People usually think only curly hair poses great difficulties when it comes to managing it or saving it from potential damaging effects. Newsflash! Even straight hair can be almost impossible to manage, more so if it’s very thin and fine in addition to being straight. You’ll have to keep your hairstyle under control while trying to keep every single strand from falling off. There’s a whole plethora of reasons to why your hair is getting or already is thin, ranging from hormonal changes to heredity. Some medical conditions can also cause this to happen.
Since you’ll need all the help you can get managing and maintaining this type of hair, I’ve decided to lend you a helping hand in form of a few essential tips every person with thin straight hair should know and can benefit from.
Let’s not waste any more time and head straight to the essential part of this article.
Tangles should be avoided at all cost
You’ll want to get the right types of combs or brushes that’ll suit your hair type and prevent static from building up. Hair sprays should also pretty much be avoided as much as possible since they can cause some serious damage to your hair. Staples featured in your average styling kit also have the possibility to cause your hair to tangle. Conditioners are also guilty as charged here, so you should ease up with using them heavily.
Now for some general tips on detangling your hair:
- Brush it before you intend to wash it. Wet hair is immeasurably weaker than dry one, so by brushing it before the wash you’ll definitely save a lot more strands
- Use conditioners and shampoos that suit your hairstyle. Do a bit of research and you’ll find those aimed to give thin hair fuller and thick look
- Make a braid or tie your hair into a loose ponytail while sleeping
- Satin pillow is the way to go for minimizing the damage while sleeping
Good haircut is a great investment
Every hairstyle fits well with this type. There’s a myth out there that you can’t wear your hair long if your hair is thin, which simply isn’t true. This section is simply about adjusting your hairstyle to your personality, your needs, and daily regime. You hair follows you throughout the entire day, so it’ll do whatever you do, and you’ll want to give it the upper hand when facing your daily challenges.
Make your styling products count
You’ll have to do a bit of research on this one. You’ll have to find a set of products which suit your hair perfectly as they’ll be your most trusted allies in countering the natural disadvantages of this type.
Dry shampoos are a safe bet here as they’ll get rid of that excess oil and keep your hair smelling fresh and looking good.