Smart Girl’s Guide To Hairstyles for Straight Hair
Those with straight hair typically don’t have to put as much maintenance into their look as their curly-haired friends. However, it can seem easy to run out of styling ideas rather quickly. If you’re in need of some inspiration and want to try some new cuts or styling tips, you have plenty of choices at your disposal.
Layers and Pieces
If you have long, straight hair, it can all grow out in a very uniform way that’s the same length around your whole head. Instead, to instantly change up your style, visit a hair stylist and ask for layers or pieces around the face and down the neck. This adds some instant visual appeal to your hair. Even when you grow it out longer, it’ll still maintain separate lengths.
To style your layered hair perfectly before a big date or a night out with the girls, first wash your hair. When it’s still damp, apply your favorite styling product and then blow dry your hair, brushing it along the way. Before you finish, add in a thermal protection product and a shine serum for silky, pretty strands.
The lob, which is a longer bob, has become very fashionable lately. Many celebrities are chopping off their own locks in favor of this loose, breathable hairstyle, where the hair typically hits your collarbone or, at the longest, skirts around your shoulders. Print plenty of bob photos to show your hair stylist just which version of the mid-length lob that you prefer, since there’s a lot of variations on the lob.
Once you’re home, you can continue to flawlessly style your lob by using a styling brush during blow drying as well as a flat iron. Thermal protection spray or product will keep your hair safe from heat damage as well.
Highlights and Lowlights
If you don’t want to cut your hair but want a fresher hairstyle, you can instantly update and transform your look with highlights and lowlights. On their own, highlights can sometimes appear a little harsh. However, a mix of dark lowlights with bright highlights gives your hair plenty of depth. To maintain the color for as long as possible, invest in color-protecting shampoo and conditioner.
Changing Your Part
If you’re short on time or cash and want to change your hair without visiting a hairstylist for a haircut or dye, look to your part. By switching it, you can transform your hair effortlessly. If you’re the type who always parts their hair straight down the middle, try shifting it to a left or right part. Your hair should look full of volume since it’s not used to sitting that way. If you’re the type who always parts your hair to the left or right, try centering your hair down the middle. You may need some styling products to hold hair in that way, which you should apply to damp, freshly-washed strands.
Bangs or Fringe
If you’re ready for a big commitment for your hair, try bangs. Your straight hair makes the perfect canvas for bangs because they’re likely to stay in place and not curl up in an unattractive way. If you don’t think that bangs are for you, you can always ask your stylist for fringe instead. These are more piece-y bangs that don’t necessarily cover the entire forehead, and instead can be shifted to the side of your face.
You’ll probably have to take special care when drying your bangs or fringe, so it’s wise to apply a heat-protecting spray or product in order to keep your strands healthy and nourished even when exposed to high heat.
Overall, straight hair is a blessing. You have a number of beautiful and stylish options that you can try to change up your look. Some, like bangs or fringe, lobs, and highlights and lowlights require more commitment than others, like changing your part. However, no matter of which of these styles you choose, you’ll surely turn heads wherever you go.
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