Along with last week’s post to define curly hair, here are a few more tips that I want to share for wavy hair.
The amount of conditioner depends on the properties of hair like coarse/fine and dry/normal/oily. If you have fine hair and normal/oily waves, then you should use small amount of light conditioner (or skip it entirely if you feel your hair is oily). Use lighter styling products that do not weigh down your hair making them look limp.
You will need to try different products to test on your hair to know which one works better on your hair and which one is weighing down your hair.
If you have fine hair with less volume, then after shampoo and conditioning your hair, apply a small amount of leave-in conditioner, then dab your hair with a cotton t-shirt to remove excess water and finally apply the styling product. This differs from applying the styling product in soaking wet hair for curly hair as mentioned in my earlier post. Rest of the method (scrunching and drying) remains the same.
Some people have straight hair on the crown and then it goes wavy about halfway like the one in the picture above. For hair like this, it is best to apply styling product only on the bottom waves skipping the crown area.
You should try and play around with these methods according to your hair type to see what works best for you.