Avoid the grease
One of the major differences between curly and straight hair is how often you need to wash it, Fitzsimons says. Straight hair tends to look and feel greasier faster than curly hair. The reason: Straight strands are an easier path for scalp oil to slide down than a curly strand of hair, so the oil makes it way from your scalp to your ends faster.
One solution is to wash your hair more often, but you don’t want to overdo it, since those oils are a natural protection for your hair. Fitzsimons’ solution: dry shampoo. Spray a little on your roots and your hair will feel fresh and clean and your ends won’t get dried out. We like Klorane ECO Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk, $7.50.