Best Care for Straight Hair
Movie stars, supermodels and rock goddesses alike all adore straight hair. Just look around and you’ll find a plethora of the most beautiful women in the world vying to get their hair as straight as humanly possible. And you are lucky enough to have it naturally! But with all of its great traits, straight hair does have its share of concerns.
To help you on your 'best hair' journey, we have answered a number of common questions on how to best care for straight hair!
Top Issues for Straight Hair
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I tried putting oil on my hair for shine, but it ended up being really oily and greasy. I want my hair to be healthy, but the oil isn’t working for me.
Natural oils are excellent for hair, but generally speaking, straight hair doesn’t need it. You’re exactly right, oils weigh your straight hair down and makes it feel limp, greasy, and kind of gross. Stay away from the oils and if you’re looking for something to give your hair sheen, opt for a very lightweight serum instead. Serum don’t penetrate the strand like oils do, which keeps the product from soaking into your hair and inevitably weighing it down.
I love the tight, sleek ponytail look. I’ve been wearing it regularly lately and I’ve started noticing my edges are thinning. What can I do?
The sleek, tight ponytail looks is very cute, I must admit. But a common problem is that pulling too tightly can wear on the edges of your hair and cause thinning.
So first things first. Stop wearing your ponytails so tight. Wear a looser band, or better yet, wear it loose for a while to give your edges a break. The more you pull on your edges, the worse they will be, especially if thinning has already started to become noticeable.
Secondly, it is imperative that you nourish healthy hair from the inside out. Be sure to eat a balanced diet and consider taking a hair supplement like Hair Essentials™ daily. This will strengthen the new hair you’re growing, making it more resilient and less prone to thinning. It will also speed up the hair growth process so that those thinning areas fill in much more quickly.
: I’ve been washing and using a leave in conditioner but my hair is breaking off terribly and I’m at a complete loss for what I can do to remedy this problem.
You're going to need two things. A deep conditioner and hair supplement.
Since you’re experiencing severe breakage, be very certain to deep condition every time you wash. Keep this up until you notice the breakage subsiding. After that, continue to deep condition every 2-4 weeks for maintenance.
In addition, taking a hair supplement like Hair Essentials™ will strengthen your hair and keep breakage at bay. Additionally, it will also help you grow new hair more quickly, resulting is stronger, longer hair that is resistant to breakage.
I want to wear my hair curly but I am afraid of using too much heat and damaging my hair. What can I do?
Good thinking! Overuse of heat can be a very bad thing. A better idea is to go heat-less, and curl your hair using foam curlers, which creates gorgeous curls without direct heat. If your hair is already damaged from using curling irons, consider a trim to remove any split ends. Also, add deep conditioning to your hair care regimen and Hair Essentials to your daily diet to grow healthy, strong, damage-free hair. Nourishment from the inside out is key and Hair Essentials™ is the perfect all-natural complement to your hair care regimen.
Tips To Make Your Straight Hair More Savory
Drink an adequate amount of water each day for strong, shiny hair – at least 8 cups a day.
When it comes to achieving your best hair ever, ingredients are key. Think of it being similar to what we all know about fitness and health. It’s common knowledge that in order to attain optimal health, we shouldn’t be eating fast or processed foods, and we should consume a good mix of natural vitamins and minerals. But we don’t always think of our hair as requiring the same needs. Truth is, our hair needs just as much love and attention to be just as healthy as we want our bodies to be. Water is the most moisturizing thing you can possibly give to your hair. Of course you’re going to wash your hair, but are you hydrating your hair from the inside out? Some of the healthiest-haired ladies in the world are known to drink up to a gallon of water a day. While I realize the vast majority of people aren’t going to go quite that far, be sure to get at least 8 cups in a day.
When using curling irons, use the lowest heat setting possible.
I must remind you to be certain that you use the lowest possible heat setting that will do the job. There’s no reason to use the hottest setting possible. The more direct the heat contact, the greater the potential for hair damage.
Trim your hair regularly.
Trimming, not to be confused with cutting, is a necessary thing. Untrimmed ends are likely to split, causing your hair to look pretty terrible. The longer you go without trimming, the worse it gets, because those split ends will surely travel up your hair shaft, eventually causing you to have to trim more hair to remove the awful frizziness that comes along with split ends. If you want length without the damage, stick to routine salon visits. On average, hair grows approximately half an inch per month, so by trimming a quarter inch every eight weeks or so, there is the potential for a net gain of four and a half inches per year.
Nourish strong, healthy hair with Hair Essentials™.
Good nutrition is critical for building strong, lustrous, healthy hair. Deficiencies in specific vitamins, minerals and other nutrients can result in weaker, dryer, more damage-prone hair. Hair Essentials™ provides more than 20 herbs, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, amino acids, and other essential nutrients that provide complete support for healthy hair. Hair Essentials™ is the most comprehensive hair supplement on the market, and is doctor-formulated to repair and revitalize hair follicles and nourish strong, healthy hair growth. The 100% drug free, certified gluten free, all-natural ingredients are quickly absorbed where they work in combination to:
- Promote flexible, resilient hair that is less prone to breakage and split ends
- Moisturize scalp, regulates oil production and helps cells to retain water
- Protect hair follicles against oxidative stress and styling damage
- Nourish scalp creating a healthier environment for hair growth
- Improve circulation to the scalp for support of healthy hair growth
- Seed follicles with nutrients needed for the structural development of faster-growing, healthier hair
- Provide vital nutrients for the structural development of healthy hair.