Getting your hair straightened at the salon can harm your delicate tresses. Not only your hair has to undergo excessive chemical insult but the high temperatures to which it is exposed to also damages the delicate strands.
And once the effect wears off or when the hair grows, it looks too ugly and unkempt because the old hair is straight and dry, while the newer one is of superior quality and of a different texture as well. There is increased hair fall due to this. Also, the process of getting your hair straightened is expensive.
Straightening the hair naturally at home can be a rather easy process than you think it is. It does require a little bit of patience and time, but other than that, it is pretty simple. Are you surprised that you can straighten your hair naturally with ingredients that are already present in your kitchen? Well, you shouldn't be because nature has the answer to everything.
By mixing a few ingredients together, you can provide the best hair straightening treatment. It also provides nourishment as well as strength and makes your hair luscious.
So, here are 10 ingredients for naturally straightening your hair, take a look.
1. Coconut Milk And Lemon
How to use: Take one cup of coconut milk and squeeze the juice of one lemon in it. Mix well and keep it in the refrigerator for a few hours. Cream develops on top of it.
How to apply: Take the cream formed and massage in on your scalp. Wrap your head with a hot towel for 30 minutes and wash off using a shampoo and conditioner.
This provides the best keratin treatment at home.
2. Soybean And Castor Oil
How to use: Take one teaspoon of soybean oil and two teaspoons of castor oil and warm it up.
How to apply: Massage this on your scalp, after the oil cools down to normal temperature. Apply it from the root to the tip and keep it overnight and wash off with a mild shampoo and conditioner.
This is a great hair smoothening treatment that you can try at home, which will help in naturally straightening your hair.
3. Fuller’s Earth Hair Pack
How to use: Mix one egg white with 2 tablespoons of rice flour and 1 cup of fuller's earth. Add enough water to achieve a runny texture.
How to apply: Take a brush that straightens your hair and apply this on your hair from the roots to the tips and keep it on for 30 minutes. Comb through the hair and reapply the paste with the brush. Wash off with a light shampoo.
This is the best natural hair straightener you will ever come across.
4. Aloe Vera Gel And Flax Seeds
How to use: Boil 3 tablespoons of flax seeds in water and strain it after cooling. Add 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 2 teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of castor oil to this and mix well.
How to apply: Dampen your hair and apply it on your hair from the roots to the tips. Wash with warm water and air dry.
Straightening the hair naturally at home has never been this easy!
5. Egg And Olive Oil Hair Pack
How to use: Beat two eggs until soft peaks form. Add 2 teaspoons of olive oil to it and mix well.
How to apply: Wear a glove and apply this mixture on your hair and leave it on for two hours before washing.
Olive oil and egg together work wonders. Apply it twice a week on your hair for best results.
6. Banana And Yogurt Pack
How to use: Banana is a natural straightener and provides nourishment too. Mash one banana, add 1 teaspoon of honey, 2 tablespoons of yogurt to it and freeze for two hours.
How to use: Dampen your hair and massage this pack on your scalp and apply it at the tips of your hair. Wrap a hot towel around your hair for 30 minutes and rinse off using a shampoo and conditioner.
Since yogurt is rich in protein, it provides a home keratin treatment to your hair.
7. Milk Spray
How to use: Fill a spray bottle with full-fat milk and store it in the refrigerator.
How to apply: Every time you take a head bath, spray this milk on your hair and wash off after 1 hour. Let the milk get soaked in your hair thoroughly and only then take a bath.
This reduces frizzy hair, giving your hair a straightened and a more smooth look.
8. Aloe Vera And Oil Mask
How to use: Take 1 cup of aloe vera gel, add two teaspoons of olive oil and 6 to 7 drops of sandalwood or rosemary oil to it. Store in the refrigerator.
How to apply: Using a hair brush, apply it on your hair from the roots to the tips and leave it on for about 2 hours. Wash off using a mild shampoo.
Remember to always use a conditioner to keep the hair in its prime health.
9. Brewed Tea
How to use: Boil water and add tea leaves to it. Switch off the flame after a minute. Let it cool.
How to apply: After you take a head bath, apply the tea liquor on the strands of your hair. This will make your hair soft and smooth.
It will strengthen your hair, as it is filled with antioxidants.
10. Milk And Honey Hair Mask
How to use: Take 1 tablespoon of milk and 1 teaspoon of honey and crush a few strawberries into it. Mix it well to make a smooth paste.
How to apply: Apply this on your scalp. And keep it on for 30 minutes. Wrap a hot towel around your hair and wash off using a mild shampoo.
This mask will provide you with the best at-home keratin treatment.
Hair smoothening at home has never been so easy. But you must take into consideration that these won't give you results like straightening done in a salon. You need to do any of these treatments at least twice every week for a few months to achieve what you want.
These treatments are designed in such a way that they provide you with maximum nourishment, without causing any sort of a damage to your tresses.
A Point To Be Noted
If you have very curly hair, these treatments will only nourish your hair and reduce frizzy hair, but wouldn't help make your hair straight. For that, you will have to seek professional help.