5 Signs Your Hair Is Wavy

Words by Abi Reid

Published on June 16th 2021

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I spent years unaware my hair was naturally wavy. I always washed and straightened it. Threw is up in a bun. Used heat styling products and harsh ingredients. 

It was only after my friend pointed out I had natural waves seeking to escape that I decided to embrace and unleash them. Since that day I've never looked back. My hair is long, soft and shiny. I've got beach worthy waves all year round. The hair you get after swimming in the sea. The kinda hair that puts a smile on your face every time you look in the mirror. 

Yet most people I speak to are simply unaware that their hair is wavy. So in this article, I'm going to reveal the 5 signs you have gorgeous waves hidden within your locks. 

Let's get into it...

1. Your hair is wavy when wet, yet dries straight

When your hair is wet it usually reveals your natural pattern.

So if you spot kinks, this is the sign that you don't have straight hair. Instead of brushing them out and encouraging your natural waves to drop, try not to touch your hair while it’s drying and see how it turns out.

If it does appear wavy curly, the key is to find the right products and techniques to embrace your waves after your hair has been washed. That way you won’t struggle with unruly frizz.

Talking of frizz...

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2. You experience frizz. Especially during humidity

Humidity and the weather can have a big effect on wavy hair.

If yours frizzes up whenever you leave the house, you may have some waves trying to get free!

Instead of tying your hair back in an attempt to keep it neat, add moisture back into your hair using a high quality, repair conditioner, so your waves can come through. That frizzy mess will soon turn into definition.

3. Your hair looks puffy or flicks out

Hair that looks puffy or flicks out at the end is a common sign of waves.

It’s very easy for natural waves to be hidden or camouflaged under poofiness - usually because people brush out their waves instead of defining them.

If your hair naturally wants to flick out, this could be waves trying to form.

Moving on...

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4. Your hair is unmanageable

Have you tried loads of different conditioning treatments and still find your hair impossible to tame? Broken hairbrushes or combs just trying to brush your hair? Take you ages to detangle, leading to your hair snapping?

It could be that your hair is extremely damaged or it could be that you have wavy hair.

5. Blow drying, yet it's still frizzy

Sometimes, even using heat can’t stop some curl types from peeking through.

Ever noticed that some sections refuse to straighten? Those kinks just appear and there's no amount of blow drying or straightening that will make them disappear.

That's wavy hair!

How to awaken your wavy hair

Scroll down to discover how you can quickly and easily awake your natural, beach worthy waves...

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Like me, you're probably seeking something quick and easy. You don't have time to spend hours messing around with your hair. You don't have space for dozens of products. 

I now wash my hair once or twice a week. The process is easy and takes only 20-minutes. I only use the Merwave Wavy Hair Kit

Merwave is built for wavy hair. The five products include no harsh ingredients that strip away your hairs natural oils. The method is easy and simple. 

You're simply left with sun drenched, beach worthy waves after 1 wash. That surfer look seen on beaches in California. Hair that puts a smile on your face. 

Over 4000 women have used the same products and process to unleash their natural waves. 

''The Merwave kit is built for wavy hair. It unleashes long lasting beachy waves after 1 wash''

Customer Reviews

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Jenny N
3rd order!

It takes a while to figure out what amounts of each product to suit YOUR hair, but its so worth it.

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I know everyone says this but I hardly ever review. I'm quite lazy and really rubbish at hair styling so thought I'd give it a go. Watched the videos, followed the instructions and like magic,lovely soft curls appeared! Still tweaking it a bit but happy days!

Kate Donaldson
Release those curls

I thought I had wavy hair although I've always straightened it. Merwave soon proved me wrong I have full on curly hair! Now I'm not sure how I feel about this new natural, wild look but the products certainly unleashed the beast within! The curls clump well together rather than being frizzy and indistinct. If I were to embrace the curls I couldn't ask for more. Whether I will do so remains to be seen - I'm just not yet used to havng soooooo much hair!

Works a treat!

I've always had what I assumed was straight hair and never thought twice but was recommended Merwave and it has worked a treat! I did test before by 'plopping' with my regular shampoo's and obviously it didn't stay wavy but it showed me that I could have wavy hair. So if in doubt, have a go, as these products have transformed my hair and I'm really pleased with the results :)

Rachael L.
Love these products!

I used to experiment with different heat styling to attempt to get that beachy wave look before discovering Merwave, which takes far less time overall and looks more natural (plus without the heat damage). I have been using for a few months now and planning to continue :)

5 Steps To Wavy Hair

Watch this 30 second Merwave demo to see how this kit brought out my wavy hair after one wash.