5 Signs Your Hair Is Wavy

Words by Abi Reid

Published on January 19th 2021

Image of Abi on beach

I spent 30 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 soft and shiny. I've got beach worthy waves all year round. The hair you get after swimming in the sea. Hair that puts a smile on your face every time you look in the mirror. 

Yet a third of people I speak to are simply unaware that their hair is wavy! 

Unsure? Below are the 5 clear signs your hair is wavy and not straight...

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 hair brushes 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...

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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 processis easy and takes only 15-minutes. I only use the Merwave Wavy Hair Kit

5 products formulated for wavy hair. One easy 15 minute process.

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

Over 5000 women have used the Merwave products and process to unleash their natural waves. Click below now to discover what the fuss is about...

Customer Reviews

Based on 465 reviews
Jennifer Topping
Simple routine for thick wavy hair!

I have long hair with a loose curl/ tight wave to it.Each strand is thin but I've absolutely loads of it, giving me a thick head of frizz if I'm not careful. It has taken 3 washes (once a week) to fine tune our new routine with the merwave products and get exactly the results I wanted! I've 3 kids and a dog, so my time is at a premium, but washing is quick and easy. My waves / curls last the full week and can be easily refreshed with water. No frizz, and my hair feels really soft and hydrated. I'm so impressed!. Just need refillable bottles now to cut down on plastic waste...

Jenn D
Daughter finally likes curly hair!

Having tried a few different things, my 11year old daughters curly hair just ends up a frizzy mess and she constants wishes for straight hair. Not anymore! We’ve used the Mousse (4) and Gel (5) and have cracked the right amounts now and get hair like lovely for a few days even after sleeping on it only needs a quick refresh. Planning on trying more Merwave products soon. Would definitely recommend these products!

Amanda Housden
Yes….I have wavy hair!

Very pleased with the products, overall hair is in better condition and needs much less maintenance. Took a while to transition, hair looked dry and birds nesty but worth the wait as my hair eventually relaxed. Just need to balance with a colour shampoo to look after my highlights.

Great products

My sister had been encouraging me to try these for ages, I finally did and am very glad I did. I’ve had lots of nice comments about my hair since using and more importantly have noticed a difference myself. The products really encourage the natural waves and don’t weigh down the hair. I have very thin hair which I would have described as curly until my early 30s but since then have struggled with what it is as the curl has dropped a lot and it has got thinner. These products have revitalised my hair.

Kasey Grainger
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