The constant fight against frizz and undefined curls and the endless search for moisturising yet lightweight products. We all know what's the battle about! This is why created specific instructions for wavy hair care routine and provide you with some tips on how to get the best results out of it. Now you have to remember that these are guidelines for your haircare but doesn’t mean that you have to follow them rigorously. Figure out what techniques works best for you and what products does the trick 🤷.
Wavy hair care routine step-by-step
Wavy hair routine slightly differs from curly hair routine, since the hair texture is usually finer and tends to get weighed down if you are using too heavy moisturising products. So always try to keep your conditioners, oils and gels as light as possible. Another important factor is frizz control! Wavy hair is prone to frizz and you have to take extra care when styling your hair.
Pre-poo your hair with hair oil
Before your wash day, pre-poo your hair with hair oil to protect your hair against any damages that shampooing may cause. Apply a small handful of oil through your scalp and hair, and let it sit through the night or at least half an hour before showering. Try our Wavy Hair Oil, which is crafted especially from lightweight oils suitable for fine hair. Apply this technique only to very dry wavy hair. If your hair is naturally oily, you may want to skip this step.
Use sulfate-free shampoos
Shampoo the oil thoroughly out of your hair and massage your scalp well to clean out all dirt and impurities. Try not to use shampoo on a daily bases. I know this might be hard because with wavy hair your natural sebum works its way from the roots through the length of your hair faster than with curlier texture. To avoid scalp irritation and dry hair, use sulfate-free shampoos. The Wild Curl sulphate free shampoo gently cleanses and moisturises dehydrated hair whilst leaving it soft and manageable.
Apply conditioner with “squish to condish” method.
This method is very important for wavy hair and helps to enhance your curl definition and give your hair volume while deep conditioning your hair at the same time. After washing your hair, start with your head upside down and make sure your hair is soaking wet. Apply conditioner on your hair and gently finger detangle and distribute it evenly. Gather a pool of the water on your palms and dip your hair into that pool. Start squishing your curls to define your curls and to reduce frizz. Tighter curl patterns may need to extra conditioner, just be sure to add more water and keep on squishing. Keep doing this until your hair is no longer dripping. Try The Wild Curl Conditioner, which is designed for Wavy hair due to its ultra-lightweight structure. It is a perfect fit for dry, damaged or chemically treated hair.
Apply leave-in conditioner
Keep squishing still 😅🙈. Some wavy hair is not a big fan of leave-in conditioners so this step is totally up to your hair type.
Add styling products to soaking wet hair
Apply hair oil to seal in the moisture of the “squish to condish” method. Rub few drops on your palms and apply it on the ends of your hair. Keep your hair upside down and squish and scrunch your waves while applying the products. If you desire to get more hold on your waves, use light gel, mousse or cream to finish the style. And again keep squishing! Style with The Wild Curl Wavy hair oil.
Use a microfiber towel to dry your hair
DO NOT use a normal towel to dry your hair! Use a microfiber towel or just an old pure cotton t-shirt to dry your hair. Cotton creates less friction and therefore reduces frizzy hair. Flip your head over and scrunch up your waves into the towel or t-shirt to get out extra water and to enhance your curl definition. Use an Anti-Frizz Microfiber Towel or just pick any 100% cotton t-shirt and you are good to go. Let your hair air dry all the way or dry it with a diffuser till 70% dry. After that keep scrunching your curls with your palms to get more defined waves.
Avoid combing your curls through
Once your hair is dry shake your roots for extra volume but do not comb through not to lose your curl pattern! Do this your head upside down.
I know it sounds like a lot, but really it is up to you what kind of routine you want to create for yourself 😉. Just make sure to use sulfate and parabens free products to maintain healthy hair. Also, try to avoid combing your hair excessively! That way you can prevent hair breakage and frizz. Try to only finger detangle your hair in the shower as many days as you can go without using a brush. When combing your hair, use wide tooth comb or gentle brush to avoid hair breakage and comb it in the shower with conditioner.
Wavy hair routine from Dulce Candy