The best hair care tips for wavy hair

The best hair care tips for wavy hair

With its bends, curls and coils, wavy hair is unique in its own way. Because of the different ways, it can fall, wavy hair tends to be more fragile and delicate than fine or thicker hair. Wavy hair isn't overly oily or dry, which allows for many different styling options along the spectrum of curly or straight looks. Despite being resilient and a good shine reflector, wavy hair is most prone to frizz and can at times, be fairly coarse. Read our tips below to make sure that your hair is always well-hydrated and looking amazing!

What makes your hair curl or wave?

While genes do play a very important role in this, scientists recently discovered that the shape of your hair follicle determines the way in which each strand grows. When a hair follicle is asymmetrical, the hair tends to curl. However, when the follicle is symmetrical, the strand grows round and straight. Other research also suggests that wavy and curly hair is the result of an uneven distribution of a type of keratin that accumulates on the inside edge of a curled hair.


Using a hydrating shampoo and conditioner is a very important step in any wavy hair care routine. The perfect range for this is the CHI Deep Brilliance Argan Shampoo and Conditioner (R790.00) which is specifically formulated to rejuvenate and hydrate dull, frizzy and damaged hair. The addition of Argan oil makes the product rich in essential vitamins nutrients. It adds strength and elasticity to the hair and helps to protect against damage from thermal styling and UV rays. The Moringa Oil works as a natural hair rejuvenator and restores vitamins and moisture back into the hair, for younger, shiner, healthier-looking hair


Add keratin

After washing and conditioning, it is important to use a product rich in Keratin to detangle the hair while providing protection against heat styling after washing. Keratin, a protein found in hair, strengthens the shaft while smoothing the hairs cuticle, reducing frizz, adding shine and improving manageability - which makes it perfect for waves and curls.
We love the CHI Keratin Leave-in-conditioner (R345.00) as its unique reconstructing treatment, designed to infuse damaged hair with a powerful dose of natural keratin to help rebuild the cuticle. Plus, it’s suitable enough for everyday use.


Give it some time

After washing and styling your hair, you might feel the urge to play with or touch your waves. While it might seem harmless, try not to touch your hair too much as it can lead to an increase in frizz, flyaways and tangles.

Enhance the shine

It’s no surprise that wavy hair reflects shine better than any other hair type. Use this to your advantage and illuminate your hair even more with the CHI Deep Brilliance Shine Serum (R395.00).
This product is formulated with Olive Oil and Monoi Oil, which is a unique blend of Coconut Oil and Tiare Gardenia flowers. Together, they provide superior smoothness, manageability, and natural movement without buildup.