Are you tired of your go-to hairstyle? If so, that means it’s time to switch it up and try something new! With so many hairstyle options available for type 1 hair, there’s no reason to wear the same few styles every week. In this article, we’ll introduce you to some gorgeous hairstyles for type 1 hair. Let’s get right into it!
What’s Type 1 Hair?
Before we get into the styles, let’s clarify what type 1 hair is. Type 1 hair is straight with no discernable curl pattern. Here are the subtypes of type 1 hair:
1A - Pin straight hair that doesn’t have much natural volume or body.
1B - Super straight hair that has more volume and body than 1A hair.
1C - Straight hair that has quite a bit of body.
No matter your hair’s subtype, you can use all of the below ideas to revamp your hair game.
Long Cascading Curls
Just because your hair is straight doesn’t mean that your styling possibilities are limited. Feel free to experiment with curls and waves to add some volume to your mane and flavor to your overall look. To get this beautiful style, wash and dry your hair as usual and then use a curling iron or flat iron to curl thick sections of hair. Use some hairspray afterwards to keep your curls from falling throughout the day.
The iconic curly updo has never been so hot! Whether you’re going to a formal event, on a date, or out with the girls, this stunning updo with cascading tendrils is sure to turn heads.
The style will work for you regardless of your face shape, but it works particularly well for people with longer faces. To get the look, curl all of your hair up and spray it with a holding spray. Then, pin the majority of your hair towards the back using bobby pins, leaving the front out. Lightly mist your hair again with hair spray after the style is complete.
The long bob, AKA “lob” has been in style for several decades. Jean Harlow, Dorothy Dandridge, and Diana Ross are just a few icons who have rocked the style. Nowadays, a more relaxed version of the lob is in, one with subtle texture and personality. It's one of the easier hairstyles to achieve if you have some hair-cutting experience, but if you're not sure how to do your own hair, we recommend that you visit a hair stylist.
If you’re feeling adventurous, flaunt your facial features with a blonde pixie! It’ll be a refreshing change for you, especially if you normally play it safe when it comes to styling your hair. For a short hairstyle like this one, we strongly suggest that you consult a professional stylist - they have the knowledge and ability to cut your pixie so that it frames your face perfectly.
Blunt bangs easily take your style to the next level, whether you wear your hair long or short. A funky, choppy fringe brings attention to your eyes and frames your face nicely. The best thing about blunt bangs is that they are super easy to do - grab some hair scissors and cut your hair straight across.
With all of these great options, you’re sure to find one that’s a great fit for you. We hope that this article is helpful to you in your styling endeavors.
Author: Andrea Reyes
Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of NaturallyTextured.com, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.