When you are starting your wave process, you are mainly focused on brushing and wearing your durag for most of the time because everybody is telling you that these 2 factors will determine how your waves will look like. And that’s true of course, but there is another factor that plays a huge role in your wave process, and that is your hair and scalp!
The vivid fact, your hair grows around 0.5 inches per month and 6 inches per year. However, how fast it grows, depends on factors like age, health, genetics, and diet, brushing habits, environment, and care.
Although it’s impossible to change the factors like environment (in most cases), age and genetics, we’ll give you some factors that you have control over.
In this tutorial, we are going to share with you some important tips that will increase the quality of your hair when getting waves. Welcome to 360 waves, explained.
Keep Your Hair Clean
When you are busy in the process of getting waves, it’s important to keep your hair clean at all times. Proper cleaning will remove dirt, and other particles stuck in your hair. You should make a habit of washing your hair and it should be done 2-3 times per week. Washing it regularly will not only clean your hair, but it will also keep your hair soft and that will lead to getting 360 waves faster.
Hair cleansing removes the foul smell from your hair and keeps you safe from itchiness due to debris that may accumulate if you don’t cleanse your hair. But, don’t over-clean because by doing this, you’ll wash out the natural oils in your hair, essential for healthy hair growth.
Wash your hair with wave shampoo
Washing your hair with shampoo helps a lot in making hair clean, shiny, soft, and well-prepared for the waves you’re about to get. For enthusiasts who want to keep their hair and scalp healthy, proper shampoo is a must.
Applying soap can sometimes cause hair dryness and create dandruff. Soap usually do not separate hair threads as finely as a shampoo would do. So, wash your hair 2-3 times per week and always keep a high-quality (preferred wave-) shampoo within your reach.
Keep your hair moisturized
When you are combing and brushing your hair on a daily base, there are chances that your scalp may get dry and start getting itchy. The itchiness will stop you from brushing on a daily base and ultimately keep you from getting the results you want. So what is the best way to avoid this?
To avoid this situation, you need to purchase some quality moisturizing products like natural greases, hair oils, hair creams, hair conditioners, and gels. You should put them in your hair twice a day. These moisturizers will ensure moisturization while keeping your hair healthy and shiny. Furthermore, your moist hair will stay down, making your waves easier to form.
Eat a Balanced Diet
I know... You are just trying to get waves, what has eating to do with it..? I’ll explain: A balanced diet contains all vital nutrients and thus it is essential for your health. By eating a balanced diet you’re nourishing your body with essential nutrients, vitamins, and proteins.
Your hair is part of your body, and just like any other part on your body, your hair will get affected by what you eat. So, if you’re wondering why your hair doesn’t want to cooperate in getting the waves you’d like or isn’t looking as healthy and groomed but you are brushing and wearing your rag every night, here’s the answer.
You should drink plenty of water, fresh fruits, and vegetables, especially when you’re experiencing hair loss due to poor nutrition. Some important foods for proper health growth are; eggs, berries, spinach, fatty fish, nuts, sweet potatoes, shrimp beans, milk, and meat. Also, try antioxidants because this boosts metabolism, blood circulation, and ultimately improve the scalp's health.
And these tips are not just for getting waves, it’s important to always stay healthy, even when you are not getting waves. And I assume you know that a diet lacking the right vitamins and nutrients will lead to hair loss.
Avoid Using Hair Color
When you are busy developing waves, you should not color your hair because these colors are mostly ammonia-based, which is a bleaching agent and can harm your scalp. Any damage to the scalp can start hair loss. Furthermore, colors take away hair moisture while leaving them dry.
But yeah... We know, the blonde waves are nice, so if you insist on changing hair colors, we suggest that you try some natural colors instead of chemical-based ones.
Massage Your Scalp
When keeping your hair and scalp healthy, your blood circulation plays an important role, and massaging is a method that helps to improve your blood circulation. Massaging spreads the oils and other moisturizers evenly and makes your hair roots strong and hydration-free.
Try to massage with coconut oil as it gradually increases the chances of good, shiny, long-lasting, and strong hair. This oil comes with many essential vitamins that are crucial for your scalp health and effective hair growth for 360 waves.
Wear a durag
Wearing a durag isn’t only for getting waves, it has a lot of other benefits. Your durag maintains the moisture in hair and keeps preventing your hair from dirt, smoke, sweat, and sunlight that can dry your hair leading to dandruff.
If you would like to know more about how durags can improve the quality of your hair, check this article (link opens in a new tab)
We hope this article has been useful for you and that you will follow these tips to get your waves in better condition. We’ll give you a quick sum-up of this article, with all the tips you should follow to get your hair in great condition.
- Cleanse your hair 2-3 times a week with shampoo to avoid dirt and other particles.
- Keep your hair moisturized, use oils or greases, etc. 2 times a day to avoid itchiness.
- Keep your body in good condition by eating health for well-groomed hair.
- Avoid coloring your hair. And if you do, use natural products to do so.
- Massage your scalp regularly to keep your blood circulation up and running.
- Wear a durag to avoid getting your hair affected by dirt, smoke, and sweat.
If you are looking to get some good quality durags to protect your hair, we have some lined up for you here (link opens in a new tab) or check our other articles for better understanding of your waves, and how to treat them by clicking on ''360 waves, explained'' below.
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