What exactly is a body wave?

MaloryMalory Posts: 379Registered Users Curl Neophyte
The Fia classification lists some straight hair as being "straight with a body wave."

I remember when I was younger some hairstylists talking about giving someone a perm to add a body wave.

What is a body wave and what is the difference between having a body wave and having wavy hair?

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  • MaureneMaurene Posts: 69Registered Users
    I can't really answer your question...but growing up my mom would give me a "body wave." Really it was just a perm - meant to add waves versus curls. With my coarse, naturally wavy hair, I'd end up looking like little orphan Annie for a week or two until it relaxed.

    I saw a post recently where someone posted pics of the Fia classification. Here is the link to pics of straight with a body wave:
    http://homepage.mac.com/annsofie.henriksson/hairtyping/PhotoAlbum18.html

    To me, the straight with a body wave looks like ever so slightly wavy hair. And, it seems like it would be really hard to classify straight with a body wave unless the person has hair long enough to show the wave. Otherwise it just looks straight.
  • meriellynmeriellyn Posts: 1,135Registered Users
    Maurene wrote:
    I can't really answer your question...but growing up my mom would give me a "body wave." Really it was just a perm - meant to add waves versus curls. With my coarse, naturally wavy hair, I'd end up looking like little orphan Annie for a week or two until it relaxed.

    I saw a post recently where someone posted pics of the Fia classification. Here is the link to pics of straight with a body wave:
    http://homepage.mac.com/annsofie.henriksson/hairtyping/PhotoAlbum18.html

    To me, the straight with a body wave looks like ever so slightly wavy hair. And, it seems like it would be really hard to classify straight with a body wave unless the person has hair long enough to show the wave. Otherwise it just looks straight.

    Or depending on the length the body wave can just make the bottom kick out when the hair is shorter.
    Ask me how I know. LOL Luckily I have more than just a body wave now. That was obnoxious.
    2/f/i, waist length w/ long layers

    http://public.fotki.com/thekittenavenger
    pwd: hair

    ~a wave in a sea of curls ;)

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