I don't think they're waves, because they're spiraling. I'd say two spirals turning around each other. Most of my hair does that. Sometimes it looks great, but if they start tightening it looks really ropey and that doesn't look all that good on me.
Former longhair, now CG, living in N. California where the fog meets the wind
3a/b, fine, normal porosity/elasticity, high density
Conditioner wash and style, sometimes with a dab of BRHG.