Best Care for Wavy Hair
Wavy hair is the envy of many. Women around the world dream of the fun and flirty ways to wear wavy hair - from sexy bed head waves and flirty beachy waves to messy rocker chick waves and seemingly-effortless tousled waves! Wavy hair is wonderful, but there is an art in making sure your wavy locks get what they need to remain healthy and nourished. Your hair isn’t exactly straight, and it’s not exactly curly, which can be challenging when figuring out exactly what it requires. We tackle a number of common wavy hair concerns and questions to help you wavy ladies out.
Top Issues for Wavy Hair
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I’ve been told that natural oils are good for wavy hair, but they just seem to make my hair feel greasy.
You’re right. Natural oils are excellent for the hair, but depending on exactly how wavy your hair is, you may need to seek out a lighter oil. A good rule of thumb is the less wavy your hair, the lighter the oil needs to be. Oils are great for keeping hair in tip top shape and for adding a natural, healthy sheen, but if the oil is too heavy for your particular texture, it will only weigh your hair down.
Here’s a guide for you to follow:
Very wavy (almost curly) hair: Use slightly thicker oils such as Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Avocado Oil
Normal wavy hair: Use light oils such as Coconut Oil
Only slightly wavy hair: Use very light oils such as Jojoba Oil or Argan Oil
Frizz is caused by dryness, which means you need to keep it moisturized at all times and avoid heat as much as possible. Wavy hair can be a bit coarse; and that leaves it in need of constant conditioning. Each time you wash, be certain to use a leave in conditioner, and deep condition your hair at least once a week.
We also suggest you moisturize your hair. Now, when it comes to moisturizers, keep in mind that the more wavy your hair, the thicker of a moisturizer you can use. Conversely, the less wavy your hair, the lighter of a moisturizer you need. You certainly don’t want to end up weighing your hair down by using a moisturizer that is too heavy for your hair texture.
We also recommend that you nourish resilient, moisturized hair from the inside out by taking an all-natural hair supplement such as Hair Essentials. Taken daily, you will find that your hair, overall, will be much healthier. And healthier hair means less damage and less dryness – hence less frizz!
I want to wear my hair curly but I am afraid of using too much heat and damaging my hair. What can I do?
Good thinking! Overuse of heat can be a bad thing, but particularly for wavy-haired gals, too much direct heat (heat that directly touches your hair, such as that from curling irons) can cause frizziness, and that’s just not cute. A great way to curl your hair is to use products that doesn't require direct heat.
If your hair is already damaged from using curling irons to curl or flat irons to straighten, consider a trim to remove any split ends. Also, add deep conditioning to your hair care regimen and Hair Essentials to your daily diet to grow healthy, strong, damage-free hair. Nourishment from the inside out is key and Hair Essentials is the perfect all-natural complement to your hair care regimen.
Tips To Make Your Wavy Hair More Wonderful
Use a wide paddle brush to style your hair.
Small tooth combs and boar-haired brushes are the bain of wavy hair, as they can get caught in the waves and end up snapping your hair in the process. Wide tooth combs are good options, but sometimes you need something that will do a better job for styling purposes. This is where a wide paddle brush comes in. Instead of a brush with boar hair-like bristles, use a paddle brush that widely-placed plastic bristles. This allows the brush to glide through the hair, helping to prevent unnecessary shedding. It also has enough space between teeth to allow your hair to flow though without snagging.
To prevent greasiness from oils, be sure to use a very light oil EXCLUSIVELY on your hair.
If your hair happens to be only slightly wavy, use a very light oil on your hair. As mentioned above the less wavy your hair, the lighter the oil your hair requires. Argan Oil and Jojoba Oil are great choices, as they won’t weigh your hair down. Now, if your hair is more wavy (or even almost curly), you can get away with a heavier oil, such as Olive Oil or Avocado Oil.
Drink an adequate amount of water each day for strong, shiny hair – at least 8 cups a day.
When it comes to achieving your best hair ever, ingredients are key. Think of it being similar to what we all know about fitness and health. It’s common knowledge that in order to attain optimal health, we shouldn’t be eating fast or processed foods, and we should consume a good mix of natural vitamins and minerals. But we don’t always think of our hair as requiring the same needs. Truth is, our hair needs just as much love and attention to be just as healthy as we want our bodies to be. Water is the most moisturizing thing you can possibly give to your hair. Of course you’re going to wash your hair, but are you hydrating your hair from the inside out? Some of the healthiest-haired ladies in the world are known to drink up to a gallon of water a day. While I realize the vast majority of people aren’t going to go quite that far, be sure to get at least 8 cups in a day.
Nourish strong, healthy hair with Hair Essentials™.
Good nutrition is critical for building strong, lustrous, healthy hair. Deficiencies in specific vitamins, minerals and other nutrients can result in weaker, dryer, more damage-prone hair. Hair Essentials™ provides more than 20 herbs, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, amino acids, and other essential nutrients that provide complete support for healthy hair. Hair Essentials™ is the most comprehensive hair supplement on the market, and is doctor-formulated to repair and revitalize hair follicles and nourish strong, healthy hair growth. The 100% drug free, certified gluten free, all-natural ingredients are quickly absorbed where they work in combination to:
- Promote flexible, resilient hair that is less prone to breakage and split ends
- Moisturize scalp, regulates oil production and helps cells to retain water
- Protect hair follicles against oxidative stress and styling damage
- Nourish scalp creating a healthier environment for hair growth
- Improve circulation to the scalp for support of healthy hair growth
- Seed follicles with nutrients needed for the structural development of faster-growing, healthier hair
- Provide vital nutrients for the structural development of healthy hair.
The result? Stronger, healthier, faster-growing curly hair.