6 Things to Do to Make Your Straight Hair Look and Feel Healthy Every Day
1. Go easy on the conditioner.
Too much conditioner can weigh your hair down, making it look limp and flat. And since straight hair often has the gloss that conditioners offer naturally, it’s not necessary to lather on a conditioner every day. Instead, use a lightweight conditioner like Biolage Hydra Aqua Gel Conditioner every other or every third day, and apply it only from mid-length to the ends of your hair.
2. Say goodbye to oily roots
Wash your hair using a mild shampoo like DESIGNLINE Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner. Be sure to avoid shampoos that contain ingredients like sulfate and alcohol because they can be especially damaging to straight hair.
3. Prevent snarls and knots
Frequent trims are the best way to prevent hair from getting snarled or knotted. If your hair frequently gets snarly, it’s been too long since the last cut. You can also prevent hair snarls by spraying a smoothing product like Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum onto damp hair, then combing through gently using a wide-tooth comb or a Wet Brush.
4. Protect hair from heat
The high temps of a blow dryer can lead to heat damage and breakage. To keep your hair safe from heat damage, always use a thermal protectant like Redken Pillow Proof Primer Spray.
5. Create volume, bounce, and movement
The best way to have volume, bounce and movement is to find a haircut that complements your straight hair and face shape. Bobs with lots of layers add volume and shape, and are an on-trend way to give straight hair lots of life and personality. Then for daily styling, apply a volumizing mousse like DESIGNLINE Dream Mousse Weightless Styler and blow dry your hair upside down while using a round brush to get maximum volume.
6. Stop split ends
There are a variety of reasons why we get split ends, but the two most common are blow drying and excessive brushing or combing. There’s no way to repair split ends, but you can prevent them by using strengthening products like DESIGNLINE Mend the Ends. And getting a full haircut or trim every 6 to 8 weeks will keep the ends from getting weak and brittle.
For more advice about keeping your straight hair healthy, ask your stylist. You’ll get expert advice that exactly applies to your hair type and its condition.