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    Posted: August 14 2007 at 4:29pm
I've been workin on this 4 a while. Maybe a week and a few days. Its a guide made by me 2 help wavers and non wavers understand a few things about waves. Take a look.
 
 
 
There was a problem with the original file that I used and it dissappeared from the site I uploaded it 2. So I'm using an earlier copy of the guide(Jus edited it) 2 replace the link. U dont have 2 worry about downloading anything either, bcuz i'm posting the whole thing RIGHT HERE. Enjoy
 
 
Welcome 2 Da Wave World
By: Sleepy


This is a guide meant 2 help all wavers and non wavers understand and achieve 360 waves. It's a guide composed of theories from myself and others that r supported by facts and good info. Remember everything that works for 1 waver may not work 4 all.

I'll start out with some basic terms and methods.

H20 meth: This is wettin your hair and then brushin it until its dry. It works because u can manage your hair easier when its soft and water keeps your hair soft until it dries out.

Wolf: Wolfin is growin your hair out past the length that u would normally let it grow while continuing 2 brush your hair the same as u would if it were lower 2 deepen and define your wave pattern.

Shower brushin: This is basically doin the h20 meth in the shower only u keep your hair wetter 4 a longer time because of the time u spend in the shower. Its good 2 shampoo and use conditioner in the shower 2. That way u can get things out of the way quicker.

Wave break length: This is the point in which your waves start 2 reverse and curl while wolfin. If u dont cut your hair b4 or right after u reach this length u can suffer a major loss in progress. (TSOH )

Grain: The direction which your hair grows in. Forward, backwards, etc.

ATG: ATG stands for "Against the grain" going in the opposite direction that your hair grows.


360 Waves take a lot of hard work, time, and dedication. If u dont have all three of those, u can pretty much give up on achieving perfect 360 waves.

Keep in mind that a wave is nothin more than a straightened out curl. If your hair curls at some point, its possible 2 get waves. It may take longer 4 some people 2 achieve waves, but it can b done.

The size of your waves depends on your hair texture. The nappier(curlier) the hair the smaller your waves will b. The straighter the hair the bigger the waves will be. A lot of people ask this question "How do I space my waves out more". The answer is.....u cant. Yup you're stuck wit what u got. U may find that your hair spaced out jus a little bit after the first few months, but this is only because your hair wasnt fully trained, and yo final wave pattern wasn't set in yet. U cant change hair texture. Unless u use a hair texturizer kit and thats a big no no. Texturizer kits r only temporary. Even with a kit, u have 2 brush. The kit only makes your hair easier 2 handle so it takes less brushing. The kit only changes the texture of the hair on top of your head at that time. That means whenever u get a haircut or your hair grows out far, you're back 2 square 1. U might think "oh well, Ill just do it again", but constant use of a texturizer kit can cause serious damage. Mainly hair loss. U dont wanna start seein bald spots after a few months do u? How about going bald within a few years? Can u imagine bein bald at the age of 18? Then u wont even be able 2 get waves anymore because you're bald. Take my advice and stay away from Texturizer kits people. There are no easy ways 2 get waves. Dont believe the hype about some magical product that gives u instant waves in 5 minutes, because they're lying. Just stay on your grind and wait it out. You'll b a lot happier with the results.



Brushes

Brushes are the most important part of gettin waves. Without a brush you Cannot achieve waves.


In order 2 achieve perfect 360s u have 2 have more than 1 brush. U have 2 have 3 (2 at the least) in order 2 work out flaws.

1. Soft brush(softy): A softy is used mainly 2 straighten out waves and 2 help achieve connection. A softy helps 2 straighten and connect waves a lot faster when your hair is short.

2. Medium brush: The medium is......u guessed it. The brush thats harder than a soft brush, but softer than a hard brush.

3. Hard brush: The hard brush has harder and firmer bristles than any other brush. It brings waves faster. Tho it brings waves faster it doesnt get u perfect 360s. The brush brings the waves, but they wont b straight or they wont connect with the use of only a hard brush

It would take a longer time 2 get waves usin a softy than it would usin a hard brush. The hard brush gets u waves faster because the pull on your hair is greater than it is while usin a softy or a medium. Thus straightening out the curl more so it works faster.


Some peoples scalps are more sensitive than others. With this bein said, DO NOT continue 2 use a brush that causes pain or irritation. It could cause damage 2 your scalp and could knock u out of the wave game 4 a while. Dont force yourself 2 use a hard brush because you want the waves faster. Take your time, be patient. Youll get there when u get there.


Warning: If u have a really straight hair texture, the only brush u should b usin is a softy. Maybe a medium when it gets really, really long. Remember a Wave = a Straightened curl. Your hair is already straight u dont wanna make it straighter. It has 2 curl so use a softy. It takes longer but you'll be very satisfied with the results u see over time.


Wear a durag whenever you arent brushing. This helps 2 train your hair in the early stages of wavin and it can also postpone loss of progress due 2 lack of brushing later in the stages of wavin. DO NOT attempt 2 stop brushin until your waves are trained and deep enough 2 b able 2 handle the lack of brushing without losing major progress. Brush as much as u can. It works.


360 Brushing pattern


U should always brush from the center of your crown(the area in the middle of your head that separates the different sides of your head) starting with the top, then work your way around the rest of your head. Brush the top from the crown towards the front hairline. Then brush the back from the crown 2 the back hairline. Next brush both sides at an angle going down towards your temple. make sure u make smooth transactions 2 each side while brushing. That way it eliminates some further problems with connection in the future.

Here's a few pics of my head 2 show correct brushing for 360's

PICS WILL B ADDED SOON








The right side

A lot of wavers have problems with their right side. I used 2 be one of them. There are a lot of rumors spreading around about why the right side is so hard 2 wave up 4 most people. Like " Its because most people sleep on their right side" or "Its because Im right handed a I brush my right side 2 hard". Well here's a theory that sounds right 2 me(From wave connection. I added my own facts and situations). The right side is harder 2 wave up because the pattern of your crown spins out clockwise throughout your whole head. If u follow the clockwise motion starting from the back of your head(where the crown starts its spin) you'll c how the 360 pattern is formed. Everything fits perfectly into place until u get 2..............the right side. U notice that instead of continuing with the spiral of the crown(backwards and slightly downward) that the 360 pattern requires the right side 2 go in another direction(forward and slightly downward). The problem is, it takes time 2 train your hair 2 grow in another direction from which it's been growing all of your life. this is what prolongs the waving of the right side. It'll take some time before you train your right side 2 grow in the right direction, but once its trained, you'll finally be able to get that right side waved up.




Products

The key 2 a healthy scalp and healthy hair is a good moisturizer.
Heres a list of a few good moisturizers.

Pink lotion


Carrot creme: Try Walgreens 2 find the Carrot Creme+Carrot Cholesterol combo.


Olive creme: Try Walgreens 2 find the Olive creme+Olive cholesterol combo

Motions hair lotion:

I prefer Carrot cream(CC) overall because it leaves my hair soft, moisturized and manageable all day. Plus it gives a good hold. Motions works pretty good 2, but it works nowhere near as good as CC does 4 me. Pink lotion doesn't work 4 me, but it works 4 various people. Remember what works 4 someone else doesnt mean that it will work 4 u. Try things out and see what works best with your hair.


Quick tip on moisturizers. U want 2 get the moisturizer 2 cover your whole head so u dont have any dry spots. Moisturizers spread much easier when u brush it in with a softy. In fact, all products should be brushed in with a softy after applying it 2 your head. The soft brush pushes the product thru your hair. Unlike a hard brush which pulls it and flings the product all over your room.


Other products:

There are lots of other products that help people recognize your wave game. Like Indian hemp, doo gro, etc... The list could go n 4ever. Try out different one's and c which of the many products works best 4 U. But remember "Products r accessories 2 waves. Brushing is the outfit. Would U walk out da crib naked wit a fitted and a watch?"


Onto pomades. They do not give u waves. They're used 2 help hold down your hair while youre wolfin and to give them a more defined look. It may help newbs 2 da wave game train their hair(minimal) bcuz of the holding but its nothing without a brush and it can b very hard 2 wash out depending on the pomade. A good substitute for pomade is Lets Jam Orange Top. It has a good hold and it conditions your hair, plus it gives it a good shine.
 
 
 
 
Washing/Conditioning


In order 2 keep your hair healthy, u have 2 keep it clean. Washing your hair is a good thing,but there is a such thing as overwashing. Your hair naturally creates oils that coats your hair and protects it from damage. When u wash your hair everyday you're not allowing the oils 2 b put into effect. You're constantly getting rid of it so it has no time 2 "work its magic". If u constantly wash your hair, make sure u use conditioner after u wash it. Conditioners contain natural oils that will help stop your hair from drying out. Wash your hair at least twice a week and use conditioner as much as possible even if it's everyday. It doesnt matter what shampoo u use as long as it cleans your hair. Just make sure it isnt a straightening shampoo. Remember u get what u pay for, all shampoos clean your hair, but the cheaper brands contain different acids that dry your hair out more than others. A good conditioner that I use is Carrot cholesterol made by Hollywood Beauty. It doesnt matter tho. Try out your own conditioner and see what works better for u.


More about wolfin

U may not b able 2 wolf 6 weeks your first time wolfin so dont feel discouraged. Some people can only wolf about 4 weeks while some can wolf for 20. The next time u wolf u will be able 2 wolf longer. Remember the more u wolf the deeper and more defined your wave pattern will become. Your hair may become wild an unmanageable while wolfin. It will start 2 curl up sometimes. Some times its nothin that the tips wont fix, but sometimes it results in u reachin your wave break length. Then u have 2 get it cut.

Wolfin tips

1.Brush with a hard brush 2 help straighten out your hair.
2.Comb wtg. Just dont come 2 much and make sure u brush your hair afterwards with a softy to lay your hair back down.
3. Wet your hair b4 duraggin sitsts softer and lays down easier. Then when your hair dries up and hardens some it'll b layed down flatter then it was b4.
4. Use pomade. I dont really recommend pomade because it really does nothin good 4 your hair. But here's a few pomades that I know of.
360 style pomade
Sportin Waves(Black or Gold)
Dax
Murrays(different strenghts)
The only pomade I have experience with is 360 style pomade. It gave me a nice hold all thru school. And it gave me a decent shine. Its good if u a pomade person. It's not as thick as other pomades either so thats a plus. WARNING THO, it washes out easy just like the can says. So Do Not, I repeat, Do Not put any in your head if u know its gon rain that day. U gon b walkin round like a porn star did the grand finale on your head LOL.

5. Durag 4 a longer amount of time.

If all of that doesnt work u should cut it. If u wolf past your breakin point u could lose some progress. Try out the tips above first tho. Remember you'll b able 2 wolf longer next time, so its no big deal.

Haircuts

Getting a haircut is a very important step in wave success. If your waves arent trained well u may lose major progress by getting a cut that is 2 low. This depends on the deepness of your pattern and the texture of your hair. The straighter the hair, the higher the cut has to b to maintain waves and visibility. People with nappier(curlier) hair will b able to get lower cuts, but if cut too low without properly trained hair, they 2 could lose progress and wave visibility as well. A safe cut 4 just about all wavers is a # 2 WTG(in the direction your wave pattern goes). When you're starting out wavin always get a cut WTG or else...........u know, blah, blah, blah loss of progress. A safe way of gettin a cut is tellin your barber 2 give u a cut thats high enough so your waves are still visible. If possible have em cut some off the top and have him cut with a lower guard until you've reached the lowest point where u can still c waves. All barbers arent willing 2 do this, but there are some that are. Make use of them.

Methods


Every waver has their own method that they do every day 2 better or maintain their waves. Over time u will develop your own method based on your preference of products and your time schedule. This is my method. Its nothin complicated.

My Method

Morning

When I wake up, I get in the shower and wash my hair(only 3 times a week). I let the water run thru my hair and I brush 4 a minute or 2. Then I rinse it. Next I apply my conditioner which is carrot cholesterol by Hollywood Beauty(everyday). I let the conditioner sit I my head for about 5 mins while brushing it in with a softy. Then I rinse it all out and brush with a softy or medium(dependin on the length of my hair) until its almost dry. Then I apply my CC(carrot creme) by Hollywood Beauty and brush it thru with a softy for 5 mins. After the moisturizer is settled into my head from soft brushin. I brush with a medium or a hard brush(dependin on the length of my hair) for 10 mins.

Afternoon thru evening

I brush whenever I have spare time. I do the h20 meth over and over until I get tired of doin it. Then I do it 1 mo time LOL. Basically I brush as much as I can, whenever I can, all thru the day.

Night

Before I go 2 bed do the h20 meth until I get tired and apply some CC and brush it in wit a softy for 5 mins. After that I durag up for the night. When I wake up, I do it all over again.



Chrisdog's method for straight haired wavers

Im mixed with white and black, 75% white 25% black
the white has greek and irish in it
the black is just black
my dad = white/irish
mom = black/greek
Just because your fully white doesnt mean you cant get waves
My method
Products:
Indian hemp, lusters pink oil, carrot creme, carrot chlorestorol, and coconut oil

Morning routine:
1. wake up take off durag and brush for a few seconds with a soft brush
2. I add a mix of carrot creme and brush that in
3. I put on my durag until i think its compacted my hair down, i like the compacted
look
4. I take off my durag and brush my hair line back to get it straight because the
waves on my hairline make it crooked

Afternoon routine:
1. I brush my hair a little bit before i take a shower
2. I brush my hair with a soft brush in the shower, sometimes a hard brush when im
deep into wolfing
3. I add carrot chlorestorol to my hair and leave it sitting for a few minutes
4. i do what i normally do when i take a shower while its sitting in my hair
5. I brush the carrot chlorestorol out of my hair then i clean my face with a facial
cleanser(any will do)
6. after i get out of the shower while my hair is damp, i add a mixture of indian hemp
and carrot creme
7. i brush that in with a medium brush and durag, usually i have things to do after i
take a shower so i let it air dry, then i get back to brushing
I use the pink oil sometimes when i feel that my hair is dry and the products im
putting in arent giving it enough moisture, its a great moisturizer and i started
using it when i first started waving (which was a year ago)
Night time:
1. after im done brushing i add some carrot creme, and use king cash's durag method
for the night
i wake up and start my routine again
Brush your hair as much as you can dont slack
Whether you use a soft brush a medium or a hard is all preference to you

People that have straighter hair
its complicated for most of you to get waves, but it all pays out in the end when you
finally do get them.

First atleast post some pics so everyone can see whats going on with your hair, or
send some pics to me and ask me questions ill be glad to help out
When you have straighter hair like this you have to have your hair a lot longer then
most people, dont get a cut thats to low because youll lose the waves you earned
i currently dont know how low i get a haircut with, but i do know that my barber gets
it right everytime
BUT im guessing that its around a #3

First off you are going to need to wolf for a pretty long period of time to get your
hair long, while your doing this, brush your hair with a soft brush because if your
hair is already straight, why would you want to use a harder brush?
Buy some S curl wave jel activator to assist you to getting waves

You want to keep your hair at a pretty good length
In the shower dont brush your hair until you can clearly see that it can curl up
when that starts happening start brushing your hair with a soft brush
Condition your hair everyday
and you can use some of my method from above to help
its going to be kind of difficult becuase your hair is straight right now
but tough it out and you'll get what you put in.



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Edited by Sleepy B - January 13 2008 at 12:09pm
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When u click download a new window pops up askin 4 the password
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i read part of it and it looks good so far az i read it... so good looking it will help vets and noobs.... ima read the rest lata cause im bout to leave...
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All I can say is great job sleepy. is this going to be a sticky

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All I can say is great job sleepy. is this going to be a sticky

 
 
Thanks. I'll make it a sticky when everyone replies and they think it should be stickied.
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Originally posted by meech313 meech313 wrote:

All I can say is great job sleepy. is this going to be a sticky

 
 
Thanks. I'll make it a sticky when everyone replies and they think it should be stickied.
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Originally posted by stormy_seas stormy_seas wrote:

how do i know im not downloading a scary movie, lmao
 
 
LOL quit bein a punk LOL j/p. Its a wave guide tho. I aint on no knoccy ish LOL
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Originally posted by Sleepy B Sleepy B wrote:

Originally posted by meech313 meech313 wrote:

All I can say is great job sleepy. is this going to be a sticky

 
 
Thanks. I'll make it a sticky when everyone replies and they think it should be stickied.
 
why would people not want it to be a sticky it will most likely stop the newbies from making threads on simple questions and it will give them the opportunity to really learn the wave process instead of bits and peices of it.
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U right. I'll wait till a few people  it tho. They might not notice a new sticky when they come on. A few people dont pay attention 2 them. It'll b 1 b4 the night is over tho.
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good ish sleepy
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EL OH EL @ you takin a bite out this pic then scanning it to your computer.
Get yo lazy @$$ up and go to the fridge and stop eating paper!!
 
 
By the way, this was a great read!!!


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"would you walk out of your house naked with a fitted cap and a watch on?"
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HUH? What u talkin about?

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