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Tips for Maintaining Your Heavenly Waves

Maintaining those heavenly waves or curls could be a tough job but with the right routine and know-how, your waves will continue to make a statement.

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Wavy hairdos are one of those trendy hairstyles that aren't disappearing at any point in the near future. Au naturel or thanks to a curling wand, waves always look great! Wavy hairstyles sit somewhere between curly and straight hair. Compared to curly hair which starts immediately at the root of the hair, wavy hair is often thinner until mid-shaft where it starts to curl into a loose pattern. Maintaining those heavenly waves or curls could be a tough job but with the right routine and know-how, your waves will continue to make a statement.

Find the Right Waves For You

Your hair may be long, in-between, or short, sporting a wavy hair will definitely look fabulous on you! Need help on choosing the right waves for you, check this out.

Manage Your Waves

Once you have spotted the perfect wave for you and you have finally decided to go for it, or if you have a naturally wavy hair and you want to  

Once you’ve created the waves you were after, or if your hair is naturally wavy and you want to you just want to give it the extra care it deserves, keep your curls in check with these tips:

Switch Shampoos

A gentle, sulfate-free shampoo is recommended so that your hair will not weigh down or cause a scalp-build up. Once or twice a month, use a clarifying shampoo once or twice to tackle scalp build-up. Scalp scrubs do not only do wonders to your hair, it also helps in getting rid of lingering build up too; using them at least once a week leaves your scalp in tip-top condition.

No “Hairbrush” For Now

You might have to put away your favorite hairbrush for now and switch to a wide-tooth comb. Even your fingers can do the detangling! Brushes can ruin your natural waves or curls and cause your hair to frizz. No!

Tame the Frizz

Frizz should not make you regret switching to a wavy hairstyle. While a wavy or curly hair is more likely to become dry easily than straight hair, you can keep those frizz away from ruining your hair.

Dryness is the common cause of frizzy hair. It happens when your hair is naturally dry or it gets dried out. Since dry hair longs for moisture, it is going to want to absorb all the moisture it can from the environment, especially when you go outside and it’s humid -- an instant recipe for frizzy hair!

If your waves start to long for moisture, apply a bit of dry oil through your strands while avoiding the roots. Do this after shower, while the hair is still wet. This can also keep away the flyaways if you do this on dry hair.

Plopping Will Define Your Waves

Blow-drying a naturally wavy hair with a diffuser allows the air to circulate without pulling your strands down as they dry.

Another way is through plopping. Many of the gorgeous curls and natural-looking waves were born out of plopping. Plopping reduces your hair drying time and boosts your hair’s natural waves.

Plopping is easy! Just follow the simple steps, and you will “plop” like a pro!

  1. Lay a t-shirt or a microfiber towel on a flat surface.
  2. Ben over and flip your hair over and onto the center of the t-shirt or microfiber towel. Ensure to line up your hair in the center.
  3. Take out the top section of the shirt or towel over the back of your head, to ensure that it is placed at the nape of your neck.
  4. Place the t-shirt around your head and twist the sleeves. If you are using a towel, twist both ends and then use elastic loops to knot them.
  5. Leave it for awhile, then blow-dry or dry your hair naturally after 10 to 20 minutes.

Sporting a new look will always require a few adjustments. Be patient! It might be a pain but it pays to keep trying until you find the best products and routine to keep your waves on fleek. Embrace your lovely waves even on days when you like you have suddenly lost control over them. You can never go wrong with a messy bun or a low ponytail.