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Hair Type – Straight Hair with Body

Hair Type, Straight Hair with Body

Straight hair with some body, if this is your hair type count yourself lucky

Unlike the fine, thin or coarse heavy hair that is in the straight hair category, your hair will hold when styled . . . at least for some time. It can be formed and shaped usually into soft bouncy curls, although to get these looks you’ll need to do some type of styling to your hair. Your hair takes nicely to chemical treatments, perms, hair color and high lighting when done right with the right hair care products. Your hair type is also receptive to a variety of hair cutting techniques, one length hairstyles, asymmetrical bobs, layering of all sorts, texturizing and razor cuts. Your face shape and your individual lifestyle issues will be more of a determining factor in finding the right hair style for you than your hair type, being that you can do so much with it.

Carrie Underwood Has Straight Hair with Body
Carrie Underwood with loose, free falling, curls. Iron-curl in large sections.

Carrie Underwood with loose, free falling, curls. Iron-curl in large sections. If your hair is long, you will be able to easily wear it straight by simply blow-drying with a straightening serum and a flat brush, or flat iron. Just as easily you can coax it into this season’s hair style of loose, soft waves with a large barrel curling iron, 1 1/4 inch barrel is a great size for these waves. Use a Thermal Active Spray before curling to protect your hair and to hold in the curl. Kenra’s, Thermal Active Spray, is a good choice among others.

Your hair should be washed daily or possibly every other day with a gentle shampoo. If your hair has been colored or permed, choose a shampoo specified for that to keep it in good shape. Your hair will benefit from using a clarifying shampoo periodically, if you use product on your hair. Also a deep conditioning treatment after using a clarifying shampoo can give your hair a big lift in shine and body. You can use any good heavy conditioner as a deep conditioner.

To give yourself a deep conditioning treatment at home, apply conditioner on towel dried hair and cover with a shower cap or saran wrap. Apply heat from your hair dryer and wrap in a towel for 30 minutes. It helps to apply heat periodically, as that is what opens the cuticle to allow deeper penetration of the conditioner. I like Paul Mitchell’s Super Charge Conditioner as a deep conditioning as well as a weekly conditioner.

  





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  1. I used to have very thick hair. The last time I got a cut, they thinned it out very much and I love it. The only thing is, is now whenever I straighten it, it seems to lie very flat against my head. Any tips to give my hair more body when I straighten it? If it matters, I wash my hair at night and run a straightening iron through it in the morning when it’s dry

    Comment by Cadence Yeatman — August 23, 2009 @ 10:49 pm

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