The trend of straight hair has rewritten the style book. Hair straightening products are very much in demand. But the chemicals which are mostly used to make your hair flat and sleek leave their impact on the health of your hair. Hence, natural hair straightening products have become the new look-out. There are many such products present in your kitchen, regular use of these products make your hair smoother, softer and straighter.
Straight hair is known for its glossy and slick appearance, and as a result, it enhances the visual appeal of a person. Straight hair is popular with both men and women; however, not many people are blessed with naturally straight hair, and often turn to chemical treatments to get the desired result. The finished look and the immediate results of salon-treated hair are the main reasons why people opt for the straightening treatment.
Nonetheless, the harsh chemicals and the heated straightening irons, used over and over during the treatment, damage the hair significantly. Moreover, the cost and the extensive maintenance routine may act as a dampener for some. Learn how to protect your hair from damage with these natural hair straightening tips with homemade hair treatments for sleek shiny hair.
Straightening your strands is often exhausting and requires a lot of time and causes a lot of damage to your strands. However besides the artificial methods there are small tricks and treatments that can help you in maintaining your strands sleek and shiny. Here are some natural hairs straightening tips for shiny, sleek hair.
Techniques and Home Remedies:-
There are some very effective tips, techniques and home remedies that help in controlling frizz and straightening the tresses naturally. Home remedies may not provide as impressive results as the salon treatment methods, but they score on cost effectiveness and are completely damage free.
Let’s look at a few natural hair straightening ingredients that will help you in straightening hair at home:
1. Coconut oil and lemon juice
Grate a coconut to extract the milk from it. Coconut milk has hair straightening permanently properties. But if you add lemon juice to it, it will give you better results. Refrigerate the mixture for a few hours. A creamy layer will be produced on the top of the mixture. Apply that cream to your hair and wrap it with a hot towel. Wait for at least one hour. Then, wash your hair with a mild shampoo and dry it completely. You will rediscover your hair with added softness. At the same time, your unruly curls will also become manageable.
2. Hot Oil Treatments
Hot Oil Treatments are generally regarded ‘green’ hair care remedies.
As a deep conditioning treatment used to pamper and ‘cure’ damaged hair, these have also the ability to relax naturally curly or wavy hair. In fact it can act as straighteners do, providing the follicles with moisture.
Heat the oil in a bowl, first detangle your hair and apply it to your hair. Cover your head with a towel and leave it to take action for 15-30 minutes. Besides giving sleekness to your hair, it will also give back its natural healthy glow. Go on with this useful habit, repeating it once a week.
3. Milk and Honey
These ingredients also act as natural hair straighteners that nourish and protect hair.
Add a teaspoon of honey to a cup of milk, them mash some strawberries and also mix it with the initial paste. Apply the creamy paste to your hair and leave it on for at least 2 hours. Wash it off with shampoo, and then detangle your strands with comb.
Plain milk is also very useful when it comes of hair straightening.
Take a bottle with a pump dispenser and pour 1/3 cup of milk into it. Before applying it wash, and then dry your hair thoroughly. Next, spray the lotion to your strands and leave it on for 20 minutes. Finally rinse it off. Comb your strands gently while still wet, to create the sleek effect. It will do miracles nut only with your curly hair but also with your scalp.
5. Olive oil with Egg
Both are known to be the integral parts of hair care. But it is not known to many that olive oil and egg together can do wonders on your hair. Beat two eggs and add adequate amount of olive oil. Mix and apply to the hair. Wait for at least an hour and then wash with a mild shampoo. All these natural products are easily available around you. But you have to be patient. These will not work like a hair straightening treatment at a salon. You have to make a hair care regime and repeat any one of these straightening processes at least twice a week. Only then you can find a marked difference in your hair after a few months. If your hair is too curly and you want it to be straight, you have to visit a salon and expose your hair to the harmful chemicals, which done regularly will damage your hair.
6. Coconut or Olive oil or Castor oil
Apply warm olive or coconut oil on the hair and scalp. Cover the hair with a warm towel and allow it to soak in for 30 minutes. Wash the hair and comb hair whilst wet. Repeat the process at least thrice a week. Castor oil is also helpful in straightening the hair.
7. Egg White and Rice Flour mask
Make a paste of one egg white, one cup of fuller’s earth, and five teaspoons of rice flour. Apply the mix on the hair and comb through. Leave the mask on the hair for one hour and wash off with a mild shampoo. Use this mask once a week for few months.
8. Banana Mask
Make a paste of two mashed bananas and two tablespoons each of natural yogurt, honey, and olive oil. Add in one egg white. Apply the mask to the hair and cover with a shower cap. Leave the mask on for 30 minutes and wash off.
9. Aloe Vera Gel Mask
Mix half cup of warm oil (olive, coconut, and castor) with half cup of aloe Vera gel. Mix in six drops of essential oil like rosemary and sandalwood. Massage the mixture into the hair and scalp and wash off after 1 to 2 hours.
Tips for Hair Straightening
- Condition the hair properly after every wash. There are some great conditioners available that control the frizz and relax the hair.
- Moisturize the hair with herbs. Some herbs such as chamomile, rose geranium, rose; lavender, cedar wood, calendula, burdock, and sandalwood soften the hair cuticle and straighten the hair. Make an herb infusion by boiling five teaspoons of above mentioned herbs in two cups of water. Mix in a tablespoon of vinegar and use the infusion on the hair in place of the conditioner. Do not wash out.
- It is also important that you pay careful attention to the health of your hair. Therefore following a proper diet, drinking plenty of water and also protecting the hair from excessive sun exposure is important.
Home treatments give excellent results, if done regularly. These remedies relax the hair shaft and smooth curls and waves. The result is a straighter, healthier, and shinier mane without any extra cost or damage.