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Here are some of the questions I get asked the most, and what my answers have been. This way you can get your answers immediately, without having to wait on me. And you never know, you might find answers to a few questions you didn't even know you had yet.

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Question:
I have wavy hair. What should I do to style it?
Answer:
Most of my advice is for really curly hair. I worry that any advice I give you might make your hair really flat. However, if you use a lighter conditioner, or not use as much , this might still work for you:

I usually wash/comb my hair once a week, but for wavy hair, you can probably wash and comb it more often than that. A lighter conditioner is Paula's Choice. Her products are very safe, no dyes or fragrances in them. For more weight, you could try Aussie Moist conditioner. You can check out my other conditioner recommendations under combing conditioners. These won't crunch or build up. Some of them are lighter than others, and I do mention in the descriptions the ones I've found to be lighter than others. You might want to try one of those.

Once the conditioner is in your hair, comb it while wet. The conditioner makes it easier to comb. I use the Denman D3 or D4 brush. Once your hair is combed, you can just gently run your hands through your hair a few times to give your waves nice definition.

Let your hair dry, leaving in the conditioner to do it's work (however, if this weights your waves down too much, you can rinse some of the conditioner back out, or don't put in as much when you comb if your waves are very loose). Don't comb, brush, or fingercomb your hair. Combing makes curly hair frizz, and can make even wavy hair frizz if you have tighter waves.

At night, after your hair dries, maybe put it in one to four buns to keep it smooth while you sleep. Or a braid or two.

In the morning, just smooth a little water and a little more of the recommended conditioners over your hair to smooth any frizzies. This will also refresh your waves. No fingercombing, though. Combing=frizz. After you smooth them with water and conditioner (so they are just damp only), by the time they dry, your waves will be back and refreshed.

Let your hair dry the rest of the day after that. The only product I leave in my hair is the conditioner. I don't use gels, styling lotions or deep conditioners. This will simplify your life.

I hope this helps. This should work to smooth your waves, especially tighter waves, and to make them look more defined.
 

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