You no longer count the times when the wavy by Caroline Receveur and that of Blake Lively did you catch an eye? It’s time for the hair revolution! You too will soon be sporting this much-loved hairstyle. But first, a little catch-up session for those who have missed out on the trend (and we’re not judging you, we know that managing to shampoo between two showers is already a victory when you’re a young mother ).
What is a wavy?
The wavy is a hairstyle that aims to create more or less loose waves in the lengths, similar to waves (hence its name!). These start between 5 to 10 centimeters from the roots, depending on the proposed effect and personal taste. In fact, this hairstyle can be done on medium-length, long hair, and even on a long square! Indeed, it lends itself perfectly to this, contrary to popular belief, all you need to do is use the right tool (see below).
What type of hair is wavy for?
Soft hair presents the ideal profile! On the thickness side, again the wavy has everything good since it is suitable for fine hair, flat hair lacking volume as well as thicker hair, which will thus be highlighted.
Have you done an ombre hair, sunshine or balayage type color? The waves will highlight the reflections of the locks, and will create a nice visual contrast. Do not deprive yourself of it!
Which curler for a wavy?
This is a question that often comes up when we approach the subject of wavy. To find the best curler, you have to orient your choice according to two criteria: the type of hair and the skill specific to each person in handling this type of tool.
“The longer your hair, the more you have to choose a large-diameter curler,” recommends Gianni Coppa, hairdresser and founder of the R’Factory salon.
- The wavy curler at the gutter. “Its plate keeps the wick in place. This type of curler is best reserved for so-called “medium” hair and people who are moderately comfortable, but not beginners either. When in use, the thicker the wick, the longer it needs to be heated. Count on average 5 to 10 seconds per lock. »
- The auto-looper. “It sucks up the wick and is intended for beginners because it is very easy to use and fun. Be careful though: the final effect being very curly, it may be less wavy than expected. It may not appeal to everyone.”
- Wavy cone curler. “It is intended for the most seasoned because it requires a certain dexterity. You therefore need the curling iron with one hand and handle the wick with the other. The ideal is to have a heat protective glove, so as not to burn yourself. On the results side: it offers an irregular side.
- The hair gun. “It’s for those who are already comfortable with a gutter iron and cones. The result will however be more regular than that obtained with a cone, more cylindrical.”
The steps to make a wavy
To succeed in your wavy, you must be well equipped, have untangled your hair and protect it. ” The loopers can go up to 210 degrees. You have to put a thermal protector beforehand, on dry or damp hair (if it is damp, it will have to be dried completely before curling/styling)” advises Gianni Coppa.
Then you can start your wavy with the lower strands. “Be careful not to leave the locks on the curler for too long, even if they are protected by the heat protectant” warns our expert. Allow about 10 seconds max per strand, although the duration varies depending on the thickness of your strand and your hair type.
His advice for making it easier to create waves? Place the unstyled locks at the back of the shoulder and those already imagined in front, so there is no risk of mixing them.
Depending on the direction of the curl (if you position your lock on the outside of the face or inwards), the effect will be different. This is a matter of taste. In most cases, the locks are oriented outwards, in order to highlight the little face.
Ready? Select a thin wick, about 4 centimeters wide.
Then, shine it before creating a wave, sliding the curler from roots to ends. This closes the scales, deflates the hair, and prepares it to take shape.
Then, if you have a looper with gutter, place it towards the ground, when you slip the wick into it.
If you want outward movement, place the tray close to the neck, inward.
Rotate the device 180°.
Slide the looper towards the ground while rotating, a few centimeters, then perform a new rotation.
Repeat these steps to the tips.
For a lose effect, slide the device quickly, for a more sustained effect, take your time and slide the looper gently.
Once all the waves have been created, wait until the hair is completely cooled to diffuse it or shape it. Start by massaging the scalp, thus, you mix the wicks between them. Then, use a wide-tooth comb, or run your fingers through the underside of the hair, to stretch the curls to the ends.
Finally, the last final touch to ensure the wavy effect all day/evening: “The alcohol-free hairspray, ideal for holding. Apply it from below, to provide support” found the hairdresser.
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