Get African American waves by applying pomade to your hair and brushing it often to create the waves. Use a do-rag to mold the waves and hold them in place. The popular name for this hairstyle is 360 Waves. You need a hair brush with firm bristles, pomade, a towel and hot water to create this style.
- Wash hair
Ensure that your hair is at least 1 ½ inches in length before you start the process of getting the waves. Shampoo your hair. Use a conditioning shampoo for better results.
- Apply pomade to hair
Apply a generous amount of pomade to your hair. Use a pomade that is not too thick.
- Prepare the towel for use
Soak a towel in hot water. Remove the towel from the water, and wring out excess water from the towel.
- Apply the towel to hair
Place the towel on your hair for a couple minutes. Hold the towel firmly against your head. This melts the pomade and spreads it in your hair.
- Brush hair
Brush the hair on the crown of your head, brushing in the direction of the hair growth.
- Tie the do-rag
Tie a do-rag on your head. Leave it in place overnight. Remove it the next day. Do not brush your hair once you remove the doo-rag. Avoid shampooing your hair for the next 2 weeks. This sets the waves in place.