Several beauty myths have circulated for years regarding straight hair. Here’s the lowdown on how much truth lies within these statements!
Myth: Coldwater helps keep hair shiny and straight. Have you ever blasted cold water on your hair at the end of your shower because you thought it’d help hold in shine and keep it straight? Unfortunately, the water temperature doesn’t affect how straightforward your hair will or won’t be. But closing the hair cuticle does help lock in moisture, which is good for your straight hair’s health and luster.
Myth: Using heat styling tools at a higher temperature will help maintain straight hair.
The truth is high settings will damage your hair and cause frizzing and breakage. Depending on how thick or thin your hair is, you can raise the temperature to adjust. Generally speaking, however, keep the temperature low to medium and always use a heat protectant before you start styling.
Myth: Straight, fine hair will never have a body or hold the curl.
Normal human hair can all achieve different styles with the right styling tools and products.
Myth: Combing hair from root to tip when wet helps promote straight hair.
While this combing method gives a quick straight hairstyle, it doesn’t lock in the look once the hair dries. It can cause strands to break and become frizzy once dry. Instead, prep hair with a leave-in conditioner, then gently work the comb through the ends first, working your way up.