Styling Strategies For Wavy Hair
Listed here are quick descriptions and hyperlinks to fashionable styling methods for curly hair of all sorts. These are the strategies that also occur to work very well for wavy hair.
Plopping- Plopping encourages curl. Put a towel (microfiber, flour sack, cotton t-shirt, and many others.) at chair top. Lean ahead and accordion fold your hair as you lean down. When your head is against the towel, wrap the towel towards your head and secure. This is a popular video, but there are tons should you search “plopping curly hair” on youtube.com. In the video, plopping is known as plunking.
Experiment with plopping different times. Some people can solely plop 10-20 minutes without inflicting frizz, others can plop in a single day. For some plopping won’t ever work. Plopping usually does not work on quick hair, nevertheless it worked for my hair when it was ear length.
Diffusing- This video exhibits how to use a diffuser. I recommend using a bowl diffuser.
Pixie Diffusing- Pixie diffusing encourages curl. For some it would not work because it causes wonky curls (technical time period :)). To pixie diffuse you collect hair in the diffuser bowl and press it against your scalp. Then you turn on the diffuser. Diffuse that part on low for a 1-2 minutes. Shut off the diffuser. Move on to the following section. Turning the hair dryer on and off in this method stops the hair from being blown around and due to this fact helps scale back frizz. I work the diffuser across the perimeter of my hair. The original Pixie Diffusing Method does five sections: sides, back, bangs, and prime. Water Lilly 716 (video beneath) has a good youtube channel for curly hair and the curly woman methodology.
The Pixie Diffusing Thread on Naturally Curly.com. colored (NC.com)
Smaster’s Methodology, A.Ok.A. the persistently awesome hair approach- This is great for encouraging curls. It works particularly effectively for shorter hair. You apply half of your hair product. For example apply your curl enhancer every now and then gel later. Or apply half your gel now and half later. Anyway, apply 1/2 of the product. Diffuse until your hair is half dry. Wet your hands slightly and apply the second half of your hair merchandise. Diffuse some more. If your curly l gels are sticky (like mine), wetting your arms helps stop frizz. When you apply the second gel with dry arms, it can pull individual hairs away from their clumps and causes frizz.
Smaster’s methodology thread on NC.com.
Ice Queen Methodology- The Ice Queen Methodology helps promote clumps. What’s a clump A clump is where several strands of hair (like a 1/2-1 inch square section) kind one curl. The opposite can be extra stringy hair the place that very same 1/2-1 inch part varieties a number of curls. For the ice queen technique, scrunch in conditioner the wrong way up until your hair feels seaweed-y. Then, rinse out your conditioner upside down with cold water. Scrunch in your go away in conditioner adopted by your gel or curl enhancer the other way up. Scrunch out as a lot water as attainable the other way up. Scrunch again proper aspect up, perhaps including extra product. For some people (like me) this technique results in wonky waves, but nice clumps. These hyperlinks are more NC.com threads.
Explaining the ice queen technique.
Huge thread concerning the ice queen technique.
Super Soaker Methodology- This technique is also to promote clumps. You coat your hair with leave in conditioner and curl cream. Comb or denman brush your hair. Brush or comb away from the scalp. Carry cupped arms stuffed with water to your hair and as much as the scalp. Repeat till your complete head is soaked. Scrunch out excess water from hair.
Hyperlink that explains the Super Soaker Technique. Video on web page 2. This can be a concise, thorough explanation.
Link to Super Soaker Methodology thread. Hyperlink to the identical video in first publish.
Scrunch Out the Crunch (SOTC)- After your hair is dry, squeeze it repeatedly to release the gel solid. The arduous curly l gel forged helps hold your hair in a wave form because it dries. Crunch is your friend. When your hair is 100% dry, scrunch it out. Some people discover they like to calmly coat their arms with something first. You would use a pea measurement of conditioner, curl creams, oils, butters, etc. to SOTC or just use your naked hands.
For some, especially those with nice hair, the water’s weight will pull the wave downward and pull out the curl because it dries. Diffusing hair helps set the gel cast in a wave shape and remove some of the water weight. Utilizing a gel with a hard hold can also assist hold the wave form.
I use a mixture of those techniques. I do a modified Super Soaker method. Then I plop. Subsequent I Pixie Curl diffuse half method. Then I add extra product (Smaster’s technique) and Pixie Curl diffuse some more. To complete, I air dry a bit and then Scrunch Out the Crunch.