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Solving Straight Hair Problems

While you can’t control the genetic makeup that gave you straight hair instead of wavy or curly, you can take control of how you care for it. From oily roots to split ends, here are solutions to common straight hair problems.



Problem: My hair is limp and flat.

Solution: It could be that you’re using too much conditioner, and it's weighing your hair down. 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 every other or every third day, and apply it only from mid-length to the ends of your hair.



Problem: My naturally straight hair tends to get oily, fast.

Solution: 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.



Problem: My hair gets really bad snarls and knots.

Solution: How long has it been since your last haircut? Frequent and bad snarling is a sign of hair being due for a trim. But if snarls and knots are a routine problem, spray on a smoothing product like Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum onto damp hair, then comb through gently using a wide-tooth comb or a Wet Brush.



Problem: My hair is just blah.

Solution: Talk with your stylist about a new haircut that complements your straight hair and face shape. Also, try a volumizing mousse like DESIGNLINE Root Boost Volumizing Foam and then blow dry your while brushing it in the opposite direction to create lift. After it’s dry, arrange it in place with your fingers.



For advice specific to your straight hair problems, ask your stylist. Having worked with your hair, your stylist is familiar with its texture and will be able to suggest the best products and solutions to your concerns.

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