Diamonds are passé! Today the happiness of women is anchored in another kind of brilliance. In the last decades, perfectly straight hair reached the top of the podium in the competition for "things women wish for most." Although we still wear short, long, blond, brown, wavy or straight hair in France, Turkey, China, and Argentina… we are all looking for the way to get our hair to be smooth and flawless.
Season to season, the most talk about catwalks of the fashion world reaffirm the reign of straight hair. And urban women follow what they see at a fashion week as non-debatable. More than just a way to wear a hairstyle, straight hair means glamour for women in big cities.
By means of scientific research, it was discovered that straight hair has a perfectly cylindrical structure, which means that it is much stronger than other types of hair.
One of the most extraordinary characteristics of this type of hair is that its smooth surface reflects light perfectly, making long silky hair shinier in the sun than even a diamond. Those born with straight hair have it easier when it comes to treating their hair and face fewer difficulties in dealing with frizz or managing their hair on a humid day. But not everything is rose-colored: straight hair also has a fair share of problems common to ultra smooth hair fibers. The hairs tend to become greasy more quickly, due to their proximity to the scalp. This undesired oiliness needs to be removed with daily washing and a lot of care to maintain the balance between healthy ends (with sufficient moisture) and a healthy scalp, with the proper amount of tallow.
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR HAIR
To obtain extremely straight and healthy hair, it is necessary to follow certain steps in our daily lives precisely. Most important of all is to eat well. This way, you take care of your hair from the inside out. Eat fruits, vegetables, and proteins every day so that hair fibers are nourished.
Bear in mind that all of the gadgets used to keep hair straight cause dryness and loss of sheen in the long run. So please, don't abuse your hair with hair irons and dryers, and take a close look at your hair with a magnifying glass if any signs of dryness appear. To avoid one of the biggest problems with straight hair, split or fragile ends, after bathing, combing with a comb (not a brush) is recommended, starting with the ends, and combing upwards little by little to the top of the head. Also, avoid rubbing your hair against your scalp to dry your hair, as this eliminates the natural oils that nourish the roots, and furthermore, can break the hair fibers!
Another one of the characteristics of straight hair is its luster and radiance. Nevertheless, never assume anything. Although smooth hair has an innate tendency to reflect the sun better, don't take it for granted. Nourishing creams as well as hair cream masks are recommendable every 15 days, to maintain the softness and motion of long hair. According to the state and type of hair of each woman, it is also possible to intensify treatment with rinses or masks available in blister packs, which your stylist can recommend.
A secret? Styling creams are a great ally for soothing hair and reducing frizz. They even help to decrease the natural volume of the hair and reduce the terrible effects of high humidity.