What Makes Hair Look Defined?
Before we get into how to get more defined waves, let’s talk about what ‘defined waves’ even means! It is a phrase that can be confusing and sometimes misused. For example, I’ve seen people use defined waves to mean “tighter waves” which is incorrect.
Defined waves are basically well-clumped waves. You could think of it as having waves that are “outlined” well. If someone has well-defined waves, you could use two fingers to pick out one curl from their hair, or you could go around their head counting how many individual curls there are.
Well-defined naturally wavy hair has…
- Less frizz
- Natural definition or hold (not fluffy or poofy)
- Visible curl clumps
- Separated, individual waves.