Waves (hairstyle)

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A male displaying a traditional "wave" hairstyle.

360 Waves (often shortened to waves) is a hairstyle, generally worn by men and it consists of curls that have been laid down. The hair is cropped short to the head in the styling of a Caesar cut. Afterwards, brushing techniques are applied to produce an effect reminiscent of "oceanic waves". It is worn primarily by African-American men.

Frequent and repeated brushing (along with adequate moisturizing) is the only way to maintain the style.

When you get the brush, brush the top of your head, then brush straight down. Brush your sides diagonally, and then back straight down. Afterwards, you should put on your do-rag. You repeat this process regularly. While getting waves, you need to wolf or grow your hair out for 4 to 10 weeks before cutting again.

Waves are maintained by daily brushing, the application of pomades, weekly washing and conditioning, and wearing a do-rag.[1] The waves become more pronounced with intensive brushing.

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  1. ^ "360Waves.org". Retrieved 8 May 2012.