Number One Guide To Wet and Wavy Hair
Why Wet And Wavy Hair?
Women who are looking to add versatility with textures and style wet and wavy hair are a great choice due to its ability to change from wavy to straight when flat ironed and straight to wavy when wet. The most important benefit of wet and wavy hair is it transforms naturally without chemicals or having to change your weave. With a few tools and minimum skills, you can switch styles often. If you're looking for a hair texture that allows bouncy curls for laid back days while offering sleek straight hair for special occasions wet and wavy hair is perfect for you.
Switching From Wet And Wavy to Straight Hair
Option 1: Using A Round Brush
Wet and wavy hair are meant to fall naturally, relaxing without any manipulation from chemicals. The reason this texture is so sought after is due to its easiness and the fact that all you have to do is spritz it with water and watch the curls form! However, if you are looking for a sleek and straight hairstyle there is a bit more manipulation but doable.
For this method we do suggest using a light heat protectant, this way we'll ensure your curls pop right back up when wet.
Using a round brush, slowly smooth out your curls and waves brushing downward while using a blowdryer.
Be sure to brush in the direction you want your hair to go. Take small sections.
Option 2: Add Some Heat
Depending on how tight the curls are round brushing will not get the sleek effect and flat iron will have to be used. Blow-dry your hair out making sure it is fully dry.
Now taking small sections slowly straighten hair from root to tip following your comb with the flat iron.
Make sure to use a light heat protectant.
How To Maintain Wet And Wavy Hair
Wavy hair is more susceptible to tangling and matting if washed incorrectly. When washing your hair using the correct products and techniques will help maintain and elongate the timespan of your weave.
Choose a shampoo that's made for hair extensions.
Wet hair thoroughly and massage shampoo in, in downward strokes. Be sure not to rub your hair in circles this will cause tangles and matting.
Rinse your hair thoroughly using warm water.
Apply conditioner evenly, allow it to sit for 10-15 minutes.
Detangle your hair using your fingers first, then opt for a wide-tooth comb.
Rinse the conditioner out making sure all of the conditioner is gone.
Pat dry your hair using a towel removing water, then allow it to air dry.
Add leave-in conditioner or oil.
Styling Your Wet And Wavy Weave
There are various ways to style your hair while wet, each technique will give a different feel and look to your hair extensions.
Technique 1: "Shingling", shingling is done when you define every curl individually going one coil at a time. Although time-consuming, this is an amazing way to achieve the natural-looking crisp defined curl pattern. Apply mousse or hair gel on every curl.
Technique 2: Finger Coils, taking a section of your hair began twisting from the root. Wrap the hair around your finger moving in a twirling motion stretching it until it bounces. Unlike shingling, this technique can be done in larger sections, although it can be done individually. This option also allows you to choose how loose or tight you want your curls to be.
Technique 3: Braid Out or Twist Out
Separate your hair in eight to ten sections twisting or braiding each section. Pin your sections to your head securing each section into place. Ensuring your hair is fully dry, unravel the twists carefully fluffing your hair.
Although some may think wet styling causes damage, that is a misconception. When done right it will not cause damage.
How To Care For Curly and Wavy Hair Weave
Use fingers or a wide-tooth comb when removing knots from your wet and wavy extensions.
Opt for co-washing in between washes
If blow drying or straightening your hair try using the lowest heat setting.
Try allowing your hair to air dry.
Style your weave with a soft bristle brush using your moisturizer and styling hair products.
Avoid heat as much as possible.
Braid or twist your hair when wet.
Always sleep with a scarf or satin pillowcase to avoid frizz and friction.
Cover your wet and wavy hair extensions when swimming in pools with chlorine to avoid drying out your hair.
How To Reduce Tangles
Curls are always prone to knots, tangling, and matting. Here are tips to reduce these common issues:
Detangle your wet and wavy hair in the shower. The best way to rid tangles is after applying conditioner while using a wide-tooth comb or your fingers working through each knot. Remember, your hair is weaker when wet, be gentle.
Use your fingers, spray the knot or trouble spot with leave-in conditioner, this will soften your hair allowing a pain-free detangling session.
Brush your hair from ends to root, yanking can cause breakage.
When washing does not lather hair.
Keep your hair braided or twisted while sleeping. Also, keep your hair tied up to reduce friction.
How To Enhance Sheen And Shine
Smooth, even surfaces bring forth the highest level of shine. When damage occurs less shine is there making the hair look dull. Here are a few tips for sheen and shine:
Rinse your wet and wavy hair with cold water. Coldwater closes the cuticles allowing the hair to lie flat, which ultimately helps to reflect sheen and shine.
Try equal parts apple cider vinegar and water after washing your hair. Apple cider vinegar is known to restore the natural pH balance and clarify the hair leading to a more natural shine.
Leave Your Hair Alone
Messing with your wet and wavy curly hair leads to frizziness, tangles, and sometimes fly always. Keeping your hands out of it will prevent all of this.