Were you looking for a trusted wavy hair routine? Since my daughters have wavy hair, I know all about making waves pop too! Here are tried, tested, and winning methods to get defined, shiny waves – of your dreams!

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Super Tips for to make Wavy Hair look good Naturally

These ideas work for my wavy girl. See if you want to include any or all of these methods to enhance your wavy hair routine from today.

Switch to natural CG products

Start by using only natural products in your routine. Unsafe products with silicone (dimethicone), harsh sulfates (sodium laureth sulfate), parabens or drying alcohol (isopropyl alcohol) dry hair out. Dryness causes frizz! So, you want your shampoo-conditioner-styling products everything without silicone, not even the water-soluble kind, NO sulfate, no paraben, and so forth.  Learn more from this article, how CG-friendly products are not always safe.

Consider Safe Natural Products as an Investment

Don’t calculate how much the product costs when you buy it. Split the cost with the duration it will last you instead.

For example, the Denman costs say,  ₹700-₹1500. Learn more from my Denman Brush Review here. With proper care and maintenance, that Brush lasts you a lifetime! Same with a great conditioner that costs ₹1800 but if you use it for 5 months, it costs you less than ₹300 a month!

Doesn’t it cost you more to get your hair done at the salon every week?

That’s a bargain if you ask me. Consider all the hair fall, hair damage, psychological trauma that cheap products cost you.

Natural products promote hair health, not damage it. So if your CG-friendly product isn’t working for you it’s time for a change! Learn more from this article –  how to repurpose your unused hair products in many brilliant ways.

Cowash for moisture and definition!

Cowashing works beautifully for curly and kinky girls, as it is. We cowash most of the time and shampoo once in a while. Learn more from my article, why Cowashing is my favourite method of washing hair.

If you were looking to incorporate a cowash in your regime, here are a few options:



Try “Squish to Condish (STC)” Method to Rinse

    • Put your head down.

    • Detangle with conditioner.

    • Section your hair to form wave clumps.

    • Cup your palms and fill it with water.

    • Gentle squish each wave section with the water in your palms.

    • Squish only once, per section, to keep most of your conditioner in.

    • Don’t wash all the conditioner away.

    • Stand straight, cup your palms again. Fill water and throw it on your scalp, 1-2x times. This is to ensure there is no conditioner on your top or scalp. It helps avoid flat root problems later.

Here is Anjana’s tutorial video and her method works really, really well for wavy hair. Try it.

Apply Conditioner/Stylers only from mid-length.

Wavy Hair retains moisture, unlike curly hair which is always so thirsty! So you don’t need other products. Even if you use a curl cream, use it form mid-length. By applying conditioner/curl cream this way, you ensure your waves are moisturized nicely. This will prevent frizz later and add more definition.

Deep condition your hair at least once a week/fortnight

If you travel a lot, the sun and the environment draw out all the moisture from your hair.  A deep conditioning (DC) treatment will repair previos damage and help you maintain the moisture and protein balance in your hair. You can do a DIY DC or use store-bought conditioner, either way, you need one in your hair for 20minutes, at least once a week.

If you were looking to incorporate one in your regime, here are a few options for my favourite deep conditioners.

ACV Rinses for Shine and Clarifying scalp

If you decide to cowash, then remember to clarify at least every 3rd or 4th wash. Here are a few options for my favourite shampoos for wavy hair.

Try the DIY Bentonite Clay Mask at least once a month to rejuvenate your scalp and hair.  ACV rinses are easy to do as well, just massage the ACV on your scalp after your shampoo, rinse within 3 minutes and follow with a conditioner.

Start Scalp Massages with Essential Oils

Not only will your head thrive with the added stimulation, but it will grow your hair faster too! No more hair fall problems and you will have extra shine in your mane too. Learn all about scalp massages and how to do it from my other post. We do prepoo with Flora & Curl Hair Oil. Prepoo is oiling before shampoo.

Protect your hair while you sleep

Cotton sucks the moisture out of your hair and skin. It’s great for the summer when your body wants to stay and everything, but it’s never great for your hair. When my daughter sleeps on a satin pillowcase, her hair is more manageable the next day. Use my code HONESTLIZ to get 10% discount on BeauSilk (Buy Here) silk bonnet and pillowcases

Brush your hair at night, don’t touch it after

A night routine is a savior. You already know you should cleanse your face, so pay attention to your hair before sleeping as well. After a scalp massage brush your hair with the Denman Brush. This will help distribute the oils from root to tip. The Denman Brush also helps my daughters get better wave definition the next day. The stimulation helps faster growth while they sleep as well.

To summarise, here is a video!!

Use Hair Spray for Styling

When you wake up, just gently finger detangle and leave your hair alone! If your hair feels especially dry, don’t rush to go wash it. You want to stretch more days between your washes to give your scalp a chance to produce its own natural oils, the sebum. This is what protects your scalp against infections and promotes hair health and hair growth. Anyway, if you must, use a hairspray like Flora & Curl Hair Mist – we love it! Use my code HONESTLIZ to get 10% discount on your purchase from Floracurl.com.

Best Products for Wavy Hair (Buy Here)

Since wavy hair can retain moisture better than curly hair, you don’t need a lot of products! You need no gel. However, using the best light oils and safe products for washing hair goes a long way. Be sure to add a lot of protein into your routine. I’m saying that from experience, my daughter with wavy hair just thrives on products with protein in them! Let’s make waves now!! (pick any)


Deep conditioners


Other Essentials

BEST Wavy Hair Accounts to Follow on IG

The tips I mentioned above work for my daughters and stem from my own experience.

Your preferences of how your wavy have should look and feel may differ. So for that reason, you want to follow relevant IG accounts for additional help. These ladies have tips, tutorials, videos, and daily inspiration to keep you going on your healthy hair journey! These are only a few, if you know more please let me know so I can list them out here as well.

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Overall, avoid over washing and over-brushing dry hair. Do all things with love and be gentle to your mane. If you have more tips that have worked for you, please share in comments! Share this article with your wavy curl friends :)

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Author: Liz

Child of the King. Wife. Mother. Writer. Lover of all things sweet and honest.

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