Wave Length: The optimal length of your hair, for your waves to express themselves.
I get a lot of youth and adults asking about waves. There are a lot of factors that go into the wave hairstyle.
· Wave length
· Clean hair/scalp
· Product use
The biggest factor is in your genes. Some of us will never have waves, don’t blame the barber… blame your parents.
For those who do grow waves, I would have to say that maintaining your “Wave Length” is a top priority.
Your neighbors waves might pop more at a shorter length, where as you might need to leave a little more length for your waves to show. Some guys can get one haircut a month, come back to the barber with an afro, get that cut off and have a head full of waves again. The more you can keep your hair around that length, the higher chance of success with waves.
Keeping your hair/scalp clean will allow your hair to grow healthy. Use a quality shampoo and conditioner, followed up with a quality daily moisturizing product more in the lotion/cream consistency. I recommend that you stay away from wave grease/waxes/pomades because they can leave a heavy coating on your hair/scalp & often take several washes to remove.
Start with a softer bristle brush for shorter hair on up to a meduim for longer wave lengths… you probaby won’t need a hard bristled brush unless you’re way past due for a haircut.
-Andrew L Davis III