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How to Make Straight Hair Wavy

/ 09:27 AM December 28, 2022

Tired of your straight hair? Do you want to try something new and creative for a change, possibly a more curly hairdo but don’t know how to go about it? If you’re interested in learning how to make straight hair wavy, we’ve got you covered.

If you’ve got straight hair, you’ll relate to how difficult it is to get your hair to curl. In the best-case scenario, your curl could last 5 minutes, after which it returns to its original state. Below is a few tips that can give you a perfect curl for longer, so let’s jump right in!

How to Make Straight Hair Wavy

5 Ways to Make Straight Hair Wavy

Whether you want loose beach waves or tight, defined curls, we’ve got you covered. We’ll explore different methods for creating waves in straight hair, including using heat styling tools, braids, pin curls, twist and scrunch techniques, and natural methods. So grab your hair styling tools and get ready to add some waves to your straight locks!

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How to Get Beach Waves

This type of wave is achieved by using a specific technique to create loose, tousled waves in the hair. So many people love it because of its relaxed, laid-back, beachy vibe. You can use various methods to create a beach wave hairstyle, but we’ll focus on using a sea salt spray or texturizing product. Here is a step-by-step procedure to achieve beach waves in your hair:

  1. Start with clean, dry hair. If you have very straight hair, you may want to lightly mist it with a sea salt spray or texturizing product to help give it some grip and hold.
  2. Section your hair into 2-3 inch sections.
  3. Take a small section of hair and twist it tightly away from your face.
  4. Hold the twisted section of hair in place and use a curling iron or hot rollers to heat the hair.
  5. Hold the heated hair in place for a few seconds, then release the twist and let the hair fall naturally.
  6. Repeat this process on all sections of hair until you have achieved the desired look.
  7. Once you have finished curling your hair, use your fingers to gently scrunch and tousle the waves to create a more natural, beachy look.
  8. Finish with a light mist of hairspray or a texturizing product to help hold the style in place.

How to Get Overnight Waves

How to Get Overnight Waves

The type of Wave looks almost like a beach wave. However, this takes a more ‘home-made’ procedure. It takes very little work as long as you have no problem sleeping with damp hair. The magic occurs overnight when the moisturized hair dries up and takes shape, leaving you with a natural-looking lush wavy hairstyle.

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  1. Lightly mist your dry hair with sea salt or any other texturizing product
  2. If you have very thick or long hair, you may want to divide it into smaller sections to make it easier to twist.
  3. Once you have twisted all of your hair into small sections, go to bed and sleep on it.
  4. In the morning, remove the hair ties or clips and gently unravel the twists to reveal your natural wavy hair.
  5. Use your fingers to gently scrunch and tousle the waves to create a more natural, beachy look.
  6. Finish with a light mist of hairspray or a texturizing product to help hold the style in place.

You can also try using overnight braids to create waves. This method works especially well for those with thicker, coarser hair.

How to Get Quick Waves

There are always those instances where you urgently need to get your hair ready for an event, hangout, or meeting. In these instances, an overnight wave wouldn’t be an option, and you need a fast and easy method to get your waves in no time. Let me show you how to get this done:

  1. Apply a heat protectant and apply mousse or styling lotion throughout the hair. (it is important to always use a heat protectant before using any heat-generating tools to avoid damaging your hair)
  2. Braid your hair.
  3. Spray hairspray or texturizer on the braid.
  4. Press through the braid with a flat iron
  5. Apply texturizer again.
  6. Loosen the braid and scrunch through with your fingers.
  7. Set with a texturizing hair spray, and you’re good to go.

 How to Get Tousled Waves

How to Get Tousled Waves

Here is another quick and easy technique that can give you the desired curl on your hair that will last a long time. To achieve this, you’ll need a heated curling wand. Curling wands may come in different sizes, but we advise you choose a smaller one because tighter curls tend to last longer than larger ones.

  1. Apply a heat protectant and texturizer to your hair.
  2. Divide your hair into tiny sections, depending on how full you want your curls to be.
  3. Wrap each section around the wand for at least 45 seconds
  4. Change the direction of the curl for each section; this would give it a more natural look.

How to Get Roller Waves

The procedure for getting this done is almost identical to the Tousled waves. In this technique, you use rollers and pins instead of a curling wand; this takes a longer time.

  1. Moist your hair with a texturizer.
  2. Use a bobby pin to separate little sections of the hair.
  3. Wrap around a roller and pin it down; you could apply a setting spray on each roller you fix.
  4. When done, allow it to dry; you could use a blow dryer to make it faster.
  5. Loosen all the rollers, and you will have your curly hair. The effect of this technique is more intense than the rest.

How to Make Straight Hair Permanently Wavy

A perm, also known as a permanent wave, is a chemical treatment that can be used to make straight hair permanently wavy. This procedure uses a chemical solution that breaks down the hair’s bonds and allows it to be reshaped into curls or waves.

Here are a few things to consider before getting a perm:

Consult with a professional: Without full knowledge of how to do a perm, you can end up destroying your hair, so we advise that you visit a professional stylist to help with the process. 

Consider the type of perm you want: There are several different types of perms, including traditional perms, spiral perms, and root perms. Each type produces a different type of wave or curl, so be sure to discuss your desired result with your stylist.

Prepare for the process: set out enough time for it. A perm can take hours, so be ready to do it when you have nowhere else to be. 

Follow post-perm care instructions: After getting a perm, it’s important to follow your stylist’s instructions for caring for your newly wavy hair. This may include using specific hair products, avoiding heat styling, and not washing your hair too frequently.

How to Make Straight Hair Permanently Wavy

Conclusion

Making straight hair wavy is a fun and easy way to change your look. Always condition your hair after using heat styling tools to keep it healthy and hydrated. With a little practice and patience, you can achieve beautiful, wavy hair that will turn heads.

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