4 Myths on Achieving Waves
Myth #1: Pomade will make your hair fall out/stunt hair growth.
There is not a single pomade out there that can make you go bald. The only way this can happen is if you’re applying it so much to the point it causes build up. The best pomades to use, in my opinion, are: super wax, bees max, and night form pomade.
Myth #2: Some products won’t cause build-up, regardless of how much you put in.
Build up will happen if you constantly put product in, no matter what. Applying too much product causes hair to get nasty and can cause balding if carried on long enough. You should never EVER put multiple products on your hair in one day unless you are able to rinse them out at night. Don’t shampoo it because you can wash your waves out!
Myth #3: Shampooing your hair every night is good for your hair.
It’s good to stay clean, but if you shampoo every night you waves will go away, or develop much more slowly. If you are always messing with your hair (scrubbing) it will be a longer process to get your hair to lay down and form waves. This is why we wear durags/caps; if your hair gets messed up the waves do to! You will have to decide how frequently to wash your hair based on texture, wave depth, and the amount of product you use. But when you do shampoo, get messy with it. Don’t be afraid to get to the roots of your hair and scrub!
Myth#4: Getting your haircut ATG (Against The Grain) will automatically get rid of your waves.
Getting your hair cut against the grain will not automatically get rid of your waves. The problem is that when you’re wolfing and your waves aren’t very deep, a cut against the grain will trim off the older part of the hair that has deeper waves because it’s been brushed out more. So if it’s your first time wolfing and you’re getting a cut, get a #2 WTG. Getting your waves deeper will come with time.