I can clearly recall the first time I straightened my hair with an iron. It made my hair appear as I wanted, but the more I used it, I could see the damage it was doing to my hair. So, I began searching for a method to straighten my hair without causing heat damage. If you are also someone who desires smooth or straight hair, it’s time to look beyond salon visits and straighteners. Here are some home remedies which are safer to use.
To find the best home remedies to straighten hair, I got in touch with Dr Rinky Kapoor, Consultant Dermatologist, Cosmetic Dermatologist, and Dermato-Surgeon, The Esthetic Clinics.
According to her, you could easily straighten your hair with some very straightforward kitchen tricks rather than damage it with heat styling tools. I couldn’t agree more! I’m fed up with my frizzy hair, and unlike some people who frequently use chemical-laden treatments, I now want something pure and natural. You should also choose natural remedies rather than these treatments because they can cause serious hair damage as your hair reacts negatively when exposed to strong sunlight.
Here are 5 home remedies to straighten your hair naturally:
1. Aloe vera gel, lemon, and castor oil
This is not only beneficial for the skin but also the hair. Try to take aloe vera gel, some lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of castor oil, and 2 teaspoons of honey, and mix all the ingredients properly. Apply it to the hair and then wash it off with shampoo. Lemon juice will give a vitamin C boost to the scalp and help you get rid of frizzy hair. Castor oil controls hair fall and straightens the hair.
2. Banana and honey pack
If you have damaged hair, it’s time to turn to bananas. This fruit have nourishing qualities that can hydrate your hair. Banana and honey packs can aid with silky, straight, and lustrous hair. In addition to this, it is a good source of protein, potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and magnesium, all of which can help your hair grow again. A banana, some honey, one cup of yoghurt, and two tablespoons of olive oil are mashed together. After applying this to your hair, rinse it thoroughly. Additionally, honey will aid in managing frizzy hair.
3. Olive oil and eggs
Combining olive oil and eggs can help with straight hair. When olive oil is mixed with eggs, it is similar to the natural oil found in the body. This combination can nourish your hair, and voila, your hair can become silky and straight! Eggs contain proteins that help nourish and smooth the hair, while olive oil is an excellent hair conditioner. This mask is rich in fatty acids as well, which can help improve your scalp health and make your hair soft and frizz free.
4. Bananas and yoghurt
Yogurt is a well known home remedy for strong and healthy hair. So, if you wish to get straight hair naturally, you need to swear by bananas and yogurt. These two ingredients can surely be a boon for you. Try to apply the banana and yogurt mixture to the hair, leave it for some time, and you will be amazed at the results. Yes, your hair will become shiny and straight. Apart from hair straightening, this hair mask can also cleanse your scalp, clear away dead skin cells and help hair follicle growth.
5. Apple cider vinegar (ACV)
The hair’s pH levels are restored by apple cider vinegar, which also stimulates and encourages hair growth. It can revitalize your hair, leaving it silky, lustrous, and smooth. Additionally, ACV straightens the hair as it is a natural hair-straightening ingredient. You’ll experience that using this solution makes detangling your frizzy hair simple.
These measures can reduce the waviness of the hair temporarily and make it more manageable. They will not give results like chemical straightening. However, when done regularly, it is good for softening and increasing the manageability of frizzy, unruly hair.