How To Create The Perfect S-Shaped Waves In 5 Simple Steps

Written by Nishtha BhallaNov 30, 2023
How to create the perfect S-shaped waves in 5 simple steps

Unless you're someone who has naturally been gifted with wavy hair that doesn't frizz up at the slightest hint of moisture, it's pretty likely that you've been coveting waves since the day you learnt what hairstyling was. And while beach waves will always have a special place in our hearts, sometimes, you just want to switch it up. Enter: S-shaped wave. Not as bouncy as a curl but more structured than beach waves, the style may just be the most perfect hair shape ever.

Loved by celebs and us common folk alike, not only does the face-framing style suit just about anyone –– it's also super easy to recreate! Ahead, we're letting you in on the simplest way to recreate S-shaped waves so that you can look glam without any hassle.


Step 01: Towel dry your hair

Step 05: Add some finishing touches

A natural first step, of course! Right after hopping out of the shower, squeeze any excess water from your hair. And if you want to get really specific, use a microfiber towel to do it! The towel's softer fabric will help dry out your hair faster, is gentler on your strands, and will reduce damage. A T-shirt works just fine too. Follow this by detangling your hair using a wide-tooth comb, although a standard brush will also do the trick –– just expect more frizz with that one.


Step 02: Prep and blow-dry

Step 05: Add some finishing touches

Keep in mind that your hair needs to be completely dried to recreate S-shaped waves. But before you head on to the impending heat damage, stop for a sec. When heat-styling, it's important to prep your hair with a high-quality heat protectant like the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Spray. It'll protect your tresses against heat up to 45 degrees Fahrenheit and leave your hair feeling sleek, shiny, and manageable. Once prepped, blow-dry until your hair is completely dry.


Step 03: Create your S-wave

Step 05: Add some finishing touches

Finally, the moment of truth! You're finally going to create your S wave. All you need to do is use the flat iron of your choice and start by creating an S-shaped bend in your hair. Once the curve is in place, grab your flat iron and carefully tap over the curve to help set the shape. Continue by creating a bend in the opposite direction to create a full S-shape, and follow it with your flat iron. Repeat this through the rest of your hair, and you'll have flawless S-shaped waves in no time!


Step 04: Add some finishing touches

Step 05: Add some finishing touches

You've spent all this time on creating a gorgeous hairdo, and you'd hate to see it go to waste, right? It’s time to get a hold on your hairstyle and make it last for a whole day with the TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Invisible Hold Natural Finish Texture Hold Level 1 Hair Spray. Instead of making your hair look frizzy and all over the place, which we’re pretty sure is what the humidity would’ve done, the spray will make your hair look natural, in plaand all over the place, which we’re pretty sure is what the humidity would’ve done, the spray will make your hair look natural, in place, and on-point for 24 hours!


Nishtha Bhalla

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Nishtha is a freelance writer who loves all things beauty, fashion, culture, and lifestyle. With content covering a variety of topics, she brings a holistic, nuanced perspective to her writing. In her free time, she can be found watching reruns of The Office, reading anything she can get her hands on, and experimenting with astrology.


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