Swavy Hair; Straight-ish curly hair

‘Swavy’ Hair; Straight-ish Curly Hair

A lil' bit straight- a lil' bit wavy.....Maybe you've got 'Swavy Hair'.


If you're hair is mostly straight, with a slight wave, you've most likely be blessed with Type 2A wavy hair.  

Defined by a slight S-curve pattern, Type 2A (swavy hair) is often confused with straight hair, which is understandable given its mostly straight appearance. 

But don't be fooled, ‘Swavy’ hair has one defining feature that straight hair doesn't- a very slight and subtle wave. With a bit of technique and some curl enhancing products, your almost straight hair can be turned into gorgeous, bouncy waves in no time!


What Is Swavy Hair?

Swavy hair is the perfect mix of straight and wavy, giving you the best of both worlds. It's not quite curly enough to be classified as wavy, but it's far from being straight. This hair type is often described as having a slight S-curve pattern, adding a touch of natural volume and texture.

Characteristics of Swavy hair. 

  • Type 2A
  • Slight S-curve pattern
  • Mostly straight

Caring For Swavy Hair

Embrace Lightweight Products

Swavy hair tends to be on the finer side, so heavy products can weigh it down. Opt for lightweight products that provide hydration without the weight.
LOHY Recommendation: Use Nourish & Flourish Conditioner; It’s lightweight formula hydrates without weighing down your curly, wavy hair, leaving them soft and manageable. 

Swavy Hair: Straight-ish curly hair

Enhance Your Natural Waves

Sometimes, all hair needs is a little encouragement to bring out the natural texture of your curly hair. Layering your hair is the perfect way to emphasise any natural texture you have, and using a light mousse or texturising spray will enhance your waves.

LOHY Recommendation: Use Chutzpah Volumising Hair Mousse. Adding just the right amount of hold and definition to bring out your natural waves without making them crunchy.

Avoid Over Washing

Washing your hair too often can strip it of its natural oils, leading to dryness and frizz. Try to wash your swavy hair 2-3 times a week.
LOHY Recommendation: On non-wash days, wavy, curly hair can become limp and flat. Refresh your hair with LOHY’s hydrating products and a light mist of water. This will give you an extra day or two between washes.

Use A Flexi Brush Or Wide-Tooth Comb

Brushing swavy hair can disrupt its natural pattern and cause frizz. Instead, use a wide-tooth comb to detangle your hair when it's wet.
LOHY Recommendation: Use LOHY’s Drench & Quench Hair Mask and use your flexi brush or comb to distribute the product evenly and detangle your hair without causing breakage.

Plop Your Hair

Plopping is a technique used to define your waves without using heat. After washing and conditioning, gently scrunch your hair with a microfiber towel and let it dry in the towel for 20-30 minutes.

Woman with Swavy hair

LOHY's Recommendation: Use a curl hydration glove or microfiber towel for plopping. Its soft texture is gentle on your hair, reducing frizz and enhancing your wavy and curly hair. Layering your products on towel dried hair is a great way to save drying time too! 

Embrace Your Natural 'Swave'


Swavy hair is a beautiful and versatile hair type that deserves the right care and attention. By using lightweight, wave-enhancing products and following these simple tips, you can keep your naturally swavy hair looking its best. LOHY products are designed to work with your hair's natural texture, helping you embrace and enhance your unique waves.

So go ahead, let your swavy hair shine!


Love and Hydration xx 

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