Here are the Top Tips to get the Best Routine for your Long Wavy Hair
Your hair is a big part of you, for most, it becomes a part of their personality too. Regardless of if you have short or long hair and what texture it may have, it needs the best care you can give it. Wavy hair is the perfect mix of curly and straight hair and on top of that if it is long? Well, those people are very lucky!
Wavy hair is both timeless and beautiful but are you following a hair care routine that is best suited to it? There are various hair types. Straight hair; which has the most sheen and resilience, wavy hair has more texture and sheen ranges and is also more frizz-prone. Curly and kinky hair has more texture with a prominent S or Z pattern or with a coiled pattern.
The internet is filled with recommendations on routines for straight and curly hair. Although wavy hair is a mix of both types it doesn’t mean it will follow the same routine. It’s time to stop using your friend's straight-haired or curly-haired routine. Change your routine to fit your long wavy hair.
The Best Routine for Long Wavy Hair
Step 1: Shampoo and Conditioner
Whether you have straight, curly, or wavy hair, hair care starts in the shower. For wavy hair, it is important to use a hydrating shampoo to keep frizz away and to keep it healthy. You can opt for shampoos and conditioners that are oil-based. They will deeply condition the strands and keep the hair frizz-free without weighing the hair down.
Step 2: Deep Conditioning
Since wavy hair is close in shape and texture to curly hair than straight hair, it is more prone to breakage and frizz. Show your hair some extra love by swapping out the regular conditioner with a deep conditioner once or twice a week. Use a deep conditioner with serum, healthy oils, and proteins. This will fortify your strands and make them stronger.
Step 3: Air Dry
One of the fastest ways to damage your hair is to blow dry it or style it using heating tools regularly. Instead of blow-drying let it air dry for a more natural look. Every hair type will benefit from letting it dry in the air. Letting wavy hair air dry will let the natural texture of it to show up. It will also give you beachy waves that others spend so much time in achieving. You can scrunch up your hair while drying it to help it along.
Step 4: Hair Mousse to Add Body to the Hair
Hair mousse will add body to the hair giving it a more voluminous look. Also, unlike gel which can prevent waves from keeping their bounce mousse will help maintain it. Depending on the formula it is lightweight and holds the wave without making the hair feel crusty. Add from root to tip and scrunch up the hair while your head is upside down for longer-lasting waves.
Step 5: Hair Masques
Hair masques are important irrespective of what hair type you have. They protect the hair from external environmental damage and make it silkier. A good masque will also restore and hydrate it while making it incredibly smooth to the touch. You can use it two to three times a week in place of regular conditioner.
Step 6: Refresh with Dry Shampoo
If you want to give your hair an extra oomph or refresh it when it seems dull, you can use dry shampoo. It enhances the texture of the hair. It also absorbs all the excess oil and residue on the scalp which will freshen up your hair.
Tips to Caring for Long Wavy Hair
The routine is relatively simple to follow if you have long wavy hair. However, to make sure to give it the best care you can use the following tips.
- Hair Wraps over Towels
Hair wraps are extra absorbent and protect the hair from damage. They also prevent hygral fatigue which weakens the hair. It also takes the weight of your neck that a regular bath towel will put on it.
- Avoid Over-Washing
Showering and cleaning your hair regularly is important, but over-washing hair can damage it by making it weak and brittle.
- Boar Bristle Brush or Wet Brush
A boar bristle brush or wet brush is perfect for long hair. With long hair, the risk of breakage is higher. Using a boar bristle brush or wet brush can make smooth out the hair shaft and prevent breakage.
Having a specialized routine for your long wavy hair can prevent it from becoming dull and keep it healthy long term. This way you won’t have to cut your hair unless needed.
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