Super straight hair types have the unique advantage of being a blank canvas on which a number of hairstyles can be created. But there is often the need to heat-style, tease, twist and pull on them to make them surrender to fabulous hairstyles that make the mane look fuller.
This is not sustainable as you cannot subject your straight hair to too much heat styling on a regular basis. But turns out there are some easy ways to add some texture to flat, super straight hair on a daily basis. You can significantly cut down on exposing your hair to too much heat if you try these.
- 01. Prep with a spray
- 02. Put in choppy layers
- 03. Dust some powder
- 04. Add bends to the middle section of your hair
- 05. Layer different wave patterns
01. Prep with a spray
It can be difficult to style naturally sleek and silky straight hair as can’t even hold a curl. As such, use a hair spray to add some hold to make the textures look more prominent and last longer. Pick a formula like the TIGI Bed Head Superstar Queen For A Day that also adds some body and lift, so that your final look has lots of volume in it. Make sure to always apply the hair spray on fully dry hair in order to avoid it from turning into a slimy mess!
02. Put in choppy layers
If you are not sure about your styling skills, adding some choppy layers into your tresses on your next haircut appointment can help. These casually sipped layers can add some movement and dimension to your flat mane. To make your layers look textured on a daily basis, just spritz some sea salt spray in it and shake it up for maximum drama!
03. Dust some powder
Texture powders are an excellent way to shake things up in flat-looking hair. They can also thicken the look of your hair to help create cute braids or messy, voluminous buns. They make your hair easier to work with and are easy to use. If you are not a fan of dousing your hair with powder styling products, a dry shampoo like the Dove Volume and Fullness Dry Shampoo can come in handy as well.
04. Add bends to the middle section of your hair
For texture that looks natural and lived in, you can go for this trick which is often used to create runway-ready texture. Use a curling iron or a straightener to add loose waves or bends in the middle section of your hair. Leave the hair by your roots and ends as is and run your fingers through the lengths. This will keep your hair looking bouncy and fuller without too much effort.
05. Layer different wave patterns
When you are curling or adding bends to your hair, keep changing the direction of the tool. Do not use it for more than a couple of seconds on one section and keep layering these different wavy patterns to create lots of texture in your hair. Make sure to prep with the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Spray to avoid damage as much as possible.
Written by Sumona Bose on Jun 11, 2021
Sumona Bose is a writer, skincare junkie and a self-professed makeup connoisseur. Equipped with a Master's degree in Fashion Management and over 3 years of experience writing in the beauty and fashion space, her passion for learning new things has no bounds. Working closely with dermatologists, beauty excerpts, makeup artists and hairstylists, she brings you the best of all things beauty. From trending skincare ingredients to makeup looks that help you slay, she manages to bring something new (and vital!) to our readers every single time. Her hobbies include home workouts, watching foreign films and binge-watching makeover shows!