Can women get waves in their hair like their male counterparts? Believe it or not, the answer is a resounding yes. Black women can get waves in their hair just like black men can. Here's some simple rules for the ladies looking to get waves going in their hair. First of all, you must remember that waves come from curly (also known as nappy) hair. If your hair is too straight it will be much more difficult for you to get waves. This is a sensitive issue because a lot of black women like to straighten their hair, which goes against the natural curl. The next step is to get a haircut. You will need to go to an experienced beautician or barber. Make sure they understand the look you are going for and have the experience to execute the look for you. You will need to get a shorter cut than you may be used to. If you go to a salon they will be able to create the curl if your hair isn't curly enough. They will most likely use hair clips, a blow dryer, and a 2 inch brush to do this. After you get your hair done, you will need to maintain it. Wear a scarf when you sleep to avoid messing your hair up. In the morning use a pomade, gel, or spray to give your hair the hold and shine you desire.