Straight, shiny and smooth hair has been a trend as it is pretty and convenient, especially during wintertime. Also, straight hair can be worn free flowing or styled in numerous ways. However, the extreme heat and chemical straighteners used are bad for your hair. Over the time, hair becomes dry, the ends get split and your straight hair won’t look attractive as it was once.
Brush wet hair until it dries: Wash your hair and let it dry on its own. But, continue to brush it in every five minutes. Pull out and hold each section of hair for a few seconds to encourage it to straighten out.
Wrap wet hair tightly: When your hair is wet, comb and divide it down the centre. Comb the left portion all the way over to the right and wrap around the back of your head, securing with bobby pins. Flip the right section over the left side, wrap, and pin in the same way. Let it dry completely. You can wrap in a silk scarf and sleep on it to reduce the frizz.
Roll your hair: Use large hair rollers to roll sections of wet hair and secure them tightly against your head. Let it dry completely. A slight bit of moisture can make the curl come back.
Use overnight hair bands: Before going to sleep, divide damp hair into one or two low ponytails. Fasten with soft hair elastic, then add additional elastics every inch or so down the ponytail in order to hold it together. Set your hair free in the morning.
Treat with natural straightening mask
Milk, honey and egg: Mix 1 cup of milk with 1 tbsp of honey and let it soak into your hair and scalp for an hour before washing out. You can also mix two cups milk with one egg. Soak your hair in it for 10 minutes then squeeze out. Wrap it with a plastic cover for another 30 minutes. Wash out and brush dry.
Egg and olive oil: Egg and olive oil work wonders to nourish your hair and make it strong. They also straighten your hair. Mix thoroughly two eggs with one part olive oil. Apply it on your scalp. Wash your hair after an hour.
Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera is rich with enzymes that promote hair growth and keep your hair soft and smooth. It also penetrates the hair, moisturizing it thoroughly, reducing the chance of frizz or curls. Mix half a cup of warm oil and half a cup of Aloe Vera and apply this pack to your hair. Wash your hair after 40 minutes.
Castor oil: Amongst its other benefits like treating skin infections, stomach problems and constipation, castor oil works wonders for straightening your hair. Warm the oil and massage it into your hair. Wrap a warm, damp towel around it and keep it on for 30 minutes. Then wash your hair with a good quality shampoo.
Vinegar: Vinegar adds sleekness and shine to your hair. After rinsing out the conditioner from your hair, add a few drops of vinegar into a mug of cold water and rinse out your hair with it. Comb your damp hair straight.
Lemon juice and coconut milk: Lemon juice is a natural straightener. If you mix it with coconut milk, it gets the benefit of the creamy milk, which acts as a conditioner. Apply this mixture on the strands of your hair and then wash it out with lukewarm water. Don’t forget to comb your wet hair and let it air dry.