When it comes to curly hair care, there are certain brands that lead the way. One of the most widely sold curly hair brands on the market today, SheaMoisture has become a go to for women, men, and children with all different textures and types. In fact, they offer over 20 different collections under their name, each one having its own unique set of properties and purposes. So, how do you narrow down such a large selection of choices? This can be a major challenge for beginners, so we recommend first starting with understanding your hair type and its individual needs.
When looking for the best SheaMoisture products for wavy hair, there are a few things to keep in mind.
Here are some basic questions you can ask yourself about your naturally wavy hair.
Do you have damage?
It's important to understand the overall state of your hair. Damage can be caused by heat styling, color treating, or over-manipulating your hair, and in wavy hair this usually leads to hair that looks straight and frizzy, rather than wavy and defined. If your strands are damaged, dry, brittle, and overtreated to the point that they are unmanageable, you need to take that into consideration in terms of care and the types of products you use. Ultimately you can't reverse hair damage completely, but you can choose reparative products that strengthen and improve elasticity.
Do you like strong or light hold?
Wavy hair needs help with definition. This hair type has a harder time with layering and keeping definition, so you need products that can help with this issue without further weighing down your hair. If you like your waves to look well defined and frizz-free, you should choose a strong hold styling product like a gel or mousse. If you prefer your waves to be soft and touchable with a less defined look, then go with light hold styling products like cream gels or use a leave-in conditioner for hold.
Is your hair fine, or coarse?
Just because your hair is on the looser end of the curl spectrum, does not mean that it is necessarily fine. Wavy hair can be coarse (meaning the individual strands are thick) and this is something that you should consider when choosing and applying products. Fine hair can become easily weighed down, flat at the roots, and even prone to breakage when loaded up with the wrong products. Wavies with coarse hair often complain that their hair is "big" or "poofy" and need stronger hold products to make their waves stay defined all day. Take the NaturallyCurly hairtype quiz to find out your exact wave pattern, including how fine or coarse and thick or thin your hair is.
6 best wavy products by SheaMoisture
While this brand offers a ton of great products that can meet the needs of any hair type, these are a few suggestions for the best SheaMoisture products for wavy hair.
With wavy hair types, the accumulation of oils can lead to flat hair lacking volume. This cleanser is a tough yet gentle solution to this problem. A deep cleanser without sulfates, it will leave the scalp clean and healthy with the use of sacha inchi oil which is rich in healthy omega fatty acid complexes. The naturally moisturizing elements of shea butter, quinoa, and rose of jericho extract also help to prevent stripping away natural moisture from strands for overall hair health.
While the job of a shampoo is to cleanse, the job of your conditioner is to replenish moisture. This formula is great for wavy hair because it has fortifying vitamins A and E to give your scalp and strands extra moisture. It is also gentle enough to make detangling a breeze while leaving hair softer and more manageable.
With natural waves, there will be times when your hair is feeling damaged and drier than usual. With this product, you get the same great formulas as the shampoo and conditioner of the same collection, but with the added benefit of protecting hair against breakage. This deep treatment solution also helps support hair elasticity to prevent breakage while deep conditioning to reverse dryness.
Since wavy hair tends to fall a little flat and needs help with definition, this texture spray is perfect. It is lightweight so it won't flatten out your volume while helping to create definition and shape in your natural texture. The coconut water formula works to hydrate and nourish hair for an added bonus.
Though finer hair can get weighed down if you leave this in too long, it is all about experimenting to see what works best for you. For some wavies with coarse hair (like blogger Diane Mary), this one is considered extremely moisturizing and contains protein to repair damage as well.
For wavies who finger detangle in the shower after co-washing and need a good cleanser with slip, this one helps as it is runny in consistency. For best results, use it once a week and then on scalp only with a co-wash the other time a week. It leaves looser textures moisturized and cleansed.
Which SheaMoisture product works on your waves?
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