Straight, shiny and smooth hair has always been in trend as it looks good on any face type. Also, straight hair can be worn free flowing or styled in numerous ways.
People who are not blessed with naturally straight hair often turn to chemical treatments to get rid of unruly waves and curls. Many beauty salons offer hair-straightening services with immediate results. The finished look lasts for a limited time, perhaps for a year.
But after one year, your hair will start showing the side effects of the harsh chemicals and heated tools used during the treatment. This can include dry hair, allergy on the scalp and hair loss.
If you wish to have straight hair without damaging your lustrous locks, you can try some natural home remedies. There are some ingredients in your kitchen that can help straighten your hair naturally.
These home remedies should be done no more than two or three times a week. Daily use would not be healthy for your scalp and hair.
Here are the top 10 home remedies to get straight hair.
1. Hot Oil Treatments
Regular hot oil treatments are one the best and easiest ways to keep your hair smooth and well hydrated. The heat and saturation from the warm oil will relax the light wavy and curl pattern of your hair. For hot oil treatment, the best options are coconut, olive, almond or sesame oil.
Slightly heat the oil you wish to use in a microwave for about 20 seconds.
Apply the warm oil to your hair and massage your scalp for 15 to 20 minutes.
Comb your hair thoroughly to evenly distribute the oil. It will also avoid breakage while washing your hair.
Cover your hair with a hot wet towel for 30 to 40 minutes.
Wash your hair with a mild shampoo.
Gently comb your hair (use a wide-toothed comb, not a brush) while it is still wet and allow it to air dry.
2. Coconut Milk
Coconut milk is believed to help straighten hair. It has a moisturizing ability and also gives your hair a beautiful shine and luster. In addition, it has all the benefits of being antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral to keep your scalp infection free.
In a glass jar, mix one cup of fresh coconut milk and the juice of one lemon.
Place the glass jar in the refrigerator for a few hours, until there is a creamy layer on the top.
Massage your hair and scalp with this cream, and then leave it on for 20 minutes.
Cover your head with a shower cap or swimming cap and wrap a warm moist towel around the cap.
Leave it on for about 30 minutes, and then shampoo and condition your hair.
Comb your hair when it is still wet and allow it to air dry.