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    Posted: January 08 2008 at 2:35pm
Wolfin' is a common method amongst wavers in their endeavor to achieve 360 waves. Wolfin' is the process of growing your hair out past the point of manageablity, while brushing vigorously and often. The timetable for wolfin' varies from waver to waver, since people's hair grow at different rates and hair textures differ. But, generally speaking, most wavers wolf for periods of 3 weeks and up.

Many waving novice often complain that after they have wolfed for an extended amount of time, their waves lose visibility. This is true. Your waves will lose visibility, but that is no reason for alarm. Your waves are still there. They are just camoflauged by the extra hair you have grown. Basically, when you wolf for an extended amount of time, the individual curl, which is essentially a wave, takes on additional length. So, the curl grows past the basic "S" formation into a double "S". The second "S" is what causes your waves to become less visible. The second "S" is what causes your hair to stick up. This is why many wavers get trims during their wolfin' sessions. They are simply cutting into the second "S" where it is sticking up. The goal of wolfin' is to train your wave pattern to lay down at longer lengths. In other words, you want the second "S" to lay down on top of or next to the "S" formations that are parallel to it. This is accomplished by vigorous brushing and wave compression. You are essentially creating a double wave during the process. This is why wavers who wolf for a long time have very deep waves. Their hair is thick and their waves are longer than a single "S". Also, their hair is trained to lay down.

Let me expound on the topic of wave compression. Wave compression is the process of training your waves to lay down. This is accomplished from regular and vigorous brushing, adequate product usage, ample use of the H2O method, which includes but is not limited to shower brushing, and regular wave cap(s) and/or durag usage. You need to make sure that you are compressing your waves during the wolfin' process to maximize wave development results.  Make sure that you wear your durag and/or wave cap(s) as much as possible to aid in achieving this goal.

As far as brush choices, I recommend using a soft or medium brush when you first start wolfin. I would switch to a hard brush once the soft or medium brush fails to pull your waves sufficiently. I would also use the H2O method and a light moisturizer or gel in the early stages of wolfin' and switch to a pomade in the latter stages. This should be around the time that you switch to a hard brush. If you wear wave caps, then you should use more than one once your hair reaches a point of substantive growth. Feel free to use 2-4 wave caps to achieve optimal wave compression.

Remember that the compression that is created by the second "S" is what causes your minimum wavelength to decrease, thus increasing wave depth, connection, and visibilty. The only precaution you should remember when wolfin is not to cut your waves below your mimimum wavelength. In other words, don't cut your waves below the first "S". If you do, you won't see great wave development results.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2008 at 2:52pm
great information man..good to know!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2008 at 3:26pm
yeah, thankz for the extra knowledge.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2008 at 4:56pm
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2008 at 5:30pm

good stuff

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2008 at 5:40pm
I would love to sticky this but unfortunately I need approval from 2 more mods to make it happen though Davo, Sleepy, 25 Cent, Dutch, BIG, or Iwave, or lilpitbull(lolz) I want two other mods to approve though.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2008 at 7:19pm
You know what I'm stickying this thread!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2008 at 9:31pm
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 09 2008 at 8:17pm
i think u should leave it as not a sticky for a while so ppl could see it... i first

seen this on wavebuilder a few days ago... and wondered why it wasn't on

here... i just happen to look for the random room and see this... lol
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 09 2008 at 8:21pm
nice info
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2008 at 9:22pm
yeah thats what up!!!!!!!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 13 2008 at 10:50am
Great breakdown Dub c. U should combine all yo info threads and make 1 big ass book cuz all yo threads scattered out and sh*t.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 01 2008 at 4:46pm
interesting!!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 12 2008 at 5:40am
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 07 2008 at 12:55am
good advise keep it posted i wanna kno how you got yo 360's the real way i have mines but the little 360's and you can see little parts of my scalp which makes my hair look nappy but its really not
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 07 2008 at 8:16am

Post pics.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 30 2008 at 3:17pm
good info fam
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 11 2008 at 5:03pm
Whats going on people, kinda new to this 360 style shoot so be patient with me. Below is a pic of my hair at about a no. 3 after brushing for like 2 weeks. Im using 360 style and motionz moisturiser daily and wash it every week or so. For some reason my hair isnt lying down in as much in areas especially the sides. Wondered if you could give me some advice?


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 12 2008 at 6:17am
You'll need to wolf longer, use a hard brush, then get a #2 wtg haircut.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 12 2008 at 10:12am
Nice, ill try it out
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