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Hairstyling/Enhancing natural waves



I am a 26 year old female. For most of my life, I've had stick-straight, super sleep hair. Within the last five years or so, as I've aged (and grown out from a pixie), I've noticed some natural texture/wave in my hair, especially when it is wet. When left to air dry, it dries fairly straight.
I just got my hair cut in to a bob (I am rubbish at styling long hair, after having short hair most of my life), and would really love to encourage that wave to come out. I am using mousse and a salt spray to style it, but is there a shampoo or conditioner that I can use that might help bring out that wave? It is pretty wavy when wet, but as soon as I comb it and it dries, it is straight again.



DevaCurl makes great shampoo and conditioner and Redken has Curvaceous which I love.  Also, don't comb it. Run your fingers through it to smooth out any tangles.  Wrap your hair in a towel for a bit to absorb a fair amount of the water.   Apply your mousse or sea salt spray and squeeze your hair while pushing up.  If you want to encourage the waves, you don't want to pull down on your hair at all.  I get the best results when I scrunch with a towel rather than my hands.   

And check out youtube. There are lots if tutorials on styling, encouraging and maintaining wavy or curly hair.  


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Dana Sear


I can answer questions on all types of hairstyling, cutting, designing, coloring, corrective color, perming techniques,product knowledge, and in general, anything that has anything to do with hair. PLEASE NOTE: I am a professional designer and trainer. I do hair and teach advanced classes to licensed designers. I do not, under any circumstances, recommend doing chemical services including but not limited to relaxers, perms, color, highlights, or any other chemical service at home. I will not tell you how to use professional products nor will I tell you how to do your color at home. What I CAN do is arm you with current and accurate information and help you to be able to better communicate with your stylist/designer. I can also help you with what you need to do at home to maintain, protect, and treat your hair.


I have been a designer and educator for 31 years. I have been a salon consultant for Redken, affiliate trainer for ABBA Pure and Natural, Director of Education for my own salon and am currently a member of the design team and advanced trainer for my company. I specialize in corrective color, perming and style support, and image updates (make overs)

I have been actively licensed for 31 years. I actively participate in and teach cutting, perming, coloring, and business building classes. I am a REDKEN Certified Haircolorist, and REDKEN Specialist. I also have extensive training in Structure in Motion Cutting Techniques and Tigi Cutting.

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