Do you have straight hair that is wavy on the ends? Or maybe straight hair that is curly at the ends? It’s common to wonder why just the ends of your hair are wavy! There are multiple possibilities!
Reasons Why Your Hair Is Only Wavy At The Ends
- You’re brushing out your waves.
- Your waves are being stretched out by water when you air dry.
- Your waves are being flattened when you blow dry.
- Your waves need support from products with hold.
- Your hair’s moisture/protein balance is off.
- You are using products that are too heavy and weigh your hair down.
- You’re scrunching your products in, getting more products on the ends than the strands.
- You’re treating your wavy hair more like straight hair than curly hair.
- You’re sleeping on your waves and flattening them.
If your hair is only wavy at the ends is likely because you are treating it more like straight hair. Wavy hair is often delicate and requires special care to maintain its pattern. Brushing your hair, using heavy products, or not using the right products can all flatten the top section of wavy hair.
If you aren’t doing anything “special” to take care of your hair, and it’s wavy only at the ends, the reason is probably because you’re caring for your hair as if it’s straight, when it’s naturally wavy. If you just wash and condition your hair, brush it and go – that’s treating it like straight hair. That type of treatment will often cause wavy hair to be fairly straight, but often with upturned ends. It’s surprisingly common for people with naturally wavy hair to have no idea that it’s wavy because if they treat it like it’s straight, it often looks pretty straight.
If you’re happy with your hair, that’s perfectly fine. If you’d like to see if you have naturally wavy hair, you can try treating it more like curly hair and see what results you get. If your hair waves or curls at the ends when you’ve been caring for it like straight hair, I almost guarantee it will have more waves higher up your strands if you treat it more like curly hair.
To test if your hair is naturally wavy, check out my blog post how to find out if your hair is naturally wavy. It will give you a step by step instructions for how to find out if your hair is straight or wavy. It doesn’t involve starting the full curly girl method or buying new products.
Not convinced your hair is actually wavy? Check out my post Wavy Hair Before And After The Curly Girl Method to see my hair transformation. It goes over several signs that straight hair may actually be wavy.
If you are already treating your hair as wavy, here are reasons why it might only be wavy at the ends.