JOSEPH OLADOTUN JANUARY 2022 WINNER
Wavebuilder: How long have you had waves?
Joseph Oladotun: I started waving in 2013 to commence my journey to be crowned Wavebuilder wave king. So about 9 years now but not fully on, just life gets in the way which makes brushing routines less consistent.
WB: What is your wave building routine?
JO: I have a major brush session mostly at night with a light session in the morning or noon based on daily activities / my schedule. I wash once or twice a week depending on the weather conditions and how my hair feels. I condition or do hot oil treatments every other week. I wolf for a minimum of a month and maximum of 3 months. I apply products only when my hair feels dry. I cut mostly with a 1.5 or 2WTG or the corresponding ATG respectively.
WB: What kind of brush do you use and how many times a day do you brush?
JO: I started with Dianes and am now using Brush king Torino pro. I brush at least twice a day and as my schedule allows.
WB: What do you like to do besides building waves?
JO: I love being a techie which is my profession. So if I am not brushing, I am developing myself in front of my laptop. And my personal workspace has my brushing routine integrated with a mirror glued to the wall to allow for multitasking sometimes.
WB: What do girls love about your waves?
JO: They love that the beauty is in its precision and how it complements my overall look.
WB: Any advice for wavers just starting out?
JO: Take the first step and see where it leads while staying persistent and consistent. Don't give up! Waving isn't only about hair. I discovered some hidden potentials of mine through waving. I remember in 2012 when I first discovered the wavers community, I was attracted to getting waves but being a coarse hair waver was not encouraging and more brush work and care routine just because I wanted to be the first African wave king. I set the goal, worked towards it by putting in the brush work and i won the title for September 2013. It felt good and increased my believe in what i can do. 2014 was my last year in Uni and I noticed to graduate with a distinction, I had to get an A in all the final semester courses. I told myself if I could be determined and put in the work to win the wave king title, then I can also dedicate time to get all As in my courses. I made the vision and worked towards it and achieved my goal. So it's more than a hairstyle. Be determined, find what works for you and stay brushing.
WB: How does it feel to be Wave King?
JO: It feels great! I think I am still the only African waver to win the title and if not, I think I am the only African waver to be crowned twice and if not, I know I am the first and still the only Nigerian waver to have my step on Wavebuilder.