Ready to embrace your natural texture in the New Year? Set yourself up for success with the right products and techniques for your hair type. Read on to discover the top steps to implement into your routine to create the “lived-in” waves of your dreams.
Because wavy hair tends to be on the dry side, it’s important to add moisture to your strands as often as possible. Aim to wash hair 1-2 times a week at most, and opt for a moisturizing shampoo that won’t strip your hair of its natural oils. The Macadamia Professional Nourishing Shampoo uses a blend of macadamia, argan, avocado and hazelnut oils to strengthen and repair hair.
Because you should only be washing your hair 1-2 times a week, you can forgo traditional conditioner and instead apply a hair mask after every shampoo. The Macadamia Professional Nourishing Moisture Mask not only restores softness and shine, but also promotes elasticity as it strengthens strands.
Ditch the blow-dryer
If you want your natural texture to remain intact without the frizz, skip blow-drying altogether and allow your hair to air-dry. Instead, apply Macadamia Professional Nourishing Moisture Leave-in Protein Treatment, followed by Macadamia Professional Taming Curl Cream, then in small sections twist your hair around your finger and away from your face and allow hair to dry. If you find yourself in a rush, you can opt for a blow-dryer with a diffuser attachment to ensure waves dry frizz-free.
Don’t be afraid to touch-up
While heat-free styling is best for your hair, sometimes your hair needs a little assistance. After air-drying, fix any unruly areas by wrapping strands around a 1-inch curling iron, making sure to leave the ends out. This curling technique will best mimic your natural wave pattern while eliminating frizz.
The key to rocking your natural waves is to embrace imperfect, bedhead-looking hair. Though you want your waves to look frizz-free and somewhat styled, it’s best to play up your texture. To give hair a “lived-in” appearance, apply Macadamia Professional Tousled Texture Finishing Spray to pump up your waves and hold your style in place.