Very straight locks can be everyones idea of perfect hair, but for most who have naturally straight hair it can be troublesome to get any movement, volume and texture. Very straight hair is also usually very resistant to hair colours as the hairs cuticles are generally firmly packed tight.
The correct products and tools will help in gaining some movement and texture.
Always be mindful of your face shape when choosing a hairstyle as not all hairstyles will suit your face shape.
See our Face Shapes page for tips on what would suit your particular face shape, whether it be oval, heart, round, square, or long.
Lots of layers can add texture and movement to hair especially choppy, shaggy, shattered layers, rather than blunt and solid layers.
Short layers add volume, but be careful as layers cut too short can stick up on very straight hair, especially those with double crowns (where there are two breaks in the hair around the top/back area of the scalp, usually with a whirl pattern)
Choppy, wispy fringes look good on very straight hair as they add texture and dimension.
Shape cut around the face adds softness to the face, as very straight hair can sometimes drag the face down.
Graduated bobs look good for this hair texture, as they create a rounded shape.
Steer clear of short hair cut into the neck as very straight hair can tend to stick out around that area as it grows. This also applies round the ears. Keep hair longer than the ears and longer in the neck area for low maintenance.
Hair cuts resting on the collarbone and around the shoulders creates flicks and add movement which is particularly good for this hair texture.
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