You are aware of the TikTok trend, then. Or have you seen videos on YouTube? You now know that some individuals falsely think they have straight hair but find out after using our curly hair hydration treatment that their hair is wavy or curly. You have begun to wonder whether your hair is also curly or wavy.
You may want to test it by reading our blog article on how to tell whether your hair is naturally wavy. Do you need a quick test to see whether your hair has waves once you have everything ready? The steps are listed below.
What to look for to see whether your hair has natural waves.
- After washing out your conditioner in the shower, scrunch your hair, and then use any form of strong hold gel to test whether if your hair has natural waves. Do not touch, brush, or comb your hair while it dries. If your hair dries wavy, this will conclude that you have natural wavy hair and our curly hair hydration treatment would likely be suitable and beneficial to you.
- We advise doing this experiment on a certain day and time when you have no significant commitments. For instance, avoid doing this 30 minutes before leaving for work on a busy workday. You want to give yourself enough time into re-wash your hair if the results you acquire make you unpleasant or uncomfortable. Just a precaution, but it is always better to be safe than sorry.
- Use whatever shampoo you have on hand to wash your hair. Bend over into the showerhead so that you are seeing the ground. Maintain bending over position in the shower during the hair washing. Concentrate on rubbing and massaging your scalp with the shampoo (employing the fingertips to rub and do not scratch the scalp using your nails). Applying shampoo to your hair’s length is not necessary nor desirable. Thoroughly rinse off the shampoo.
- Any conditioner on hand should be applied to only the hair’s length and please take note that do not apply the conditioner to the scalp. When conditioner is still in your hair, comb it with a wide-tooth comb. Use a wet brush in its place if you do not have a wide-tooth comb. If you do not have any of them, just straighten and untangle your hair using your fingers.
- After thoroughly rinsing your conditioner, turn off the water and scrunch your hair in your hands. The meaning of scrunch your hair is to scoop the hair between your hands and squeezing it to scrunch or squash involves raising your palm from the ends of your hair up towards your head. Do this all over your head. If you have curly or wavy hair, scrunching will cause a curly or wavy pattern to form. While still leaving your hair incredibly moist, this scrunching procedure should assist to squeeze away some of the extra water and when you step out of the shower, your hair will still be quite wet, maintaining your head bending over.
- Once again, apply a mousse or gel, any of them will do. Everybody’s usage varies based on the particular products you are using and your hair quantity. You may be using the incorrect amount on the first time. Using just a quarter of a palmful quantity could be sufficient for short, low-density, thin hair. You may need to use several handfuls for hair that is long and thick. Most people will use around four palmfuls of mousse for hair that is exceptionally dense, thick or armpit length.
- Plop! Wrap your hair after lowering it gently onto your t-shirt that you will be using for plop. Finally, you can stand straight! Check out our detailed instructions if you need to learn how to plop. Stay on the plop. If your hair dries rapidly by air, leave the plopping shirt on your hair for 5 minutes (in a couple of hours or less). If it often takes your hair hours to dry, give it 10 minutes. Take the plop out. When the allotted time has passed, bend upside down and carefully remove the t-shirt for plopping.
- Turn your head slowly to the upright position. You could find it more comfortable to accomplish this by tightly clutching your hair ends to your head as you transition from bending over position to standing position. In essence, you place your hair up against your head in a posture similar to when you were wearing the plop. Please carefully lower your hands once standing up so that your hair may fall into place gently.
- Correct your hair parting position. Now is the moment to make any necessary adjustments if you discover that your hair parting is different from the usual position you prefer. Do not try to make a new parting position using the comb’s tail. Instead, gently and carefully flip any curl clumps from the wrong side to the other side of your desired parting.
- Allow the hair to dry. You can diffuse your hair if you have a diffuser. If you need assistance, look at our guide on how to diffuse wavy hair. If not, let it dry naturally. During this procedure, avoid touching your hair more than is required to prevent adding frizz. Hold off until all of your hair is completely dried. This is a tip as many people may not know that feeling the heat and temperature of the hair is the most straightforward approach to determine if your hair is dry. If you feel that one area of your hair is colder than the rest, then your hair is still wet. Before going on to the next stage, it is important to wait until your hair is neutral or warm and your hand can feel the same temperature throughout the head. Your hair is feeling crispy and crunchy as it dries, then it will be OK (in fact, it is healthy!). Do not be concerned by the crunchy feel as it will just be temporary! Take the crunch out of it. Ideally, your hair will have a crispy and crunchy texture after it is completely dry. Yes, this is named as a cast! Scrunch or gently compress your hair to break up and loosen the cast. Squeeze your hair again until it gets softer if it feels stiffer than you would want after the first squeeze.
- The process is over after you have scrunched away the crunch! Congratulations, you have naturally wavy or curly hair if your hair finishing turned out to be curly or wavy! Congratulations, you have naturally straight hair if your hair finishing turned out to be still straight.
How to manage the natural wavy hair you just discover:
After this initial effort, your path may take many different turns. If your results were curly or wavy, a curly hydration treatment will likely to work wonders for your hair.
A crucial aspect of taking care of textured hair is the curly hair hydration ritual.
So instead of thinking you need to spend more on products, consider to try different new techniques. You probably applied too much gel or mousse if your hair felt sticky or had flakes after you scrunched out the crunch. Try using less the next wash day to see if you obtain better results.
If your hair did not get crunchy or just became crunchy in a few places, you either needed to apply more gel or mousse, or you did not distribute it evenly throughout your hair. Try to use more or be more careful the next time while applying the gel or mousse to your whole head. Your hair may be weighed down if it is straight at the top but wavy and curly at the bottom.