If you have naturally straight hair, you're very lucky indeed! Straight hair is quite easy to style and manage and doesn't often put up a fuss. However, even silky-smooth pin-straight hair needs expert care to stay healthy and look vivacious. Without gentle handling and occasional doses of TLC, your gorgeous tresses may look dull and listless.
Here are a few tips that will ensure that you give expert care to your straight hair and wear it as your crowning glory:
Shampoo: With any other hair texture, you don't need to shampoo very frequently. However, if you have straight hair, natural oils released from your scalp pass down the shafts very quickly, making your strands look oily and dirty. Shampoo your hair at least twice a week to prevent the build-up of oil; if you don't have the time to wash your hair, spritz your roots with some dry shampoo to make your hair look less greasy. Always use a shampoo that suits your hair type.
Deep Condition: Your straight hair goes through a lot during the week; change of weather, pollution, product build-ups and general wear and tear damage the strands and make them look listless. Treat your hair to a deep conditioning session every weekend to restore moisture, health and shine back to your precious locks.
Oil: Oiling is a great technique to nourish your straight hair with essential nutrients, keep tangles at bay and make your tresses look smooth and shiny. Oiling also improves blood circulation in the scalp and relaxes you.
Brush: Even if your hair is straight and smooth, it is important to comb your hair at least once every day to remove tangles, improve blood circulation and make your locks look well groomed. For best results, always use a wide toothed comb to detangle your hair the right way and prevent it from breaking. Don't ever comb wet hair because it is quite vulnerable post shampoo and may break easily.
Haircut: If you want your straight hair to look good, healthy and well groomed, go for regular haircuts every 4-6 weeks to get your split ends trimmed and get a hairstyle makeover! A good haircut nips a host of hair problems in the bud and makes your mane look voluminous.
Heat Styling: Always coat your hair with a generous spritz of heat protectant hairspray before using any heat styling techniques, including blow-drying, flat-ironing, curling or crimping. The product forms a protective mask around your strands, blocking out heat waves from reaching into and damaging your shafts and making your mane look dry and lifeless.
Follow these tips to take care of your straight hair and you'll never have a bad hair day!