Rumbie + Co - Wavy


Curl trivia

Wavy hair is not often thought of as being curly hair… IT IS!!

Relax and know your curl

So guess what, you can have many curl textures on your head (FYI…this is normal), a curl typing system was created by Andre Walker aka Oprah’s hair go to and tweaked within the curl community to help you with identifying textures and best curl maintenance.

Have a look at the images below which show the Type 2 Curl type (aka wavy hair textures), with 3 sub-categories A, B and C.

We encourage you to know and relish in the greatness that is your wave texture. Believe us when we say, DON’T stress over your curl type. Curly hair maintenance is easier than you think, have possibly thought or than society has conditioned us curlies to think.

Using our trusted ranges of hydrating products from Embrace For Every Curl, TGIN and Jane Carter Solutions, we will help you and your locks thrive without a shadow of doubt. Our curl experts are here for you every step of the way. We will help you create a curl maintenance routine personal to you.

If you are too far from our Sydney flagship salon, THINK HYDRATION, HYDRATION, HYDRATION and you will not go wrong until your next curl specialist visit.

So what curly hair type are you?

Let’s keep it simple. Look for an image that closely resembles the majority of your curl texture and once you do, hydrate, hydrate, hydrate (Can’t say this enough). Tweak as needed then for all the other questions, our curl experts will be more than happy to help.

NB: If you didn’t find an accurate image on this page, explore CURLY or the AFRO textures. Happy curl hunting!

Wavy hairstyles


Waves are fine in diameter

Barely-there tousled texture

No volume at the root

Very easy to straighten

Hair is easily weighed down by heavy styling products


Strands often thicker in diameter than a 2A.

Stretched to defined “S” waves starting from the mid-length

Waves are flatter at crown

Needs a bit of elbow grease in straight styling


Waves are generally thick and coarse

More prone to frizzing

“S” waves start at roots and are well-defined

May have lowercase “s” curls present


  • Ranges from uppercase “S” to a lowercase“s” shape pattern
  • From fine to thick strand diameter
  • Typically grows down close to head
  • Has less root volume than curlier textures
  • Naturally has more shine than curlier hair but less less than straighter textures
  • Though looser of the curl family, waves can still get tangled
  • Prone to frizz
  • Curls can be easily straightened
  • With the use of heavy product, hair can be weighed down and or straightened easily

General rules

  • Use lightweight products
  • Think hydration, hydration, hydration
  • Finger-combing will often suffice. May never need a wide toothed comb or brush ever again
  • The right light curl defining creams, gels and foams will give curl definition, movement and bounce.
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  • “Very welcoming environment from Rumbie her staff and her clients, Professional service from start to finish after care hair advice was easy to understand and to implement, im embracing my natural curls thanks to Rumbie and her staff after years of neglect Rumbie has brought life back into my hair and her recommendation of hair products are amazing and affordable. THANK YOU!”

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