Amp the look of your hair with hair straightening at home

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Nov 27, 2012
Quick Bites

  • Natural ingredients found in the kitchen can help one to get straight hair at home.
  • Do not expect drastic changes from using natural products as they are slow to bring out results.
  • After washing the hair, make sure you do not tie your hair as doing so curls the hair.
  • Washing your hair in the afternoon instead of early morning helps.

Hair in women

If the iron straightener is burning your hair and giving it a dull appearance, here are a few tips on straightening hair at home. Keep in mind that you need to be patient to get the right look!

Hair straightening was for once a trending hairstyle that was inevitably seen in every second woman on the street. It was so popular that even men started straightening their hair. The problem with hair straightening is that it is an expensive procedure when done at the parlour but easy and inexpensive when done at home, though for starters, it will require an extra hand.

Papaya and Banana Mixture

Mash papaya and banana in a quantity that you think will be sufficient for your hair. Mix two teaspoons of honey in it and leave it on until it gets dry. Avoid putting water on your hair until it dries up completely. Wash it with cold water and towel dry your hair. Smoothen it up with a dryer and a comb to get a neat look. You will notice that your hair has significantly straightened out as papaya and banana creates a stretching effect on the area where it is applied. Honey is sticky and is therefore, used to hold the mixture in place. You sure would not want dollops of banana falling off your head! Another alternative is to apply eggs as they help in giving you a straighter hair texture.

Deep Condition

Deep condition your hair for a straightened look. Apply the conditioner twice in between shampooing and massage it gently especially at the ends of the hair strands. Dry your hair and straighten it according to your style.

Brush your Hair Properly

You will find hoards of straightening creams and brushes available in the market. Invest in a good brand as a cheap product may damage your hair. After applying thechosen cream lightly on your hair, brush your hair from the top to the bottom till the end of the hair strand to avoid clumps. It is better to ask someone to do it for you. After washing the hair, make sure you do not tie your hair. Leave it open for at least an hour or two.

Frozen Coconut Milk

Coconut milk when frozen for 35—40 minutes forms a layer of cream on top that looks like scum. Collect that in a bowl and mix one lemon’s juice in it. Fluff it until it becomes frothy and a bit creamy. Apply it on your hair and wrap it with a cotton cloth. Wash it off. If your hair is too curly, this treatment may be able to add ten percent straightening effect to your hair. Do not expect something drastic out of this! This treatment is not harmful, unlike the chemicals that are available in the market.

Furthermore, washing your hair in the afternoon instead of early morning helps. Hair gets to smoothen down a bit overnight and be less frizzy! Brush your hair when it completely dries up. Some women also wear a tight hat while sleeping to get the straight look the next morning.


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