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How to Get 720 Waves: The Ultimate Guide to 720 Waves Hair

Want to try out 720 waves but you’re not too sure how to achieve them? The truth is that a ton of African men and women enjoy rocking this bold hairstyle.

The 720 wave is a fun, short, and quite a high-maintenance look, often worn only by those who want to make a statement with their appearance.

Interested in rocking it in the near future or learning more about it?

So, how to get 720 waves? How long does it take? How do you brush a 720 waves hair and what is its brushing pattern? and finally, How to take care of it? Keep on reading and find out all there’s to it!

Firstly, What Are 720 Waves?

There are a lot of different options and cool patterns when it comes to wavy looks, such as 180, 360, 520, 540, and 720 waves. Each kind is a unique pattern that has its variations and differences.

The 720 is a swirl pattern or a spiral wave, making it the hardest look to achieve, especially if you don’t have a curly texture. Your hair for 720 waves is done in such a way that it is swirled sideways and in a clockwise direction from the head crown. Your hair has to grow in this pattern or be specifically cut and styled so that you can wear it and maintain it.

How To Get Deep 720 waves? 720 Waves Process

How to Get 720 waves? 720 waves brushing pattern
Image: Thabo Magomola via Pinterest

Start out by getting a fresh cut at your barbershop. Always bring a picture for inspiration. Here are some steps for you to follow:

Step 1: Be realistic when it comes to your haircut and expectations. The truth is that you can’t transition from 360 waves to 720 waves as easily. You will have to start out with a fresh and clean canvas, often meaning bald.

Step 2: Invest in your hairstyling tools and items, such as brushes, durag, wave pomades, and hair conditioners. Since it is a high-maintenance look expect high prices for all of these items.

Step 3: Start off brushing the hair with a soft and smooth brush that isn’t too rough or heavy on your strands. Push your hair sideways to ensure that the hair follows the swirl pattern.

Step 4: Be patient when you get to the crown of your head. The truth is that you will need to continually apply your hairstyling products and brush in a clockwise direction until the hair is fully good to go and it can be styled.

Step 5: Use a durag on top of your head after brushing your locks in a specific pattern. This will set your hair in a place and allow it to become firm over time. Set it in place with your favorite pomade or grease, and only wash twice a week.

How Long Does It Take To Get 720 Waves?

If you plan on growing your hair out and starting plain and simple make sure that you are patient.

How fast is a question that depends on your hair texture, as well as the use of high-quality products. In most cases, it will take you around 20-30 days to form the 720 wave pattern and get it to stay intact.

How Do you Brush a 720 Waves?

The trick and technique come down to the products you’re using. You should invest in a hair pomade, curling cream, and a proper brush.

Also, did you know that there are some specific brushes, called wave brushes that are perfect for achieving this look? They have thin, short, and fine toothcomb bristles, which allow you to push your hair in the preferred direction.

In case of a 720 waves, brush the hair starting at the center of your crown and push it outwards. Work one section at a time till you get your preferred pattern.

How To Take Care Of & Maintain it?

Moisturize your hair: Never let your hair become dry or rough texture-wise. Do deep conditioning every here and there to moisturize the strands and also your scalp.

Use the right shampoo: Something that suits your natural hair texture and type will work the best. Most hairstylists recommend getting a shampoo and a conditioner while sticking to washing your hair 1-2 times.

Get regular cuts: Try and maintain the hair long enough so that the curls can grow. For most people regular cuts of every 3-5 weeks are ideal.

Use durag: Try to brush your hair 3-5 times a day to your desired side. Once you do that, put a durag on top to secure your hair. Sleep with it overnight for flawless results in the morning.

Who Should Go For 720 Waves?

Anyone who has the right level of patience! Since this hairstyle is high-maintenance and it can take some time for your hair to grow you should be mentally prepared for the look.

In most cases, 720 waves are worn by young African men or guys who have naturally curly or wavy hair textures. The end result is perfect for any event or gathering: formal, casual, sporty, every day – you name it!

So, are you ready to give it a go?

Ajla Suceska contributor

Ajla Suceska is a Certified make up artist and a professional Nail Technician who lives in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She has successfully completed 3 distinct make up diplomas and also worked as makeup artist in Etre Belle (A German makeup brand). Besides being a professional makeup artist, and a nail tech, she loves writing beauty articles and contributed to a number of top websites online. In simple, Ajla Suceska is a 23-year old beauty expert who simply lives and breathes fashion and beauty