Straight hair is often coveted by those of us with waves or curls. I love styling client’s hair that is straight and sleek. As a hair and beauty professional, I’ve developed many tips and tricks for keeping straight hair looking it’s best. Here’s my quick guide to help you maintain your locks.
The Right Brush
The right brush can help your straight hair look its best. Try a vented brush that is rectangular or a paddle brush for sleek looks. Gently brush the ends of your hair and then focus on the top. Be sure your hair is tangle free before you brush all the way down, though, or you can cause serious hair damage. A natural bristle brush is the best to keep your fly aways at bay.
Use the Right Shampoo
The right shampoo is very important in maintaining a sleek look. I’ve found that the best shampoos for straight hair are light, chemical free and give a good shine. Try OGX Cherry Blossom Ginseng shampoo to help give your hair just the right amount of cleansing and moisture. Gently squeeze water from your hair after you wash to help get the wetness out without over drying.
Try Dry Shampoo
Washing my hair too much is a recipe for both frizz and dry hair. Straight hair especially can hang onto oil, so using a dry shampoo is very important to keeping your look clean. I recommend washing every other day or every two days if you can stand it. Try TIGI Rockaholic Dry Shampoo on your off days for great hair. Simply spray a little at the root and comb with your fingers to the ends.
Moisturizing straight hair can be a tough task, because too much product can weigh your hair down and make it cling to your face. I suggest using a lightweight conditioner every time you wash to help keep your hair smooth and soft. Once a month, use a mask to help deeply hydrate your hair. Try TRESemme Smooth & Silky conditioner to help get your hair smooth but not too heavy.
Drying straight hair is pretty straight forward, but the right amount of heat can help lock in a style. Use a low or medium heat setting on your dryer to help you achieve pin straight hair. Take a paddle brush or small vent brush and gently run it through your hair as it dries. You’ll get a sleek look every time.
Straight hair can sometimes be a pain, but following this guide can help you achieve an amazing look every time. Volumizing hair products like Suave Volumizing Mousse can help you get lift at your too for days you want to look extra vivacious. Rock your straight locks every day and feel beautiful and confident in your stunning look.