5 Signs Your Hair Is Wavy

Words by Abi Reid

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I spent 30 years unaware my hair was naturally wavy. I always washed and straightened it. Threw it 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 process is 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 70,000 women have used the Merwave products and process to unleash their natural waves. 

Click below now to discover what the fuss is about...