Can White, Asian, and or Latino Men Get Waves?
If you are White, Asian, Latino, or any other non-black race, and you’re reading this, you’re probably wondering if you or someone you know can get waves.
Many Latinos can get waves but this is for the men with the more straighter hair.
Either you’ve started to try and have been getting no results, or you’re ready to become a waver with 360 spinning waves and need a place to start.
Don’t worry, because we are here to help and answer questions around the topic of “straight hair waver.” Let’s get started.
First of all, waves are not tied to any race or ethnicity. Waves are a pattern that your hair follows if developed and trained to follow your natural curl pattern in a progressive ripple effect.
Simply, waves are your hair’s natural response to brushing and maintenance.
The ability to get waves is determined by curl pattern and hair texture. White, black, Latino, Asian, or any decent can get waves with at least some form of curl pattern and can get waves through the normal process.
One Exception: you must not have Completely Straight Hair
One thing everyone needs to know before we go any further is that completely straight, type 1 hair that has no shape, s-patterns, or variation in the way that it shapes will not be able to get waves without some sort of manual styling or manipulation.
Essentially you will have to force your hair to become waves artificially, which is not a bad thing if you don't care and you're looking to have waves!
Nobody said waves are for anyone, specifically. Waves are open to everyone regardless of background, color, or hair texture. So if you have completely straight hair, your process to get waves will be different.
How to get waves with straight hair or become a straighter hair waver:
It’s time to learn how to get yourself waves. First of all, let's cover what you are going to need from the jump.
There really are only two absolute essentials to the wave process. A brush and a durag. These are the must-haves that will lay out the path to waves for you.
The brush should be somewhere medium or soft texture brush and the durag should be something that has a satin-silky blend of high quality.
Other than these two items, you can use other products to speed up the process such as oils or pomades. Pomade and oil will help your hair become more malleable to your brush and thus shapes into waves much easier than completely dry hair.
Wolfing: Hair growth
As a straight hair waver, you need your hair to have some length before you try to get waves. Because your hair might not have any significant curl pattern when you have buzz or caesar, or anything cut lower.
You will not see waves in very short hair. You are going to want to grow out your hair, or wolf, while not getting many hair cuts. You want to see a shape of any kind forming after about 4-8 weeks of wolfing so that you can properly determine whether you have any type of hair curl pattern or not. It will not be obvious from the start, especially for straight hair!
Brushing: Technique and Time
- First, you will want to take your brush and start from the back of your head and the top most part. The crown area.
- Then you will brush stroke from the back to the front without picking up the brush and stop once you reach your hairline.
- Brush from your crown to your forehead.
It might take a bit of getting used to but you will want to keep the brush strokes long and even as you brush your hair in one direction.
- Second, and this is very important, you will maintain the same pattern of brushing for each part of your hair.
- So if you are brushing the top of your head, make sure all the strokes are the same!
- If you start to brush your hair in two separate directions, your waves will have a much harder time connecting and finding a pattern. Don’t make this mistake!
Third, you will want to brush your hair firmly, but not hard! You do not want to irritate your hair or scalp! Brushing should not be painful!
If you're experiencing discomfort, try to lighten the amount of pressure you are putting on the brush.
Another good tip to help with brushing is using your pomade or oil to moisturize your hair. If your hair is softer and healthy, your brush strokes will move and control your hair much better!
If you have gotten a durag, wave cap, or a fabric that will hold your hair firmly in place, you will need to wear it when you are done brushing.
You can brush any where or any time in the morning, when you are on your way to school, work, etc. You can brush in between the day or at night. You choose .
You only want to wear your durag when your not actively brushing your hair and need to keep your hair protected.
The best time to wear one is to bed and after you finished your brushing routine.
Always wear your durag to sleep or if you know you will not brush your hair for a while. While you’re sleeping, your hair might get messed up or misshapen due to movement while sleeping or pillow case fabric messing with your hair texture.
Wear the durag so you don't lose your progress.
Straight Hair Wavers:
By now if you have followed the information, you should have no doubt in your mind that you can get waves as a straight hair waver! It might take you 3 months. Keep working! There is no race in waves, only hair texture.
Also we need more straight hair wavers that's a lane you can find yourself being an influencer in. Giving out game to those that need it.
It takes dedication and discipline but any hair type with a curl pattern will be able to get waves. And if it is your first time trying to get waves, Welcome to the Family! Drip for Life!