If you have straight hair, you're in good company. The women of the Red Yao tribe have stunningly long and often straight hair. It's gorgeous, right?
Your straight hair deserves the spotlight. Let's talk about five tips to care for your straight hair so it can be just as beautiful and healthy as the Red Yao's.
Wash Less Frequently
We get it. Straight hair is prone to looking limp or greasy. That's because your hair lies close to your head, and sebum quickly travels down the hair shaft. But that doesn't mean you need to wash every day.
In fact, shampooing too often will strip your hair of the natural oil it needs and lead to breakage and frizz. If your hair is limp and oily, try Citrus Yao. The natural citrus oil it contains will remove excess sebum from your hair without stripping it or drying your scalp.
Brush From The Bottom Up
When you have straight hair, it can be tempting just to swipe a brush through it and go. The problem is, that can cause your hair to break, and eventually, you'll be left with really damaged tresses.
Instead, always brush from the bottom up. You'll be able to work through tangles without pulling them tighter or breaking your hair.
Protect Your Hair
Pin-straight hair can be absolutely gorgeous, so sometimes, even people who have naturally straight hair pull out the straightener to get that super-straight, glossy look.
If you choose to use heat to style your hair, make sure you use a heat protectant. Look for one with natural oils rather than silicone, which will build up on your hair, weighing it down and preventing it from getting the moisture it needs.
You'll also need to be careful with drying your hair. Regular towels could be the culprit behind your breakage. Opt for microfiber or let your hair dry naturally.
And be conscious of your ponytails, too. Choose scrunchies that are covered in a satiny material to avoid damaging your strands, especially if they're wet.
Women, like the Red Yao, have cared for their gorgeous, long, shiny hair with natural products for centuries. You can, too. Stay away from products containing sulfates, parabens, silicone, etc. They're more likely to build up on your hair and damage both your hair and your scalp.
Instead, opt for products with natural ingredients. The Red Yao have used Longsheng rice water for generations to achieve their amazing hair. And many cultures, including the Red Yao, use natural oils like coconut, olive, or avocado to give their hair a healthy sheen without being greasy.
Whether thick or thin, damage from breakage tends to be obvious on straight hair, as does dullness or greasiness. You'll want to make sure you're giving your hair everything it needs to be strong and healthy.
Choose products with ingredients that support hair strength, like rice water and bamboo. Eat a healthy diet, and be sure you're getting enough biotin, vitamins B and D, and folic acid.
Ready to let your straight hair shine? We're happy to help you find the right bars for your hair.