Want to make your wavy hair look good naturally, without heat damage? Were you looking for a trusted wavy hair routine? Since one of my daughters is a wavy girl, I know all about making waves pop! Here are tried, tested, and winning methods to get defined, shiny waves – of your dreams!
Super Tips for to make Wavy Hair look good Naturally
These ideas work for my wavy girl. See if you want to include 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 your wavy hair out. Dryness causes frizz! So, you want your shampoo and conditioner 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 ₹700-₹1000 depending on where you buy from. However, with proper care and maintenance, that Brush lasts you a lifetime! Same with a great conditioner that costs ₹1400 but if you use it for 5 months, it costs you less than ₹300 or month! Doesn’t it cost you more to get your hair done at the salon every week? Learn more from my Denman Brush Review here.
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 then 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, but my wavy girl threenager daughter loves playing with sand, so we need to shampoo once in a while. But most of the time, we cowash. Learn more from my artcile, why Cowashing is my favourite method of washing hair Here OR watch this video 🙂
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 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 or a fortnight. I love using Red Rawkyn Clay Mask to death. It has protein and works for all hair types too!
ACV Rinses for Shine and Clarifying scalp
Once a month when you feel your hair is acting really weird, use a shampoo. You can either use a gentle cleanser like As I Am Cleansing Pudding or you can do a DIY Bentonite Clay Mask. Either way, if you decide to cowash, then remember to shampoo at least once in two weeks. These ACV rinses are easy, just massage the ACV on your scalp after your shampoo, rinse in 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 Righteous Roots Oil or Flora & Curl Hair Oil. Prepoo is oiling before shampoo but we do that only once a month if my daughter’s hair is extremely dry and weird.
Protect your hair while you sleep
This is so important for curlies, and it counts for you too. After my daughter sleeps on a satin pillowcase, her hair is way manageable the next day. Cotton sucks 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. Tie your waves up in a loose pineapple bun for more protection.
I totally recommend this SILK bonnet and SILK pillowcases from a local Indian company, BeauSilk (Buy Here) Use my code HONESTLIZ to get 10% discount!
Brush your hair at night
A night routine is a savior. You already know you should cleanse your face, but you want to pay attention to your hair before sleeping as well. After your scalp massage brush your hair with the Denman Brush. This will help distribute the oils from root to tip. The Denman Brush also helps you get better wave definition and prepare your hair for faster growth while you sleep!
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! It’s SO good that I got you a discount too. Use my code HONESTLIZ to get 10% discount on your purchase from Floracurl’s official website.
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)
- As I Am Naturally, Cowash Conditioner
- Eden Body Works, Coconut Shea Cleansing CoWash
- Bounce Curl, Cleansing Conditioner Use code “HONESTLIZ” for $$ off
- Mielle Organics, Detangling Cowash
- Curly Ellie, Gentle Shampoo
- Bounce Curl, Enzyme Gentle Clarifying Shampoo Use code “HONESTLIZ” for $$ off
- Flora & Curl, African Citrus Superfruit Shampoo Use code “HONESTLIZ” for 10% discount
- As I Am Cleansing Pudding
- Too Shea! Extra Moisturizing Conditioner
- Jim+Henry Eight Leave-in Conditioner
- Red Rawkyn: Clay Hair Mask
- CurlyEllie Intensive Treatment Mask
- Flora & Curl Hair Spray – Use code HONESTLIZ to get 10% discount!! They Ship Worldwide!
- Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz Maximum Hold Hair Styler
- CurlyEllie Curl Defining Leave-in Conditioner
- CurlyEllie Moisturising Detangling Spray
- Cachos Brazil, Rio Mist Leave-in Conditioner
- Cachos Brazil, Brazilian Combing Crème
- Jessicurl, Confident Coils Styling Solution
- Righteous Roots Oil or Flora & Curl Hair Oils for Scalp Massages & Prepoo
- DIY Bentonite Clay Mask to clarify 1-2x every month.
- Denman Brush – 7-row styling Brush
- Satin Pillowcase
- BeauSilk Silk bonnet and/or pillowcases Use my code HONESTLIZ to get 10% discount!
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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