Straight Hair 101

by Stephanie Estrela September 17, 2019

Straight Hair

Of all hair types, straight hair may be one of the most coveted. Those who don't have it may spend time and effort trying to achieve it. Those with naturally straight hair, however, have to know how to treat it properly to get the most out of it.

Every hair type has its challenges. There are similarities among the types and textures: Like oily hair, some types of straight hair must be shampooed more often to keep strands clean and beautiful. Like curly hair, the coarser types of straight hair may need more nourishment to keep frizzy strands under control.

Straight hair can seem easy to manage, and in some ways it is. But when it comes to keeping oil at bay, achieving volume or adding texture, things can get tricky.

The right products can add life to your straight hair. Once you know what to look for, you can find the best options at the best price on LaLa Daisy.

The Long and Short of Straight Hair

While you may think that straight hair is as simple as hair that doesn't curl, you would be wrong. Straight hair, or Type No. 1, is comprised of 3 subtypes with their own structure, tendencies and challenges. It's not just those with other types of textures who may covet straighter locks, but each subtype could very well inspire hair envy!

Luckily, LaLa Daisy is here with all the top-performing products and care tips specifically for each subtype that can give everyone the look they desire.

1A - Fine 

Baby fine, thin, wispy, and absolutely straight, the relatively rare 1As have difficulty getting their hair to hold a curl. The cuticle (the protective outer layer of the hair strand) is very tight in this hair type, making it easy for natural oils to be distributed from root to tip with brushing. This can cause hair to appear dirty and oily quicker than other types.

On the positive side, those same oils also make fine locks soft, shiny and healthy. Though this hair type is relatively manageable, one of the chief complaints 1A people have is that their hair looks limp or flat. Adding texture at the base of the hair shaft is key to counteracting the lack of natural volume.

LaLa Daisy has some great products made for adding life to those limp locks, and Living Proof Full Root Lift does just the trick. Simply spray this heat-activated volumizer on damp hair, blow-dry with a round brush and voila! You have the beautiful, sexy volume you desire.

Living Proof

No one wants to wash their hair every day or even every other day. For those with baby-fine hair, using a dry shampoo between washes is a must to avoid the oily hair look. It absorbs excess oils and adds texture. When your locks are limp, we recommend using this thickening mist to give the appearance of fullness to otherwise lifeless hair.

Living Proof

DRY SHAMPOO

Recognizable members of the 1A sisterhood are Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, Chloe Grace Moretz and Dakota Fanning.

1B - Medium

The medium straight subtype is the most common type of hair. Sleek and shiny with more volume and texture than 1As, this is the easiest type to manage. Though still straight, 1B locks can hold a curl.

The lucky souls with medium straight hair can still face some of the same frustrations that other hair types experience. Repeated use of styling tools such as blow dryers, hot rollers or curling irons can cause damage.

LaLa Daisy's best-selling Living Proof line of eco-friendly products repair, add body and help maintain styles, the perfect solution for medium straight tresses.

One of the most versatile of the types, 1Bs can just as easily pull off a sleek ponytail, beachy waves or an elegant updo. LaLa Daisy has everything you want to give your hair the fullness it needs, no matter the style. We recommend this texturizing spray from UNITE to take your look to the next level.

Unite

1Bs are in good hair company with Kendall Jenner, Kathryn Newton, Lucy Liu and Freida Pinto.

1C – Coarse

The thickest of the straight hair types, 1Cs don't lack for volume. They pull off that enviable voluminous look with little effort. The main complaints from owners of this hair type are that their hair won't hold a curl and must be thinned out periodically to keep it manageable.

Like other hair types, the weather can wreak havoc on coarse straight hair. Winter weather with indoor heaters and outdoor wind can dry strands out, while humidity encourages frizzing. We love this nourishing Marula Oil Rare Oil Treatment from Paul Mitchell that can do double duty to add moisture and tame frizziness while soothing and protecting stressed-out strands.

To keep tresses tamed and in top form, LaLa Daisy recommends a Vitamin E-infused moisturizing balm like this one from Joico, specially formulated for thick, coarse hair. It keeps hair shiny, sexy and lustrous.

Joico

Another Joico item we can't stop loving is this luxurious whipped moisturizer with orchid oil from Asia and shea butter from Africa. The rich botanicals infuse hair with moisture that replenishes and protects, leaving it soft and silky.

Illustrious members of the 1C club include Priyanka Chopra, Jamie Chung, Kim Kardashian and Rachel Bilson.

How To Find the Right Products

Luckily for you, you don't have to have years of experience in cosmetology to find the best products for your hair. If you have styling problems, LaLa Daisy has all the top-of-the-line products to solve them. Whether you have dry hair, oily hair or damaged hair, we have something for your hair type.

When you need the best tools and products at the best price or if you want to get inspiration for a whole new look, let your friends at LaLa Daisy help.



Stephanie Estrela
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