there is a natural curl. I say that because it is more then a wave to the hair. If you look at the pictures of him now, he has a curly pony tale.. its not a bun. I doubt he would curl his hair to this day and put it in a pony tale, even in 98 when I saw him at red rocks in Colorado, he had a natural curl to the short hair he had. He needed a trim that day honestly. Still looked wonderful though. but there is a natural curl to his hair, its soft but still...what woman wouldn;t want a man with soft coal black curls?