Would you believe us if we told you that you don’t need to head to the salon every time you need to get your hair straightened? A bit difficult to believe, right? Permanent hair straightening at home is feasible, if you just have the right ingredients! Check out these amazing natural solutions that fight the frizz in your mane and give it a smoother and sleeker look!


1. DIY milk spray

DIY milk spray

Nutrient-rich milk is very good for fortifying the shafts of your hair and giving them lustre and shine. Enriched with vitamins, calcium and proteins, a milk spray will go to work on the texture of your hair and make it smoother

BB pro tip:

To store your weekly batch of milk hairspray, make sure you are steam sanitizing your spray bottle first. After this, boil half a cup of milk, cool it down and add it to the spray bottle. Fill the rest of it with filtered water and store it in the refrigerator for a week. You can use it as a spray to smooth frizzy flyaways whenever needed.


2. Castor and coconut hot oil treatment

Castor and coconut hot oil treatment

While castor oil is known for its miraculous properties of repairing hair, coconut oil hydrates dry and frizzy hair to make it healthy and manageable. Hot oil treatments help deliver these properties deep into your hair shaft and work their magic from within. 

BB pro tip:

To prepare this hot oil treatment, mix castor and coconut oil in a glass bowl and warm it up for 10 seconds. Apply all over your hair, massaging the scalp and the roots with the mixture; do this for 15 minutes. Cover your head with a hot towel and keep it on for 30 minutes. Wash your hair with cold water and a clarifying shampoo to remove all traces of the oil mixture.


3. Coconut water and lemon juice

Coconut water and lemon juice

One hair mask that will give your hair a sleek look from the first application is the lemon and coconut water mask. Citrusy lemon leaves your tresses silky smooth; giving your scalp a boost of vitamin C, while coconut water provides hydration. 

BB pro tip:

To safely prepare this concoction, combine the coconut water and lemon juice and leave the mixture overnight. Apply it on your hair from root to tip in the morning, leave it on for 30 minutes and wash with cold water and a mild shampoo. Use this hair mask once a week for the best results.


4. Eggs and olive oil mask

Eggs and olive oil mask

Much like milk, eggs can supply your hair with the goodness of protein. Mimicking the action of keratin treatment (hair smoothening), eggs mixed with olive oil will help give you a deeply conditioned and comparatively straighter mane. The antioxidants in the egg work wonder when it comes to repairing hair damage and the fatty acids provide nourishment to the hair follicles.

BB pro tip:

The rule of thumb with the preparation of this mask is to mix the ingredients well. Since they are both vicious, you will need a whisk to get an even consistency, which makes it easier to apply. Evenly distribute it all over your hair and keep it on for at least 30 minutes. Wash with a cleansing gel-based shampoo until you get all the odour out of your tresses. 


5. Banana and papaya mask

Banana and papaya mask

Enriched with potassium, natural oils, carbohydrates and vitamins, bananas help soften your hair and enhance their natural elasticity. Combined with the vitamin A-rich papaya, this hair mask helps improve the tensile strength of your hair and gives it a straighter appearance. 

BB pro tip:

Mix equal parts of banana and papaya and mash them together. Make sure you get rid of any lumps and blend them together to make a smooth paste. Use your hands to apply the mix on your hair and leave for 45 minutes until it is dry. Wash with cold water and a mild shampoo.


6. Aloe vera hair mask

Aloe vera hair mask

Fun fact, aloe vera is made mostly of water and is one of the most hydrating ingredients you can use in DIY treatments. It is infused with proteolytic enzymes which act as a conditioner and leave your tresses looking sleek and shiny. 

BB pro tip:

Combine natural aloe vera gel with a warm cup of coconut or olive oil. Apply this mixture on your hair and leave for about 40 minutes. Wash it off with cold water and a gentle sulfate-free shampoo.


7. Rice water rinse

Rice water rinse

A popular beauty ritual among Chinese women, rice water rinses are the reason for their long, sleek, shiny tresses. Rice water infuses your hair with the benefits of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, flavonoids and phenolic compounds, thus improving its texture and look. 

BB pro tip:

To prepare your rice water rinse, it is important that you clean the rice to get rid of any dirt or impurities. Rinse and strain your rice until the water doesn’t show any sign of grime in it. After washing, mix the clean rice in a bowl with purified water and stir until the water turns cloudy; strain it out of the rice. Store this rice water in a glass container and cover with a lid. Let it ferment at room temperature for 12 to 24 hours.

The fermentation process brings out all the vitamins and minerals that nourish your hair. It is best to use your rice water right away for the desired results. If you do wish to store it, you can do it in an empty shampoo or spray bottle and keep it in the refrigerator for up to a week. You can use it as a rinse after shampooing or as a spray whenever it feels dry or frizzy.


8. Apple cider vinegar rinse

Apple cider vinegar rinse

The best time to use an ACV rinse is when your hair is feeling greasy and oily. Apple cider vinegar helps lower the pH level of your scalp and hair, giving it a clean and sleek shine. 

BB pro tip:

To safely use apple cider vinegar on your hair, you need to dilute it with equal parts of water. After shampooing, pour the diluted ACV solution through your washed and conditioned tresses as the last step. Do not rinse with water after this step. 


FAQs: Permanent hair straightening at home

FAQs: Permanent hair straightening at home

1) Can you use mayonnaise to straighten your hair naturally?

A. Using mayonnaise on the hair is one of the weirder DIY treatments people like to indulge in. It is known to calm frizzy hair and make it silky smooth. However, it will only give a straightening effect on wavy hair as curly tresses will remain curly no matter how much mayo you put in. 

2) Can argan oil be used to straighten hair?

A. Yes, argan oil is known to be one of the most nourishing hair oils known for smoothing frizzy hair. Make sure you mix it with a base oil, like coconut oil, before applying it on your strands. 

3) Is it safe to comb wet hair repeatedly to make it straight?

A. One of the common hair hacks used to achieve sleeker tresses is to repeatedly comb wet hair in the hopes that they will set and remain straight. But this is not recommended as wet hair is already prone to breakage and brushing repeatedly will lead to hair fall due to weakening at the roots.

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