Having naturally straight hair can be both a blessing and a curse. For one, you don’t have to spend hours with a flat iron trying to smoothen your hair. On the other hand, straight hair gets greasy, is much more accessible and can fall flat. In addition, straight hair needs styling constantly to give it a bounce and volume.
Here are some easy hair care tips for people with naturally straight hair:
Use a gentle, chemical-free shampoo
Proper cleaning of hair is necessary no matter what your hair texture. Environmental factors like pollution, dust and winds can dry your hair and make them brittle and less shiny. Use mild shampoos that are free of sulphur or parabens. A gentle shampoo made with natural ingredients will help restore your hair, nourish them and make them stronger.
Straight hair can look highly flat sometimes, and everyone loves to add some volume. Use normal at-home methods to style your hair.
Dry your hair naturally instead of blow-drying, use a silk cloth to dry your scalp and massage the roots with your hair hanging low. This helps give your scalp more volume and makes it look naturally wavy. One of the pros of having straight hair is no time spent every morning using a flat iron. However, you can give your hair some extra styling to make it look fancier and stay the same throughout the day.
Watch your diet
The best thing that you can do for your hair isn’t the external treatments but your diet. Eating healthy foods rich in Omega-3 and vitamin E helps your hair grow firmer and smoother. In addition, foods rich in proteins like eggs, green vegetables, and fish are excellent for hair growth.
Hot temperatures can be damaging for hair. Always end your head wash with cold water. It helps make your hair soft, flatten the cuticles and strengthen the roots.
The heat above 200 degrees is harmful to your hair. Use low heat tools or use heat protection spray first. It helps nourish your hair, the style stays on longer, and your hair isn’t damaged.
Styling wet hair
Do not use a comb while your hair is wet. Wet hair is weak, and combing or styling will stretch them, causing split ends or hair fall.