Whether you are rocking 360, 720, or just an added flair to a fly crew cut, keeping a wave brush and a few durags and wave caps on hand is important to the formation of the perfect waves. We like to think that we are an honoree member of the wavers community because of the support they give us as a brand and how much we have learned from just from talking and hanging out with them weekly. If you are new to the wave community one known issue you might run into is being able to wash your hair without compromising the waves as you try to keep the scalp clean. If you have this issue, then keep reading because we can help.
In this post, we will describe in detail how using a shampoo bar will allow you to thoroughly wash your hair and help you keep your waves intact. Not only will your waves flourish but the bars will keep your scalp and hair clean and healthy in the process.
Unlike regular liquid shampoo, shampoo bars are a long-lasting mix of soap and other beneficial oils and extracts that both clean and soften your hair. Their lather is smoother and more controllable, which helps keep your waves uniform while you wash your hair.
Here's how it works:
Rub the Shampoo Bar Onto Your Hair
Take the shampoo bar and rub it into your wet hair until it begins to lather. You can wash your hair as normal with no regard for your waves, because you'll be brushing them back into place immediately after your first lather.
Begin Brushing Until the Wave Pattern Resurfaces
Use your wave brush and begin brushing your hair down, or into the natural direction of your waves. Keep brushing until you see them beginning to form to your desired pattern and definition.
Smooth Your Hair Down with The Bar
While re-forming your waves, it's very likely that you brushed out some of the shampoo. So instead of lathering, rub the shampoo bar over your hair in the direction of your waves. Not only does this ensure that you get a proper cleanse, but it helps keep the waves uniform and intact. Do one more brush down if you feel your waves aren't deep enough yet.
Apply A Durag (Or Two)
With the shampoo still in your hair, apply your wave cap or durag. If you've been wolfing (going a long period of time without any kind of haircut), it would be smart to apply a second durag so that your hair is completely compressed and flattened for the best waves.
Rinse the Soap Out of Your Hair
With your durag or wave cap on, rinse the shampoo out of your hair. This ensures that the shampoo is rinsed out without washing your waves away along with it. Don't move, rub, or untie the durag—simply rinse your head.
Towel Dry And Let Sit
Pat your head with a clean, dry towel to remove any excess water in or on your durag or cap. Keep the durag or cap on for two hours or until your head is mostly dry before you remove. Brush and oil down for soft, perfect waves.
Picking the Best Bar For You
Picking the right bar for this process is very important because you want to ensure that you are choosing a product that has quality ingredients that will not only cleanse your scalp but nourish your hair as well. Our Lavish Noire Bar is a favorite in the wave community that we support because the activated charcoal gently detoxifies the scalp and hair and it is free of all sulfates, parabens, alcohol, and petroleum. It will not strip your hair of moisture nor will it leave residue on your scalp or skin that can be harmful to your health. Are you thinking about waving? Comment below and let us know what style you are thinking about doing.