What’s up wavers! Hope you had a safe Labor Day weekend. Obviously fall is coming up. Around this time, most wavers lean in the direction of growing their hair out more. This is when wolfing really comes in handy. We did an article a few weeks ago on wolfing so if you’re new to reading these articles, check it out before reading this. If you're ready to grow your hair out for the fall, there’s a few things you should consider when wolfing.
Over the next few weeks to months you’re growing your hair out. As curls and the waves they create become more dense, you might notice the edges of your hair standing up more creating a frizzy look. Tapers and line-ups will help keep this at bay. You only want the edges of our hair trimmed down, not the entire head of hair. For the back and side tapers, make sure you communicate to your barber that you want you’re taper to be blended instead of bald.
Once your wolfing, you’ll essentially have more hair to compress. Adding a wave cap
or any compression cap of your choice on top of your durag should be good enough
to get you through the night.
With the grain or against?
Like we discussed before, combing is not necessary for every texture. For the more
coarse haired wavers, this applies to you. As you wolf the layers of hairs underneath
your top layer can slightly coil up and can be unseen to the naked eye. Combing your
hair against the grain, then back with the grain can lay those hairs back into place.
This can also take some getting use to if you never done this before. The first time,
your scalp might feel a little tender due to the pulling of your hair, that’s completely
normal. Over time your scalp will get conditioned to being combed and the tender
feeling will go away.
As always if you have any questions or want to show us your progress, feel free to
post a picture on Instagram using the hash tag #WaverWednesday. We might even
post one of your questions in our next article.
See y’all next week and stay wavy!
-Kado, Elite Spins