How To Straighten Hair Without Heat 

Written by Team BBMar 27, 2023
How to straighten hair without heat 

Taming your mane, getting the fluff to settle and fight the frizz is probably one of the most challenging beauty hurdles! It involves brushing your strands the right way, using the right products and applying the right type of heat and for the perfect amount of time — a tricky space! Amid all these know-how’s, we’ve all fumbled several times. A chemical producer that damaged your locks? A brushing pattern that aggregated the frizz or a straightening style that burnt your locks (and you!) — been there done it ALL!  

However, to keep the issue at bay and to enjoy the compliment-worthy shine of straightened hair, we’re about to unveil to you how you can achieve straightened hair at home without a straightener (too good to be true but it is!) 

While the curly hair clan may think these tips aren’t for them, well they are! You don’t need hours at a saloon to smoothen your spirals, just the right tricks and your good to god So, what are you waiting for? Plunge into our list of unfailing magical tips now!  

how to straighten hair at home without straightener

#1 Wrap it Up  

Your hair is a present, so of course at times, you got to wrap it up! Being of the oldest and most reliable techniques for no heat hair straightening, the wrapping route has won several hearts across the globe. However, loads of people still find it difficult to get this technique right — needless to say, it’s difficult! This simple trick uses very few items and is usually super effective. While there are different methods for different hair textures and lengths, the basics are pretty much the same. You’ll need long bobby pins (three inches in length), as well as a satin “hair wrapping” scarves or turbans. 

How to:  

Step 1: Start by separating the top sections of your hair from the exact spot where you part your hair. Using a fine-toothed comb, comb the entire length of your hair flat. 

Step 2: Hold your hair completely taut and bring one section of your hair around to the opposite side of your head from where it naturally falls and pin it tightly to the side of your head. 

Step 3: You’ll need to repeat this method for each section of your hair. 

Step 4: Secure with a hair turban before you go to sleep at night. And viola, that’s how you wake up to straight locks without the use of heat.  

how to straighten hair at home without straightener

#2 Rock & roll  

Yes, although rollers are made out of plastic, let us tell you, they are gold! Working like magic on your locks, rollers are incredible for no heat hair straightening for the flatten out your hair while you sleep! For this hair straightening method to work perfectly, make sure you use large, wide curlers (here’s the catch) and roll them very tightly so you straighten out all curls. Seeming tough, we’ve broken down the process:  

How to: 

Step 1: Start by generously spraying the entire length of your hair with a hair straightening spray. 

Step 2: Ensure that your hair stays damp for the entire process for perfect results. 

Step 3: Divide your damp hair into medium sections and roll the rollers into your hair before you go to bed. If you don’t want to keep it on for the entire night, at least leave the rollers on for 4 hours before taking them out. 

Step 4: Gently remove the rollers and brush your hair to make them look super shiny and straight. 

how to straighten hair at home without straightener

#3 The power of product  

The market is overflowing with creams and gels that claim they can curb the frizz and promise poker straight hair with ease. However, amid this tempting variety, keep an eye out for the best — we’re talking about, Tresemme’s Keratin Smooth Hair Serum

Known for its unique combination of keratin and camellia oil. This dynamic duo works flawlessly together and locks every strand together, thus keeping them together as they dry! Using Tresemme’s goodness regularly will not only give you your #dreamtresses but will also give you that unmatched smoothness and lustre. For similar results, you can also amp up your TLC regime and with several other products, such as leave-in conditioners, hair smoothening serums and keratin-packed hairsprays. While on the right product prowl, ensure you keep away from the heavy chemical formulas for they can do more bad than good!  

how to straighten hair at home without straightener

#4 Wet hair vows  

This may not be the most convenient but trust us, it works wonders. If you are a newbie to these no heat hair straightening methods, then it is completely understandable that you would be uncomfortable sleeping with rollers on your head. This is why it is best to start easy; simply wash your hair and hit the pillows while your hair is still wet. 

How to: 

Step 1: Using a headband tie your hair in a loose ponytail at the top of your head 

Step 2: Then create a bun shape by wrapping your hair around that ponytail and securing it with another hair tie. 

Step 3: Leave it on all night and untie it in the morning for straighter hair. 

But a word of caution here, if you’re sleeping with wet hair, it is important to sleep on a satin pillowcase as this helps reduce hair friction and avoid hair breakage while you sleep. The reduced friction is also great for a straighter appearance in the morning. 

how to straighten hair at home without straightener

#5 Essential oil section  

Essential oils are a long loved and effective TLC product. Used for centuries now, women across the globe vouch for their favourite pick! So much so, they don’t only enhance the look of one's appearance but also behave as an amazing way to straighten hair without heat - believe it or not, it’s true! Some essential oils are absorbed deeper into the hair shaft and these are the ones that help you manage your voluminous hair and straighten them over time; yes, all without the curse of heat! To name a few, coconut oil; the infamous, argan oil, almond oil, macadamia oil and our preferred – Indulekha’s Bringha Oil. Get your hands on any of these stellar portions for they are masters at penetrating your hair follicles, sealing and repairing the cells! Not only does the right oil add a sweet scent and a beautiful gloss to your hair, but it will also weigh your hair down slightly, helping it to hold its style. And here’s how you can do it!  

How to:  

Step 1: Warm the oil by rubbing it between your palms as this helps the oil to spread more easily. 

Step 2: Focus on the ends of your hair, and be careful not to apply more than a dime-sized amount. 

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