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.
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.
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 😴
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.
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.
This shampoo is great for clearing up build-up and strengthening your hair.
This shampoo is free from Parabens, SLS, Silicones, Hydrogen Peroxide and Ammonia. It will leave your hair soft and shiny.
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.
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 helps to absorb oils between washes so that your hair does not become dry nor too oily.
24K provides UV protection and is paraben-free, sulfate-free and phthalate-free.
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.
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 is paraben-free, phthalate-free, safe for chemically treated hair, sulfate-free (no SLS & SLES), silicone-free, color safe and vegan.
This hair rinse will leave your hair soft and shiny!
Ouai provides your hair with heat protection and hydrates dry, frizzy hair.
This leave-in conditioner is a great way to repair damaged hair over time.
Amika's conditioner does not weigh your hair down. It is formulated with shea butter, allowing your hair to remain hydrated.
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!
This spray lifts the hair from the roots giving your hair some more volume.
Free from sulfates, silicones, parabens, phthalates, and gluten, this spray volumizes hair for eight hours.
Bed Head, lifts your hair and allows it to hold a soft, voluminous shape, making it appear thicker with more body.
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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