hair have a more slick look, and it will also seal your style for extra protection.
The most common hairstyle for this look is a low bun or ponytail at the back of your head, but it's up to you! Just be sure to use a bobby pin or other hair tie to secure your style.