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All About Wave Checks! What is a Wave Check?

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What is a Wave Check?

A wave check is the act of telling someone wearing a durag to take it off in order to reveal their wave pattern below. These events have taken over high schools and colleges worldwide. The goal is to see if the person wearing the durag is “drippin’” also known as wavy. The term wavy or drippin’ (drip has many meanings) means that the person has a nice wave pattern whether it is a 360, 540, or 720 waves.


Wave Checks have become a competition worldwide. In order to develop a solid wave pattern takes time, dedication, and know how so wavers take pride in their waves. A wave check validates the effort one has put in to work on their wave pattern so wave checks are used to determine if a person is wearing a durag just for fashion and not serious about waving.   

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