Everything you need to know to care for your wavy hair!
Are your locks not super curly but not straight either? Then you have wavy hair or as it is often called in the curly world, wavy hair.
Want to learn more about your wavy hair? Then you've come to the right place. Our tips & tricks will teach you everything you need to know to take the best care of your wavy hair.
Before you read on, it is important to know that there are many factors that influence how your hair looks. After all, we dress warmly in the winter, for example, we lubricate our dry skin a bit more often, but we sometimes forget that our hair also needs extra care. Consider factors such as the porosity of your hair, how fine your curls are and, consequently, the weather on any given day.
That's why it's useful to think of this blog as a beginner's routine for wavy hair and use it as a starting point to build your own hair care routine suitable for your hair.
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WAVY HAIR
Wavy hair is usually shaped like an S-pattern. Having put that first, everyone's hair is different. Some curls are more relaxed while others are tighter.
Wavy hair falls under hair type 2. This hair type is again divided into three subcategories. While many people identify with one subcategory, it is also more than normal to fall somewhere in between or even have multiple hair types.
In fact, it can change from day to day itself. This can be due to your routine, the weather and numerous other factors.
The three different types
of hair 2:
The hair is usually flatter at the roots and forms a wider wave through the length of the hair. The individual strands form an S pattern when dry.
This type of hair has a moderate wave from root to tip and is also accompanied by more waves.
The hair has more waves at the scalp and forms a distinct S-pattern.
THE PERFECT DAILY ROUTINE FOR WAVY HAIR
Wavy hair generally does not need as much moisture as curl types 3 and 4, but it is still prone to dryness, breakage and frizz. Wavy hair is often flatter at the root and gets more waves towards the ends.
In a few steps, we explain the right care for your wavy hair with CG-proof products. These are products without sulphates, silicones and parabens, like the Curlygirlmovement products.
WAVY HAIR ROUTINE STEP 1: CLEANSE
Your routine for wavy hair starts with cleaning your hair. Pay close attention to which shampoo you use for your hair. Shampoos with sulphates remove all the moisture from your hair resulting in dry curls.
So choose a sulphate-free shampoo like the Clarifying Shampoo. Massage your scalp with the shampoo for at least 60 seconds and then rinse.
WAVY HAIR ROUTINE STEP 2: GROOMING AND DETANGLING
Wavy hair should be cared for with a conditioner at least once a week. Conditioner Light nourishes, detangles and softens hair without weighing it down.
Detangling wavy hair is very different from detangling straight hair. Detangle wavy hair only when wet and with conditioner. Is your hair very damaged or dry? If necessary, leave it in a little longer for extra hydration.
Wet hair and use a generous amount of conditioner. Apply from the ends to the roots. Use your fingers or a comb or brush with flexible teeth to untangle the hair while the conditioner is still in your hair.
Be gentle with your hair strands and do not use force, otherwise your hair may break. Then rinse out the conditioner.
WAVY HAIR ROUTINE STEP 3: MOISTURISE, PROTECT AND STYLE
Since we have removed shampoos and sulphates from our routine, silicones are out of the question when it comes to styling products. The reason is that silicones can only be removed from your hair with sulphates - without sulphates, the silicones from your styling products will just accumulate in your hair over time.
In general, wavy hair responds well to lightweight products with moderate to strong hold, such as light gels.
Adding extra moisture to wavy hair with a leave-in conditioner is essential as hair is prone to dryness. The Curl Styling Milk is a good option to moisturise and intensively nourishes your wavy hair.
Curlygirlmovement's products should be applied to wet hair. The Mist Spray Bottle is therefore a true must-have for anyone with curls! This refillable spray bottle makes (re)styling quick and effortless.
WAVY HAIR ROUTINE STEP 4: DRYING
You can dry your wavy hair two ways:
Air dry your wavy hair
First, use the Curly Hair Towel to scrunch excess water and products out of your hair. Then let your curls air dry.
Blow-dry your hair with a diffuser
Blow-drying your wavy hair with a diffuser will give you more definition and extra volume, while also giving you more control over your final look.
Start by enclosing your hair a few centimetres from the roots and scrunch up towards your scalp, so to speak. Hold this for a few seconds and move on to the next section. Once your roots are completely dry, use the same method to dry the lengths of your hair in sections.
Finish by scrunching the gel cast and gently shape it with your fingers.
WAVY HAIR ROUTINE STEP 5: PROTECT
It is important to protect your wavy hair while sleeping. That's what our Sleeping Cap is perfect for.
Dankzij de zachte stof aan de binnenkant van de Sleeping Cap wordt je de volgende ochtend wakker zonder met zo min mogelijk pluis en knopen. Zo kan je je wavy haar goed beschermen in de nacht.
LEARN TO LOVE YOUR WAVY HAIR
It takes time and patience to learn how to best care for your wavy hair. You should probably experiment a little every now and then to get the look you want, but in the end, it's definitely worth it!
Use products that work best for your hair. Our CG-proof products will give you the support your hair needs.
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