March 14, 2022 4 min read

Type 1 hair may seem easy to take care of, and in relation to other hair types, it's usually pretty tame. But if you’re lacking knowledge you can have many bad hair days. Here, we have some product suggestions that can help style, clean, condition and defrizz that straight hair. 

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What Type of Hair Do You Have?

There are three hair subtypes: type 1a which is thin and pin needle straight, type 1b with a little more volume and a wave and type 1c straight with some movement and bends. Straight hair doesn't hold much volume so if you'd like to curl or have a certain texture for your hair, then that is going to depend on the products you use. However, sometimes products may not hold your hair just because of its nature 🤷


The use of the products below will depend on which subtype you have. 1a can very easily be weighed down by products and is not very porous. It does not frizz very much but it also cannot hold different shapes easily. 

1b is thicker and you may think you need more product for washing it, but that would prove to be unnecessary and can lead to product and oil build-up.

1c is coarse with more of a wave than 1a and 1b. It can easily become frizzy and dry so the right products and proper routine must be used to care for it.

Frizzy dry hair

1. Washing

Shampooing creates the foundation for healthy hair. With straight hair, you'll want to go easy on the shampoo and washes. Over-washing type 1 hair, especially 1a hair, will make it extremely oily on the scalp and subsequently on the hair.

When you over-wash your hair and dry the scalp out, your body will overproduce oils. Because of this, you'll want to choose a lighter shampoo that cleans and clears up build-up, but does not dry it out. You will also likely only have to wash your hair 2-3 times a week.

Make sure to blow dry or air dry your hair before sleeping to minimize frizz. Do not brush your hair right out of the shower but let it dry before doing so. This will allow for your hair to have more volume both from the drying of the hair and allowing your hair not to be pulled down by the immediate brushing.

If you must go to bed with wet hair consider putting some leave-in conditioner in prior to hitting the hay 😴

Dove Oxygen Moisture Shampoo

Dove Oxygen Moisture Shampoo

This shampoo is free of sulfates, doesn't weigh hair down and rejuvenates damaged hair. You don't need to use a lot of shampoo as you do not want to dry out your hair or cause major product build-up.

Vanicream Free & Clear Hair Shampoo


If you have a sensitive scalp this is a good build-up clearing shampoo that isn't too harsh on the follicles! It is also fragrance-free if you're sensitive to scents.

OUAI Detox Shampoo

Ouai Shampoo

This shampoo is great for clearing up build-up and strengthening your hair.

KLORANE Shampoo with Chamomile

Kloraine Shampoo

This shampoo is free from Parabens, SLS, Silicones, Hydrogen Peroxide and Ammonia. It will leave your hair soft and shiny.

ColorWow Security Shampoo

ColorWow Shampoo

Colorwow is residue-free and can be used on extensions as well. It prevents hair color from fading and there are no sulfates, no silicones, no conditioning agents and no parabens.

Kerastase Chronologiste Bain Régénérant Shampoo & Mask

Kerastase Chronologiste Bain Régénérant Shampoo & Mask

This shampoo and mask contains Hyaluronic acid, Abyssine and Vitamin E, leaving hair both cleansed and hydrated.

Because you won't be washing your hair often so as to not dry it out and create unnecessary oils, it is best to use a dry conditioner throughout the week to refresh your hair. Nonetheless, here are some of our recommendations

Suave Refresh & Revive Dry Shampoo

Suave Refresh & Revive Dry Shampoo

Suave helps to absorb oils between washes so that your hair does not become dry nor too oily.

Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo

Drybar Dry Shampoo

24K Supreme Stylist Voluminous Dry Shampoo


24K provides UV protection and is paraben-free, sulfate-free and phthalate-free.

Amika perk up dry shampoo

Amika perk up dry shampoo

This dry shampoo is free from sulfates, parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, and petrolatum. There is no white residue left, absorbs oil and refreshes hair between washes.

Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo

Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo

A small amount of this goes a long way. With Not Your Mother's you'll be able to go a while between washes without your scalp feeling oily!

Living Proof Perfect hair Day™ Dry Shampoo

Living Proof Dry Shampoo

Living Proof is paraben-free, phthalate-free, safe for chemically treated hair, sulfate-free (no SLS & SLES), silicone-free, color safe and vegan. 

2. Conditioning

Dove Oxygen Moisture Conditioner

Dove Oxygen Moisture Conditioner


Shea Moisture Fruit Fusion Coconut Water Weightless Creme Rinse

Shea Moisture Fruit Fusion Coconut Water Weightless Creme Rinse

This hair rinse will leave your hair soft and shiny!

OUAI Detangling and Frizz Fighting Leave-In Conditioner

OUAI Detangling and Frizz Fighting Leave In Conditioner

Ouai provides your hair with heat protection and hydrates dry, frizzy hair.

Nexxus Humectress Moisture Conditioner

Nexxus Humectress Moisture Conditioner



This leave-in conditioner is a great way to repair damaged hair over time.

Scruples QUICKSEAL Detangling Conditioner

Scruples QUICKSEAL Detangling Conditioner

Solpri Swimmer’s Conditioner with Amino Acids

Swimmer’s Conditioner with Amino Acids

Amika normcore signature conditioner

amika normcore signature conditioner

Amika's conditioner does not weigh your hair down. It is formulated with shea butter, allowing your hair to remain hydrated.


3. Styling

Here you'll want a holding spray or mousse to keep any or create textures or shape of your hair in place. Straight hair does not need much product to create a difference so don't overdo it!

Dove Volume Nourishment Root Lift Spray

Dove Volume Nourishment Root Lift Spray

This spray lifts the hair from the roots giving your hair some more volume.

Fekkai Full Blown Volume Dry Texturizing Mist

Fekkai Full Blown Volume Dry Texturizing Mist

Free from sulfates, silicones, parabens, phthalates, and gluten, this spray volumizes hair for eight hours.

Bumble and bumble Don't Blow It Fine Hair Air Dry Styler

Bumble and Bumble Styler

OSIS+ Grip Extreme Hold Mousse

osis+ grip extreme hold mousse

Bed Head Superstar Queen For A Day

Bed Head Superstar Queen For A Day Thickening Spray

Bed Head, lifts your hair and allows it to hold a soft, voluminous shape, making it appear thicker with more body.

Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse

Volumizing Mousse - Moroccanoil

There you are! See how you like these recommendations by trying them out.

Along with our product recommendations remember to get your hair trimmed regularly for the best results 💇‍♀️

Chances are you might like another type of product from the brands above as well. Don't limit yourself in your exploration!

Thanks for giving us a read and don't forget and stay tuned for more articles to help you on your hair care journey 😘



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