How to Get 360 Waves For Beginners

by Admin on February 3, 2011

Before we get into this, let me tell you a bit about the wave game.  It has been along long before most of us have been alive.  The look of smooth, sophisticated 360 waves have been a staple of the black community for years.  Why?  Most of the time it is because waves are easy to maintain and don’t require a lot of money.  All you need is a brush, some grease and a stocking cap.  You can get fancy later but those are the bare essentials.

Often times when you look at older photos of black men they are all wearing waves.  I’m talking about after the 1960’s and the whole “black power” movement.  Back then brothers wore afros proudly.  I don’t knock afros.  It’s my second favorite look to 360s.  Im known to grow out a mean fro once or twice a year myself.  But getting back to my point.  After civil rights and everything, brothers decided that rocking afros really weren’t the style anymore and waves started to become a dominant hairstyle.  Along with the curl, fade, “mushroom”, the “gumby” and a host of other hairstyles that LOST the test of time.

So how do you get 360’s? First thing is first you need to get a low cut.  This is because you have to retrain your hair from the bottom as it grows out.  Your hair is already used to however you rock it now… you have to undo whatever you are rocking now.

If you are of African descent you know that your hair is VERY curly.  It naturally grows in a “S” pattern.  So when you grow it long each strand tends to get caught on other strands and they nap up.  Well when you wave up this problem kind of goes away.  Brushing your hair in the 360 wave pattern causes it to lay down, this laying the “S” pattern of your hair strand flat on your head.  When all of your hair lays down like this, it forms the waves.

After you get a fresh cut and brush you’ll want to add some moisturizer to your hair.  This helps your hair lay flat with your head and not nap up.  You can get a product called pink lotion or carrot creme for this.  Test both and see which one is the best for your hair.  If your hair is thick like mine you may not be able to wash out certain moisturizers so it is important to test, test, test!

Last and final step, preserve your hairstyle. But how do you do that you ask? Two ways.  First is hair grease.  This is hard, wax that you can put in your hair to hold it.  I only recommend this for parties or special occasions as it is very annoying to have to wash out sometimes.  Finally, wear a wave cap or stocking cap when you sleep do you don’t knock your new hair pattern lose while you sleep!

For those of you that are lazy:

How to get 360 waves

  1. Hair cut
  2. Brush
  3. Moisturize
  4. Wear a stocking cap when you are sleeping

I hope that helped someone and please check back regularly for more tips and posts!

Top 5 Reasons to Get 360 Waves

You may wonder exactly why you are going through this process to create the effect of waves on your hair. Is it really worth it? Or is it just a big waste of your time? Great question. What I have for you right now is the top 5 reasons you should take the time to do this:

    1. Ladies love it- Ladies love a man with nice hair, period.
    2. It is easy to maintain- Much easier to brush and throw a durag on than deal with twists or dredlocks
    3. It is cheaper than other hairstyles- Your products will run about $100 a year, and haircuts about another $200 or less.  That is much cheaper compared to the costs of cornrows and twists.
    4. You can do it yourself- it is easy to brush and wash your own hair with waves.  With dredlocks or braids you will have to get help to maintain them.
    5. They will never go out of style- waves have existed since the early 1930′s and have stood the test of time.

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Does Carrot Cream Give You 360 Waves?

by Admin on July 5, 2013

A big reason that carrot cream has become more and more popular is that people use it on their hair when they are trying to get 360 waves. Why?  It is a no-brainier.  The reason so many guys use it is because it works, of course.

But to get in more detail is because that it simply makes your hair really soft.  And when you are getting waves you know that your hair has to be extremely soft for it to lay down correctly.  So finding the best product to soften the hair is vital to all men attempting to make their waves 360 up.

Other products you could use are carrot oil, olive oil, tea tree oil, blue grease, pink lotion, and a host of other products.  Some time carrot cream is admittedly very hard to find.  If you cannot find it don’t be afraid to use a substitute product.

How long does it take for Carrot Cream to give you 360 waves?

Not very long.  It usually takes a few weeks to a month and a half for it to work.  It all depends on your hair and how you take care of it.  There is no magic pill or product that is going to MAKE your hair wave.  That is a common mistake of young men.  They cheap out and grab these kits that ruin their hair.  Ask a older bald man sometime about hair kits.  Its probably the reason he’s bald.  Those kits have lye in them, a deadly chemical that can burn your scalp permanently.

Carrot cream is just a tool like anything else. It will not magically give you waves. You have to know what you are doing, and put in the work. Several days of constant work and you’ll start to see results. Add the right products, such as carrot cream and use them correctly and you’ll see a difference after several days!

carrotcreme

There are a lot of products you can use on your hair.  From Olive Oil, to Blue Grease, to Pink Lotion, to Carrot Cream many have tried them all.  People on forums and websites have different ideas on what was the best so you may have to try them all.  All in all, Carrot Cream is probably one of the best for African American men and women.  Here is what it does for your hair and how it can help you.

First of all, if your hair or scalp is naturally dry then this is for you.  You rub it in your hands then apply it evenly to your hair.  Once it seeps in it makes your hair feel real soft and real healthy.  The other products make the scalp feel way too greasy and slimy.  Just apply it after a shower or right before you are about to go outside and you will feel rejuvenated, healthy, and self assurance your hair looks as healthy as possible.

Carrot Cream is not to be confused with any of the oils out there on the market.  Carrot oil feels different, though it is also a good product.  The cream is just that, creamy and the oil has more of the greasy feeling to it. If your hair is of a rough texture then it is highly suggested you stay away from oils because they are hard to wash out.  Creams are lighter and wash right out with shampoo and water.

If you need an extra shine on your hair after you apply the carrot cream, then you can use pomades and other products like olive oil very lightly after apply the cream.  That gives you the double adage of having healthy hair that also shines like it is super healthy as well.

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Where to Buy Carrot Cream?

July 4, 2013

You can find Carrot Cream a lot of places, usually offline.  Your favorite drug stores are the best places to look.  Check out CVS, Walgreens, and RiteAID just to name a few.  They usually have a small black haircare section.  Check there first. If you cannot find it there then try the bigger chain department [...]

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Black Men: How to Get Rid of Razor Bumps

April 17, 2012

  This is a subject I have been wanting to talk about for a while.  It is one that many men never really learn the truth on and as a result ruin their skin for life.  Black men, here is how to get rid of razor bumps. If you are African American or Afro Anything, [...]

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How to Give Yourself a Haircut

April 16, 2012

This is a question that many people have so I will take the time to try to instruct the best I can.  These days the weekly haircut is getting mighty expensive huh?  That $12-20 per week is starting to hit a few dudes in the pocket and I cannot even blame them or you for [...]

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How to Get Waves on the Right Side of Your Head

February 22, 2011

Once again, here is a common issue people seem to have when getting into the wave game.  They have been waving it up for a few weeks or months and people are starting to notice.  The ladies start to smile more.  They get compliments at work.  But something is still not right when they look [...]

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How to Get Shiny Hair Waves

February 20, 2011

I don’t know why, but many guys are obsessed with this topic.  You would not believe how often I am asked how to get shiny waves.  I usually wouldn’t post this, but there is a trick to it that you may have never heard about. See, most people don’t get shiny waves because they don’t [...]

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The Wolfing Method

February 17, 2011

Ok, let me explain this.  A lot of people are confused to exactly what ‘wolfin’ is.  Wolfing is when you grow your hair out to get waves.  Why do you have to grow your hair out to get waves? Because your hair is a coil and if the coil is not long enough there wont [...]

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Best Pomade For Hair Waves

February 14, 2011

So you are on your wave journey and you need to decide what is the best pomade to really get you spinning.  Well the thing is, you are in luck.  There are a lot of different choices to choose from and they all are pretty good!  Remember the bulk of the reason why you get [...]

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Best Hair Grease For Your Waves

February 9, 2011

This is a common question that a lot of people ask when they begin to start waving their hair up. “What is the best grease for 360 waves?”  Well to give you the short version, there is no ‘best’ wave grease.  There are some that a lot of people like and some that a lot [...]

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