Sleek and straight hair will never go out of style. It is a hairstyle that will look good on anyone, no matter the face type is. Straight hair can be styled in different ways or it can just be left flowing free. But unfortunately, not everyone has been gifted with straight hair. Because of this, many people turn to beauty salons and hair straightening products to get the straight-hair look in an instant. The results of hair straightening products and treatments are temporary and the longest it will last is a year.
The moment the effects of these products start wearing off, your hair will start returning to its original state before the treatments. But this time, it has also acquired damages from these chemical treatments. Some of the possible effects of these chemical treatments include dry hair, hair loss and even allergies.
But we have great news for you! You do not need to turn to chemical-based products in order to get straighter and better hair. In fact, everything that you need to achieve straighter hair the natural way can be found right in your kitchen. You need to be remember though that these DIY remedies should not be done daily because it will also cause damages to your hair. This is something that should be done twice or thrice a week only.
Hot oil treatment
This treatment is a good way to hydrate and make your hair smooth. You do not need to run to the salon to get a hot oil treatment. You can do it right in the comfort of your home. The best oils for this project are oil, sesame, coconut and almond oil.
How do you do a hot oil treatment at home? You start by choosing the oil that you want to use for your hot oil treatment. Put it in the microwave and heat it for around twenty seconds. Massage the heated oil on your hair and scalp for fifteen to twenty minutes. Make sure that you evenly spread the oil in your hair by combing it. Then you should cover your hair with a towel that is hot and wet for half an hour. Rinse the oil from your hair by applying shampoo on your hair. Using a comb with wide tooth, comb your hair while wet and let it air dry.
It has been said that coconut milk can make hair straighter, Aside from providing moisture to your hair, coconut milk also makes your hair shiny. It fights bacteria, fungi and virus to rid your scalp of infection.
How do you use coconut milk at home for straighter hair? You need to make sure that you will be using fresh coconut milk for great results. Measure a cup of coconut milk and mix that with the juice from lemon. Refrigerate the mixture for several hours, until a creamy layer appears at the top. Take the creamy layer and apply it on your hair. Allow it to sit for twenty minutes. Cover your hair with a shower cap then put a warm and moist towel on top of the shower cap. Leave it for another thirty minutes before you rinse it from your hair. Make sure that you use shampoo and conditioner to wash your hair with.
Milk can moisturize your hair while straightening it at the same time. The protein that is found in milk can improve the shafts of your hair. As a result, your hair becomes smoother and free from frizz.
How do you use milk to treat you hair? Measure one half cup of milk and mix it with one-half cup of water. Put your mixture in your spray bottle. Before you apply the mixture, make sure that you remove any tangles from your hair. Allow it to sit on your hair for the next thirty minutes so that your hair will be able to take in the nutrients from the milk. Thoroughly wash your hair using shampoo. Do not forget to use a conditioner as well.
Another way to use milk for your hair is to mix it with honey. Add four mashed strawberries into the mixture and apply it on your hair. Allow the mixture to stay on your hair for at least two hours and make sure that you wrap your with a towel at this point. Rinse your hair using mild shampoo. Finish the treatment by combing your hair and allow it to air dry.
Sometimes it might be tempting to resort to chemical-loaded products because you will see faster results, sometimes even instant results. But like what they all say, if you want to have the best, you need to work for it and wait. And taking care of your the natural way is what is going to be best for you and your hair in the long run. You are saving not just your hair from these chemicals but our planet is going to benefit from your non-use of chemical-based products.