Wavy hair

Wavy hair

Many men have natural waves in their hair, which is also known as wavy hair. This type of hair is neither straight nor curly, but lies somewhere between the two.

In this way, wavy hair has some of the advantages of both straight and curly hair. It is manageable like straight hair (or almost), but the waves make it more like curly hair in terms of body. For this reason It is considered a very flattering type of hair, as well as ideal for any haircut.

What are waves and how to treat them

Kit Harington in 'Gunpowder'

How do you know if you have wavy hair and not straight or curly? Recognizing the waves is very simple: this type of hair is shaped like an "S"While the curly one grows in a spiral and the straight one naturally grows in a straight line.

The moment of drying is key when you have waves. If your hair is thick as well as wavy, dry it with a towel or a dryer on low power so that the volume does not get out of control. On the other hand, if you have fine hair, the blow dryer can help you get an extra helping of volume. It should be noted that waves already make fine hair appear thicker without the need for a dryer, although there is no doubt that the use of this helps to reinforce this characteristic even more.

Finally, if you have waves but they are not as defined as you would like, there are numerous wave products on the market that can help you when styling. The surf effect sprays they are among the most popular products for this purpose. On the other hand, if what you need is to straighten it, the most effective is a hair straightener. But, since they can damage the hair, it is advisable to limit their use.

Haircuts for wavy hair

Let's see Ideas of haircuts and hairstyles for wavy hair. Stylish options for both short hair and long hair.

Short on the sides and long on the top

Each short haircuts on the sides and long on the top work great on men with wavy hair. They are also more fashionable than ever, both the degraded versions and the undercut style.


Jamie Dornan wears a haircut with a very slight difference in measurements between the sides and the top. If you want this haircut, ask your barber to cut it with scissors. This hairstyle also stands out for bringing together both texture and definition. In this sense, not letting it grow too long between cuts is key, as well as avoiding that the products leave it too lumpy when styling it. Finally, it is an idea to consider if you have a beard, since it forms an especially good pair with medium and long beards.

Rami Malek's hairstyle

Rami Malek carries the haircut you should consider if you need to be ready in no time in the morning. The actor wears nape and sides very short, while the top is neither too short nor too long: long enough to form a stylish toupee. Limiting the waves in your hair to the top of your head will save you time combing your hair. In addition, the tall dividing lines will also help you if you need to make your face appear longer.

Wavy hair with bangs

Thanks to its volume, wavy hair is a prime raw material for making all kinds of bangs and toupees.

Penn Badgley in 'Gossip Girl'

Side bangs are a great idea to shape your hairstyle. Penn Badgley opts for a Relaxed styled side parting that takes advantage of the body and the nice messy wavy hair.

Timothée Chalamet with medium haircut

As Timothée Chalamet demonstrates, open bangs can also be a great team with wavy hair. In combination with the bangs, soft waves help to attenuate the very sharp and angular features.

Medium length wavy hair

Short or long does not matter, when you have wavy hair the length of the hair is not an obstacle to achieving a stylish and trendy hairstyle.

Jason Momoa with half hair

If you have wavy hair, you can get a surfer-style mid-length hair like that of actor Jason Momoa. Apart from genetics and seawater, the other secret to having waves this natural is to leave them quite to your own devices. Sometimes getting a great hairstyle is that simple. You can use products to give them definition, but comb it with your hands to keep that wild touch.

Aidan Turner with medium hair

If you prefer to keep your wavy medium length under control, there are few options as fast and effective as the samurai hairstyle.. Combing long hair back in tension also has other advantages: it helps to accentuate the lines of your face, as well as to help your hair combine better with certain clothes, especially formal ones.

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