Getting Answers to Wavy Hair Woes

Q: Wavy hair can be oily.

A: Stay away from products made with heavy oils like avocado, olive, or castor. Look for something light-weight, like Redken Curvaceous Shampoo and Conditioner, that will give waves definition and volume. Also, wavy hair doesn’t need to be shampooed daily, so go ahead and skip a day or two (or three) between washings and use few spritzes of a dry shampoo to take care of any oily spots.


Q: What can be done to tame frizz and keep it from falling flat?

A: Brands like Redken have created styling products formulated specifically to handle the unique needs of wavy hair. Redken Curvaceous Wind Up Reactivating Spray is a good option for wavy hair because it infuses just enough moisture while boosting shape and keeping waves defined—without that crunchy texture common with hairsprays. DESIGNLINE Curl Lock Curl Charger is another option for getting and hold.

Q: What’s the best way to handle fragile, brittle, and frizzy waves?

A: Apply a small amount of a light-weight hair oil, like Biolage ExquisiteOil Strengthening Treatment, then brush gently using a brush made with flexible plastic bristles.


Q: How can I get control of my waves?

A: Moisture is key. But because wavy hair can be naturally oily, it’s important to be choosy about the products you use. For thick or coarse hair, use a moisturizing cream or mask like Redken Extreme Anti-Snap Leave-In Treatment For Damaged Hair. For finer hair, a light-weight conditioning treatment like Paul Mitchell Full Circle Leave-In Treatment is a good pick because won’t drag hair down.


If you’re not sure which products are right for your wavy hair, ask your stylist for recommendations. They know your hair and can help you take control, so you’ll be back to looking like yourself in no time.

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