Products for wavy hair

(4 Posts)
cheapandcheerful Fri 01-Apr-16 16:41:03

As a poker-straight-haired person, I have absolutely no idea what to do with my dd's wavy hair.

It has some lovely waves in it but as soon as I dry it, it goes all frizzy and then 5 minutes later she's back to looking like she's just got out of bed, with it all knotted at the back.

I'm hoping when the weather gets nicer, I can leave it to dry naturally and it will calm down a bit, but is there anything I can do until then?

mowglik Fri 01-Apr-16 17:03:41

Put some oil in it, rub a couple of drops in your palms then smooth them over your dds hair. Coconut oil or argan oil are good for hair

RainOnTheRoof Fri 01-Apr-16 18:37:25

I have thick wavy (not curly) hair.

Top tips:

Only wash it at night (mine calms down a bit once I've slept on it) - you probably do anyway with a child. Comb it out while covered in conditioner, and then only use your fingers on it once it's dry.

Never blow dry it to the point of being dry. Fine to blast it a bit and take the worst of the wetness out.

Use a 5p size (certainly no bigger, less if she has shorter hair) amount of oil (I like Moroccan Oil) on wet hair. Use A Frizz Ease curl smoothing cream type product if she needs it in the morning, to calm her hair down a bit.

Other people like the "no poo" method, which there is loads of info about if you google / search on here. I run and ride so can't cope with this - I need to be able to really wash the sweat out regularly! I find my hair is better the less frequently I wash it (but in practice it usually needs a wash due to exercise every 2, or at a push 3, days).

Wolpertinger Fri 01-Apr-16 20:53:06

I can't be bothered with the 'no poo' method or curly girl either due to my inherent laziness.

Waves like hair cut in layers, blunt ones. It helps them bounce up and stops them disappearing into a pile of frizzy split ends took me 20 years to learn that one

If her hair is fine and wavy, go for shampoo and conditioner aimed at fine hair not curly as the curly stuff is usually aimed at people with much thicker hair and just weighs it down smothering the waves. Some people avoid silicones, personally I haven't bothered but have no brand loyalty and swap each time to avoid product build up.

Few drops of hair oil - John Frieda Frizz-Ease was the original but basically any hair oil- run through your hair and you are good to go.

Either let it dry naturally, occasionally running your fingers through it to shake it up a bit the totally lazy way or dry with a diffuser but then don't let it get completely dry.

Be prepared for random - I get compliments on the days I've made no effort at all and ignored on the days I've slaved over it. You have to go with your wave, you never know quite what you'll get grin

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