We’ve come a long way with curly perms for African Americans. Imagine getting out of bed, getting ready for work, and all you have to do is mist your hair, apply the moisturizing lotion through your hair, run the comb through your hair, you look fabulous and you’re ready to go! Go! Due to the many hats women have to wear these days as mothers, mentors, and unfortunately even fathers of our children, women today are looking for hair that looks great without complications. Low maintenance is the key. Let’s face it, with the added responsibilities we face as women, we just don’t have time to spend long hours in salons or spend a great deal of time in front of the mirror fixing our hair.
With the Wave Nouveau dry curling system, maintenance is easy. The hair looks great, and it’s definitely a major improvement from the days when everyone wore the greasy, unappealing Jheri Curl. The New Wave is the first of its kind to take “dry curl” to new heights. It looks more natural than other curl systems and is more like our natural hair. Another important benefit is that it is not fake; it is not a weave and, most importantly, it is YOUR own hair. If properly cared for, your hair will thrive and grow to great lengths.
Hopefully, you won’t have a problem finding an esthetician who is still doing the Wave Nouveau. We are seeing an upward trend of women returning to this dry curl system because it is so easy to care for and maintain.
I have had a Wave New twice in my life. The first time I got this perm, my hair grew to my shoulders in a short period of time, but when I got pregnant and my hormones were out of control, my hair started to thin and fall out, so I let it grow out. He went out and went back to relaxing. After years of using the harsh chemicals found in straighteners, my hair began to show severe signs of breakage, especially around the hairline, and I was losing hair at a faster rate with virtually no hair growth. For fear of going bald, I decided since I finished having children, to go back to the one thing that I knew that my hair would prosper, and that is the Wave Nouveau curly perm.
I grew my straightener for 5-1 / 2 to 6 months, and then I had enough hair to start the New Wave again. I enjoyed many months of low maintenance hair care, but noticed that my hair was not growing as fast as last time. I had a new hairdresser who told me not to wash my hair often and only wash it every 2 to 2-1 / 2 weeks. I followed his instructions for a year and a half, and noticed that my hair became stale, dirty, my scalp itched, and my hair didn’t seem to grow out at all, even after applying all the correct products. When I asked him why I had to wait 2 weeks to wash my hair, he said that if I washed it too often (once a week), the water would strip the necessary moisture from my hair. It was then that I remembered that the only thing that helped my hair to really grow with Wave Nouveau was the fact that I had previously washed my hair every week (once a week) instead of 2 to 2-1 / 2 weeks. that my esthetician wanted me to do. I decided to take control of my hair, forget his instructions, and went back to washing my hair weekly and my hair started to grow like crazy. Instead of the half inch of hair we’re used to seeing normally, my new growth looked more like a full inch a month at touch-up time.
When I came in for my touch-up, my hairdresser immediately noticed a change in the length of my hair, and my hair looked healthy and strong. She started wondering what I was doing differently with my hair to cause such a change in hair growth all of a sudden. She thought she had been taking special hair vitamins. As I have said before, water is our friend, not our enemy. Just washing your hair stimulates the scalp by increasing blood circulation to the scalp, making the conditions suitable for tremendous hair growth.
I use the Wave New product line on a daily basis. My daily product regimen consists of the following: in the morning, before getting in the shower, I mist my hair with Wave Nouveau Moisturizing Mist, then apply Wave Nouveau Daily Moisturizing Lotion to my hair, put on the shower cap, and while showering, I condition my hair and add moisture to it while showering. Always spray your hair with the mist first and then apply the lotion. (If you don’t spray first, the lotion won’t absorb the hair effectively.) When I get out of the shower, I repeat the process again applying the same products and get on with my day. Before going to bed, I reapply the same products an hour before going to bed so that my hair has a chance to dry. I put a piece of satin fabric on my pillow and sleep on it to prevent my hair from breaking. Whenever I wash my hair, I apply a generous amount of Wave New Moisturizing Finishing Lotion to my hair because it is a thicker lotion capable of handling the dryness experienced right after washing. I may need to apply it at least 2-3 more times that day to reduce frizz, and before you know it, my soft, luxurious curls are back without any hint of frizz.
Curly perm day for African Americans is a sign of the future as more women seek out styles that require little attention.