Straight hair has definitely been one of the most popular hair trends for the past few years. Although there are treatments for hair straightening, there’s no need to mention that these are both expensive and extremely damaging as the harsh chemicals make your hair brittle and dehydrated. At the same time you are losing your hair’s natural vigor and strength.
If you want to avoid harsh chemicals which damage your hair, below we provide natural hair straightening treatments that are equally effective, but far safer.
- Coconut milk and lemon
Coconut milk is a true gift from Mother Nature. Aside from improving your health on the inside, it can do wonders for your hair as well. For one thing, it provides your hair with shine because of its moisturizing ability. Plus, it protects your hair owing to its potent antifungal and antiviral effects. This is important because your hair is exposed to environmental damage as well. The toxins from the environment can seriously affect your hair quality.
For the treatment, mix a cup of coconut milk and lemon. Stir well then refrigerate for about half an hour. When you see that there’s a creamy layer on top of the mixture, the mask is ready to use. Apply it on your hair and scalp massaging gently. Leave it on for half an hour. Cover your head with a shower cap then wrap your head with a warm moist towel and leave it for 30 more minutes. Gently remove the towel and cap then wash your hair with mild shampoo. Comb your hair first before letting it dry.
Do the treatment every weekend. Changes will be visible after a couple of treatments.
Milk is abundant in protein, which is extremely beneficial for good hair quality. It also strengthens the hair shaft. Milk is great for smoothening hair and removing the frizz owing to its particular moisturizing properties.
You can use milk in two ways to straighten your hair:
1# This process is easy and takes a couple of minutes. Mix milk and water in a ratio of 2:1. Stir it well then transfer the mixture in a spray bottle. Comb your hair thoroughly before spraying the mixture. This will ensure proper distribution along your hair. Spray again all over your hair then comb again. Let it act for about half an hour. In the end, wash your hair with mild shampoo.
2# This is another method to straighten your hair with milk:
Add a tbsp. of honey in a cup of milk. Mash 4 strawberries then add them to the mixture. Gently apply on your hair and scalp. Wrap with a towel and let it sit for 2 hours. In the end, remove the towel and wash your hair with mild shampoo. Comb your hair and let it dry naturally.
- Hot oil treatments
This is one of the oldest hair treatments known to humankind. It keeps your hair smooth, and is particularly suited for those with curly hair. The thing is the warmth of the oil relaxes and straightens your hair. The most beneficial oils for the treatment are olive, coconut and almond oils.
The treatment includes heating the oil first then massaging it on your hair and scalp for about 15 minutes. Cover your hair with a hot wet towel and stay like that for about half an hour. In the end wash your hair with mild shampoo then comb it and let it air dry.
- Apple Cider vinegar
ACV is extremely beneficial for restoring your hair pH level.
For the treatment, mix 1 tbsp. in a cup of water. Stir well. Apply it on your hair only after you’ve washed it thoroughly. Leave it on letting your hair air dry.