Wave Nouveau is an easy style to maintain and can encourage hair growth. A Wave Nouveau perm can make your hair care routine quick and easy with shiny defined curls. This chemical perm system should only be applied by a licensed hair stylist. Wave Nouveau costs about $120.00 for your first application and regular touch ups cost $100.00.

Things You'll Need

Use a moisture shampoo with added protein. Since hair is made up of keratin protein choosing a shampoo with added protein helps encourage hair growth. Moisture is the most important aspect of maintaining your Wave Nouveau style, any shampoo you use should have both of these important ingredients. Shampoo hair twice before using conditioner.

Apply a generous amount of moisturizing conditioner to the hair. Leave conditioner on for about five minutes. For deeper conditioning cover your hair with a plastic processing cap and leave conditioner on for 10 to 20 minutes. Rinse hair thoroughly.

Use a wide tooth comb to comb out your hair. Separate and define your curls as you comb out after conditioning.

Put a generous amount of curl defining product in the palm of your hand and apply it throughout your hair to further separate and define the curl pattern. Use finger tips to coil your hair and make sure you apply product all the way to the ends. There are many lots of curl defining products available online or at beauty supply stores.

Use a satin cap to sleep in to keep your style fresh and to prevent hair breakage.


  • The most important part of maintaining a Wave Nouveau style is making sure your hair has enough moisture. Curl defining products are designed to make sure you have the correct moisture balance to keep your style looking great. Curl products are priced at $7.00 to $30.00.