Type 2A hair falls on the wavy hair spectrum somewhere between curly and straight strands. For those not familiar with the hair type chart, type 2A hair has beautiful body, semi-inconsistent bends and looks fabulous when worn natural or lightly styled.
As all women with curly or wavy hair know, your strands can be slightly unpredictable. This quick hack is ideal for those days when you wake up with waves that aren’t quite working for you. It allows you to streamline your waves on those less-than-perfect hair days and leave the house with confidence. Read on to see how to style type 2A hair with ease:
How to Streamline Styling Type 2A Hair
Use these tools to style your 2A hair
Rather than fight with your hair’s natural type 2A texture, we’re all for giving you the right tools. These will help you work with and enhance your unique waves. Invest in a 1.5-inch curling iron for those days when your waves need an extra hand. Use it to make your overall look more uniform.
First things first, prep your hair with a heat protectant spray so that you don’t do damage to your hair in this process. We love using Nexxus Promend Heat Protecting Mist before doing any heat styling. It helps protect our hair and creates a shield so minimal damage is done to our strands.
Next up, use your curling iron on the waves that need a leg up. Wrap each strand of hair around the barrel of the curling iron, hold it for twenty-thirty seconds, and let it fall. Your hair will weigh itself down into the perfect waves as it cools while you continue your way around your head. When you’re all done styling you can mist your finished look with Suave Professionals Natural Hold Non-Aerosol Hairspray to make sure your waves stay intact.
Try using these products
If you’re not quite ready to take a curling iron to your hair, you can also consider using a hair gel. Run TRESemmé Flawless Curls Defining Gel through your damp hair to add extra definition to each of your waves. You can also opt for a spritzing of hairspray, like TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Smooth Hold Level 2 for flexible yet frizz-free control.
With these products and easy hacks, styling your unique hair type is no big deal!