Wavy hair has always been a popular style amongst celebrities and beauty influencers for decades. It’s the perfect balance between curly and straight hair, and it’s a simple to-do style that looks great all year-round. We also love that there so many different ways to style wavy hair, ranging from soft tousled waves to loose beachy boho waves. And if you’re looking for ways to keep your wavy hair healthy or you’re trying to figure out how to get the perfect wavy hairstyle, you’ve come to the right place. Ahead, we’re sharing tips on how to care for wavy hair and the best products you can use to keep your waves looking defined and healthy.
Tip 1. Use The Right Hair Washing System
The journey to healthy hair starts in the shower, so make sure to use products that will work to hydrate and keep your wavy strands frizz-free. Reach for the L'Oréal Paris EverPure Frizz-Defy Shampoo, L'Oréal Paris EverPure Frizz-Defy Conditioner and the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths 8 Second Wonder Water Lamellar Rinse Out. The frizz-defy combo is formulated with marula oil and works to deeply condition strands while also banishing frizzy hair—without weighing it down. After shampooing, apply the wonder water to your lengths, avoiding the scalp. Massage the product into the hair for eight seconds before rinsing and follow up with a conditioner. This product helps to detangle and smooth out the stands, leaving you with hair that’s easier to style.
Tip 2. Deep Condition Regularly
Waves are looser forms of curls, and curly hair tends to be more prone to breakage and frizz. To give wavy hair the extra care it needs, you’ll need to add a deep conditioning treatment, like the L'Oréal Paris Elvive Total Repair 5 Power Restore Multi use treatment, into your haircare routine It’s formulated with repair concentrate and proteins to strengthen damaged hair and reduce split ends and tangles.
Tip 3. Air Dry Your Hair
Air drying is a great heatless option for rocking wavy hair, and it can give you a gorgeous, just-back-from-the-beach look. To style, apply a generous amount of the L'Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Super Curls Cream Leave-In to damp hair from your roots to your ends. Gently scrunch your hair to work the product in and let your strands air dry. It’s that easy!
Editor’s Tip: If you need to blow dry your hair quickly be sure to spritz your hair before with the L'Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Heat Slayer Pre-Iron Spray Leave-In. It has a lightweight formula that works to protect your hair from heat damage for up to 450 degrees.
Tip 4. Use A Hair Mousse To Add Body
If you want to add body to your waves, reach for a volumizing hair mousse. Try the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Volume Inject Mousse, which will enhance your natural hair texture and shape without leaving any sticky or stiff residue behind. Add to damp hair from the root to the tip, using an egg-sized amount of foam. For added body, flip your head upside down while you scrunch your hair.
Editor’s Tip: For a quick volumizing hair refresh between wash days, grab the L'Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Air Volume Dry Shampoo. It instantly absorbs oil and won’t leave behind any white residue. It can also be used as a texturizing spray throughout your mane to add body while it freshens your strands.
Tip 5. Use A Leave-In Styling Serum
Leave-in hair styling products are excellent multi-taskers and can help keep frizz at bay while conditioning your strands. Reach for the L'Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Frizz Killer Serum Leave-In, which includes castor seed oil to support the keratin in your hair and make each strand stronger and smoother. You can apply one to two pumps of product on damp hair or dry hair to tame frizz and flyaways.
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