Straight Talk for Straight Hair: Top 5 Tips for Straight Hair


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Avoid Alcohol
Many commercial hair products contain alcohol that strips away all the good stuff from your mane.
Many commercial hair products contain alcohol that strips away all the good stuff from your mane.
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There's an ingredient in many commercial hair-styling products that straight hair (or any hair, for that matter) can do without: alcohol. It's often found in large amounts in some of the cheaper stuff, and it strips off the oils your hair needs to look rich and healthy. Alcohol makes hair -- especially straight, fine hair -- look dry and lifeless.

So look at ingredient lists on any gels, mousses, leave-ins or spritzes. If alcohol is one of the first three ingredients, leave it on the shelf. If it's farther down on the list, that's fine. You needn't worry about a tiny amount.

If your hair is exceptionally dry, you may want to invest in alcohol-free hair products. They're out there.

Finally, to give straight hair some full-time depth.

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