From the wolf cut to the tousled pixie, we have something for everyone. So whether you're looking for a new style or just want to make caring for your wavy hair a little easier, check out these 9 low maintenance haircuts!
The Best Low Maintenance Haircuts for Wavy Hair
1. Wolf Cut for Wavy Hair
If you love to follow the latest trends while still rocking a low maintenance hairstyle, the wolf haircut is for you. This cut is a celebrity favorite because it features shaggy layers that give your hair a glamorous volume boost.
The voluminous wolf haircut has been described as being a cross between a shag hair cut and a mullet, topped off with curtain bangs. If you have naturally wavy hair, this is the perfect haircut for you.
2. Tousled Pixie Cut
If you have wavy hair and love edgy styles, the tousled pixie is a great option if you love short hair. This cut is shorter in the back and longer in the front, with choppy layers that give wavy strands a natural texture boost.
There are a number of variations on this hair cut which range from bouncy and feminine to more tomboyish and daring. Consult your hair stylist to see which style works best for you. If you're hoping to not spend a bunch of time on your hair routine, we recommend this style for natural waves that tend to be more frizz free.
3. Side-Parted with Medium-Long Layers
Some of the best low maintenance haircuts are longer, traditional styles. This medium-long layered cut features long layers that begin at shoulder length. This cut works great on thick wavy hair. Let hair dry naturally with your hair center parted, then add a deep side part and tease a little with some texturing spray or hair spray for extra volume.
4. Waist-Length and Tapered
While maintaining thick hair that's this long can be more high maintenance in terms of what you do in the shower and while you sleep, the styling process is pretty straightforward. Ask your hairstylist to taper your long hair in the back with the shortest edges beginning at your shoulders.
Add some curl cream, blow dry at the roots to add volume, and let the rest air dry as you go about your day. To care for this style overnight, we recommend sleeping on a Blissy silk pillowcase to ensure strands don't get tangled and stay smooth.
5. Wavy Lob for Fine Hair
If you have thin hair or fine hair that's naturally wavy, consider the lob. This haircut is your best bet if you have a heart face shape. This is a medium length style that's basically a long bob that grazes the shoulders, or just above. If your hair is not prone to pouf, air drying this style should be no problem. This style generally feature straight lines, but some face-framing choppy bangs can be added in for additional style.
6. Long and Piece-y with Curtain Bangs and Dynamic Color
This style looks great on many hair types, whether you have thin hair or thick hair, curlier waves or straighter waves. Ask your stylist to add in some dynamic coloring like some peekaboo highlights to make the most of this look. Curtains bangs add an air of retro chic to this long-haired style featuring piece-y longer layers.
7. Wavy side-parted bob
If you're done dealing with long hair, try one of the best low maintenance hairstyles--the bob haircut. This classic textured bob oozes femininity. Adding shorter layers helps define curls and keep this cut from "mushrooming" out. For even more low maintenance, allow your bob to grow into a lob, then go back into stylist when you're ready to sculpt it back into this ultra-cute bob!
No Matter What Style You Choose, Make the Most of It
Unless doing your hair is where you find your Zen, you're probably not trying to spend hours and hours on your hair every week. So to make the most of your style and keep your hair looking healthy, follow these tips for styling and haircare.
8 Hair Tips for Naturally Wavy Hair
- Use a diffuser when you blow dry to help enhance your natural texture
- Consider using a sea salt spray to add texture or extra volume
- Sleep on a Blissy Silk Pillowcase to keep frizz at bay and extend the life of your hairstyle
- When you air dry, use a leave in conditioner and/or anti-frizz serum to help control frizz and add shine
- Get regular trims to keep your ends healthy
- Avoid heat damage by using heat styling tools on the lowest possible setting and using a heat protectant product
- Be sure to use a deep conditioner at least once a week to keep your hair hydrated and healthy!
- Use dry shampoo to extend your look and reduce styling time
- Try the Curly Girl Method (CGM) for the most defined waves of your life.
Ready to make waves? Hopefully you have some ideas for low maintenance haircuts for wavy hair by now. Our favorite? The wolf cut for wavy hair!
Choose your favorite and ask your hairstylist to transform you. And don't forget to give your hair some love and get a Blissy Silk Pillowcase for ultimate hair health!