Excellent Natural Home Remedies for Straight Hair
Haven’t you envied someone with long, straight and smooth hair? Have you looked at a man’s smooth glossy locks and wondered how does he have better hair that you do? Well, you are not alone. Women of all ages dream of sporting perfectly straight, luscious and glossy hair. Straight hair makes a number of hairstyles possible, whether it is a ponytail or a gorgeous hairdo almost every style can be done. Straight hair that is shiny and bouncy can make you look like a diva effortlessly with minimum efforts.
But not all are fortunate enough to be born with silky smooth straight hair. This makes people opt for salon treatments that are often chemical-based, which in turn damage the hair follicles permanently. However, if you wish to achieve salon-like perfect straight hair without the added chemicals, then here are some home remedies for straight hair, especially for those of you who dream of sporting the perfect straight tresses without the need to visit the salon.
Homemade Milk Sprays
Milk has the essential proteins, which help in controlling frizziest of hair so that the hair looks smooth and straight. To make your own milk spray, take an empty spray bottle and fill it with your regular milk and spray on your hair from roots till the tip of your hair. Wait for 30 minutes, and then rinse your hair with cold water like you do when you use a conditioner. Using full cream milk or cow’s milk works the best.
Coconut is not only wonderful to drink and eat but can help in making your hair lustrous and straight too. You can use coconut milk available in tetra packs in the market, or extract on your own and rinse your hair after shampoo. To use, apply and leave it for about 10 minutes and then rinse with cold water. You can also mix the juice of a lemon to coconut milk, refrigerate overnight and use as a rinse post shampoo in the morning. It will not only straighten your hair but will also make it shiny and super soft.
This is an age-old practice followed by your grandmothers. Hot oil massage gives you frizz-free, smooth, straight hair. You can make your own hot oil by using coconut oil mixed with olive oil or castor oil and massage it intoyour hair from the roots till the tip. Words of caution here-don’t warm your oil too much as it can burnyour hair follicles. After applying and massaging the oil, cover your hair with a hot towel for about 30 minutes and then wash your hair with shampoo. You will be able to results in first use itself.
You can prepare your own hair mask to straighten your hair. Hair masks not only nourish your hair but also make them smooth and straight. You can try making this hair mask by mixing half a cup of Aloe Vera gel with 10 drops of any essential oil you like (sandalwood and rosemary are good options). Add half a cup of coconut or olive oil to it and keep this mixture overnight and use it as a mask in the morning. Leave this for 2 hours and then wash it off with a shampoo followed by conditioner.
Here is another home remedy for straight hairthat you can prepare easily. All you need is honey, milk, and strawberry mask. Make a paste mixing a cup of milk, one tbsp of organic honey, and blended strawberries. Apply this paste on your scalp and the roots covering the entire length of your hair. Cover the hair with a shower cap for about 2 hours. After this, shampoo your hair followed by a conditioner. You will notice the difference the mask brings to your hair in first use itself.
Hair mask remedy for straight hair would include banana, yogurt, and olive oil. Take two bananas, 2 tablespoons honey, yogurt, and olive oil and make a paste. Apply this on your hair for 30 minutes, followed by rinsing with cold water. If you eat eggs and can tolerate its smell, then add an egg white to the mixture for better results.
Some other do’s to keep in mind for great healthy looking hair
- Always condition your hair post shampoo. Give your conditioner some time before you rinse it off.
- Always rinse your hair with cold water. Hot water can sap away the natural oilsfrom your hair shafts. So, make it a point to rinse your hair only with cold water or Lukewarm water if the weather is coldafter using the hair conditioner
- Never rub your hair roughly or vigorously during and after shampoo. Use your fingers to clean your way through your hair. It will not only help in detangling them but will keep them frizz-free and straight.
- Comb your hair only when they are dry. Never comb your hair when they are still wet. If it is urgent use a wide toothed comb to detangle them.
- Oil your hair twice a week to keep them nourished and healthy.
- Do not use every brand of shampoo on your hair. Your hair is not a laboratory to experiment all brands. Use a good shampoo which suits your hair type only.
Hair straightening at a salon with hair color is the in trend these days. Many of you can’t wait to experiment with your hairstyles and hair color. But do understand that doing so does not come without other side effects like hairfall, dandruff, split ends and ofcourse most often dull hair.
Taking care of your hair just physically is not enough, you need to eat a balanced diet that is rich in vitamins especially vitamin E. These proteins and vitamins help you keep your hair shiny, glossy and healthy.
Ofcourse, since you have not read through a number of home remedies for straight hair we are sure your salon bills won’t be high as before. Go chemical-free!