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Top 5 Wavy Hair Facts and Their Fixes

FACT: Wavy hair can be oily.

FIX: Stay away from products made with heavy oils like avocado, olive, or castor. Look for a light-weight products, like Redken Curvaceous shampoo and conditioner, that will give waves definition and volume. Also - wavy hair doesn’t need to be shampooed daily, so go ahead and skip a day or two (or three) between washings and use few spritzes of a dry shampoo to take care of any oily spots.

 

FACT: Wavy hair can get weighed down and look flat.

FIX: In addition to using a volumizing product like DESIGNLINE Dream Mousse Weightless Styler, when you blow dry, flip your head upside down or lean your head to one side while using a diffuser that will gently dry while bringing out the natural texture without creating frizz.

 

FACT: Wavy hair needs both moisture to tame frizz and some control to keep it from falling flat.

FIX: Look for styling products formulated specifically to handle the unique needs of wavy hair. Redken Curvaceous Wind Up Reactivating Spray is a powerful product that infuses just enough moisture while boosting shape and keeping waves defined—without that crunchy texture common with hairsprays. DESIGNLINE Curl Lock Leave-In Moisturizer is another option for hydration and hold.

 

FACT: Wavy hair is often fragile, brittle and frizzy.

FIX: Apply a small amount of a light-weight hair oil like Biolage ExquisiteOil Strengthening Treatment or DESIGNLINE Weightless Dry Oil Leave-In, then brush gently using a brush made with flexible plastic bristles.

 

FACT: Waves can get out of control.

FIX: Moisture is key. But because wavy hair can be naturally oily, it’s important to be choosy about the products you use. For thick or coarse hair, use a moisturizing cream or mask like Redken Extreme Anti-Snap Leave-In Treatment For Damaged Hair. For finer hair, a light-weight conditioning treatment like Paul Mitchell Full Circle Leave-In Treatment is a good pick because won’t drag hair down.

 

For advice specific to your wavy hair, ask your stylist. Having worked with your hair, your stylist is familiar with its texture and will be able to suggest the best products and solutions to your concerns.

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