Straight hair has always been a trend as it can be worn free flowing or can be styled easily. Most of us like to have straight, shiny, silky hair that gives us a smart look. Those who want to have straight, shiny hair often visit hair salon for permanent hair straightening. Hair salons get their hair chemically treated which can last up to 1 year. But after one year, their hair can pay off for this hot iron or chemically treated treatment. Not only these heat and chemical treatment are expensive but they are often harmful for your hair. They can result in dry damaged hair with split and hardened ends. However, there are some natural ingredients right in your kitchen, which can straighten your hair and make it look silky and shiny at home without spending big bucks and without taking a toll on your hair.
Natural Ways To Straighten Your Hair
Extract juice from a bunch of celery leaves. Strain the juice and store it in a spray bottle. Do not use the juice immediately. Set aside for a day and next day spray the juice all over your hair; then use a broad toothed comb to spread the juice all over the hair. Wear a shower cap to cover your hair and leave it for 40-45 minutes. Rinse your hair thoroughly using a mild shampoo and conditioner. Repeat this treatment 2-3 times a week for promising results.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a good remedy for straightening your hair along with giving your hair a lustrous look. It helps to restore the natural pH level of the hair and make hair healthy. In a cup of water, add 1-2 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar and use it as a last rinse after shampooing your hair. Let your hair air dry.
The moisturizing properties of milk can aid in straightening your hair. Its protein content can improve the texture of your hair and make it smooth and soft. Mix equal quantity of milk and water and store the mixture in a spray bottle before spraying it on your hair, comb your hair to make it tangle free. Spray the mixture on your entire hair and comb again. Let the milk absorb for 30-40 minutes, then wash off using mild shampoo and apply conditioner. Comb your hair using wide toothed comb and air dry.
Coconut Milk And Lemon Juice
Coconut milk mixed with lemon juice is a great way to straighten your hair and make it shiny and silky. The combination of lemon and coconut milk work as cream conditioner and gives convincing result. Extract juice from a fresh coconut by blending or grating coconut meat. Add juice of a lemon and store it in refrigerator. Next day a creamy layer will form. Apply this on your hair thoroughly and cover your head with a warm towel, leaving it for an hour. Rinse your hair thoroughly using lukewarm water. Blow dry your hair for perfect silky and straight hair. You can try this remedy 2-3 times a week for convincing results.
Eggs And Olive Oil
Whip 2 eggs till they are smooth and add 2tbsp of olive oil. Apply on your hair and scalp and message gently and leave it on your hair for half an hour. Combination of these two ingredients will not only moisturize your hair but will also straighten them. Rinse and wash thoroughly with a mild shampoo.
Banana Hair Mask
Mash two over ripe bananas, add 2tbsp honey, 2 tbsp. yogurt and 1tbsp olive oil and mix them thoroughly till you get a smooth consistency. Apply the mask all over your hair and scalp and cover with a shower cap; wash off after 30-40 minutes. The combination of all these ingredients will make your shiny, silky and straight.
Add 1tsp almond oil to your regular conditioner and apply on your hair. Wait for 20 minutes and wash off your hair. This technique will not only straighten your hair but will also make it healthy and shiny. Even your regular conditioners can do wonders, if applied with a proper technique. Make your regular and ordinary conditioner a little greasy by adding 3-4 drops of sweet almond oil to it. Apply this conditioner like you always do and your hair will not only appear to be gorgeous, but also get straight, if repeated thrice a week.
Beer rinse is another good remedy for straightening your hair. Its vitamin and protein content also helps to soften the hair and make it shine. Boil 1 cup of beer on low heat till it reduces to half a cup. Let it cool and then mix with your regular shampoo and wash your hair. Comb and blow dry to get straight silky hair.
The result you expect from homemade hair straightening method may not be as finished as chemical hair treatment, but these methods will save your hair from getting damaged.