Naturally Straight Hair
There are three types of naturally straight hair; fine, medium, and coarse. The thickness of the diameter will tell you what type of hair you have.
Usually people with naturally straight hair use chemical processes to give their hair body and style. This is where permanent waving come in. Permanent waves have the ability to make straight hair wavy or curly to add volume. However, with any chemical process, it is important to use products that add moisture back into the hair to prevent further damage of the hair strands.
What you need to know about straight hair
Having straight hair can be frustrating and the more fine it is, the harder it is to find products that make your hair look beautiful with little to no effort. Using products that are not high on the oily side is one of the keys to maintaining straight fine hair. There are more things to know but for starters, DO NOT USE TOO MUCH OIL. Too much oil will make your hair look weighed down and limp. Factual evidence has proven that fine, straight hair hugs the head with no body or volume. The trick is to make your hair have body while looking healthy. You want your hair to look healthy and not saturated with products. The only way to do this is to use light products.
If your hair is straight medium fine, it has more versatility, responds well to rollers and thermal styling, and responds well to blow drying. A little heat to this type of hair goes a long way.
Now with coarse straight hair, we have a different story altogether. It is hard to curl and carries more volume. This hair responds well to thermal styling and flat brushes. If you blow dry this type of hair with a round brush, it will become "poofy". Also with this hair, chemical services may take longer to process.
How to properly care for straight hair
Caring for straight hair is is just as hard as caring for any other hair type. With straight hair you should be shampooing your hair every other day to remove buildup from products you have been using and oil secreted from your scalp. Remember, oil, grease, and buildup makes straight hair limp and weighed down. Using our Luxuriance Clarifying Shampoo at least once a week will do just fine. You can shampoo first with our Clarifying Shampoo (which does not dry your hair out but adds vitamins, minerals, and nutrients back into your hair strands), then use any one of our other shampoos after using the Clarifying Shampoo.
CONDITIONING STRAIGHT HAIR
Be sure to note that if your hair is fine, it will not respond well to deep or moisturizing conditioners. Too much moisture can weigh fine hair down. The key is to add just a little moisture to keep the atmosphere from damaging your hair. If you are in a hot environment, you need just a little moisture to keep your hair from drying out. However, if your hair is straight and medium or coarse, you can apply moisturizing conditioners without causing your hair to go limp. Coarse hair requires a deep conditioner to maintain moisture and softness.
TAME FRIZZ AND USE DETANGLER TO REDUCE BREAKAGE
Frizz, breakage, and tangled hair can make your hair look very unkempt and out of control. You need to take control of your hair to create the beauty you have been looking for. The only way to do this is to start with a good shampoo and light detangling lotion that does not make your hair oily. Our Luxuriance Moringa Oil Leave In Lotion does not have a lot of oil and is very light weight. It is a detangler, anti-frizz lotion, and it strengthens your hair to reduce breakage. With fine hair, locking a little moisture in each strand will prevent frizz. Also, we have included Cocamidopropylamine Oxide in all of our shampoos. Cocamidopropylamine Oxide is made from coconut and is an anti-static agent used in hair products to reduce static and control frizz. Using our Damage Repair or Peppermint & Eucalyptus Shampoo along with our Leave In Lotion will be great for your fine hair.
CREATING BODY CAN MAKE FINE HAIR LOOK WONDERFUL
Volume, volume, volume is never a bad thing for straight hair. You don't want too much volume, but the right amount of can change the way your hair looks for the better. Volume can make your hair appear healthy. Always use products that create body at the hair strand and not from the root because most products used to create body are heavy and will make your hair go limp. Use our Leave In Lotion and apply it from the ends, working your way towards the top but stay away from the root, then blow dry your hair upwards from the root and watch the beauty you create. Do not use too much heat when blow drying. Cap it off with a burst of cool air from your blow dryer to set whatever style you want and to add sheen to your strands. Quick note: Always use a flat paddle detangle brush or a Boar Bristle Brush for fine hair. It will relieve your hair from tension, give it nice sheen, and detangle all at the same time.