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The 19 Best Wavy Hair Products for Mermaid Locks

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Wavy hair is perhaps one of the most versatile hair types, but it can still be tricky. Yes, you can choose to wear it straight or use curl-boosting products for extra texture, but there are so few products actually created for wavy hair. I have curls that can turn into waves or spirals, depending on my mood (and energy level), so I think I can relate. Two incredible hair experts, Brad Mondo, Hair Stylist, Founder and Creative Director of XMONDO, and Product Development Manager of Ceremonia, Mateo Acosta Medina, are here to help you with wavy hair problems.

Here they explain how to style wavy hair correctly.

What are the common problems people with wavy hair have when styling?

“Everyone’s waves are different, and finding the best routine for your hair type takes trial and error,” says Mondo. “Weather plays a huge role in how your hair looks every day and can be one of the biggest challenges to getting the perfect waves. Frizz is one of the most common issues that come with the weather. plus frizz, breakage is prevalent when trying to style wavy hair, Medina says. “This is due to the structural appearance of the hair shaft protruding from the follicle – the shape makes it more vulnerable and resistant to grooming. “When hair is damaged, the result can be dull.” Another problem can be lack of shine if the cuticles are damaged, possibly due to heat damage or dryness. The more the cuticles are raised, the less shiny they appear because they will reflect less light. Finally, dryness can become an issue when styling wavy hair due to denser fibers, reducing the hair’s ability to absorb moisture,” says Medina.

What products should everyone with wavy hair use?

“Hydration and hold are essential for wavy hair,” says Mondo. “If your hair is dry, your waves won’t form to the best of their abilities.” Adding hydration starts in the shower by incorporating moisturizing shampoos and conditioners, like Mondo’s new Wavetech Wave System products. Adding moisture also helps fight damage and breakage, increasing flyaways and frizz. “For those who suffer from breakage or dry strands – and those who must detangle and groom extensively – consider incorporating moisturizers, such as conditioners and leave-in conditioners to increase strand lubrication and reduce the risk of broken”, adds Medina. “To combat lack of shine, lipid-rich treatments help retain moisture and active ingredients smooth cuticles to create the appearance of shinier hair.” This includes nourishing hair oils, increasing shine, reducing frizz and hydrating tired locks.

Check out 19 incredible wave-boosting products here to nourish, boost, and protect your wavy hair.

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1

Ideal for second day hair

Wavetech Wave Revival Mist

If your hair starts to get a little limp a few days after washing, this spritz can restore bounce and curl to your strands. It can also be used as part of your styling routine, to protect your hair from humidity and reverse damage.

2

Ideal for light hydration

Guava Leave-In Conditioner

  • May not be suitable for very dry hair

For hydration that doesn’t weigh down your waves or curls, this lightweight leave-in conditioner is a dream. Not only does it smell like the best tropical vacation, but a few drops can give your hair much-needed nourishment.

3

Ideal for styling in the open air

Complete Moisturizing Cream for Air Dry Hair

  • Some may not like the scent

Lazy girl hair has a new hero product. This cream adds hydration and a bit of hold to wavy hair to give it body and nourishment, without disrupting a wave pattern. All you have to do is wash your hair, scrunch it and you’re good to go.

4

Best wave vaporizer

Wave Vaporizer

A wavy spray minus the sticky salt, this product adds texture to make your wavy hair look voluminous, with extra curls. Just spray, scrunch, and watch your hair become beach-perfect.

5

Ideal for frizzy curls

Frizz-Ease Take Charge Curl Booster Mousse

The old saying goes that frizz is just a curl waiting to happen. This mousse can give your wavy hair the boost it needs to get curlier, without the flyaways. There’s no crunchy, sticky residue, just more volume.

6

Ideal for defining curls

Curl Defining Cream

If you want to add a little more definition to your hair, a moisturizer could be the answer. Formulated for dry, frizzy hair, this cream will ensure you get the most out of your texture.

7

Ideal for dull hair

be curly Curl Enhancer

  • Some may not like the scent

To add shine and shine to dull locks, this cream uses natural extracts for smooth, frizz-free hair. It’s designed to work with your hair’s natural texture, not against it, so you can rest assured your waves won’t be weighed down.

8

Ideal for very dry hair

Coconut Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie

  • May not be suitable for fine hair

A must-have for many curly girls, this cream is packed with moisturizing ingredients for extremely dry and damaged hair. A small amount will go a long way, but the end result is nourished and hydrated hair.

9

Ideal for holding

Curl defining gel

  • Some may not like the scent

If your waves look great right after washing, but start to get limp and frizzy soon after, it’s time to invest in a gel. This version is serum-like and incredibly lightweight, so you won’t get any crunches. The results are waves that stay wavy, even through humidity and rain.

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Ideal for damaged hair

Remorseless Heat Protection and Taming Spray

This spray has a double purpose, both protecting your hair if you decide to heat styling occasionally, and reducing frizz on a daily basis. With a combination of hydrating Argan Oil, Avocado Oil and Vitamin E, your hair will thank you for adding it to your routine.

11

Ideal for frizzy hair

Curl Charisma™ Rice Amino + Avocado Leave-In Defining Cream

  • May clump with other styling products

Frizz is a battle that can seem endless, but this cream makes it easier than ever to fight. With amino acids and avocado oil, a small spoonful can help smooth and improve the texture of your hair.

12

Great for adding texture

Fiber Pomade

  • Scent may be too strong for some

Considered a go-to for shorter styles, even long locks can reap the benefits of a pomade. This product adds texture to hair that needs an extra boost. Plus, it smells great, so everyone will want to know what you’re wearing.

13

Great for encouraging curls

VitalCurl+ Soft Defining Mousse

  • Need to break plaster when hair is dry

If your hair texture is somewhere between wavy and curly, a hair mousse can bridge the distance and give you consistent, spiraling curls. Rub in a few handfuls for incredibly soft, frizz-free hair.

14

Ideal for an investment

Curl Control Silky Cream

For all types of wavy or curly hair, this nourishing cream eliminates frizz and leaves your hair soft and silky. It uses a combination of argan, coconut, and avocado oil to add much-needed moisture to your hair.

15

Ideal for getaways

feed the oil

  • May not be suitable for oily hair

Wavy hair can be prone to flyaways, but this oil tames them in an instant. With a combination of moisturizing and nourishing oils, this product can be used in many ways, either as a scalp treatment, as a body oil, or to eliminate frizz.

16

Great for quick styling

Leave-in conditioning balm

For a wonder in one product, this balm hydrates, defines and nourishes wavy and curly hair. Don’t think too much about it – just rake a little but through your hair for low maintenance upkeep.

17

Ideal for hair preparation

Smooth Conditioner

A good hair day starts in the shower. This product contains natural extracts and keratin to strengthen, smooth and repair damaged hair. This means less frizz when styling, allowing you to enjoy beachy waves without the flyaways.

18

Ideal for all hair types

Styling cream

If you’re not sure where your hair type falls on the complicated charts, this easy-to-use cream is for you. Designed for straight hair, waves, curls or anything in between, it uses a combination of natural extracts and panthenol to boost or smooth your texture, depending on your preference.

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Best all-in-one

Perfect Hair Day (PhD) 5-in-1 styling treatment

There’s no need to layer ten products when you have this in your arsenal. It reduces frizz, adds moisture and adds volume to your hair. Basically, it’s a dream come true for anyone who is overwhelmed with Sephora’s hair section.

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