Is Step Cut or Layered Cut Better for Wavy Hair?

Wavy hair is so diverse! You can create curls. Blow-dry it straight. Or you can just wear it naturally. And wavy hair never goes out of style. The key to keeping wavy hair fabulous is in the cut. So, which is better – step cut or layered cut for wavy hair? Read on…

Step Cutting

This graduated step cut hairstyle cascades in steps. With the shortest layer just above the shoulders. And the next one a few inches below. The layers are made to curl out and it’s a great cut for moderately wavy hair. Damp hair will be accurately measured and cut in a straight line. More strands will be combed in from the sides to ensure that when combed back in place they fall in multiple layers.

Layered Haircuts

Layered hairstyles can add volume and style. And are low-maintenance. You can opt for light, feathery cuts. Or flattering curly layers that look stunning on naturally wavy hair. Choose from:

  • Bob:
  • Although the layered bob works best with fine hair, multiple layers will add shape and movement to many hair types. The hair is often cut shorter at the back but styles can be adjusted to suit you.

  • Pixie:
  • The layered pixie haircut is modern and is cropped in layers to create a typically tousled effect. It’s generally short on the back and sides. And slightly longer on the top.

  • Bangs:
  • Layered wavy hair looks great styled into long, layered bangs that frame your face. Long side-swept bangs with the shortest layer at the ear can look amazing. You’ll need to have this style dry cut to avoid short curls popping up!

Hair Texture Hints

There are many types of hair texture. And all need to be treated differently. Frizzing is a common issue with thick, wavy hair that needs regular moisturising. Virgin coconut oil or Moroccan oils are ideal for this purpose.

Fine, wavy hair will benefit from a dry shampoo in between washes. And extra volume can be produced by spritzing with a salt spray. Volumizers and thickeners will make flat, limp hair look like thick hair!

Medium texture hair is between thick and fine. The good news is that layers work on all hair textures. They create volume, build in movement, and soften hairlines.

Care for Your Layered Hair

  • Use shampoos, rinses, and hair treatments that keep hair healthy and shiny.
  • Get regular trims to avoid split ends.
  • Make use of hair wax to intensify shine and add volume without weighing down your hair.
  • Towel-dry hair and spray in sea salt spray coating hair from roots to ends to bring out waves.
  • Air-dry hair with scrunching from time to time.
  • Blow-dry hair from underneath just until hair is nearly dry.
  • Sleep on wet hair to bring out the natural waves.
  • Get rid of any frizz by locking in moisture from a quality mousse.

Found the Answer?

If you’re still unsure, why not combine the two styles and go for a layered step cut? Make an appointment with your stylist and get the best option for you.

Chat to Your Professional Hairdresser

When you need an expert, friendly advice on layered hairstyles simply visit your trusted local stylist. You’ll get a cut that enhances the shape of your face. And the characteristics of your hair. You’ll get a proper cut and style with all the right products. The perfect solution to embracing your wavy hair.

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