You’ve heard about treatments that can magically (and chemically) straighten your hair, but they can be very expensive, especially if you get them done regularly. This is why these inexpensive and simple tips here are going to help you achieve smooth and silky hair without spending the bucks. These easy tricks don’t ensure permanent or semi-permeant hair like Brazilian keratin straightening, but they do make a visible difference.
A Homemade Deep Conditioning Mask For Straight Hair
Two of the miracle ingredients that can be used to achieve smooth and silky hair are olive oil and eggs. These are high in fat and essential proteins that are usually used in salon hair straightening treatments, but now you can get the same results at home.
You have to create a hair mask with these two ingredients. Depending on your hair length and volume, take an egg and 2 tablespoons or so of olive oil. Mix these two until you get a smooth mixture. If you want, you can whip it with egg beaters to get that silky smooth consistency.
Once the mixture is ready, apply it on clean and dry hair and wait for 30 minutes, or if you want, you can let it sit for longer, up to an hour or two. When the waiting game is over, you can rinse the mask off the hair and shampoo and condition your hair like normal.
You will instantly notice how silky and frizz-free your hair looks. Apply this mask once or twice a week for the best results.
Rollers Will Do The Trick
It’s time to whip out your grandma’s old hair rollers because they can still be used for straightening your hair. You might be confused. Rollers? For straight hair? Yes, you heard it right. You will need a bunch of rollers to roll all of your hair, a lot of pins to secure the rollers in place and a spray bottle full of water.
Now, spray your hair until it’s somewhat wet. Section the hair out and make thin wefts. Roll the hair onto the roller and secure it on the top of the head with pins. Leave the hair to sit until it’s completely dry and then you can slowly unravel the roller and reveal mostly straight hair. It works like magic every single time.
Milk has an abundance of protein in it and it can help to rejuvenate your hair and make it bouncy and full of life. All you need for this is a spray bottle and some fresh milk that doesn’t have any film on it, otherwise, it will clog the bottle and it won’t be able to spray the liquid evenly on the hair.
Apply the milk in layers on your head starting from your roots all the way down to your tips and once you’re done, massage it in your hair and leave it on for 30 minutes to an hour. Afterward, you can wash the milk off and shampoo your hair.
The protein and essential fats in the milk will do wonders for your hair and with consistent use, you will achieve straight and sleek hair.
Use Coconut & Castor Oil
These oils together are a moisturizing combo that is going to leave your hair feeling soft and smooth. Coconut oil is a very light but fatty oil that contains lots of nutrients for dull hair. Whereas, castor oil is thick and clings to your hair and conditions it, leaving your hair silky and straight.
For this mask, you will need equal parts of castor oil and coconut oil. Mix them in a heat-proof bowl and heat it in an oven for 20 seconds. This will elevate the temperature of the oil and you can enjoy a luxurious hot oil massage in the comfort of your own home.
Apply the warm oil, starting from the roots. The temperature will open up the hair follicles and it’s going to let all of the nutrient goodness seep into the shaft. Leave it on for as long as you want. About 2 to 3 hours later, you can wash it off in the shower and get prepared to be wowed by the results.
Lemon Juice For Straight Hair
Lemon juice is a natural hair straightening agent. It contains vitamin C and other light acids that can slowly break down the frizz in your hair without damaging the mane. But be warned, never apply raw lemon juice directly to your hair. You must mix it in with an emollient oil that’s going to act as a carrier. So, coconut or olive oil will do the trick.
To make the hair mask, you will need a few tablespoons of olive or coconut oil depending on your hair length, and one teaspoon of lemon juice. Mix it in the oil and leave it in the fridge overnight. In the morning, once the mask is cool, you can apply it to your hair and leave it on for 30 minutes. Afterward, rinse the treatment off with a mild shampoo and condition the hair.
Sweet and equally yummy, this honey mask is great for your hair and the best part is that it’s edible. Honey is nature’s moisturizer and it helps to keep moisture locked in. Now, since honey is sticky and can’t be easily applied to the hair without giving you a nightmare or two, it’s best to dissolve it in a liquid base like milk to help loosen it up and make it easier for application.
So, mix in 2 tablespoons of honey in a quarter cup of milk and apply the mask on your hair. Leave it on for 2 hours. After that, you can wash your hair with cold water and shampoo. Your hair will look fortified, beautiful, and straight.
Banana & Papaya Hair Mask
This double-duty moisturizing mask is your gateway to soft and straight hair. Bananas and papaya are both starchy fruits and they contain enzymes and proteins that are heavenly for your hair.
For this mask, you will need a blender because you want the mixture to be as smooth as possible. After all, removing chunks of banana and papaya from the hair in the shower is not a fun thing. Add in a banana and a big piece of papaya in the blender and whiz it up. If you want, you can add a splash of milk to loosen the mask, but it shouldn’t be too runny. Apply the mask to clean hair and let it dry. Rinse and shampoo afterward.
Choose Appropriate Hairstyles
Tight and coiled hairstyles will lead to curly and unruly hair. Try to wear your hair in a low ponytail before you go to sleep and that’s going to prevent the formation of kinks and knots in your hair. If your hair is wet, then brush it out to be as straight as possible and then secure it up with a claw clip.
Now you can rock beautiful and straight hair with things you can find in your home. These methods will take some time, but you’ll get there eventually. The results of these methods last from some hours to a few days. If you need permanent hair straightening, you should visit a keratin treatment salon Rockville.