The Best Hair Care Routine for Straight-Haired Ladies
Who doesn’t want to have a healthy and beautiful hair? Of course, all of us are aiming for great locks. Remeber that your hair is an extension of you, with that said, it is only proper that your hair care routine matches with what type of hair you have. Whether it’s winter, summer, spring, or fall, a perfect hair care routine is a must!
Although hair care is very challenging, this should not stop you from doing what’s best to maintain healthy and beautiful hair. Creating a hair care routine will definitely help you especially if you have a limited time. Check out some simple tips on how to take care of your naturally straight hair properly.
Hair Type: Straight Hair
♦ Healthy straight hair is known for its mirror-like shine. Naturally, straight hair has no volume and doesn’t hold hairstyles easily. it doesn’t need much conditioning unlike other hair types because it is typically soft and smooth BUT, it doesn’t mean that it can’t suffer from common hair problems.
Hair Care Routine
♥ Brush your hair to make it tangle-free before stepping into a shower.
♥ Rinse/wet your entire hair before shampooing.
♥ When shampooing the hair, put a quarter size of your favorite shampoo into your palm and foam it up. Work the shampoo into your hair and gently scrubbing the scalp using your fingertips.
♥ Shampoo your hair twice a week or every other day. Daily use of shampoo is not good at all.
♥ Follow up a hair conditioner. A good conditioner can make your hair healthy and helps protect your locks from being damaged.
♥ If you have a straight but dry hair, use a moisturizing conditioner. For oily hair, apply conditioner on hair ends only, this way it will prevent the hair and scalp from over conditioning thus, it will prevent you from getting greasy hair.
♥ Rinse the conditioner completely and towel dries your hair gently.
♥ Lastly, have a hair stylist cut your hair every 4 to 6 weeks to remove any split ends.
Pros and Cons of Straight Hair
♦ Straight hair has all the nourishment it needs because its natural oil can easily make its way from the scalp down to the hair shaft.
♦ Mirror-like shine; straight hair can hold off extra shine serum. The straight surface of the hair reflects more light, and therefore more shine.
♦ One of the best parts of having a straight hair is that it’s easy to grow long and strong. The resilience and hydration it gets from its natural oil make it less prone to breakage and split ends.
♦ Dryness is not usually a problem for straight hair type.
♦ The lack of volume, the lack of body is always the problem of women with straight hair type. It’s always a struggle to keep the volume up with just hairspray.
♦ It gets greasy easily since straight hair follicles are naturally smooth; the natural oil is more visible on the top of the hair.
♦ Although straight hair is classic and timeless, it can get boring sometimes. Straight hair lacks the texture to make it more interesting because it is not easily manipulated with heat styling tools.
Tips for Naturally Straight Hair
♥ Straight hair normally has oily scalp and strands, using dry shampoo between shower sessions or after a workout can cut down sweat, dirt, and product build up.
♥ If you have fine, thin hair you may need a volume boost. To create a volume, use a dry texturing spray, then blow dries the hair upwards from the root. A dry texturing spray is a good choice because it won’t cause unnecessary weight on your hair root.
♥ To prevent hair breakage, use the right brush! For straight-haired ladies, a paddle brush is a must. Its wide flat shape can fit more bristles on it and detangle the hair quicker and with fewer passes.
♥ Straight hair comes in all textures and densities. It’s important to remember that your straight hair isn’t the same as someone else’s. Your hair stylist will understand this and will give you a cut that will cater to your hair texture. Always consult your stylist.
There you go! We hope that by reading this, you learned a lot. We also hope that we encouraged you to discover what products and hair care routine that’s most effective to tame your naturally straight hair. Find out more about curly hair type on our next topic! 🙂