What to Look for In A Shampoo If You Have Wavy Hair
Wavy-haired people often focus on finding the best styling products and conditioning treatments, but cleansing your hair and scalp with the right shampoo is paramount to achieving gorgeous beachy waves. Why? Because good style starts in the shower – hair care that’s drying or overly heavy will often cancel out the benefits of the wavy hair products that follow.
So, what should you keep in mind when making that all-important hair purchase? Meaningful ingredients that improve the strength and resilience of your hair because it’s all about future-proofing, not quick fixes. Silicones have their place in certain products and at certain concentrations, but Nexxus scientists discovered that the same gloss-giving, strand-perfecting benefits could be achieved using protein blends to restore the hair’s outer lipid layer. Intrigued? Here’s how to find The One for your wavy hair…
How to choose a wavy hair shampoo
Wavy hair comes with its own rider of requirements. Plenty of moisture is one of them, seeing as it’s more prone to water loss than straight hair, especially if it's heat-styled and chemically colored. And what’s the fallout from dehydrated hair? Zero manageability and plenty of breakage – two things that won’t result in the beach waves of dreams. Repairing a raised or damaged outer cuticle layer starts on hair wash day, and is boosted by an effective conditioner and styling regime. The Nexxus Ultralight Smooth Weightless Frizz Protection Shampoo strengthens each strand from within, using a PROTEINFUSION blend with almond protein and jasmine flower. It’s also important to check what your wavy shampoo doesn’t contain, e.g. stripping sulfates (most commonly listed as sodium lauryl sulfate). They may create a nice lather, but can also strip the hair and cause further damage and dehydration.
How to treat wavy hair when it’s wet
We’ve already explained why wavy (and curly) hair is more prone to breakage, especially when colored or heat styled, but did you know it becomes even weaker when wet? This is because the cuticle opens to allow water into the shaft, enabling it to stretch to the point of breaking. Because our hair is 90% protein, Nexxus scientists focus their studies on proteomics (the science of proteins), identifying exactly what proteins our hair loses based on the different types of damage and sourcing the best proteins from nature to restore them.
How to style wavy hair after you shower
Protein care may start in the shower but it certainly doesn’t end there, which is why it’s so important to find styling products that enhance (rather than undo) all your wavy shampoo’s strand-strengthening work. Another marker of healthy hair is bounce, so continuing your regime with styling products that smooth strands without weighing them down is key. Nexxus Weightless Style Collection uses a PROTEINLOCK system that wraps an invisible layer around the hair strands, locking in essential proteins and enabling beach waves to flourish. Try the Weightless Style Shape & Define Multi-Styler for effortless, tousled waves. It contains flexible polymers that control flyaways and frizz, leaving the hair soft and healthy-looking, not packed full of product.