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11 Low-Maintenance Haircuts for Wavy Hair (and Wavy Haircare Tips!)
11 Low-Maintenance Haircuts for Wavy Hair (and Wavy Haircare Tips!)

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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 11 best low-maintenance haircuts!

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Looking for a New Wavy Hairstyle to Suit Your Hair Type and Face Shape?

Whether you have thick, fine, straight, wavy or curly hair, there's a wavy hairstyle out there for you! From short wavy haircuts to long wavy manes, we've collected plenty of ideas for you to browse!

While these low-maintenance hairstyles are ideal for the wavy hair type, even if you have straight or curly hair types, you can still wrangle these looks into shape with a bit of styling.

  • Try a wavy lob for a chic and trendy look, or go for a messy bob for a more relaxed vibe. Use a curling iron or curling wand to create loose waves or tight curls, or use a blow dryer and round brush to add volume to your wavy locks.
  • For a wet hair look, let your hair air dry with gel or pomade, or use hair accessories to create different styles. If you have thick tresses, consider a layered haircut or long layers to help thin out your hair.
  • If you have fine hair, opt for a shoulder-length hair cut to add body and volume. No matter what your hair texture or hair length is, you can rock a wavy hairstyle that suits you.

Don't forget to take care of your hair with proper hair care and maintenance. We have 9 wavy hair care tips to share with you as well!

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 and curtain bangs which give hair a glamorous volume boost. It's one of the best low-maintenance haircuts, in our opinion!

The voluminous wolf haircut has been described as being a cross between a shag hair cut and a mullet hair texture, topped off with curtain bangs. If you have naturally wavy hair, this is the perfect haircut for you.

This low-maintenance cut will also work for straight hair if your hair has a slight bend, as the long layers will give your hair more wave. Blow dry using a diffuser to get the look.

2. Tousled Pixie Cut

If you have wavy hair and love edgy short hair 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 and thicker hair a natural texture boost. This look can easily work for straight hair too, with a bit of styling cream and scrunching.

There are many variations on this hair cut ranging 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.

Styling Tip: Add an adorable pink headband to up the feminine charm of this short hairstyle.

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3. Side-Parted with Medium-Long Layers

Some of the best low-maintenance haircuts are longer, traditional styles. This layered cut features long- to medium-length 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.

Hair Care Tip: For super-long wavy hair, sleep in a large-sized Blissy Silk Bonnet to prevent damage and breakage. 

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5. Wavy Lob for Fine Hair

We love a mid-length low-maintenance cut! Consider the lob (long bob) if you have thin hair or fine hair that's naturally wavy. This haircut is your best bet if you have a heart-face shape. This is a mid-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 features straight lines, but some face-framing choppy bangs can be added for additional style. 

Got straight hair? Try using a medium-barrelled curling iron to achieve this wavy medium-length style.

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6. Long and Piece-y with Curtain Bangs and Dynamic Color

This low-maintenance style with long layers looks great on many hair types, whether you have thin hair or thick hair, curlier waves, or straighter waves. Ask your stylist to add dynamic coloring like peekaboo highlights to make the most of this look. Curtain bangs add an air of retro chic to this long-haired style featuring piece-y longer layers.

Hair Care Tip: To minimize frizz and enhance shine, sleep on a silk pillowcase to maintain this look.  

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7. Wavy Side-Parted Bob for Thick Hair

If you're done dealing with long hair, try one of the best low-maintenance hairstylesthe 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 shoulder-length lob, then go back to the stylist when you're ready to sculpt it into this ultra-cute bob!

8. Messy Waves Shoulder-Length Shag With Long Bangs

This is the perfect hairstyle if you are looking for a trendy yet low-maintenance hairstyle that works with your natural texture. This style features short choppy layers, creating a tousled and more textured hair effect that works well with thick, wavy hair or fine hair. The shaggy layers and long bangs add dimension and movement to the style, while the shoulder-length cut is perfect for everyday wear.

Hair Care Tip: To maintain your hair's texture and hair health, sleep in a silk Blissy Bonnet. 

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9. French Wavy Bob With Short Bangs

If you prefer short wavy hair, this is a trendy wavy hairstyle to die for! This is one of our favorite short wavy hairstyles. It features a wavy layered bob cut just below the chin and complemented by short, tousled bangs. This hairstyle is perfect for those with soft waves and can be enhanced with a curling iron or flat iron to give it shape. Ooh-la-la, We love that French girl style!

10. Voluminous Medium-Length Wavy Hair With Side Fringe

If you have long wavy hair and are looking for a change but aren't ready to plunge into short hair, this just-past-shoulder-length hair is a great look. It's also perfect if you prefer classic vibes and everyday style over trendy looks.

This medium-length wavy layered haircut is one of the best classic hairstyles for a wavy mane. The long face-framing layers enhance your face shape while a bit of side bang gives it extra shape. You'll love this look if you prefer mid-length hair but don't want to sacrifice volume.

11. Grown-Out Pixie for Short Wavy Hair

Looking for a chic and effortless way to style your short wavy hair? Check out the grown-out pixie cut for wavy hair! This trendy and low-maintenance look is perfect to add edge to your style.

With minimal styling and tousled waves, this hairstyle exudes a laid-back vibe perfect for any occasion. Dry hair with a round brush to add some oomph, or air dry for a lived-in, low-maintenance hair routine. Plus, the grow-out phase allows plenty of versatility in styling, from slicking it back to adding some fun hair accessories!

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 styling time and keep your hair looking healthy, follow these tips for styling and haircare.

Ready to make waves? Hopefully you have some ideas for low-maintenance wavy hairstyles 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!

9 Hair Tips for Naturally Wavy Hair

Here are our 9 best tips for making the most of your natural waves! 

  1. Sleep on a Silk Pillowcase to keep frizz at bay and extend the life of your hairstyle
  2. Use a diffuser when you blow dry to help enhance your natural texture
  3. Consider using a sea salt spray to add texture or extra volume
  4. When you air dry, use a leave-in conditioner and/or anti-frizz serum to help control frizz and add shine
  5. Get regular trims to keep your ends healthy
  6.  Avoid heat damage by using heat styling tools on the lowest possible setting and using a heat-protectant product
  7. Be sure to use a deep conditioner at least once a week to keep your hair hydrated and healthy!
  8. Use dry shampoo to extend your look and reduce styling time
  9. Try the Curly Girl Method (CGM) for the most defined waves of your life.

The Importance of Using a Silk Pillowcase for Your Low-Maintenance Haircut

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If you have wavy hair, you've been fighting frizz your entire life. Like ughhhhh...are you sick of frizz yet?

To eliminate frizz, it's a must to sleep on a silk pillowcase, like one from Blissy. Silk works to give you smooth, luscious hair because 100% pure mulberry silk (the kind Blissy uses) creates 43% less friction than cotton.

Trying to cut down on frizz? Eliminate friction against your hair when you sleep. The best way to do this is to switch your pillowcase to a Blissy Silk Pillowcase.

Pick your favorite color and order your Blissy pillowcase today—there's a 30-day money-back trial period, so if it isn't working for you, simply send it back for a full refund. Don't spend one more day fighting frizz! Get Blissy! 

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