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TOP 10: Tips for successful Wolfing

The Wolfing, the ultimate key for perfect Waves! You may be wondering what exactly Wolfing is and how to adopt it? Don't worry, in this article, I'm going to reveal the 10 essential tips for successful Wolfing and getting the most beautiful Waves of your life! Get ready to dive into the captivating world of Wolfing, where every curl counts and your hair will take you to new heights of style.

1) What is Wolfing ?

Wolfing is a popular technique among Wavers to improve the texture and connections of your Waves by simply letting your hair grow out while brushing it regularly over a period of time. It is an effective method to maintain your Waves and obtain quality results.

Although the literal translation of the term "Wolfing" is "wolf", it is not that simple. During this process, there are several things to do to progress in the formation of your Waves.


2) Have a Goal

When you embark on the Wolfing adventure, it is essential to clearly define your objectives. Indeed, if your Waves are still not very visible at the start, you will have to go through this method to make them stand out.

Sometimes you just wish your hair was a little longer because it helps Waves appear at a certain length. One of the major reasons to practice Wolfing is to be able to connect your Waves between them.

Discover the different motivations that lead you to opt for Wolfing and focus on achieving your hair goals.

3) Duration of Wolfing

The duration of Wolfing depends on your hair type. If your hair is frizzy, medium or straight, you will need to adjust the duration accordingly.

For frizzy hair , it is recommended to do a Wolfing every 6 to 8 weeks. For medium hair , you can extend the duration a little more, between 10 and 12 weeks, but you can also shorten this period if necessary. For very straight hair , it is advisable to do a Wolfing of at least 10 weeks.

It is important not to jump straight into intensive Wolfing if you are a beginner! (Overwolf)

4) Don't OverWolf

The Overwolf is like when you stay with your wolf mane for too long, when your hair gets so big you can't brush it anymore and it starts falling all over the place. These are all signs that it's time to schedule a hair appointment, because all the benefits of wolfing may reverse and all your hard work may go to waste.

5) Have a Good Routine

During wolfing, it is essential to adopt a solid routine and be consistent in your actions. Moisturize and brush your hair every day for 30-60 minutes! Your discipline and consistency will be key to getting results, so be patient and take care to brush them daily.

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After your brushing session, don't forget to put on a Satin Durag and, if necessary, a Waves Cap over it for better compression. These accessories are essential to maintain your progress.

6) Comb your hair

It's essential to incorporate the comb into your Waves routine, especially when your hair starts to get longer, if it isn't already. This practice will eliminate the forks in your Waves, improve their connection and make them more flexible. Before brushing them, do not forget to devote a few moments to the comb. This is an essential step for beautiful Waves.

Tight Waves Pro Comb

7) Hard Brush

When using the hard brush, the goal is to reach your hairline. It's completely normal for your hair to stand on end when you use it, as it manages to brush all the way to the root. This is essential, because when it's time to cut your Wolfing, it's the waves below that will be visible! Give the hard brush a little more time before moving on to the medium brush and the soft brush.

Here is what each brush does :

  • Hard brush: to brush down to the root
  • Medium brush: to brush the middle part of your waves
  • Soft brush: to polish, shine and smooth your waves
Double Boar Bristle Waves Brush

The goal is to use the stiffest brush your scalp can handle.

8) Compression

Compression is essential when wolfing, as it keeps your hair permanently slicked down. I strongly recommend that you opt for a double compression using either 2 Satin Durags or a Waves cap combined with a Durag.

Waves Cap Black

Be careful, if you feel too much discomfort, it is important to loosen or remove a layer, because that is not the goal. The Wash and Style is also very useful for keeping your hair flat.

9) Wash and Style

The Wash and Style helps very well to flatten your hair. It consists of a thorough washing of your Waves, followed by a brushing and styling session to reshape your Waves. This is a crucial step in the process of creating 360 Waves, as it allows for better definition and smoother texture.

Here's how to do a Wash and Style :

1) Comb your Waves with a Classic Comb for 1 to 2 minutes to lift your hair and then be able to wash it better.

2) Make 1 or 2 shampoos, it will depend on the date of the last one with the most natural shampoo possible for the good of your hair. By rubbing well in all directions.

3) With the 2nd shampoo, brush your hair with a Wash&Style Brush in the direction of your Waves for 5 minutes

4) Add a natural oil then take a Medium Boar Bristle brush and brush again.

5) Put on your Durag tightly.

6) Rinse your hair well to remove all the shampoo, I recommend cold water to avoid frizz.

7) Once rinsed, pat your Durag still wet with a towel.

8) Then you can either keep your Durag, but your Waves will take a little longer to dry, or replace it with a Satin Durag . You can go further by putting a Waves Cap on top to increase the compression!

9) Leave to dry for at least 1 hour and once dry, put some oil or butter and above all brush with a soft bristle Waves brush!

10) To finish, you can arrange your crown if necessary with a Waves brush at the tip then put on a Satin Durag .

I advise you to do one at least twice a week.

10) Maintain your hair

When you do a long wolfing, the main objective is to plate your Waves, as we mentioned before. To achieve this, the use of natural ointments, preferably 2 to 3 times a week is recommended, but brushing remains essential.

If you want more information, do not hesitate to consult our article entitled "Hydrate and nourish your Waves" . He will give you additional advice.

During the wolfing period, you can also go to the hairdresser, provided that it does not cut your Waves. So you won't have to worry about it.


When you're about to cut your Wolfing, avoid cutting your hair too short! It is essential to maintain a certain height to obtain beautiful Waves and a satisfactory progression. The height to maintain depends on your hair type.

Here are the clogs to use for your Wolfing depending on your hair type :

  • Kinky Hair: Uses a hoof between 1 and 2.
  • Medium hair: Opt for a comb between 3 and 4.
  • Smooth Hair: Choose a hoof of 4 or more.

Don't forget to clearly explain to your hairdresser what you want before having your hair cut. He should understand your expectations, and above all, make sure he always cuts in the direction of the Waves.


If you are a beginner and want to get complete information about Waves, I recommend that you consult the article entitled "How to start your Waves?" . This will help you get started on the right foot!

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