American Wave Maintenance
Welcome to the Curly World!
Your new American Wave will last approximately 3-4 months dependent upon proper maintenance and hair health.
It will relax over time and will not produce a strong line of demarcation.
After your American Wave Service
-tie tightly in a ponytail or secure with an elastic or headband for at least one week.
-use any metal clips for at least one week.
-shampoo for 48 hours.
Shampoo and Conditioner
Shampoo and condition with the moisturizing sulfate-free products recommended to you.
Prior to shampooing, use a wide-toothed comb or wet-brush to de-tangle the hair starting at the bottom of the hair strands, working your way up to the scalp.
When shampooing, do not vigorously rub the scalp. Use gentle rotary movements, and do not rub the lengths of the hair. The shampoo will clean the lengths and ends of the hair as it rinses through it.
After washing wrap your hair in microfiber towel or cotton t-shirt.
Use a wide-toothed comb or wet-brush to de-tangle the hair starting at the bottom of the hair strands, working your way up to the scalp.
While the hair is still wet, prime the hair with a leave-in conditioner.
To hold curl hair shape, immediately apply a curl cream, gel, or mousse.
To add volume, use a volumizing spray.
Air-dry or blow-dry.
Always use heat protection prior to heat styling with a blowdryer, curling iron, or flat iron.
Finish with a healing oil and/or hairspray.
Sleeping with a satin or silk scarf or pillowcase will also help the hair retain moisture and avoid friction on the hair.
This service can be done 2-3 times a year, depending on condition of the hair.
Never hesitate to contact me with any questions!