6 Natural Ways to Straighten your Hair
“Her hair… So beautiful, silky and straight… I wish I too had hair like her…”
Do you hear saying this to yourself often?
As a result,
Do you end up using the harmful hair straightening treatments?
Get ready to have the locks you’ve been dreaming of. That too without all the harmful treatments that damages your hair.
Yes, we’re here to share 6 highly effective, yet natural ways to straighten your hair. They’re easy, not only on your hair, but your pocket too!
1. Coconut Milk and Lemon Juice Relaxer
Coconut, in any form is very good for you hair and skin. Coconut milk has permanent hair straightening properties. Adding lemon to coconut milk will give you better results.
Grate a coconut to extract milk out of it, add lemon juice in the milk and mix well until the mixture turns into a creamy paste. Refrigerate this mixture for a few hours. A thicker and creamy layer will be produced on the top of the mixture. Apply that cream to your hair and wrap it with a towel. If possible use a hot towel, for better results. Leave it on for forty-five minutes to an hour. Then wash your hair with a mild shampoo followed by a mild conditioner and let it dry completely. You will discover your hair has added softness and silky texture. Also, your unruly curls would have become manageable.
2. Milk, Honey and Banana
These 3 things individually are high in nutrients. In the right quantity and amount they can do wonders for your hair. Both milk and honey possess natural hair straightening properties.
Add 2 tablespoons of honey in a cup of milk and mix well. Add mashed banana to this mixture and mix well again. Apply the final mixture to your hair and scalp. Cover it up with towel or a shower cap to avoid it from getting dried up. Keep it at least for 2 hours. Rinse thoroughly with a mild shampoo. Then use a mild conditioner for healthier results. Let the hair dry naturally and you will see a silky bounce in your hair.
3. Oil Massage
We frequently procrastinate the agenda of oiling our hair. Be it our childhood days or now, and the reasons range from looking nerdy to not having time to go through the hassle of performing an oil massage. Not only does a massage reduces our stress but also helps in improving the quality of the hair. It helps in repairing the damage faster.
Mix coconut oil with olive oil and treat your hair with the mixture. Let it stay overnight and wash it off the next morning. After a while you can replace the olive oil with almond oil.
If you do not have the time to let it stay overnight, cover your hair with hot towel and leave it at least for 1 hour. Then wash it with your regular shampoo and condition your hair. The end result will be healthier controllable locks.
4. Castor Oil
Castor oil helps in straightening the hair naturally. Castor oil is natural oil and is rich in Vitamin E, proteins, minerals and also has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. Also, its thick consistency coats the hair, scalp and the hair follicles.
Heat some castor oil and while it’s warm apply it to the scalp and massage gently. Wrap your hair in hot towel and leave it at least for 30 minutes. Wash your hair properly after that and don’t forget to use conditioner. You will get silkier and manageable hair!
5. Celery Juice
Other than being a diet food, Celery is rich in phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals. When applied topically, Celery acts as a fertilizer to hair. It nourishes the hair and makes them thicker and silkier.
To get best results take a bunch of Celery and extract its juice. Store it in a bottle and leave it overnight. The next morning, apply the juice from the scalp to the tips of the hair. Comb your hair and cover them for half an hour. Wash and allow them to dry. You’ll get the desired smooth hair.
Vinegar possesses qualities that can promote the straightening of hair. After washing your hair, add few drops of vinegar in a mug of water and rinse your hair with it. Make sure you rinse only your hair strands and not the scalp. Leave for 5-10 minutes. After that rinse your hair with clean water, this will result in straighter locks and it will add extra shine to those lovely locks of yours.