Welcome to my guide on how to get waves on the side. After reading this you will have a good understanding of how to brush the sides, how long it will take to get waves on the side, a few methods to get them in faster, and a few other important things.
Waves on the side
Okay! To be completely honest with you, getting 360 waves on the sides of your head is not easy. It requires a lot of concentrated effort. If you don’t have waves at the top yet, you can still keep on reading to gather your information however, I would like to let you know that you should not stress over the sides until after the top has come in. If you’ve read how to get waves on the top , then you know why.
To get waves on the side of your head you’re going to have to understand that waves are essentially laid down curls. The hair on the sides of most African American people’s head is thinner than all other sides. I’m not sure why that is, but it’s just an observation I’ve made from helping so many people who struggled getting waves on the side. The hair on the sides is thinner when compared to the top and back and this is what makes it take so long to wave up. I’ve noticed from my own hair that after low haircuts my waves on the side loose definition. This coupled with the observation that most black men with coarse, or near coarse hair like me have hair that grows thinner on the sides. This brings me back to you! This led me to the following routine that is perfect for getting 360 waves on the sides.
Routine to Get Waves on the Side Faster
The process to get the sides to come in faster is simple. Simply put, to get the 360 waves on the sides to come in faster you need to increase your brushing and wolf longer. It will take you more than a year to get waves on the side if yo’re not brushing enough. That being said you need to make sure you’re on top of your daily brushing with multiple full length brushing sessions. The key to getting the sides to come in seamlessly is through increased brushing sessions added with longer than normal wolfing sessions, added with proper hair conditioning, added with not getting your haircut too low. 1. Since the hair on the sides is thinner, you will want to avoid low cuts that will reduce progress by cutting of untrained hair. When you get your hair cut low your hair becomes less curly and as a result any waves that aren’t fully trained get cut off with all of the extra curl you got from having longer hair. 2. You want to wolf longer because that gives you more time to train your hair on the sides to stay wavy. It may seem like it gets out of control when you’re wolfing, but if you du-rag it and or d the Fast Accelerated Wolfing Method then you will be able to keep your hair in check while wolfing.
Method to get waves on the side faster
The reason I say don’t stress over the sides before you get the top is because waves on top are generally easiest to get as well as maintain. I’m going to assume you have the top already and that is why you’re reading this. Okay! I want you to do this experiment right now… Pick up your brush and then brush all around your head… Stop reading here and brush around your head real quick before you keep on reading.
Now that you have finished brushing all around I want you to think back and remember what part of your head you started brushing first. Even if you didn’t do the experiment just think about the part of your head that you brush first when ever you pick up your brush. Chances are if you’re like most people when ever you pick up your brush by habit you automatically brush the top first. Who know why, but this is what most people do. If you want waves on the side faster you should then consciously switch from brushing the top of your head first to brushing the sides first.
The part of your head that you brush first always gets brushed the most. It makes sense now why most people get the top first. They brush that first when ever they pick up their brush and as a result it gets the most brush time which result in faster waves. Purposely changing that habit will get you waves on the side faster. This will not hurt you if you already have waves at the top because brushing them second or last will be enough to keep and maintain them.
How long will it take to get them?
It took me nearly seven months to get my waves in on the sides. Don’t let that scare you though, because it’s not like I was only working on the sides. I was also working on the top and the back. The top came in within two months, the back within another two months, and the sides came in about three months after that. That still sounds like it took forever, bit listen I only count when they were in nice. In between the months I did see progress in the side and back that kept me motivated.
The time it will take you to get waves on the side will vary from other people. I can tell you that the time it will take varies directly with the amount of brushing you do. The other factors that affect how long it will take are hair texture, and haircut frequency. Generally it will take people with coarse hair longer to get waves on the side because as I mentioned our hair generally runs thin on the side. Lastly getting your haircut less frequently will lead to faster progress as long as you”re coupling that with heavy every day brushing.
You are now well informed on the process of getting waves on the sides as developed by 360waveprocess-Rashaad. Please share this if you know it will help someone you know. Also please see How to get Waves on the Top and How to get waves on the back