How to Prepare 360 Waves For a Haircut

How I came up with this

Have you ever wondered if there is something you should do to your hair before you get it cut? Well guess what, there is! It has taken me a long time to figure this out, but I finally figured it out. I figured this out because I noticed that after some haircuts my waves would lose definition. They would be less noticeable, not as deep, and sometimes it would look as if some of my waves disappeared.

I use to think that the barber would cut my waves out however, when I began to cut my own hair I came to notice that after each haircut my waves would look less defined as compared to when I was wolfing. When I cut my hair really low, to a 00 guard, I noticed that my weak spots would practically look as if the waves got cut off. I noticed that it only looked that way when I cut my hair low. When I cut it not as low I noticed that the waves in weak-spots did not disappear as much.

I’ve concluded that

  • when you get “low haircuts”, you’ll see that more of your waves disappear.
  • When you get haircuts that aren’t low, less waves disappear.

Just remember that everyone’s hair is different and what may be low to me, may be extremely low to you! And what may be a lot of hair for me, may be low for you. (If your hair texture is similar to mine, then you can use the same lengths as me. If you have hair that is more on the straight side then you want to use different lengths).

  • When waves disappear after a haircut, they will return as your hair grows longer (assuming you brush everyday).
  • Waves look the best a few days after a fresh haircut

Pre-Haircut Technique

Okay! here is the procedure that you can use to minimize the loss of definition in your waves after a hair-cut. Just remember the statement above that when you get a low hair-cut you’ll lose more than if you didn’t get it cut as low. The process that I use to prepare my waves for a hair cut is simple.

First I only get a haircut once per month so I have a lot of hair. What I do is first wash my hair,  then I brush it for about 15 minutes. After that, I  get a comb and then comb it in the same direction that I brush. for the final step, I get my brush (soft or medium) and brush over my hair lightly just to lay the hair down on the top. I noticed that doing this before a haircut results in less of a loss of definition. In other words your waves look better right after the fresh-cut compared to if you just got it cut without doing this. And that my friends is how to prepare 360 waves for a haircut.

Here are the steps again

  1. Shampoo and condition your hair.
  2. Brush your hair for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Comb your hair the same way you brush it.
  4. Use soft/medium brush to lightly brush down the hair that you combed up.
  5. Get haircut and notice how your waves look

Note: Try getting your haircut without this method first, then take note of how your hair looks — Then the next time you get it cut do this method and compare to the last time. If i’m correct you should notice the difference. Just know that this is with my hair texture. Everyone has different hair and results may vary.

Leave comments if you do this, to let everyone know if it worked for you or not. 

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