Getting Answers for Your Straight Hair Struggles


If you have straight hair, you know that it has troublesome tendencies that can include oily roots, flatness, and more. Get answers to frequently asked questions about straight hair.


Q: How do I stop my naturally straight hair from getting oily so fast?

A: Wash your hair using a mild shampoo like Paul Mitchell Extra Body Daily Shampoo. Be sure to avoid shampoos that contain ingredients like sulfate and alcohol because they can be especially damaging to straight hair.


Q: Why does my hair get bad snarls and knots?

A: Frequent and bad snarling is a sign of hair being due for a trim—when was your last haircut? If snarls and knots are a routine problem, spray on a smoothing product like Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum onto damp hair, then comb through gently using a wide-tooth comb or a Wet Brush.

Q: My hair is limp, flat and lifeless, how do I get volume and body?

A: Talk with your stylist about a new haircut that complements your straight hair and face shape. Bobs with lots of layers add volume and shape, and are an on-trend way to give straight hair lots of life and personality. Try a volumizing mousse like DESIGNLINE Root Boost Volumizing Foam and then blow dry your hair upside down while using a round brush to get maximum volume. Scrunching your hair as you blow it out can also give it volume.


Q: What is causing my split ends and how can I repair them?

A: There are a variety of reasons why we get split ends, but the two most common are blow drying and excessive brushing or combing. Once the ends split, there’s no way to repair it, but you can prevent the split from happening by using strengthening products like DESIGNLINE Mend the Ends. And getting a full haircut or trim every 6 to 8 weeks will keep the ends from getting weak and brittle.


Ask your stylist for advice specific to your straight hair problems. Having worked with your hair and being familiar with it, your stylist will be able to suggest solutions that will be right for you.

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