Hair woes — everyone has ‘em. Curly or straight, natural or relaxed, long or short, each one comes with its own set of challenges and unique characteristics. Yes, even straight hair has its quirks. There seems to be this notion that straight hair is “easier” to deal with, which often means that women with straight tresses never go through the trouble of learning how to care for it. As an unfortunate results, those women end up making straight hair mistakes because they didn’t know to avoid them in the first place!
Straight hair is not a monolith, of course. For some it’s thin, and for others it’s thick. Some have oily locks, and others have dry ones. The one thing that all straight hair does have in common is its texture, and that texture creates some unique difficulties when it comes to the proper way to care for it. While they may pale in comparison to the challenges of your curly-haired sisters, never let anyone tell you that your straight-hair struggle isn’t real. The struggle is real, my friend.
You already have a lifetime of experience taking care of your straight locks, and everything you know is invaluable. But here are some things to add to your haircare regimen to help your straight hair look (and be) as healthy as possible.