How to Gift the Friend Who’s Frustrated With Her Wavy Curl Pattern
Natasha Tendai

Sometimes, wavy haired girls don’t get the proper attention they deserve.  After all, not all wavy strands can go product free and live their best life. If you’re thinking, “how do I know if I have waves or curls?,” here’s a quick tip. Wavy strands tend to shape as a very loose shaped “S.” 

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Typically, if you have locks that aren’t bone straight, but also don’t curl into spirals, it can be assumed that they are indeed waves . This type of hair looks best when styled with products that are rich in moisture, but super lightweight.  After all, there’s nothing appealing about a sagging wave that’s fallen victim to product build-up. 

Now that we’ve broken this down for you, be sure to gift yourself or a friend with our top three products that are sure to impress.


DevaCurl Celebrate Wavy Kit ($40)

This is hands down my favorite hair product. Although my strands are mostly wavy, the ends coil into little spirals, and I find that a lot of butters and creams are just too heavy for my fine strands. The DevaCurl Delight system is super lightweight, but still gives the definition and frizz-fighting power I need. Even as a beauty editor, this gift is at the top of my holiday wish list. 

Bed Head Curlipops Spiral Wand ($23)

When you want a little lift and bounce to your everyday waves, a curling wand is a great tool to use. This spiral-shaped barrel helps to create volume and springy spirals without a lot of effort.

Alterna Caviar Style Holiday Kit ($56)

Here’s a kit is for the girl who dares to try new styles. This styling duo is great for shaping, molding and holding hair in place, which is exactly what we want for our holiday hairstyles. The cream gel has a soft hold without getting crunchy or flaky, which is a must in our book. And the texturizing paste is great for slicking strands back.