How To Take Care of Wavy Hair
Aug. 3, 2020
Having wavy hair is great. You were basically born with the hair type that all your friends want and try to achieve using countless styling products and heat tools. Not quite wavy, not quite straight, your hair is mostly flat and straight at the roots but gets wavier in the lengths and has an ‘S’ shape in the ends. If this sounds familiar, scroll down for our top tips on how to care for your wavy hair.
Tame the frizz
Any hair type that has a slight curl to it is more prone to experiencing frizz. Anything from the weather outside to the products you use, and even the pillow you sleep on can set off frizziness. The fight against frizz starts in the shower – use a defrizzing shampoo and conditioner like Briogeo’s Farewell Frizz Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner, which contain rosehip oil to smooth and moisturise hair. Once you’ve washed and dried your hair, there are plenty of styling products that will help you to keep the frizz at bay. Look for smoothing serums and nourishing oils like argan oil which will tame flyaways and make your hair sleek and manageable.
Brush hair regularly
Just as it’s more prone to frizz, wavy hair is also very susceptible to experiencing knots and tangles. You’re probably used to large clumps forming at the nape of your neck, and hairbrushes breaking over stubborn knots of hair. Brushing your hair regularly is the easiest way to stay on top of knots and tangles. Experts recommend brushing or combing your hair before bed and when you wake up. Trying sleeping with your hair in a silk cap or on a silk pillowcase to prevent knots from forming overnight. Avoid brushing wet hair as this can cause damage like split ends – instead, use a comb to remove tangles while you’re washing your hair or after showering.
Enhance your texture
To show off your curls, make sure you’re using care and styling products that are specifically designed for your hair type. Not only will this help you to maintain healthy hair, but it’ll help to enhance your waves. Use dry shampoo to add volume, mousse to boost roots and add a natural bounce, salt spray for more texture, and smoothing creams to define strands. The key is always less is more – you don’t want to weight down your waves. Try flipping your head upside down and scrunching product into your hair to keep it away from your scalp and prevent buildup.
Experiment with layers and colour
Your hairdresser will be able to advise on the best shape and length for your face shape and lifestyle, but naturally wavy hair looks great when it’s had layers cut in. Layers add movement and will help to enhance texture – they can also make hair appear longer, and can be used to frame the face or define the jawline and cheekbones. Likewise, adding colour in the form of ombre or balayage will add definition and is a great way to draw attention to your hair if you like your locks to be your main feature. Even just some subtle highlights or lowlights will work especially well with wavy hair.
Air dry your hair
Like all hair types, wavy hair is prone to heat damage, so try to avoid relying on blowdryers and heat tools where possible. Since your hair is wavy, it’s even easier for you to pull off the air-dried look as you can rock your natural waves or even make use of a simple finger twirl to enhance their shape. If you do need to use heat, make sure you protect your hair with a heat protectant spray like Amika Blockade Heat Protectant Serum, which protects hair by sealing each individual strand. Remember, never use heat tools on damp hair, and always let your hair air dry for as long as possible before using a blowdryer.
If your hair is dry and dehydrated, you’ll notice the difference. Not only will you experience more frizz, but your waves may seem to lose their shape. Retain moisture by using a weekly hair mask to infuse locks with hydrating ingredients. Try The OUAI’s Treatment Masque – it contains keratin and amino acids to boost hair health in the short-term and the long-term.
With these tips and products, looking after your naturally wavy hair will start to feel more effortless, and you’ll really notice the difference.
Wednesday Wellness 🙏🏾
This past week has been rather hard and long for me. I ultimately decided to get back on track with my wellness plan. My main wellness goal for 2021, is to indulge in myself more. I definitely am a firm believe in “as within, so without”. I started my day with: #Four Sigmatic - Mushroom Elixir Mix with Chaga[products]#[FiveStars] I have been getting back into adaptogen and herbal medicine. What we put into our bodies is just as important as what goes on the outside. Adaptogens are apart of ancient medicinal traditions traced all over the world. I also drink Tulsi “Holy Basil” Tea. If you need a pick me up or emotional boost I highly recommend! SUNDAY RILEY - U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil is my treatment of choice I used during the day. Do not be afraid to use salicylic acid during the day. I applied plenty of sunscreen afterwards as well! This is a GODSEND for clearing up acne and acne scarring. It’s by far the best acne treatment I’ve tried and its mostly due to the immediate results I get. This is a dry oil, so it should be used before a heavy moisturizer or sunscreen. THE BODY SHOP - Spa of the World Thai Makrut Lime Firming Oil is a staple in my night time routine. When I want to relax and really unwind I use a body roller with this oil. It smells like a fresh key lime pie and it’s so hydrating. This is great for firming, especially when paired with a body tool. What do you do for wellness?
Clear skin the gentle way?
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My Farewell To Cherie
Follow me on Ig for more skincare since Cherie is leaving 😭 @naturedskinv This has been an amazing journey and I’ve made soo many amazing friends. Thank you for all the love, conversations, and just overall happiness I’ve experienced on this app. I’m definitely sad, a little upset, and a dash of confused, but thank you @cheriefor giving me such an amazing confidence boost and guidance. The way the app shaped my thoughts on skincare has been insane. I’m still willing to forget this and call it a joke if y’all are! 😭 Anyways thank you again and hopefully we can stay in touch 🙏🏾
DISAPPOINTED BY THESE 100% NATURAL PRODUCTS 😩
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A Journey of Self 🌹
I figured Black History Month was as good as any opportunity to talk about my self finding. Growing up in a small yet old family, I always had questions about my roots and family history. I also struggled with self conscious doubts about my appearance. Why is my nose this big? Why is my hair this curly? Why am I taller than average? These weighed heavy on my mind growing up because honestly, sticking out sucked. So, I finally dove deep into my family’s origin and decided to do an Ancestry DNA analysis. I immersed myself with every corner of the site. I only got the chance to finish my maternal grandmas side of the family tree, but even that has plenty of gaps. Yet, when I received my DNA results I was stoked. Then I realized, I don’t know much about any of these places. So I dug even deeper. I have a little journal of things I’ve learned and want to know, but this was quite the experience. It was heartbreaking and satisfying at the same time. I highly recommend for every race and background to do this DNA Test. The best part of this was scrolling through photos of the people of the respected countries I was DNA matched to. I swear I saw a girl who looked like me, but everyone else thinks I’m tripping lol. In the end, I’m satisfied with my results and findings. Relatively speaking, this way of self discovery has been the most effective.
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