Waves (hairstyle)

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A male displaying a traditional "wave" hairstyle.

360 Waves (often shortened to waves or "360 waves") is a hairstyle, generally worn by men. The hair is cropped short to the head in the styling of a Caesar cut. There are brushing techniques that will result in the resemblance of "oceanic waves" in the hair.

Frequent and repeated brushing (along with adequate moisturizing) is the only way that this hairstyle is maintained- although the amount of brushing may vary from person to person as the type of hair changes. "360 Waves" are the result of curls of hair that unfurl, allowing natural "rows" of roots to be exposed. As the hair lengthens in a process called wolfing, the waver can achieve "deeper" waves by allowing the hair to grow out; preferably 4–10 weeks.


Through a popular process called "wolfing" (refraining from getting a haircut as long as possible while constantly brushing your hair) the wave pattern in your hair will become more defined and deeper. When finally getting a haircut the "waves" may come out deeper depending on the time spent "wolfing" and the type of haircut you get.

Waves are maintained by daily brushing, murrays or sportin waves pomade,weekly washing and conditioning, and wearing a do-rag.[1] The more the hair is brushed, the better the waves are.

See also[edit]

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