We've all been there. Tangles birds nest. A head full of frizz. Frustration. The desire to give up. I made plenty of mistakes when I was starting out my wavy hair journey. Mistakes that if avoided, would have allowed me to unleash my beach waves much quicker and easier.
Below are the 5 wavy hair mistakes I wish I knew sooner...
Never dry brush wavy hair. It causes tension, which not only disrupts your wave patten but can also lead to damage such as breakages.
The best time to brush wavy hair is when it's wet with conditioner in. Start by detangling with your fingers before using a gentle hair brush or wide tooth comb.
Bad news…you may need to throw away your regular hair towel. Towel drying your hair roughens up the hair cuticle, which causes frizz and breakages.
Instead use a 100% cotton t-shirt (nice and big) or a microfibre towel.
Microfibre towels absorb water with ease. Which means you don’t need to tug and pull at your hair. The smaller fibres within the towels prevent snags and tangles, which results in less friction and breakages.
Your hair is only as good as the products you feed it with. If you opt for cheap shampoos and conditioners that are full of harsh ingredients, then don’t expect your waves to be incredible.
Many hair products contain sulphates. These strip your hair of its moisture and natural oils which cause dryness and breakages.
Instead opt for Merwave's high quality cleaning and styling products which are free of sulphates, silicones and parabans and created for wavy hair.
These will keep your hair nourished and frizz free. Your waves as a result will be more defined and last longer.
Wavy hair is prone to dryness. Which is the root cause of frizz. To prevent this you need to retain as much moisture within your hair as possible. The problem with regular pillowcases is that they absorb far too much moisture, hence why we often wake up in the morning with limp frizzy hair!
Instead, opt for a silk or satin pillow case. These won’t absorb the moisture from your hair as quickly and will also generate less friction when your asleep at night.
You could also use a silk hat or tie your hair in a ‘’pineapple’’ with a silk scrunchie to protect your waves.
Blow drying, straightening or curling with a high heat will ruin our natural hair pattern. It’ll make our hair look dry, thin, brittle and dull. And can take a long time for the hair to recover from this damage.
If your hair is damaged, getting a cut is a great way to remove those split ends and start a fresh. Then moving forward either air dry, use a microfibre towel or use a diffuser on a low heat.
Hair that gives you confidence? Hair that makes your friends envious? Hair that makes you look and feel beautiful every single day?
You need to try the Merwave Wavy Hair Kit.
After one wash your beach worthy waves will be unleashed. You'll be left with soft, lush, deeply nourished waves that last 3-4 days. Frizz free, lightweight, defined hair that'll make you feel like you've just come back from holiday.
Over 5000 women have used the wavy kit to awaken their waves. The process takes 15 minutes. It's easy to follow.
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''I’d never have believed I could have waves like I now do! The process can seem daunting but it’s actually quick to use (10-minutes) and the members group is full of fellow merwavers on hand with hints and tips''.
''I had always worn my hair straight (unaware it was wavy). Now I've got zero effort, lush, frizz free beachy waves!''
''Been using for 3 months now. Keep saying how impressed I am and then my waves get even better after the next wash.''
''I was always jealous of the beach wavy look and could never get it. Now after using Merwave I'm finally embracing my natural hair type and my waves have been unleashed! ''.
''I'm simply amazed. Usually sceptical about trying new brands but the Merwave system is quick and easy. My hair's light, bouncy and feels amazing''.
''The conditioner is out of this world! It detangled my hair just with a single application. The gel made my clumps so juicy. I'm in love''.
''First product that actually worked for my hair
I absolutely adore ‘Merwave’. I tried it for the first time and already the difference compared to other products is remarkable. I am so excited.''
''The conditioner and mask combo are incredible. My hair is so much more hydrated and frizz free. The cast mousse and hold gel really locks in your waves. So happy''.
''Proved to me I have wavy hair! I have to say the products are great! Three weeks in and I’ve found my stride, getting more consistent results and falling in love with the waves I never knew I had!''.
''I love how easy the 5 step system is to follow. I literally feel like a mermaid and can’t wait to use these products in the summer and on holidays instead of battling with the heat of appliances and fighting frizz.''
''Easy to use. I've received a fair few compliments on my hair since using merwave. Easy to use and smell lovely. I'm on my third wash and very happy with my hair''.
''My curls are soft, defined and lush. Simple easy processes, products smell lush and all steps feel good for your hair. There is a lovely Merwave community too.''.
''Beautiful beachy defined waves
Used this twice now and love the products. So easy to use, creates lovely defined waves without crunchiness or excess weight or greasiness.''.
''It gave me lovely curls!
I loved this cast foam! It’s lighter than gel and doesn’t leave a horrible residue. It smells lovely too. Highly recommended''.
''Wish I had found this sooner!
I must have tried so many other products but all were too heavy and left my hair feeling sticky. I took a punt on Merwave after seeing it in instagram and I am so glad I did! ''.
''I've always been sceptical of all these sorts of products but something about this one seemed different so I decided toggle it a go - and I am so glad I did! It's super easy to do, customisable for the amounts you want use and which steps work for you and easy to give a quick refresh as needed. I'm now being called Curly Claire!!.''
''Trying the Merwave products may well have just changed my hair. The products do what they say they do. They really do unleash your natural wavy hair without any heat or causing damage''
''Exceeded my expectations. Despite 5 bottles, it’s really quick and easy to use with impressive results and has transformed my hair and styling routine''
''I am in love with these products. My hair either feels limp with no shape, or it feels too "producty". I was so impressed when I used these products as my hair felt so soft and conditioned but also kept a beautiful wavy shape. The whole process was so easy''.
''The days have long gone when I have the time (and patience!) to spend hours styling my hair. Merwave sounded like the perfect solution to try to bring some life to my hair. Having used the Merwave products following the 5 steps my hair feels like it has volume and lovely soft waves.''
''I’ve now used Merwave for 3 weeks, washing my hair 1-2 times a week and it has become so wavy and effortless! I love it! I thought having 5 products might be a faff but actually they’re so easy and don’t take any more time than before.''
''Fab set of products. Does exactly what it says it will - reactivates and enhances waves. My hair is wavy from the roots again, rather than just at the ends and it’s nice and soft. The tutorial is excellent and I’ve had fab service from Abi.''.
''This is 10 weeks on and just after a 3 day refresh. Game changer. Not going back now!''.
''This is the BEST range I’ve ever used with the most consistent results too. On wash day and for refresh - which I have never got to work before. I still need to clarify weekly and protect my curls at night but it’s such a relief to finally find a system that gives me the look I want''.
''I have tried so many products but nothing has ever helped with the frizz until now! I have used Merwave for the second time today and oh my gosh wow! Perfect waves and curls with no frizz I didn’t realise but I have the hair I have always wanted!''.
''This picture is after the first use. I followed the easy tutorial videos, wrapped in a t-shirt for about 30 mins whilst getting dressed etc then diffused on low heat and low speed. Really, really pleased''.
''My hair gets weighed down easily by products but not anymore my hair was amazing after the products had great gold and definition and smelled great, its definitely worth the money.''
''So happy that I've finally found something that tames my birds nest underneath/straight but frizzy on top hair! It smells so good too 😊
My hair is like I've just had a swim in the sea, without the salty feeling and sand!.''.
''These products are SO easy to use and the results are instant and amazing! My hair looks curly, defined and in waves not clumps and without a hint of frizz. I am so pleased. The results stayed in for about 2-3 days, I didn’t wake up with a frizzy mess, I just finger-combed my hair on days two and three and bingo - good to go!''.
''I knew I had naturally wavy hair but I’ve spent money here, there any everywhere trying to tame my frizzy mess and nothing ever really seemed to work for me. Even trying some of the CGM tricks just left me with a crispy, bedraggled mess. Refreshing my waves is also so simple and works! I now have beautiful, soft, wavy hair that’s so easy to achieve!''.
''I have spent years and years and many hours trying to straighten and smooth them out rather than embrace them! I have tried LOADS of products in the past and they haven't given me the result I wanted. I have to say I am AMAZED at the results (after one use) that merwave have given me! Even after sleeping on my new curls they look amazing''.