8 Proven Ways to Straighten Your Hair at Home

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Hair may be dead, but that should not mean that you shouldn’t take care for it. You should wash it often. In fact, what you actually need to be sure to do is to wash your scalp. If your scalp is itchy, dry, and flaky, it could be due to the fact that you aren’t rinsing all the shampoo out. Or it could be due to the fact that you have dandruff. How often you wash your hair depends on its nature and what you do during the day. If your hair gets oily quickly, it needs to be washed more regularly. Straight hair can get oily quickly. Very curly hair is not as oily and can be washed less regularly.

In the recent past, straight hair has been an important topic in beauty circles. Straight hair issues are of particular concern to you if you have long hair, this is because straight hair makes hair management and combing a lot easier.

Chemicals can be used to straighten hair for a relatively longer period of time, typically about one year. You may also use hair straightening appliances (those use heat) to straighten your hair temporarily, typically until you wash your hair next. Both of these methods (i.e. using chemicals and heat from appliances) will have negative effects on the health of your hair – your hair will be weak, dull, fall off with time, and loose its shine.

There are many natural ways that can straighten your hair, and can be done at home. As you consider straightening your hair using natural home-made recipes, it is important to note that the straightening process is dependent upon the texture of your hair, which is a function of genetics.

Some of the common home-made methods of straightening hair are as follows:

  1. Honey and Milk

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These are readily available recipes. They will help you in elimination of dry scalp, and nourish your hair.

The recipe is as follows:

  • Add four teaspoons of honey to a cup of milk.
  • Mix them thoroughly.
  • For best results, add strawberries to the solution.
  • Evenly apply the mixture to your hair.
  • Leave the paste on your hair for two hours.
  • Shampoo the hair with a herbal shampoo.

Milk can also be used on its own to straighten hair. The recipe is as follows:

  • Pour a third of a cup of milk onto a spray bottle.
  • Spray it directly onto your tresses immediately after shampooing them.
  • Comb using a broad tooth comb to even it out across your hair.
  • Wash it off after about 30 minutes.

 

  1. Coconut Milk and Lemon Juice

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Coconut milk is a natural hair detangler and hair conditioner.

The recipe is as follows:

  • Mix the juice from 2 lemons and fresh coconut oil. The mix should be on 50/50 basis.
  • Refrigerate the solution for a couple of hours until it becomes thick.
  • Using a wide toothed comb, evenly apply the paste on your hair and scalp.
  • After about 30 minutes, rinse off with a mild shampoo.
  • For best results, repeat the process twice weekly.

 

  1. Castor Oil and Soybean Oil

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The recipe is as follows:

  • Mix 2 tablespoons of castor oil with 1 tablespoon of soybean oil.
  • Warm the mixture.
  • Let it cool before applying it on your hair and scalp.
  • Rinse the hair after 30 minutes. Use shampoo and conditioner.

Castor oil can also be used on its own. The recipe is as follows:

  • Warm castor oil.
  • Apply it on your hair and scalp.
  • Leave it overnight.
  • Steam your hair in the morning.
  • Wash your hair.
  • For best results, repeat the process twice weekly.

 

  1. Eggs and Olive Oil

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The recipe is as follows:

  • Add some olive oil to a couple of whipped eggs.
  • Apply the mixture to your hair and scalp.
  • After about an hour, wash it off with mild shampoo.

The recipe has conditioning effect on your hair.

 

  1. Beer

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The recipe only works if you use non-carbonated beer.

The recipe is as follows:

  • Pour non-carbonated beer into a container.
  • Let it remain in the container until it oxidizes and becomes flat.
  • After shampooing your hair, use the beer as a conditioner.
  • Leave it for a few minutes and then rinse it off with plain water.

 

  1. Aloe Vera

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The recipe is as follows:

  • Extract fresh gel from aloe vera; about half a cup.
  • Add to it an equal amount of warm olive oil.
  • Apply the mixture to your hair.
  • Wait for 30 minutes then shampoo your hair.

 

  1. Banana Hair Mask

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The recipe is as follows:

  • Mash two ripe bananas.
  • To it, add 2 tablespoons of yogurt, two tablespoons of honey and a tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Mix the ingredients thoroughly and apply to your hair.
  • Leave it for half an hour then shampoo your hair.

 

  1. Fuller’s Earth

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It is readily available in many grocery stores.

The recipe is as follows:

  • Take 3 teaspoons of fuller’s earth and mix it with the sufficient amount of curd to make a paste.
  • Add a few drops of lemon to the paste and 2 teaspoons of honey.
  • Apply the paste to your hair. Leave it for half an hour and then rinse it off.

 

Conclusion

The aforementioned methods to straighten hair will not only be cost effective, but will give you the desired results, making your hair soft, shiny, smooth and bouncy. The most important attribute is that they are readily available in you locality, this is the reason that they are home-made remedies.

We hope these home-made methods, on how to straighten your hair naturally, have helped you and will liberate you from all that heat and damage to your hair!

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