I love wavy hair. That’s not because I have the same hair texture myself but it’s also because you can easily style it in any way you choose. Wavy hair has a very flexible texture which makes it easier for wavy hair to be styled in a straight or curly fashion. If you are lucky enough to have wavy hair, you might also want to enhance its beauty. There’s a lot that can be done to make wavy hair look even better. I was making a list for my own use and I thought about sharing it on this blog so that it becomes accessible to more people. The list is as follows:
Don’t rub your hair with a towel
The most common mistake people usually make while dealing with hair is that they rub it with a towel to soak the excess water. Even though that helps to reduce the water content in the hair, it also promotes split ends because the constant rubbing tends to break and crack the hair strands. Instead of rubbing your hair with a towel, wrap the towel around your hair and let it stay like that for some time. Wrapping your hair in a towel will also make the waves more prominent.
Be careful about your haircut
The way you cut your hair and the place you get your hair cut from can really enhance or kill your wavy hair. Layers are best suited for people with a wavy hair texture. Layers give the impression of volume and give it the additional bounce. The place where you get your hair cut from will have an effect (irrespective of its magnitude) on the haircut itself. Experienced hair stylists know textures and hair quality well enough to be able to cut it to a person’s advantage.
Look for the right hair care products
Your hair care products and your hair regime goes a long way in enhancing the quality of your wavy hair. Use hair care products that are specifically designed for wavy hair to maintain the shine and the bounce that this hair texture is known for. Wavy hair has a tendency to become dry so make sure you moisturize it. Use a deep hair conditioning mask at least twice a week on clean wet hair to enhance your look. It has worked for me so I am sure it will work for you!
Get rid of any hair product residue
Hair product buildup is a common problem but it’s easy to get rid of it. Special clarifying shampoos that help in washing out any residue buildup from hair sprays can be purchased from stores or the Internet. Since wavy hair is naturally bouncy, any product residue will weigh it down and make it look flat. Therefore, making sure your hair is residue free is very important for the way you look.
Use a long finger diffuser
Long finger diffusers are excellent for drying wavy hair. The long fingers allow the user to lift a particular segment of the hair while drying it to give it a natural wavy look. Also, special wavy fingers can be purchased separately to enhance your existing waves.
Give your waves the right curls
An easy way to promote and improve your waves would be to divide them in sections, twist them, roll them up, put pins to hold the clusters together and let them dry on their own. That will give your hair natural looking waves and since that is the real texture of your hair, the waves will stay longer.
Scrunch your hair
Hair scrunching is another way of making your waves look more prominent. You can scrunch your hair once it is partially dry. Using a long finger diffuser is a good way to dry hair before scrunching because that will help to bring out the existing waves. Scrunching your hair is a lot like crumpling paper. You just have to take a segment and crush it with your hands. That’s how easy this is.
Use the correct hair cream
Hair creams can help in enhancing waves in your hair. Use creams that are especially made for this purpose. Bumble & Bumble hair cream is known to work for enhancing waves.
Twist and dry
If you don’t want to get into any kind of complications to enhance your wavy hair, you can simply divide them into segments, twist them with your fingers and blow dry them individually. This is an effortless way of enhancing wavy hair.
Don’t brush it
Brushing your hair is a bad idea if you have wavy hair. Brushing divides the hair strands into very small fragments and makes it look very frizzy. Instead, use a wide toothed comb. Try to catch hold of a wooden comb if possible because that helps in maintaining and improving the existing waves by reducing the static.
Big plastic curlers
Plastic curlers also help in making hair look wavy. People with natural waves can use plastic curlers to enhance them. Don’t use small curlers because they will make your hair look very curly instead of enhancing your natural or temporary waves.
Finish with an Epsom salt spray/mist
You can also make a concoction of salt and water to spray on your hair before you comb or scrunch it. Epsom salt reacts with water to make an effective hair spray that helps to give it a specific form. However, don’t use too much Epsom salt in the spray because that can make your hair dry and brittle.