Straight, silky, free-flowing hair has always been a craze for many women. They look stylish and pretty like we see models wearing in shampoo and hair advertisements. But the hair straightening methods are not only expensive, but involve using heated tools and chemicals that can damage your hair. Over time your hair can become dry, weak and lose its shine. The hot iron, blow dryer and hair straightener methods used at home are also not healthy. They can also make your hair end up with split ends, allergy and dry, dull hair. Fortunately there are some natural ways to straighten your hair with ingredients mostly available in your kitchen and that too without using heat. They may not give you pin-straight hair you get using heat and chemicals, but more or less straight and healthier hair that you can flaunt in style.
Here Are 5 Best Ways To Straighten Your Hair Without Using Chemicals And Heat:
1. Cold Milk
Cold milk is one of the most popular means to straighten hair naturally. Milk contains protein which will not only aid in straightening your hair but will also make them soft, smooth and frizz-free. Pour ½ cup of chilled milk in a spray bottle. Wet your hair and comb thoroughly, dividing them in sections. Spray milk over all the sections. Keep it on your hair for 30-40 minutes and then wash off as usual with a mild shampoo and conditioner. Comb your hair using a wide-tooth comb and air dry. This method will not only straighten your hair but will add moisture and help you get shiny lustrous hair. Another way to use milk for hair straightening is to prepare a hair mask containing milk, honey and strawberries. In a cup of milk, add one tbsp. honey and 4-5 mashed strawberries. Apply this mask to your hair and leave for 45 minutes, wrapping a towel or shower cap over your hair. Wash your hair as usual with a mild shampoo. Comb while your hair is wet; as it dries you will get straight silky hair.
2. Hot Oil Treatment
Hot oil treatment is one of the best ways to nourish and straighten your hair. Heat and hydration from warm oil will help to straighten the curls. Choose olive coconut or almond oil. Apply slightly warm oil thoroughly to all the tresses and message your scalp for 10-15 minutes. Comb your hair with a wide toothed comb dividing them into several sections. This way oil will distribute evenly. Now cover your hair with a hot wet towel and wait for 20-25 minutes. After washing your hair with a mild shampoo, keep brushing your hair when wet for 5-10 minutes and allow it to air dry. Also pull each section of hair for few seconds to straighten out evenly.
3. Coconut Milk And Lemon
Coconut milk due to its high fat content and vitamin E is highly beneficial for addressing several hair problems. It adds moisture and shine to your hair, promotes hair growth by cleaning dirt and its anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties keeps dandruff and other scalp infection at bay. Coconut oil is believed to be one of the best ingredients for straightening hair naturally when paired with lemon juice. Extract coconut milk from fresh pieces of coconut using blender. Add juice of a lemon to it and after mixing well, refrigerate for half an hour. A creamy layer will form over it. Apply the cream all over your scalp and massage for 5 minutes and then cover your hair with towel or shower cap. After 30 minutes, wash off your hair with a good shampoo. Comb when your hair is still wet. You will get shiny, silky and straight hair.
4. Egg And Olive Oil Hair Mask
We all know how good eggs and olive are for our hair health. They add shine to your hair locks and moisture and strengthen the hair roots. But these two ingredients when combined together can straighten your hair naturally. Beat 2 eggs and add 4 tbsp. olive oil to it. Mix well and apply on your hair and scalp and leave for ½ an hour. Then comb your hair with a wide toothed comb. Wash off as usual with a mild shampoo and comb once again before the hair air dries completely. This will help to straighten your hair.
5. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is an amazing herb not only for skin but for hair also. It can make your hair soft, smooth and promote hair growth. When combined with olive oil, it will add moisture to your hair and help straighten them. Extract half cup Aloe Vera juice from aloe Vera leaf and add 4 tbsp. of warm olive oil. Mix thoroughly and apply all over the hair and scalp and massage for 5 minutes. Wear shower cap to cover your hair. Allow the mask to work for an hour and then wash off. Comb your hair using wide toothed comb, when hair is still wet. You will get silky, shiny and straight hair.