Type 2A Hair: A Quick Hack to Streamlining Your Waves

Miriam Herst | 31 January 2018

Streamline your 2A hair type waves with this easy hack.

Type 2A hair falls on the wavy hair spectrum somewhere between curly and straight strands. Type 2A hair has beautiful body, semi-inconsistent kinks, and looks beautiful 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.

How to Streamline Styling Your Type 2A Hair

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Lighten up your 2A waves with beautiful caramel highlights.

Rather than fight with your hair’s natural texture, we’re all for giving you the tools to work with and enhance your unique waves. Invest in a 1 1/2 inch curling iron for those days when your waves need an extra hand and 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.

NEXXUS PROMEND HEAT PROTECTING MIST

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.

SUAVE PROFESSIONALS NATURAL HOLD NON-AEROSOL HAIRSPRAY

If you’re not quite ready to take a curling iron to your waves you can also consider using a hair gel to define them. 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 hair spray, like TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Smooth Hold Level 2  for flexible yet frizz-free control.

TRESemmé FLAWLESS CURLS DEFINING GEL
TRESemmé COMPRESSED MICRO MIST HAIRSPRAY SMOOTH HOLD LEVEL 2

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