You know how it is. We always want what’s not ours. Like straight hair if you’ve got a hair of unruly waves. If you find yourself reaching out for the hair straightener too often, take a look at the following natural remedies to straighten your hair naturally to save your hair from the damage. The results are great, you save some money (all kitchen ingredients) and you get healthy hair — win-win solutions to all your hair problems, read on!
Coconut Milk and Lemon Juice
Coconut milk is a yummy curry thickener, but this wonder liquid is filled with the kind of hair foods that will make your tresses behave. Mix half a cup of coconut milk with some lemon juice (a natural straightener) and apply this conditioning mask all over your hair. Wash off with warm water after fifteen minutes and repeat twice a week for best results.
Milk and Honey
Milk is another very commonly used natural straightener as it has nourishing proteins that relax the hair fibers making them straighter. When mixed with honey it does an even better job. Mix two tablespoons of honey with a cup of milk and some fresh mashed strawberries. Apply this mix to your hair and massage thoroughly. Wash off after two hours.
Eggs and Olive Oil
This is one sure-fire trick to tame the frizz and make your hair sleeker. Mix two eggs with one part olive oil and apply the mask to your hair evenly from root to tip. Leave this on for an hour and wash off with lukewarm water for straight hair that also shines healthily.
A deep conditioning hair oil massage is always the first step to hair which is less frizzy. It makes your hair softer and hence straighter. Heat some coconut oil in the microwave and apply all over your scalp and hair. Cover your hair with a warm towel and then leave for half an hour and wash off. The best part about this treatment is that you deal with several hair problems with one easy and cost effective solution.
Short on time but want that salon sleek hair without the heating tools? Just add a few spoons of vinegar to your final rinse. It will make your hair straighter and also very manageable. The resulting shine is definitely a very nice bonus.
Cleopatra, the legendary queen of the Nile and also one of history’s most beautiful women used milk lavishly in her baths. And no wonder too. Milk on its own is an excellent conditioner that will nourish your hair and improve its texture. Fill a spray bottle with milk and spray some through your hair after a shampoo then rinse after half an hour. You may want to use some hair perfume to cover the milk smell after the rinse but trust us, it’s worth it.
Aloe Vera also is loaded with enzymes that makes frizz behave thereby making your hair look straighter. Mix some fresh aloe vera pulp with warm oil and massage this paste on your hair. Wash off after half an hour.
Wondering what to do with those overripe bananas on your counter? You could turn them into a smoothie. But you could also turn them into a super nourishing hair mask. Just mash the bananas and mix them up with two teaspoons each of olive oil or caster oil, yogurt and honey and apply this paste to your hair thoroughly. Cover your head with a shower cap and let it sit for 30 minutes. Wash off with a mild shampoo for delicious results!