KNOW YOUR HAIR TYPE & TEXTURE
Your Hair Type
When you wash your hair and air-dry it naturally, you have to see the texture of your hair. You have curly hair if it looks more spring, looped or coiled, and has a wavy texture if it is more ‘S-shaped.
The Texture of Wavy Hair
Though there is a fundamental shape difference between wavy and curly hair, it is drier than straight hair and needs hydration almost the same as curly hair. The right amount of hydration depends on the porosity of the hair. But you can always be sure that wavy hair is on the drier side. Look out for the scalp and the waves if it is dry or oily, and then choose the correct product in the proper amount each time.
WAVY HAIR – Source: Google
WHAT NOT TO DO IF YOU HAVE WAVY HAIR
You need to avoid a few things if you have wavy hair with a dry texture. Here is the list for you to make it easier to maintain your beautiful waves:
- Use a comb as little as possible in your dry hair. Do not use a brush but a wide toothcomb while your hair is wet – almost dripping wet.
- Avoid heating tools like straighteners, flat irons or curling irons. Always use heat protectant spray before using the heating tools if you have to.
- Avoid chemical processes, which might look great but will give that unnatural look with dry and dryness problems in the long run.
- Consider using organic clarifying shampoo and conditioner. Always use deep conditioning as much as you need, according to the weather.
- Try to apply hair products when your hair is wet and clean.
WAVY HAIR – Source: Google
PRODUCTS TO TRY OUT FOR WAVY HAIR
Choose Hydrating shampoo which is organic or at least does not contain chemicals. Always look for sulphate and paraben-free cleansers. Sulphates dry your hair and irritate the scalp, and I can lift your hair cuticle and make it more frizz-prone. Here are some products according to their price (high to low) you can consider for your waves.
Shampoos to Try Out for Wavy Hair:
Cantu Curl Cleansing Shampoo (recommended)
Cantu Curl Shea Butter Shampoo
Plum Avocado and Argan Shampoo
Tressemme Curl Hydration Shampoo
Schwarzkopf Oil Light in Shampoo
Wavy hair is tricky itself. It is not like straight hair, which might make hair oily or curly hair which evaporates all the moisture, no matter how much hydration you follow. Wavy hairs can easily be very frizzy after some time or weigh down without notice. So, using conditioner is one of the most challenging parts of making your waves look gorgeous. Try out the list of conditioners below to find out which suits you best.
Conditioners to Try Out for Wavy Hair:
Cantu Curl Shea Butter Conditioner
Bblunt Curly Hair Moisturising Conditioner
Plum Avocado and Argan Conditioner
Tressemme Curl Conditioner for Wavy Hair
Johnsons Kids Curl Defining Conditioner
It is always advised to deep condition your wavy hair once a week. You don’t need to do more than that, even if your hair is chemically treated. You can increase the intensity of deep conditioning according to your hair damage.
Deep Conditioners to Try Out for Wavy Hair:
John Freida Hydrate and Repair Deep Conditioner
Heavy curl products can weigh down wavy hair but need good hydration and definition. After washing your hair, take a ‘dime-sized’ amount of leave-in conditioner in damp hair and comb it with a wide-toothed comb.
Leave-Ins to Try Out for Wavy Hair:
Wavy hair is itself “S” shaped and has a lovely pattern. To give it more definition, a good serum, gel, or a little bit of lightweight oil can provide the final definition to those waves. Just twist your hair with the gel in your hand and leave it to air dry.
Serums to Try Out for Wavy Hair:
Aussie Instant Freeze Hair Gel
Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Gel
TIPS FOR WAVY HAIR
- Keep your hair hydrated with oils and moisturisers. You will notice the difference.
- Say good buy to over-styling and heating tools.
- Pin it up to get that natural wave.
- Avoid heavy deep conditioning or leave-ins. Use dime size amounts of products.
- Avoid glycerine-based products