Take your straight lengths from limp to lustrous with these pro tips
Straight strands are often referred to as ‘boring’, but here’s good news: you can create a polished style or tousled lengths thanks to its versatile texture. Here, we reveal the product picks and pro tips for a DIY ‘do that looks salon-worthy.
The best haircut for straight hair
“A good cut will make styling straight strands at home much easier,” enthuses celebrity stylist Renya Xydis. She recommends opting for a solid shape like a blunt bob or shoulder-length crop, rather than a textured style, for longevity and manageability. Luckily, you can experiment with myriad styles, but Xydis warns that a lot of factors come into play when deciding on the perfect cut, such as your face shape or lifestyle. “I suggest tearing out pictures of celebrities’ cuts, taking them to your hairdresser and getting their honest opinion.”
The best hairstyle for straight hair
Super straight strands can appear too polished if you’re going for a laid-back look. The secret to success is as simple as ditching your flat irons. To boost body and add sexiness, wash with a lightweight yet volumising shampoo and conditioner. Next, apply a sea salt spray to damp hair (concentrating on your mid-lengths to ends) and roughdry it, scrunching sections as you go. Once dry, build texture by massaging a volumising powder into your roots.
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