A beginner-friendly guide to how to get 360 waves.
Often simply referred to as ‘360’ or ‘waves’, essentially, 360 waves gets its apt title from its appearance – it looks like subtly undulating waves, all over. Largely attributed to musicians like Trey Songz, Nelly and P Diddy rocking this hairstyle, the 360 wave started to grow in popularity during the ’90s, and well into the noughties, too. It’s a great way to utilise your naturally curly, coily or kinky hair texture to add interest to a classic short Caesar cut.
Heads up: nailing this look takes patience, preparation and paying regular attention to your mane. But there’s no denying the dedication will be reflected in the awesome results.
How to get 360 waves: A beginner-friendly tutorial
Wash your hair.
Brush the top & sides forward.
Brush the back of your hair downwards.
Wrap your hair overnight.
Repeat the process daily.
Sadly, there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to brushing frequency; it all depends on your hair’s natural texture. But if you have less of a visible curl pattern, you’ll probably have to brush your hair more often to get the 360 effect.
What brush should you use?
So, now you know what you have to do to achieve your 360 waves. But what kind of brush should you be using? As you probably already know, not all hair brushes are the same, and it’s important to have the right tools to achieve your hairstyle.
As well as the traditional wave brush, boar bristle brushes are also a great choice, as they’re natural and gentle on hair. They also boast the added bonus of aiding the even distribution of natural oils down the hair shaft. Although these brushes are more expensive in comparison to ones with synthetic bristles, they’re definitely a worthwhile investment because of the benefits and the fact they tend to last longer.
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