How to Get Perfect 360 Waves Using the "CALIYA" Wave Kit
1. Ensure that your hair and scalp are in good condition. The type of hair is not as much of an issue but the more prone your hair is to curling, the easier it is to create waves. If your hair is long enough to get curls, your hair will be long enough for waves. Make sure your hair is healthy so it will grow nice and long
2. Visit the barber or a hairdresser to get a haircut. There are several possible cuts to get the style started:
- Get your hair cut with a 1⁄3 inch (0.8 cm) guard, with the grain.
- Have a razor style cut. This is a horizontal line at the bangs.
- Have a traditional "Caesar" cut.
3. Purchase some TinaKelly Products. From this point, you'll be tending your hair daily and the grooming requires tools. Things you might find handy to purchase include:
- A man's hand brush. This means a brush without a handle, that is designed to brush through long hair. This type of brush gives you the control needed. You can find this under the men's tab or hair accessories tab on the TinaKelly store site.
- Wave shampoo and conditioner. This will provide softness to make training your hair easier. The Caliya line currently offers a wave shampoo bar so that it is easy to wash your head during a quick shower. We are currently working on a good hydrating conditioner.
- "Ride the Wave" Cream will help fix your wave in place, down to your scalp. It will give your hair plenty of nutrients and moisture
- Satin or Silk durag. You want your du-rag to fit tightly over your head. This is needed to pin the hair down and for hair protection during sleep. Lookout for the 100% mulberry silk durags coming soon.
4. Be prepared to spend time on your hair. You will be "training" your hair, so this requires time and effort on your behalf to rearrange the hair daily. If you're good at watching tv or listening to the radio at the same time, you can find this a pleasant way to pass the time.
- All you are doing is lengthening out the natural curls in your hair, which then form waves. Think of your hair like a spring or a slinky that's wound up; when you unwind the slinky, it has a curve to it. That's all that you're going to be doing with your hair.
5. Develop a brushing routine. After you step out of the shower, having washed and conditioned your hair, apply the "Ride the Wave" cream, just enough to cover your hair, and brush your hair down and out, starting from the crown of the head.
- You also want to brush your hair on top forward, toward your eyes, and brush the hair on your sides forward but downward, toward your chin.
- Starting from the crown, brush the hair on the back of your head down, toward your neck. Imagine there's a small circle on the crown of your head. Going all the way around the circle, brush outward radially the hairline until you get all the way around.
7. Put the du-rag on your hair after brushing. This will help hold the wave in place. Make sure it's tight, but not too tight. Leave the du-rag on your head for at least 30 minutes.
- Remember to put the du-rag on before you go to sleep.
8. Keep getting cuts. Remember to get your hair cut at least every 2 to 4 weeks, but keep your hair long enough so that curls can develop. Talk to your barber about what you've been doing and make sure your hair isn't cut "against the grain," as in against the direction you've been combing it.
9. Keep it moist. Keeping your hair hydrated is the secret to great-looking waves. The durag will help with this, so moisten it with water before you put it on. Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids.
10. Keep brushing your hair and putting on a du-rag/wave cap before sleeping. This protects your hair from rubbing against the pillow and pillowcase during the night, which could undo all your hard efforts.
- Brush your hair at least five times on each side at least three times a day. Brushing is what will tease your hair into place
- Don't wash but rinse your hair while you're developing your 360 waves. Rinse with warm water to help make your hair more pliable. Wash your hair weekly with the Caliya wave shampoo bar and wave conditioner.
- You can also dampen a clean towel and microwave it for a few seconds. Wrap the warm towel around your hair for a few minutes to help soften your strands before you brush. There will be a men's heating cap coming to the TK site soon.
Voila! After a few weeks/months you should have perfect 360 waves!