Also mentioned as “360s,” “waves,” or “spinnas”, 360 waves is one of the most popular black men haircuts. In addition, this hairstyle is often preferred by African-American men.

This hairstyle is very suitable for coarse, kinky and coily hair types. it can be mixed with other cutting techniques such as fade, taper, surgical line.

Besides, when applying this hairstyle, your hair must long enough. Also, you need a special “360 waves brush” which creates waves.

The maintenance and styling of this spectacular hairstyle are not so easy as you can guess. Overcoming frizzy and tangled hair is a difficult job but it isn’t impossible. Time and dedication are needed for good waves.

Also, you can consider the wolfing technique for quick results. We will explain this wave technique in the next sections.

We tried to describe the all 360 waves process step by step in this article.

How to Get 360 Waves Quickly (3 Easy Steps)

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There are 3 easy steps you need to follow in order to have a good 360 waves.

Step 1: Prepare & Manage Your Hair

Step 2: Apply Waves Techniques 

Step 3: Maintain Waves

Step 1: Prepare & Manage Your Hair

1. Procure good conditions for your hair

Use a high-quality shampoo for a healthy scalp. First of all, you should solve hair skin problems such as dandruff or cradle cap.

2. Get a Haircut

We recommend you to take advice from a professional barber or hairdresser about what length to cut your hair before applying 360 waves.

3. Provide hair styling products for 360 waves

Purchase styling products below.

  • 360 waves brush
  • Hair wax (or pomade)
  • Du-rag
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Step 2: Apply Waves Techniques

1. Wash your hair with wave shampoo

There are special shampoos sold on the market to help create waves. If you want to make your job easier, you can use these shampoos. But it isn’t a must. You can use regular shampoo too.

2. Apply hair wax to your hair

Apply some wax to your hair and distribute it with your hands before brush your hair.

3. Brush your hair 

This is the most important step. Firstly we recommend you use a brush without the handle. This will give you more control.

How to brush your hair:

  • Brush your hair forward towards your face starting from the crown of the head.
  • Brush your hair on your sides forward but, you should do this as it moves from top to bottom until reaching your chin.
  • Starting from the crown, brush the hair on the back of your head down, toward your neck.

#Useful Tip: Use a second small mirror for a better view, when you are brushing on the back of your head.

4. Put the du-rag on your hair

After the brushing phase, put the du-rag on your hair to ensure the wave pattern is undisturbed on before you go to sleep.

Step 3: Maintain Waves

1. Grom your hair periodically 

You should visit your barber to get a haircut every couple of weeks. You can also consider the condition of your waves with your barber.

2. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

Keeping your hair hydrated is the key point for the fantastic 360 waves. Drink plenty of fluids. It is also useful to use moisturizing hair conditioners.

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3. Keep brushing your hair and using du-rag

Repeat the brushing process daily and put it on your head in a bandana before going to bed at night. In this way, you can develop more defined and deep waves. Your 360 wave should be complete after several months of brushing several times a day. This period can be shortened by an effective application.

Important Tips For 360 Waves Process

  • Don’t wash your hair too much
  • Make sure you don’t over-grease your hair
  • Use natural moisturizer during 360 wave process (avoid pomades containing petroleum)
  • Purchase a high-quality brush
  • Brush your hair only when it’s moist
  • Take Biotin and use argan oil for your hair health
  • Try wolfing (advanced wave technique)

#Wolfing: It is abstaining from a haircut for extended periods of time. During the wolfing period, it is imperative that you go even harder with your brushing and moisturizing regimen. Most wolfing periods last somewhere between 4 to 6 weeks.

The Best 360 Waves Alternatives For Inspiration

1-  360 Waves With Fade

360 waves hairstyle is combined with different fade variations such as low fade, mid fade, and high fade.

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2- 360 Waves With Taper

The taper is one of the latest fashion hair cutting techniques that can be preferred with waves.

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4- 360 Waves With Razor Line

You can add a nice movement and elegance to your waves with small touches such as razor line and surgical line.

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5- 360 Waves With Hair Design

It is possible to find many hair design alternatives that will make your waves remarkable.

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6- 360 Waves With Beard

“Waves hairstyle” can also be preferred with different beard options. You can have a cool look with a suitable beard selection.

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