How to Style Naturally Wavy Hair

Today I’m sharing my hair routine for my loose, 2A wavy hair. Loose waves like mine are difficult to style and there aren’t a lot of bloggers and YouTubers with that hair type sharing their information. I tried so many things that didn’t work, but I finally have a routine that works well for me.

I’d like to spread the love and share it with all of the wavies out there who might have a similar hair type. Watch to see how I apply my hair products to get the most out of my 2A wavy hair.

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15 thoughts on “How to Style Naturally Wavy Hair

  1. Michael says:

    Alyssa:

    First off, great informative post. Even though I don’t have long, wavy hair (or much hair at all for that matter) I think you do a good job of explaining the different types of hair and how to “tame” them. I was also unaware that there are specific titles for types of hair. For example, 2A, 2B and 2C. Who knew? Certainly not me! I also think the medium you chose to do this post in was good. Using a video to show people first-hand how products/something can work for them is great. Also knowing that this is your first time doing some video editing, I think you did a great job with putting it all together. Nice work!

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  2. Abbey Geib says:

    Great video! Even though I don’t have curly hair, I think that the curly girls could learn a lot from the products and methods that you used. I always wondered how to get that crunch out of your hair and why it did that in the first place. You made everything very clear as to why and how everything works. I look forward to your next post!

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  3. Megan says:

    Where have you been all my life! Thank you for this! I have 2A hair and sometimes I can bribe it into cooperation but most of the time it’s just a poof. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  4. Sarah says:

    FINALLY! I’m so thrilled this exists now! I usually explain my hair as having all the curly hair problems, but without the actual curl. My waves range from 2a – 2c, with the occasional 3a hiding underneath and a whole section of the right side of my head nearly straight, no matter what I do. Thank you for making a place for those of us with I’m-not-sure-what-texture-this-is-exactly hair!

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  5. nif says:

    Hey Alyssa,

    Thanks for the video – I’m a bit ringlet-ier than you (2c, 3a), but use a very similar routine. One question for ya…when you scrunch in all your products, and then throw your hair back (when you stand up), do you have any problems with how it’s sitting in the back? My hair is shorter than yours, but when I flip back, yikes. It’s like some kind of animal nest! It’s not knotty, per se, just really tangled and lying weird. I detangle with my fingers, and sometimes re-wet and re-twist, but often the (desirable) clumping doesn’t happen again! Any ideas?

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    • Alyssa Godfrey says:

      I do have that problem! What helps me is instead of flipping, I roll my head to the side until it’s upright (does that make sense? lol) Then I tilt my head back and shake my head back and forth a lot. That helps the tangled curls come apart and lie more naturally. Sorry it took so long to get back to you! I’m discontinuing the blog, actually, because I just have no time. I hope to come back to it some day when my life’s not so crazy.

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  6. Teresa says:

    Hello I have natural wavy hair but it is short to medium length I have been doing the curly girl method for 6 months with all the right products and still my hair gets frizzy especially on the top crown area if I diffuse it. Can you explain how you get your bangs area so straight and if you use a blow dryer to style them how to you do that with the other hair not getting bothered by blowdryer? I’m having lots of bad hair days and tried so many products that I’m really considering going back to silicone or blowdrying all hair, help.

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    • Alyssa Godfrey says:

      Hey I had wanted to make a video about my bangs because a lot of people have asked me actually, but I’m just not going to be able to continue this blog now. But I comb them forward while my hair is still wet, then I blow them dry on medium with a vent brush and just try to keep the airflow directed only at the bangs. Hold the hair dryer pretty close to the hair so you don’t disturb the rest of your hair. I also use a flat iron on my bangs after that. Otherwise they definitely don’t stay straight. And if I find my hair is getting frizzy a lot, doing a deep treatment usually helps. Hope that’s helpful! For more good 2A info, try https://wavynation.wordpress.com/

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  7. Jess says:

    Just in case you’re still answering comments… I was wondering if after you bend over to condition your hair upside down, do you remain this way while rinsing AND then exiting the shower all bent over and then wrap it in the t-shirt?

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    • Alyssa Godfrey says:

      I do indeed. I do something similar to what’s called “squish to condish” while rinsing and I wrap my hair while still bent over after I get out of the shower so it doesn’t get all messed up while I’m changing and stuff. I’ve started using a flour sack towel instead of a t-shirt though. I like it a little better. You can get one really cheap at Walmart or somewhere like that.

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