Almost every woman, regardless of what hair type and texture they have, think about having straight hair. And it won't be a surprise if I said that I'm one of them. I don't know what it is about straight hair, perhaps because it changes the way we look, feel, and act, gives us self-esteem boost, or something else, everywhere you go, you'll find women wanting to straighten their hair.
Of course, there have been many advances in technology and thanks to hair dryers, styling gels, and straightening irons, achieving a desired look is possible. However, after using these hair products for a long period of time, you can be sure to administer certain damage to your hair; and that is not something to be carefree about. And hence, the need to find alternatives becomes important.
With curly or wavy hair, taming, styling, and even maintaining them becomes an issue. When you have to go for an important event or occasion to attend, a bad hair day will not just ruin your entire look, but it doesn't do well with the mood as well. So, are there any other alternatives that can be tried? Is it possible to straighten hair naturally? Read the rest of the article to find out.
Tips for Straightening Hair Naturally
First of all, let me just make something clear. If you are looking to get silky, smooth hair from a curly, wavy hair texture, then I might have to burst your bubble. It can be a bit tough to make this huge alteration because our hair, no matter what we do, will not transform this drastically. However, we can bring it down a few notches and make them at least manageable. So to get started, read all the home remedies given below.
Hot Olive Oil Treatment
For this hair straightening treatment, you can use either olive oil or coconut oil. Heat some olive oil in microwave and apply it from your scalp till the ends. Make sure you massage the oil into your scalp and every hair strand is coated as well. Boil some water and dip a towel into it. Wear hand gloves and remove the towel with tongs. Squeeze excess water out and wrap the towel over your scalp and hair. After the towel becomes cool, dip it in hot water again and repeat the process. When the towel is cool, shampoo and condition your hair. Use a wide toothed comb to remove tangles and let your hair dry naturally.
Oil, Honey and Conditioner Treatment
To find the answer to our important question, you can try this next treatment. In a bowl, mix honey, olive oil, and conditioner together. Depending on how long your hair is, make enough so that you can apply generous amount. Make small sections of hair and coat them with the mixture. Wear a shower cap after you are done for about 2 hours. Then, wash your hair properly with straightening shampoo. Make sure that the oil gets rinsed out properly. Use a brush or comb to remove all tangles from your hair and let them air dry.
Coconut Milk and Lime Juice Treatment
In this mixture, you can use either coconut milk or coconut juice. To make the juice, you need to grind fresh coconut pieces. Now, to make this straightening mixture, take a bowl to combine lime juice and coconut milk properly. Place the bowl inside the refrigerator as the mixture will begin to develop foam. Now massage the mixture into your scalp and apply till the ends. Take a steam or wrap a hot towel over your head with your hair inside. After 15 to 20 minutes, wash your hair with a straightening shampoo and conditioner. Air dry your hair and use a brush so that your hair won't be able to curl up.
Milk, Honey and Strawberries Treatment
First, we will use the mixture of milk, honey, and strawberries. In a blender, crush strawberries into a paste and then add milk and honey in. Blend well till you get a good paste. Apply this mixture into your scalp and hair, massage properly, and let it sit in for about 2 hours or so. After the time is up, wash your hair thoroughly so that the mixture is rinsed out. Shampoo and condition your hair like you normally do. Air dry your hair and use a wide toothed comb to remove tangles.
I hope that now you know the answer from this article. Now an important tip before you begin making these different mixes. The thing is, you are not supposed to use all these mixtures one after the other to get straight hair. Also, if you feel that after the first application you'll begin to see drastic changes in your hair's texture, then you need to think again. It is only after repeated applications you will notice the difference in the texture of your hair. To get straight hair (or while styling hair), proper maintenance is very important.