How to Wash Your 360 Waves Hair

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Waves have been popular for a long time, and while they are beautiful to see in the ocean, looking at waves on your head is much more appealing.

Everyone wants to have beautiful, shiny hair with waves that bounce and shine. But how many of us achieve this? While achieving 360 waves is one thing, maintaining is another.

If you have 360 waves, then you know that it’s not easy to maintain. It can be hard to get the right product and wash your hair in a way that will keep it looking good. But don’t worry! We’re here to help with some tips on how to wash your 360 waves hair properly.

This guide covers everything you need to know about washing your 360 waves. From requirements to washing your hair, you will get to learn about all these things in this guide. So, let’s get started with the prerequisites.

How to Wash Your 360 Waves Hair

What You Will Need?

1. Comb

Comb with wide teeth, preferably a detangling comb. Use it to detangle your hair really well before washing. A wide-tooth comb is usually used for detangling hair.

2. Medium and Soft Brushes

There are a lot of brushes that can be used for this method, but the medium and soft-bristle hair brushes work best.

3. Wave Cap/Stocking Cap

Use this to cover your head while you shampoo. The cap prevents water from getting into your hair while it is still wet from brushing. 

It also keeps the dirt out of your clean hair (if you have any) when you go to bed at night without washing again. The cap also serves as protection for your hair if spraying with hairspray, later on, is necessary. 

Just make sure that there is no residue left in the cap before you use it because this may dry onto your scalp and cause dandruff or itchiness.

4. Durag (Preferable Thin Or Mesh In Order To Let Water Flow Through It While Rinsing)

The durag allows the water from washing your hair to flow through. If you were to just use a cap that is not specifically designed for this, your hair would be all clumped up and hard to brush when wet.

5. Shampoo

The shampoo you choose should have a moisturizer included in it because if it does not then you will have really dry hair which may lead to tangling and mats. 

The shampoo and conditioner together are usually best at keeping the wave pattern once applied, since they add moisture, heat can also help so if there is an option for warming the product before using it go ahead!

6. Conditioner (Optional)

If you choose not to use shampoo with a moisturizer, then a conditioner will be needed instead and should be applied before the styling process begins. 

Be sure that you do not over-condition or else your waves will turn out flat and lifeless because of all the extra moisture in your hair.

7. Moisturizer (Optional)

This is optional but recommended if your wave pattern does not hold well; it can add that bit of hold you need to keep those curls looking great throughout the day or overnight while sleeping on them.

If using a moisturizing shampoo/wash this step is unnecessary since some products are already included in their formula which usually work better than just adding a moisturizer as well.

8. Towel (Optional)

If you want to keep your hair in the cap for a long period of time while washing, you may want to have this available to wipe excess water off of it so that it does not get too wet and cause some damage.

How To Wash and Style Your Waves

1. Comb Your Hair Using A Medium Brush

The comb will help you find any knots or tangles so they can be easily brushed out, and also to get a nice even distribution of your hair length around the scalp.

A good idea is to divide your hair into sections (i.e., front, back left, right) by following how it naturally falls in order to keep things easier when washing/combing each one separately before proceeding with styling).

Repeat this step for all desired parts of the head that need shampooing until satisfied that there are no more knots or tangles on them.

Make sure to comb the root of your hair, as well! If you have a lot of strands that are tangled and knotted together at the bottom section of your scalp, use a small brush or detangler to carefully untangle them before continuing with the next step.

Repeat this process all around your head.

2. Wash

Start by sectioning off the top of your head. This will be where you start applying shampoo and conditioner.

After combing through thoroughly dry hands one time from roots towards ends on wet sections only (to remove any excess dirt), apply shampoo starting at ears level working downwards until ends are reached then go back up to the head part.

This should not take long as once wetting the strands their lengths become much longer than usual making finding those pesky tangle-causers easier!

You can use a wave cap to help keep the conditioner from dripping down into your face.

Put a little bit of shampoo on top of your head and start massaging it in circular motions using light pressure, but stopping before you reach the ends or bottom to avoid getting shampoo onto those areas

Once this section is covered with soap bubbles rinse it out by pulling water

Pre-Wash Process Tip: It is important not to overwet your hair when preparing it for washing, because water will weigh down individual locks and make waves less defined in texture and volume.

3. The Style

You can use a comb or brush for this step to get the style you want, but I find that using my fingers work better because they’re less likely to get tangled up in knots while trying to distribute the product as evenly as possible

Now we will set our waves with gel or hairspray which helps create more intense curls. Now it’s time for some hairspray! [1]

Brush the gel over sections of hair before running a section between two brushes at an angle starting from the top then bottom, back towards the start point until you’ve done all sides.

Finally, make sure that once you’re completely rinsing out excess water from your hair there has been no leftover product cause it could lead to frizz!

4. Strength and Conditioning

After you have washed and conditioned the top of your head, it’s time to start on the bottom. The process is exactly the same for washing as described above but you will need a little more shampoo at this point.

You’ll also want to be careful not to get conditioner or water on your face during these steps. Protective eyewear can help with this if necessary.

After conditioning, each section rinse out by pulling water and massage in circular motions before moving onto the next spot

Repeat until all areas are done- including roots, lengths, ends, and any stubborn knots

Apply a generous amount of conditioner to your top layer using the same circular motions. Be sure you cover all of your hair and that it is thoroughly slathered in conditioner before letting go.

5. Drying Phase

Wetting your hair will create waves as it dries, and make the wave process a little easier because less heat is needed for styling. You can also add water to damp or dry hair in order to get more depth of curl with this method.

6. Moisturize and Get Back to Work

Gently comb your hair in the direction of your waves. You can use a wide-tooth or rat tail comb for this step.

But again I find that using my fingers works better because they’re less likely to get tangled up in knots while trying to distribute the product as evenly as possible.

If you don’t have any on hand, try some olive oil! It works just as well and has plenty of benefits like moisturizing dry skin and serving as an emollient by keeping moisture locked into your locks.

Be sure to go over all areas of your head and do not be afraid to brush through tangles if necessary! The goal is volume and frizz-free locks so don’t skimp on time with this process.


Choosing a hair-dryer is all about balancing your needs with what will work best for your locks. The right dryer doesn’t have to be expensive and many high-quality models come at an affordable price point so do some research before making any purchases.

Remember that different types of hair require different wattages – if yours is fine and curly then higher heat may help open up tight curls while finer hair may need more time to dry.

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