Hair Waves Further Prove How Magical Afro Hair Is

Hair waves is a popular hair style for Black men that has been around for generations. The roots of this hairstyle can be traced back to the 1950s in where Black men part of the doo-wop groups slicked their hair back and let their hair magically turn into a sea of waves.

Hair waves are achieved in many ways, but the main way is by applying moisturizer and gel to the hair.Below are the directions.

Six Steps To Getting Hair Waves and Wave Maintenance -

1. Get a short haircut and edge up.
2. Brush your hair for 1-2 minutes with a wave-brush.
3. Put a washcloth in running hot water, squeeze some water from the rag, and then place hot wash cloth on top of your hair and wipe down.
4. Repeat hot water process for the sides and back of hair also.
5. Add a good moisturizer to your hair.
6. Place a wave cap onto your head for one day, preferably only at bedtime.

Note: It may take up to 6 weeks for waves to appear, so try to repeat this process mentioned above daily to train your hair to form deep waves.

Finding The Right Products. Most pomade wave products contain heavy petroleum, which makes hair waves feel gooey and gummy. Also, use of pomades may clog hair pores, cause acne on the face and upper back, and cause a potential receding hairline if you. Use hair creams that contain Shea butter and essential oils are healthier. Your wave products should feel light on the hair—not thick and heavy, which causes flaky build-up.

Taking Care of The Waves. When in the shower, brush the shampoo into your hair with warm water, going in the direction of the waves. After shampoo-brushing your hair, rinse with cool water. The best shampoos to use for hair waves are herbal, conditioning, and protein ones. The only time that you should brush the waves is after applying a hair cream or a moist hot rag, or when shampooing.

Well, that is about it. Take a look at these beautiful shots of hair waves on African men.

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