all hair types The Ultimate Wavy Hair Care Guide

Everything you need to know about caring for this gorgeous hair type.

June 08, 2022
Wavy Hair Care

Wavy hair can be its own chameleon, with a texture that lands somewhere between curly and straight hair. It can sometimes require more upkeep than straight hair types, but isn’t as selective as curly hair can be. 

But, we love that there are 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.

What Does It Mean When Your Hair Is Wavy?

First things first, how do you know if you have wavy hair? Since it lies in-between more straightforward hair types, it can be difficult to tell. According to Jonathan Colombini, L’Oréal Paris Creative Director of Style & Color, wavy hair can be defined by hair type 2A to 2C, ranging from “low-density waves with a loose S-shape pattern” to “extremely defined, tight waves with a close resemblance to the ringlets of curly hair.”