HOW TO STYLE THICK WAVY HAIR: EASY WEEKLY STYLING ROUTINE (FOR SLEEK HAIR)
HOW TO STYLE THICK WAVY HAIR – MY STEP PROCESS
STEP #1: START THE WHOLE PROCESS WITH CLEAN, TANGLE FREE HAIR.
Make sure your hair is already combed through and tangle free in shower. In order to achieve this, it is crucial that you find a good conditioner that works for you. A good conditioner will allow you to work it through your hair and then little by little, starting at the ends of your hair, finger comb it out. I also have a wide tooth comb that I keep in the shower that I alternate with. Brushing your hair out well before you even get in the shower can also help with this process. Regardless, make sure you work a good amount of conditioner throughout and get all the tangles out before you step out and move on to the next tip.
STEP #2: USE A MICROFIBER TOWEL TO CUT DOWN ON DRY TIME.
Straight out of the shower, put your hair in a microfiber towel to absorb excess water. This cuts down on the amount of time it will take your hair to dry and combats frizz. I flip my head over and lay it into the towel, twist my hair into it and loop it up in the back of my head. I let it absorb for about 30 minutes or so.
STEP #3: LET DOWN, SPRAY WITH DETANGLING/LEAVE IN SPRAY, AND COMB IT OUT.
Much like Step #1, this step is all about finding a good leave in spray. The idea is that it will smooth out hair so that your combing tool will glide through your hair without pulling. The one I have been currently loving is by Not Your Mother’s. I spray a generous amount, concentrating midway through my hair downwards. Then, starting at the bottom, comb my hair out with my wide tooth comb. After that I will switch to my paddle brush and wring out any excess water. I then let my hair air dry on it’s own all the way until it’s about 90% dry. This process usually takes about an hour. I will then finger comb an anti frizz styling cream/serum throughout.
STEP #4: STYLE SMARTER NOT HARDER.
Section your hair off into 4 sections. First – from your ear up, and then split in half as if you were going to do pig tails. Starting with the the 2 bottom sections, spritz with some heat protectant. The brush I’m recommending is literally life changing when it comes to cutting down on dry time for thick hair. It’s the Wet Brush Speed Dry Hair Brush.
With the blow dryer on high heat, continue drying until your hair is blew out to your liking. Using a large barrel curling iron (mine is 3/4 inch), I then grab maybe 6-8 random pieces throughout my hair and add some spiral curls. I focus mainly on the very bottom where my hair tends to form curly/frizzy pieces, and the very top by the crown of my head to smooth out any bumps I may have missed while blowing out. The reason I don’t waste time putting curls throughout my entire head is I have found with my hair texture it looks totally natural and effortless just adding in a few random curls. Plus, it blends well with the texture of the rest of my hair.
STEP #5: FINISH WITH OIL OR A SHINE SPRAY..
Be sure not to add oil until you are completely done heat styling because it will singe your hair. I use a pump or two of pure Moroccan Argon oil and finger comb it throughout the ends of my hair to add some definition and shine. You could also use a shine spray instead if you prefer it.