Your texture is also known as Type 1; fine and fragile to coarse and thin (Curl Resistant)
Type 1 hair is hair that lies flat, or straight. Straight hair tend to be on the shinier side because the hair's natural oils are able to travel from root to tip. This hair category includes divisions 1A, 1B, and 1C.
Type 1A is “stick” straight hair that has no hint of curl or wave. In fact, it’s hard for people with type 1A hair to even hold a curl. It’s the rarest hair type and is common mostly among Asian women.
Type 1B is not as flat as type 1A, and has extra body. When left un-styled it is generally straight, but it can hold curls, which gives the hair more movement and texture.
Type 1C achieves the tousled look when air dried, while still lying mostly flat. This straight hair type is also usually thick and coarse, which can cause frizziness depending on the climate or environment.
How To Care For Straight Hair
Straight hair face common challenges, such as dryness, limp locks, lack of shine, and product buildup. To ensure your hair is silky, healthy, and smooth, here are a few dos and don’ts to be mindful of when caring for your straight hair.
Do wash your hair regularly. While some people opt to skip shampooing for a day or two, regular washes ensure clean hair that won’t leave your locks limp and oily-looking. Because natural oils collect more easily in straight hair, you run into the problem of having greasing-looking roots if you go without shampooing. Between washes, use a dry shampoo to refresh your roots and add volume to flat hair.
Don’t overcompensate with products. Maybe your straight hair seems lifeless without adding your daily routine of products to the mix. Rather than using more products, find ones that incorporate multiple benefits into one bottle. Also, select products that contain natural ingredients and give your hair a healthy boost without sticky residue that can weigh down the hair over time.
Do use hairspray or finishing spray to keep curls intact. Have you ever curled your hair only to have them lose their bounce an hour later? Maintain your styling by using product to hold curls in place. Also, comb through the hair with your fingers rather than a brush, if you want to separate for looser curls.
Don’t sleep on wet hair. This is one way to invite frizz or cowlicks that will be harder to work through in the morning. If you decide to go to bed with damp hair, spray a leave-in conditioner over your tresses and pull into a loose braid.
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On one hand, you have less hair to style, shorter drying times and a naturally silky texture, but on the other hand your hair may struggle to hold a curl and lack volume.
Use moisturizing products that balance the needs of drier, older ends with newer roots.
It is a good idea to use a pre-shampoo conditioning treatment before shampooing to restore and maintain elasticity and shine.