Good Products for Wavy Hair

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Good Products for Wavy Hair
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Wavy haired men and women have a variety of options in hair care. The most important things with wavy hair are keeping frizziness down and maintaining a relaxed style. There are several good products for this purpose. As a rule of thumb, though, it's generally best to use no more than three products at one time. This avoids build-up in the hair, which can lead to greasiness. Most people choose to style their hair after showering; many of the following products can be used on towel-dried hair. Don't forget to brush your hair through before putting product in.

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Cleanse and Condition

You'll want to pick a shampoo and conditioner that is not specifically for curly hair, but that will give your hair a bit of a lift.

A good high-end shampoo/conditioner set is Frederic Fekkai's Full Volume shampoo and conditioner set. If you go to the beach often, you might want to try his Beachcomber Leave-In conditioner, which will protect your hair as well as give it volume.

A more affordable alternative is Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly set, available in most drugstores. This set is specially tailored for soft waves, and also gives lift.

One more set to try out, if you prefer natural products, is the Kiss My Face Big Body shampoo and conditioner line, available online.

Mousse It Up

Moussing your hair after a shower will control it from going too far into curly territory. If your hair tends more toward straight than curly, you may want to skip this step, or run a smaller amount through your hair.

A product to try in this category is Organix Coconut Milk Mousse, which uses coconut and egg whites to give shine while also adding softness. Frizz-Ease Corrective Styling Mousse also helps tamp down hair and is alcohol-free, so won't dry out hair. Another (high-end) option to try is Matrix Biolage Hydro-Foaming Styler Mousse, which balances and controls hair.

Create the Wave

The overall best option for creating a wavy hair style is Frederic Fekkai's Beach Waves spray. This product is especially good in the summer because it comes with UV protection.

Also try Garnier Fructis Wave Enhancing Spray, which is widely available in drugstores.

Drying Hair

After these steps, you can let your hair dry naturally. Don't brush it out again unless it seems to be getting too curly.

You can also blow dry your hair, but you will probably need to set waves in with a curling iron. For this purpose, you can use a T3 Tourmaline or Chi curling iron, which adds shine and protection. Spray on Caviar Anti-Aging Styling Spray before drying, which adds another layer of protection, in case you don't have a tourmaline or Chi curling iron.

Control Frizz

Before you go out, you'll want to control any flyaways that have popped up while drying. According to Oprah.com, a silicone-based product is especially good for fighting humidity and frizz. They recommend a light application of Matrix Sleek Look Sealing Serum.

Another product to try is Frizz-Ease Hair Serum, or their Flawless Finishing Creme (which is a bit lighter). Remember not to apply too much to hair to avoid greasiness.

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