Every woman desires naturally straight hair because it looks pretty, stylish and is manageable. The quickest way to straighten your hair is by using a straightening iron to get the job done. However, this easy method is quite damaging for your tresses and does not give long-lasting results unless of course, you are opting for chemical treatments.
However, there are a few alternatives to this which can give you straight hair naturally. These alternatives do not require heat styling tools, chemicals or anything that would cause damage to your hair. Here’s how to make your hair naturally straight.
- Brush wet hair with a wide-tooth comb
- Rinse hair with milk
- Apply almond oil
- Olive oil and eggs
- Use banana and honey mask
Brush wet hair with a wide-tooth comb
Yes, brushing wet hair isn’t the most ideal thing to do as you are at risk of hair loss. But using a wide tooth comb will remove knots, tangles and manage to straighten it out as well. Wash and condition your hair as you normally would, then towel dry or use a cotton t-shirt to soak excess water. Take a wide tooth comb and gently brush your hair in small sections. Once you have straightened and neat looking hair, wait for 5 minutes and repeat the process again. Do this until your hair in completely dry.
Rinse hair with milk
Milk contains natural properties such as casein and whey protein that straighten and smoothen strands as well as repair damaged hair. After washing and conditioning your hair, take milk in a bowl and apply it to your strands using your fingertips. Pour the remaining milk all over your hair. Wash off after a few minutes. Cow milk, almond milk and coconut milk give best results.
Apply almond oil
Rich in vitamin E and omega fatty acids which are vital for healthy hair, almond oil is an excellent ingredient to use in your hair care routine. It helps straighten hair by reducing frizz and damage as well as improving the overall texture. Regularly applying a little bit of oil to your hair every night before bed can give you straight hair.
Olive oil and eggs
Eggs contain essential vitamins, nutrients and fatty acids that keep hair healthy, happy and nourished. Olive oil, on the other hand, has a similar chemical structure as that of the natural oils in our body, therefore it helps restore moisture and combat dryness. Combine two eggs with enough olive oil and apply on hair. Leave on for 20 minutes before washing off.
Use banana and honey mask
Other than offering intense hydration, the combination of banana and honey offers a wide range of benefits, including coating your strands to form a protective layer. To prepare this mask, take one ripe banana and mash it properly, then add a tablespoon of honey to form a smooth paste. Apply all over hair and scalp and wash off after an hour.