3 women, 3 wavy hair routines you can copy to awaken your waves
I started my wavy journey at the end of May 2023. I had waves as a child but then spent the rest of my life straightening my hair.
I've now fully embraced my natural waves!
Here's my wash day routine…
> I wash twice a week with the Merwave shampoo and conditioner.
> Then detangle hair while the conditioner is in. I use the bowl method to help create those gorgeous clumps.
> While soaking wet, I add gel using prayer hands. Then scrunch and micro-plop with an old cotton t-shirt.
> I spray some heat protectant then diffuse my hair. I hover diffuse first and then pixie diffuse my waves.
> When it’s roughly 60% dry I add a small ball of the mousse and scrunch it in for volume. Then finish drying.
On non-wash days I simply refresh to revitalise my waves definition. This ensures my waves last for days.
I only wash every 3/5 days.
> Alternate between using 1 and Merwave clarifying shampoo
> Then steps 2-5. My hair loves the protein so I am generous with 3.
> I use a cotton t-shirt to remove excess water before applying 3-5 and I scrunch products in upside down.
> Then I diffuse until dry and I scrunch out the crunch.
I pineapple my hair at night and I don’t need to refresh in between washes.
I've been using Merwave for about 4 weeks. Feel like I’ve finally cracked it.
Here's my routine...
> Have the water lukewarm when showering to reduce frizz
> I go through steps 1-4
> Micro-plop and then plop in a microfibre towel for about 20 minutes
> Take out the towel and apply more of 4 and then finally 5
> Diffuse with diffuser attachment on hairdryer at lowest heat and lowest power possible until 80% dry
> Clip the front bits back to avoid the temptation of touching it and then air dry
> Small amount of Merwave oil rubbed between my palms to then scrunch out the crunch about 3/4 hours later
And voila!! I’m so pleased with the results.