Hair can be straightened permanently in the salon through chemical treatment and heating appliances. But the chemicals and hot irons damage the hair and make them rough and dry.
There are some natural methods used at home to straighten the hair. These are done by using natural ingredients. They straighten the hair without damaging them and leave them soft, smooth and silky. They do not give instant results but are safe and effective if used regularly with patience.
Beauty tips to get silky, shiny straight hair
Cold water does not allow the hair to shrink and so they remain straight. Warm water opens the cuticles of the hair while cold water closes the pores.
Cold water also lets the hair stay flat and prevents it from rolling. Some people are having a habit of using hot water to wash their hair on a regular basis. But, it is not a good practice as this can give rise to rough and dry hair.
Pat dry your hair
It is advisable to avoid rubbing the hair with a towel after wash. They must be wrapped in a towel to remove the excess water. Rubbing wet hair tends to damage it and lead to breakage. It is really important to stay away from the habit of tying the wet hair. Your hair roots are very sensitive and can easily break once a single pull is followed.
Mayonnaise for silky hair
Mayonnaise is one of the easiest remedies for smooth & shiny hair. It is a deep conditioner which repairs damaged hair with the help of the amino acids and antioxidants in it. These properties help to strengthen the hair and give them a shine and softness.
Rub mayonnaise in the hair like a conditioner. Wrap the head with a plastic cap for 20 minutes. The heat that is trapped inside will open the pores and penetrate the mayonnaise deep inside. Wash well with warm water.
Beer helps to strengthen and give a lustrous shine to the hair. Massage beer into wet scalp after shampooing it. Rinse and condition it.
Black tea for glossy hair
Black tea is a perfect treatment to get glossy hair and prevent hair loss. The caffeine in tea also helps to darken the hair. Pour strong black tea into the head after shampooing the hair. Wrap the hair in a shower cap and leave it for 20 minutes. Rinse with cold water.
Avocados for silky hair
Avocados are rich in good fats that nourish and hydrate the hair. Peel and mash an avocado and mix little extra virgin olive oil or jojoba oil or sweet almond oil and whisk it properly. Apply the mask on wet hair and wrap the head with a shower cap. Leave it for 20 minutes before washing.
Use a protective gel or serum
Usually straightening of hair is done by flat irons or straightening appliances that use heat. A good quality protective serum will prevent the hair from damage and breakage.
This gel or serum is beneficial if used before using the straightening appliances. There are several brands of protective serums available in the market which give an instant shine and smoothness to the hair.
Regular trims of your hair help to keep the ends smooth by getting rid of the split ends which spoil the appearance of the straightened smooth hair. You must visit once in every 3 months to your regular parlor in order to trim your hair so that the split ends gets removed quickly.
Extract the juice of celery by chopping, grinding and straining the liquid. Store this liquid in a bottle and leave it overnight.
Apply it on the scalp and to the length of the hair in the morning. Leave the juice on it for an hour after combing it with a wide tooth comb. Wash and blow dry the hair gently with a brush made of natural bristles.
Milk to straighten hair
This is a very popular method of making the hair straight using milk. The tangles need to be combed off and then a mixture of milk and water sprayed on the hair. Leave the milk it for half an hour and then wash it with water. Comb the hair with a wide tooth comb to give them a straight look.
Coconut milk for soft and silky hair
It is another good ingredient used to straighten and soften the hair. Coconut milk can be extracted by grating and blending the coconut. Add few drops of lemon juice to it and keep it in the fridge overnight. The next morning a creamy layer will be formed of this mixture.
Then apply it on the scalp and hair. Wrap the head in a hot towel and leave it for an hour. Wash the hair with water and use a wide tooth comb to comb the hair. This treatment must be done three times a week to get good results.
Multan mitt (fuller’s earth)
This can also be used to straighten hair. Make a paste of Fuller’s earth, egg white and rice flour by mixing them together thoroughly. Apply the paste on the hair and leave it for an hour, Comb the hair straight with a wide comb and then wash it with water using a mild shampoo.
You must have heard about fuller’s earth’s remedy for glowing skin. But, it is quite rare to know about the same remedy.
Banana and yogurt pack
This is the best pack for healthy and shiny hair. Mix banana, yogurt, few drops of olive oil and one vitamin capsule together to form a smooth paste. Apply this paste with a brush all over the scalp and hair.
Comb the mixture in the scalp and cover it with a shower cap. This mask helps to moisturize the hair and keep the hair straight and beautiful. The combination of yogurt and banana will help you keep your hair really smooth and straight for a longer time.
Banana & avocado hair mask
This remedy helps to straighten the hair by nourishing the hair, making them sleeker and manageable. Mash avocado and banana together to make a paste. Apply this paste on the hair and scalp. Wash it after an hour with lukewarm water.
The banana as well as Avocado mask work well to make your hair straight and silky. Along with maintaining the health of your hair, you can also make your hair really beautiful. You can now avail this homemade remedy at least twice in a week to stay healthy by your hair.
This has hair growth and straightening properties. Simply massage castor oil on damp scalp, and then comb it. Blow drying at low heat can be done while combing the hair after dividing them into sections.
After blow drying wrap the hair with a cold towel for half an hour. This process will soothe the hair and restore the straightness. Castor oil can be easily available in the market or departmental store that can be readily purchased ideally.
You have to take some jojoba oil in hand make it rub against your hand and apply over your hair and scalp. Use your fingertips over your scalp to provide a good massage.
This will boost the blood circulation and make your hair shiny, smooth, healthy and long. You can easily show it to your friends and flaunt your natural hairstyle. Your hair will remain absolutely straight if you can keep on doing this to your hair. Do this treatment 3 times in a week before going to bath and stay tuned to your benefits on beautiful hair.
This herb is readily available in any of the cosmetic stores. Just soak it in water overnight and add some lemon and yogurt in it next day morning. Mix them well and apply over your hair. You need to take small portions of hair strands and apply it in a straight line.
Then wrap hair strands one after another and make a big bun. Cover your head with a shower cap. This needs to be kept for 2 hours. You can wash it away with plain water. Do not apply shampoo in the same day. You can use a mild shampoo next day of this treatment. You can see an extraordinary shine, silky appearance and straight look.
Almond oil for straight hair
Take some almond oil in your hand palm and apply it over your hair. You need to use your fingertips to rub against the scalp. Do this regularly and see how healthy and beautiful your hair stays. You won’t require any artificial styling for a great look of your hair. Go natural and you can get wonderful benefit. You can get back the shine of your hair.
Yogurt is another common ingredient which helps to strengthen and moisturize the hair. The cool and creamy consistency of yogurt gives a soothing and calm experience to the skin of the scalp smooth and calm. Apply yogurt liberally all over the scalp and hair and leave it for 30 minutes till it appears dry. Wash thoroughly with lukewarm water.
Rosemary and lavender
They are two herbs which can be safely used to strengthen and soften the hair. Boil equal amount of dried rosemary and dried lavender powder in water. Remove in another pot, add lavender and rosemary and stir well.
Leave the liquid for 2-3 hours until it turns brownish in color. It can be stored in the refrigerator in a glass jar. Pour the liquid in the hair after shampooing the hair and leave it for some time before giving the final rinse with plain water.
Apple cider vinegar for smooth hair
It is a natural hair dangler. It helps to soften and smooth ens the hair by removing the deposited dead skin cells on the scalp. Mix apple cider vinegar with water and pour it on the head after shampooing the hair. Leave it to condition in the hair and then wash it with water.
Aloe Vera gel
Aloe Vera gel can be used as an effective treatment for dandruff and to revive the lost natural shine of the hair. Aloe Vera gel can be mixed with any shampoo and as used as normal shampoo. It is much easier to use as it can be used in a short time.
Honey for shiny hair
Honey is a common ingredient used in many hair treatments but is best to impart shine, add moisture and soften the hair strands. It helps keep the scalp healthy and clean. Mix honey with water and spray the liquid on the hair.
Gelatin & vinegar
Gelatin provides an effective treatment for dry and damaged hair by giving proteins to the hair follicles. Melt the gelatin by stirring it in a cup of warm water Add vinegar and a few drops of lavender, rosemary or lemon essential and mix well. Apply on the scalp; leave it for 10 minutes before washing with lukewarm water.
Prepare a mixture of amla powder, Rita powder, Ashikaga powder, henna powder and abhorring powder in equal amounts. Add certain amount of water to the above mixture and heat it. Allow until it reaches to lukewarm and apply over the scalp. Leave for 20 minutes and wash your hair thoroughly with your regular shampoo.
Hibiscus treatment for silky hair
Take some 10 to 12 leaves of hibiscus and made it into paste. Apply directly to the scalp and rinse off after 20 minutes, it turns your hair silky and shiny.
These along with many other effective tips like proper trimming and good use of products will help you gain long and silky hair.
Egg hair pack
If you really want to turn your damage hair into shiny and smooth hair, you can try this egg conditioning pack that is rich in proteins, lecithin and fatty acids. It helps in repairing the damaged, dull hair by giving it luster and moisture.
It also helps in making your hair strands strong. Mix one egg with a tablespoon of honey, cream and olive oil to form a smooth mixture. Apply the mixture on your scalp and leave till it dries. Then rinse it off with cold water.