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Good textured hair is one of the measures of beauty. With good texture, we mean smooth and shiny hair with good volume. Though natural wavy hair is something which many women desire for, women with curls face a lot of challenges taming them. The struggle gets intense if you have thick and coarse hair of short to medium length. Frizzy hair is not at all an easy game.
Dealing with wavy and straight hair is way easier. The increasing trend of women opting for costly chemical straightening techniques including hair rebonding, keratin hair straightening and such others, is the evidence how badly we want to ease our daily struggle with curls.
Some women are born with naturally straight, smooth and healthy hair. For others, We have natural remedies to curly hair straight! Let’s get started to know how to get the loosen soft waves or complete hair straightening solutions via this post.
How to Do Curly Hair Straight?
There are numerous ways to get the hair straight both temporarily or permanently. The methods include chemical treatments, natural remedies, heating techniques and heatless solutions too. No matter how much tempting the luxury chemical therapies may seem, they cause hair damage. Also, frequent hair styling that requires limitless products application on the hair also makes the hair lose natural shine.
With hair straightening treatments usually follows the hair fall, unnatural, brittle or rough locks and a costly blend of products to maintain the look. Fortunately, mother nature has gifted us unlimited natural resources which we can use to improve the quality of hair as well as for straightening them with utmost convenience.
The simplest harmless ways to curly hair straight
So now, girls, hold you breathe while we share the super easy and effective formulae to straighten those curly locks. Read on.
Instant hair straightening
This one is for instant straightening and involves heating. You can straighten the hair within few minutes by own-self using a hair straightener. Hair straighteners have advanced heat adjustment setting which can help you set the temperature low or as per the requirement to cause the minimal damage while straightening the hair. Always apply heat protectant spray or such product to avoid the damage due to heat before straightening. This is beneficial to prep the hair before styling as well. Always select the hair straightener as per your hair type and length. DO NOT use this technique on wet or damaged hair.
Milk-honey-strawberry Hair Mask
This is one is popular for its readily available ingredients in the kitchen. In one cup milk add two tablespoons of honey (for medium length hair). Now take four strawberries and mash them well. Mix the strawberry paste with milk-honey mixture evenly. Apply this mask to the hair covering each hair strand and cover your head with a shower cap. Wash your head with a mild shampoo after two hours. Comb using a broad toothed comb on the wet hair and let the hair dry. Use this technique once a week to have less wavy, straight and shiny hair.
Aloe Vera Gel and Olive Oil
This simple mixture is composed of two simple ingredients- Aloe Vera Gel and Olive Oil. Extract half cup of Aloe Vera gel (or you can buy the packed gel from a store as well) and put some warm olive oil in it. Mix it well. Now massage this gel mixture on to your scalp and hair. Cover the head with a shower cap. Let your hair absorb the benefits for about two hours. After that, you may rinse it off using a shampoo. Aloe Vera gel is known for its moisturizing property. Allowing proper moisture can help loosening the frizzy strands gradually. Recommended application is 1-2 times a week. Do this, till the desired results have been achieved.
Coconut milk and lemon juice
Take half cup of coconut milk (normal milk if coconut milk is unavailable) and two tablespoons of lemon juice. Increase the quantity as per your hair length. Mix them well. Apply the mixture to cover each hair strand from root to tip. Let it stay for about an hour and wash off with a mild shampoo. Doing this twice a week for few months (for much frizzy hair) will make the hair straight naturally. You may continue the application till the desired result is achieved. For normal wavy hair, results are apparent even after first few washes.
Hot Oil Massage
One of the most traditional hair straightening tips include giving the scalp a hot oil massage. You can choose between coconut oil, castor oil or olive oil for massaging root to tip. These oils are enriched with essential nutrients for hair and massaging the scalp in a circular motion for about 20 minutes will stimulate hair growth too. After massaging, wrap the head in a hot towel and wash the hair after 30 minutes with a mild shampoo. Do this twice a week for three months and results would be apparent. The inclusion of this as a consistent hair care practice is significantly beneficial for overall hair growth.
Q- I heard Keratin hair straightening treatment is easy and lot safer than other treatments? What are the side effects of it?
A- The treatment is safer than other chemical based solutions yet the cons include-
– No hair styling which includes curls or waves since it can damage the newly treated hair.
– Ingredients included in the treatments and exposure of hair to the high heating technique may cause hair damage.
– Recommended usage of specific shampoos and other non-herbal products to maintain the look.
Q- I’m unaware of coconut milk? Where to get it?
A- It can be prepared at home as well. Grate one cup of coconut and add few spoons of warm water to it. Squeeze the little amounts of the mixture with your hand into a bowl. This extracted milky water is coconut milk (whole milk).
Q- Are there any heatless quick ways to straight hair?
A- Combing the wet hair every five minutes till the hair is dry, wrapping the wet hair straight around the head are some others quickies to get somewhat less wavy hair.
Q- How to get the hot towel for wrapping head hot after oil massaging?
A- Soak towel in hot water for a while. Now, squeeze the excess water from the towel. Then wrap your head for a few minutes or as required.
Q- What is the correct way to massage hot oil into hair?
A-First applies oil to cover all the hair. Using fingertips, gently massage scalp in a circular motion for about 20 minutes. This helps scalp to absorb oil nutrients better and is super relaxing.
The natural straightening methods to curly hair straight will make your hair stronger, shinier and smooth as well. This is because of the ingredients mentioned and technique used to apply, both are safe and often recommended by hair experts for hair care routine. The key here is- Be patient. Be consistent.
Share your hair straightening experience with these tips with us!