Get on the “Wave”
Curly extensions are becoming more and more popular. That is especially true because it is now getting closer to the summer!
Many women want to experiment more with their extensions, and the first step is usually trading in the straight hair for something slightly curlier. So we are going to be talking about wavy hair extensions today!
Wavy hair extensions have more of a curl pattern than straight hair, but not as much as what is considered curly hair. For this reason, taking care of wavy hair extensions can be more comfortable and or worse if you’re not sure how to do it.
As beautiful this hair can be on anybody, we have to remember that maintaining them is still a priority if we want them to stay that way. Many women tend to get curlier hair and believe that leaving it alone will make the curls stay intact longer.
In some ways, but not many, this statement may be right. But, if your hair is made up of 100% real virgin hair, much like Private Label Extensions’ selection of hair bundles, then maintaining a curl pattern after you wash and condition it, this will never be an issue.
It’s Not That Hard!
For a lot of women, wavy hair makes them nervous. Most reasons have to do with the maintenance and care of it.
Wavy hair isn’t as prone to knotting and tangling as curly hair, but it still needs the proper attention to flourish and retain moisture. There is no need to worry though! In a lot of ways, wavy hair can be more fun to work with, style and they are usually more versatile than straight hair!
Keeping this in mind, the most important thing to remember is the products you plan to use on your extensions and what each product is said to do it.
Another thing to keep in mind is the routine you plan to do for your wavy extensions. How often do you plan on washing it? How much time are you going to spend deep conditioning it? What are the products you are going to use to define the ways in your extensions? These are some of the questions you will have to answer to maintain your wavy hair.
If you don’t think you’ll be able to remember this off the top of your head, find some tactics that help. Write out your plan, set a hair schedule and put timers and alarms on your phone.
The more you practice your routine, the better it will stick in your mind and then eventually it won’t feel tedious to remember to take care of it.
Why Focus on the Maintenance?
When keeping up with the products you use and the routine you choose to adopt as a part of taking care of your extensions, you reap the benefits of your efforts.
One advantage being your hair can retain moisture, which is vital to avoid consistently dry hair. Dry hair is brittle, hard and it breaks off if we aren’t too careful.
Another benefit is the hair being able to maintain its curl pattern longer. You bought wavy hair to have wavy hair. Don’t let any bad products or laziness prevent you from wearing your hair the way you want and possibly wasting your money.
The right products and a consistent routine will keep those curls up to par for future endeavors, and you won’t be sorry that you put in the work.
Developing a Routine
Routines are essential in keeping a schedule for when you know your hair needs nourishment.
The reasons vary, but one of the main ones is because maintaining a routine can help you set time aside to take care of your hair to give it what it needs. Your method depends on your lifestyle, and you should always keep this in mind. You have to develop your routine based on the amount of time you have and the amount of time you’re willing to spend on your hair.
For most women, Sundays are hair days for multiple reasons. Most people are off on Sundays, so if you make any mistakes, you can always go back and fix it. If you’re the type that needs to wash their hair with every shower, then keep that into consideration as well.
It’s essential for your hair to not get in the way of your regular schedule. But, you must also continue to give it nourishment.
Time For Product!
Wavy extensions can be a bit more of a challenge to maintain than other types of extensions because they are right in the middle of curly and straight.
That means the kind of products you use on them can either immediately help your extensions or hurt them. Many products used for curly or straight hair, often work for wavy hair as well, but then there are products where they make everything worse. Hopefully, we can add some clarity when deciding which products are best for your waves!
Now we are getting to the point where we break down the steps in a regular wash routine, to discuss all the fantastic products that wavy extensions would soak up and adore every single time!
This article will feature every piece of the puzzle, including shampoo all the way down to the curl enhancer. Every part is essential in maintaining your best look when taking care of wavy extensions.
It’s a common occurrence, especially in the natural community, to either not know how often to wash bundles or barely to wash it at all.
At that point, most women will strictly stick to co-washing or condition the hair. We can’t overlook the help that shampoo provides when we use it. When our bundles are holding too much product, or in other words, they have product build-up, shampoo is the only real option to making sure everything is washed out and ready to start over so we can adequately manage the hair.
Many naturals, specifically, overlook this item because they don’t want to dry out their hair too much. The key is to find a gentle shampoo that can do this. When applying any shampoo, you must only use it to the top of the hair, so the water can help the shampoo travel down your wavy extensions.
Depending on the amount of buildup you have will determine how often you’ll have to shampoo your hair at one time.
This one is everybody’s favorite part.
We all have our favorite conditioners when it comes to our hair, but what about our wavy extensions? Does it all work the same way? Of course, it does! Conditioner adds a plethora of benefits that we don’t even think about most of the time.
It adds body, shine, softness, and it helps to prevent breakage tangling and overall durability. So, you can see why conditioner is so essential! When picking the best conditioners for your wavy extensions, you must remember what your purpose and goals are for the hair. What do you want out of your conditioner? What are you concerned about most when it comes to the overall healthiness of your bundles?
Once you figure this out, then you go into the types of ingredients you need to see in your conditioner to achieve these goals. Look out for things like water, first of all.
Water needs to be the very first ingredient, or your hair may not be as smooth or as flexible to work with at that time. Other vital components can include vitamin B5, argan oil or shea butter.
Best Conditioner Products:
- TRESemmé Expert Selection Repair & Protect 7 Conditioner
- Rene Furterer SUBLIME CURL Curl Activating Detangling Conditioner
- Shea Moisture Kukui Nut and Grapeseed Oil Conditioner
- Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Moisturizing Conditioner
- Pantene Daily Moisture Renewal Conditioner
- Pantene Truly Relaxed Moisturizing Conditioner
- Dove Anti-Frizz Oil Therapy Conditioner
Never underestimate the power of a good leave in conditioner.
On the surface, they may not seem as crucial as shampoo or conditioner, but in reality, they hold as many, if not more, benefits than both of those products combined.
Leave in conditioners nourish and moisturize the hair, prevent breakage and split ends, soften the hair, tame frizz, and aid in detangling. Water plus an excellent leave-in conditioner can aid in the overall state of your bundles, and bring back any dullness that you may notice over time.
The best leave-in conditioners contain ingredients, such as aloe vera, glycerin, rose water, coconut oil or plain water.
Make sure you always check the labels to see what you could be putting in your hair, once you decide to use it!
Best Leave-In Conditioners:
- Jane Carter Solution Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner
- Pantene Gold Series Leave On Detangling Milk
- Moroccanoil Perfect Defense
- TIGI Bed Head Superstar Leave-In Conditioner
- Ojon Revitalizing Mist
- Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Relaxing Balm
- It’s A 10 Miracle Leave-In Product
Now onto the fun stuff! Personally, my favorite part about messing with my wavy bundles is getting to the defining stage.
This part is when, once you have them the way you want, you are obsessed with touching them. That may not be a good idea though, which is the sad part.
Our hair flourishes the most, the less we mess with it, and the same applies to our curl patterns. The less we touch our waves, the longer they stay defined and frizz free. The wrong product could get you the false result.
Therefore, it’s important to recognize that when it comes to defining curls, it’s all about the products you use.
Best Curl Enhancing/Defining Products:
- Texture My Way Keep It Curly Stretch & Set Styling Foam
- Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
- OGX Moroccan Curling Perfection Defining Cream
- Miss Jessie’s Quick Curls
- Texture My Way Keep It Curly Stretch & Set Styling Foam
- Jessi Curl Rockin’ Ringlets Styling Potion
- As I Am Curling Jelly
Last Minute Tips
Consider doing your research and trying everything you can afford.
This way, you won’t have to wonder if a particular product will work better than another one. If you choose to do this, it’s best to start with the drugstore products and work your way up. If you invest in a more expensive product for your bundles, and it doesn’t work the way you gained it to, then you could potentially be wasting money.
Consider if you should even get wavy hair. Can your busy schedule handle the time it takes to make sure your hair looks good? Will you be too lazy actually to take care of it? Will you not pay attention to the things you buy to put in it?
Consider going to a salon and let them handle all your issues. If you choose to do this make sure they know what they are doing. If you go to the wrong person, you can be hurting your hair more than helping.
Ask your friends and co-workers, do some research or visit the salons and ask about their services.
Now That Your Hair Is Under Control
Wavy hair extensions are not challenging to take care of most of the time.
The factors you have to think about mostly depend on the type of wavy hair you will be getting, how you will install it, the routine you have to take care of it properly, and most of all, the products you use.
We’ve gone over this multiple times in this article, today, but I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to use the right products on your wavy bundles. The wrong products can make the difference between the look you want and the look you were fearing.
Remember what it takes to make your hair flourish this summer! Can you handle the responsibility?
I want to hear what products you use for your wavy hair extensions! Leave a comment!