Wolfing 360 Waves – How it works
Wolfing waves is the process of growing your hair out while maintaining your wave pattern. The wolfing process lasts 4 to 10 weeks and requires a long hair length ( about a 3 with the grain) to start the process. The more you work at it, the sooner your waves can look like this guy.
The Benefits of Wolfing your waves
Going weeks at a time without cutting your hair allows your waves to be deeper and allows you to make adjustments to your pattern. Wolfing your waves trains your hair to lay down at the root. Having longer hair allows you to brush your hair down and keep the wave pattern. Wolfing is probably the most important process to getting better 360 waves.
How long to wolf waves
Going for these unusually long periods of time without a haircut normally would cause your hair to grow outward and curl up, but it is essential to keep brushing and wearing your durag to train your hair to stay DOWN. Make sure to use products with hold and wear a durag at night to ensure you are still laying your hair down and locking in your pattern. Also make sure to use a hard brush during this process in order to get down to the roots better. Coarse hair wavers should wolf for 2-3 weeks at a time, medium hair wavers 4-5 weeks at a time, and straight hair wavers should wolf for at LEAST 6 weeks at a time in order to make good progress.
Use the EveryWaver app to track your wolf
The EveryWaver app provides a free tool called the “Wolf Tracker” that helps you keep count of how many days and weeks you’ve been wolfing. Often times we forget how long it’s been since our last cut, but the wolf tracker eliminates that problem. Wolfing waves can be complicated, so the wolf tracker also provides you with tips along the way depending on what stage of the wolfing process you’re on. Download the app and try it out!
Wolfing waves ain’t easy – trust the process
Your next haircut after wolfing will give you great results if you’re staying consistent through the process! Once your curl pattern is locked in you can begin to wolf for longer. But when you’re first starting out with your pattern, it’s better to wolf for shorter time intervals and go longer as your pattern comes in. Also, be sure to use a comb while wolfing to train your hair. Since you will have more hair, you’ll need to detangle it more often in order to add more definition to your waves.
The Wolfing process is further explained: