Straight hair is definitely something to be envied. Besides looking effortlessly dapper and shiny, it allows you endless styling possibilities. You can basically rock any hairstyle, as straight locks can be tousled, waved, curled and given any other possible shape. Whether you were lucky enough to inherit this superior hair texture or you opted for induced straightening, we’ve composed your ultimate guide to the straight type of hair and backed it up with inspiring hairstyle ideas.

ADVERTISEMENT

How Can I Get My Hair Straightened?

Although it’s much easier to pull off straight hair hairstyles when you already have the right hair texture, there are many both DIY and professional ways to straighten your locks.


Source: @ryancullenhair via Instagram

ADVERTISEMENT

DIY Straightening

If you decide to straighten your hair at home, it’s not necessary to buy special hair straightening products. You can get away with those you have in your fridge. Here’s your home hair straightening cookbook for your men’s hairstyles:

  1. Mix a couple of eggs with a half cup of olive oil and apply at least twice a week for an hour.
  2. Use honey milk on your hair (2 tbsp. of honey and 1 cup of cow milk).
  3. Apply a combo of an egg white, a couple of tablespoons of rice flour and a cup of fuller’s earth for an hour.
  4. Puree two to three celery leaves, squeeze the juice through a cheesecloth and apply it for an hour.
  5. Apply coconut paste (blended pieces of coconut and water or milk) 2-3 times per week, which will in addition to straightening, help soften hair and tame frizziness.


Source: @egobarbers via Instagram

Professional Straightening

In case you’re not into homemade straightening and prefer to let the professionals do their job, here what options they can offer you:

  1. Blow out the hair using a hair dryer and a brush with a round barrel.
  2. Resort to Brazilian Keratin therapy.
  3. Use a flat iron.
  4. Employ a relaxer.
  5. Cut the hair to let it grow straight.


Source: @roque_80 via Instagram

ADVERTISEMENT

How To Maintain Straight Hair

To keep their hair texture in check, straight hair men should follow simple but essential rules.

  1. If this is the first time you comb your hair today, take a shower beforehand.
  2. When drying, leave the hair a bit damp for ease of combing.
  3. Apply the styling product with your fingers.
  4. Don’t apply the product directly to the roots.
  5. Let your barber assist you in styling your hair.
  6. Apply the styling product for the final touch.
  7. Don’t overuse a hair blower.
  8. Part your hair and deal with tangles with a comb.
  9. Choose a styling product based on the aspired hairstyle.
  10. Match the hairstyle to the shape of your face and the type of your hair.

To help you choose the right haircut, we’ve handpicked the best hairstyles for straight locks. Your barber is already looking for an appointment.


Source: @spizoiky via Instagram

Straight Hair Ideas

ADVERTISEMENT

The Faux Hawk

One of the biggest advantages of a Faux hawk haircut, besides its edgy look, is that you can reshape it in whatever way you like. Also, it works equally well no matter whether you have long or short straight hair.


Source: @ryancullenhair via Instagram

Rockabilly Pompadour

A rockabilly pompadour haircut is one of the most elegant timeless hairstyles for men with straight hair. Such a hair texture allows you to shape the top and keep it in place much easier.


Source: @meha_barber via Instagram

Slicked Back Straight Hair

Slick back hair is another classic hairstyle that can be effortlessly achieved on straight locks. To make the top the focal point of the whole look, go for a taper fade on the sides and back.


Source: @meha_barber via Instagram

ADVERTISEMENT

Textured Hair

To get texture hair men shouldn’t necessarily have wavy or curly locks. Straight hair texture also works well for such a hairstyle, especially on Caesar haircut.


Source: @r.braid via Instagram

Side Part Straight Hairstyle

Straight hair in most cases is very obedient, thus you’ll have no difficulty in sporting a side part haircut. To create an even neater profile, go for a side part fade.


Source: @z_ramsey via Instagram

Blend Style

For men with straight hair, there are nearly no limits when it comes to hairstyles. You can mix them together for outstanding results. Blend, for example, a pomp, a hard part and a fade or taper haircut, and you’ll get a head-turning combo.


Source: @a.nizhnick via Instagram

ADVERTISEMENT

Bro Flow

If your hair is mid length, then you should definitely try a brow flow. To get this effortless and low key hairstyle, you simply need to push your hair back and allow it to fall down naturally, thus creating a parting.


Source: @z_ramsey via Instagram

Slick Back

When you style your straight locks slicked back, you achieve a very sophisticated and neat look. It is easier for straight hair to remain sleek and smooth than for other hair types. So, why not take advantage of it?


Source: @a.nizhnick via Instagram

Blow Out

When it comes to straight hairstyles men often struggle to achieve volume and texture. And that is when a blow out hairstyle comes into play. As the name suggests, you need to create an impression of hair styled by the wind. To get such an effect, enlist the help of a powerful blow drier and a round hair brush.


Source: @tombaxter_hair via Instagram

ADVERTISEMENT

Curtains

Curtains hair is one of those straight hair hairstyles men consider timeless. It features elongated strands of hair in the front that frame your face perfectly, keeping the focus on the eyes and cheekbones. The rest of the hair is usually from short to medium long.


Source: @hayden_cassidy via Instagram

French Crop

A French crop haircut is one of the edgiest haircuts for men with straight hair. Disconnect the skin fade on the sides from the textured top with a hard part for added contrast.


Source: @hayden_cassidy via Instagram

High Fade Blunt Bang

When you have straight hair, it won’t take you much effort to create a perfect fade haircut. Although it looks bold with any hair length, to make your fade really stand out, go with a  longish top.


Source: @hayden_cassidy via Instagram

ADVERTISEMENT

Short Spiked Hair

Spikes are a popular man hair style that gives your look a daring and trendy air no matter the length, especially if you have straight locks.


Source: @tombaxter_hair via Instagram

Undercut Long Bang

There’s arguably no better way to enhance your hair texture on top than to get an undercut haircut on the sides and back. Well, maybe a hard part haircut only.


Source: @shrunknheads via Instagram

Extreme Straight Undercut

If you’re looking for a longer haircut for men with straight hair, consider a disconnected undercut with an extensive top. This haircut will give you multiple styling options to show off your defined hair texture.


Source: @barbersofbt45 via Instagram

ADVERTISEMENT

Cornrow Side Braid

Men medium hairstyles also work nicely for straight hair. The perfect length allows you to style your locks in various ways while still looking neat when sported loose. Adorn your hairstyle with a side man braid or try on cornrows for a bolder look.


Source: @barbersofbt45 via Instagram

Slicked Back Long Hair

When flaunting long straight hair men never go unnoticed. Besides, it’s much easier to keep such a men hair style looking dapper no matter what, especially when you slick it back.


Source: @flanagansbarbers via Instagram

Messy Man Bun

If you have enough will and patience to grow out long straight hair, you can be sure it will totally pay you off. The trendiest hairstyles, such as a messy man bun, can now grace your head collecting bazillion compliments.


Source: @lasselom via Instagram

ADVERTISEMENT

Blunt Fringe With Skin Fade

If you are looking for a haircut that is both stylish and effortless, then a blunt fringe is your sure way to go. It gives you a wide range of styling options to suit any situation. For an added contrast, you can complement it with a high skin fade on the sides and back.


Source: @joeltorres via Instagram

Front Fringe Haircut

When you do not want to bother with an overly elaborate hairstyle, go for a plain front fringe haircut. Although you may consider it rather utilitarian, not everybody will be able to pull it off. When you sport it with the right attitude, it actually comes out pretty stylish and fashionable.


@urednistvo.pricesk.robert via Instagram

Disconnected Undercut Hairstyle

It is hard to think of a better option for a high contrast hairstyle than a disconnected undercut. It allows you to shift the focus of the whole look to your hair on top of the head. Thus, you are welcome to style it in any way you like, from an elegant slicked back to a trendy spiked up look.


Source: @ryancullenhair via Instagram

ADVERTISEMENT

Side Fringe Haircuts For Straight Hair

Your straight hair type allows you to push your fringe to the side and end up with an attractive style that flatters your facial features greatly. Even though it looks quite ornate, it does not require much maintenance or styling. A light scruff will become an awesome accompaniment to such a look.


@urednistvo.pricesk.robert via Instagram

Short Pomp

One of the most flattering hairstyles for men with straight hair is a pompadour. However, if you think that your tresses should necessarily be long for this hair look, we are here to prove you wrong. You just need to make sure that your hair on the top of the head is long enough to be brushed slightly back with an amplified volume.


Source: @notorious.edd via Instagram

Caesar Haircut + Skin Fade

When pulled off on straight hair, a Caesar haircut looks especially sharp and textured. To give it a modern turn, you can complement the look with a trendy cut on the back and sides. A skin fade works perfectly for such a style, as it brings the whole attention to your defined top.


Source: @ryancullenhair via Instagram

ADVERTISEMENT

Quiff Hairstyle

A straight quiff hairstyle is bold and edgy. Even though it may seem like it requires a lot of styling, in reality, it will not take you more than several minutes to create. You just need to apply a hair styling product of your choice to define texture and secure the quiff in place and you are good to go.


Source: @ryancullenhair via Instagram

FAQs

What is the best haircut for straight hair?

There are many cool haircuts for straight hair men. However, a short sides long top cut works for straight hair best. You can have the sides and back faded or even undercut for a bolder and trendier look. Yet, if you want to go for an even length, it will come out looking great too. One of the biggest advantages of long top mens straight hairstyles is that they allow versatility in terms of styling. As the hair on top is usually left around two inches long, you can get a pompadour, a quiff, a side parted look, a fringe or a slicked back style. Longer hairstyles for straight hair men include a man bun, a bro flow, a male braid and suchlike.

How can a man add texture to straight hair?

You can add texture to men straight hair by using the right haircut and specific hair styling products. A layered haircut makes straight hair more defined and movable. To enhance the effect of the haircut, apply several spritzes of sea salt spray or dry shampoo. Alternatively, you can employ a tad of a hair wax or clay.

How can men get straight hair?

There are three main ways to make your hair straight, except for being born with it, of course. You can blow it out using a hair dryer and a comb after the shower. Also, you can use a straightener on your dry locks. And finally, you can apply a relaxing treatment.

Is straight hair boring?

Despite the great number of benefits, straight tresses still have several drawbacks and one of them is the fact that it can be a bit boring. The thing is there is not enough texture and body in straight hair, which makes it difficult to manipulate. Thus, it will be pretty challenging for you to create an interesting hairstyle.

How can I make my hairs straight?

When it comes to natural ways of straightening your hair, you are offered six options. First, you can brush your hair after the shower once in five minutes till it is fully dry. Next, depending on your hair length, you can comb it over to the opposite side, secure with hairpins and allow to air dry. For the third method, you need to employ hair rollers with a big diameter. Just roll your hair in sections when it is still wet around the rollers and allow to fully dry.

Alternatively, after washing, tie your hair in two ponytails. Make them low and secure with elastics all the way down until you reach the ends. Also, you can make a low pony with your wet hair, twist it and tie in a bun. After it is dry, you will need to brush it out. Finally, it is possible to make your own straightening mask by mixing a cup of coconut or whole milk with a tablespoon of honey. Apply it two times per week for a couple of months.

What makes straight hair curly?

A hair follicles have muscles near their base. Sometimes, as we age, these muscles change. As a result, your hair texture changes as well. This can also be caused by alterations in hormones, such as during menopause, puberty or chemotherapy. Besides, as with aging, your follicles start to grow slower than before, the texture of your hair may change.

REFERENCES:

  • How to Straighten Men’s Hair Source

ADVERTISEMENT