Natural Ways to Straighten Your Hair

10459_1Straight hair has become one of the most wanted trends. Many beautiful singers and actresses use to show up with long and smooth hair that any woman would love to have. If they can, why should not you? This desire is not really impossible to achieve if you do your homework properly. There are natural methods to straighten your curly hair, as well as hair straightening treatments applied at beauty salons.

Homemade recipes

1. Coconut and lemon juice

Coconut milk has a powerful straightening effect on the human hair. Squeeze a lemon and mix the juice with a fresh grated coconut. Stir and place the mixture into the refrigerator for several hours. Apply the creamy layer formed on the top of the blend on the hair. Cover your head with a hot towel, wait for one hour, then wash and dry. You will enjoy the new softness of your hair and how easy is to manage your untidy curls now.

2. Olive oil and eggs

There is no secret that both olive oil and eggs are important ingredients in hair care treatments. Beat two eggs and mix them with a few tablespoons of olive oil. Spread the mixture on the hair and wait for one hour before washing your hair with a mild shampoo.

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3. Milk and honey

Pour some milk in a bowl; add several teaspoons with honey and pieces of smashed bananas or strawberries to enhance the straightening effect. Stir the composition to obtain a paste and apply on the hair. Wait until it dries (about one hour and a half) and wash.

4. Celery


Take a bundle of celery leaves, chop them and use a blender to extract the juice. Filter through a fine cotton cloth and store in a bottle until the next morning. Spread the juice on scalp and hair and leave it one hour. Then rinse, air dry and comb with a circular brush.

5. Milk spray

This is a handy and fast way to flatten an unruly hair. Take a spray bottle and pour milk. Sprinkle the milk all along the hair strands and allow the hair to absorb it during the next half an hour. Wash with neutral shampoo and brush your hair.

A popular straightening treatment in beauty salons

One of the most popular straightening treatments provided by beauty salons is based on using keratin, a structural protein found in skin, hair, and nails. This method, also known as “The Brazilian Blowout”, is indeed effective for straightening even the frizziest hair. It is a long lasting option because stands up to moisture and rain.

The first stage consists of deep cleaning the hair to remove sebum, dirt, and any buildup. The hair stylist applies the keratin solution to your hair and use a flat iron to incorporate it. Then the hair is rinsed with tap water without shampoo, it is covered with a conditioning mask, rinse again, and blown dry. This process lasts about 90 minutes but the results are fabulous.

No matter if you choose a do it yourself method for straightening your hair, or you go to a beauty salon, just keep in mind that having a sleek and beautiful hair is an attainable purpose.

 

What to do When Your Hair Needs Repair

hair spa therapyDry hair, frizzy hair, split ends, and hair that breaks at the simple touch are all warning signs of serious hair damage and possible future hair loss. To avoid the worse, it’s time to take action and start repairing your hair.  Listed below are a few great things that you can do to help bring your hair back to life.

Hot  Oil Treatments

Hot oil massage is an ingenious and highly effective method to bring back the smoothness of damaged hair. Simply apply the hot oil to your hair and cover with a warm wet towel to steam the hair and scalp. There are several over the counter hot oil treatments that can be purchased from your local store or you can make some at home. A blend coconut oil, olive oil, some hibiscus powder and beer can make a wonderful treatment  pack to do wonders for your hair. Oil has been the favorite hair potion since years and will remain the same. It gives natural moisture and shine to the hair and nourishes it from inside.

Hair Conditioner

Leave in hair conditioners are meant to be left in. Gone are the days when you could step out of the shower only after shampooing your hair. Using a great conditioner has become the most important thing to get lustrous hair. After shampoo, don’t forget to apply a conditioner that is appropriate for your hair. The market is flooded with conditioners that provide damage repair. Garnier, L’oreal, and Aussie are some of the major brands which provide really good intense repair conditioners that can have great effects on damaged hair. You must apply these conditioners after shampoo on your tresses, but not the scalp. Let it stay for at least 10 minutes. Don’t forget to rinse the conditioner thoroughly as any leftover traces might have adverse effects on your hair.

Professional Salons & Spa Treatments

A hair spa has become the latest and the most favorite damage repair treatment among women today. It is a way to treat yourself and your hair. Visit your local  spa and ask book a hair and skin care treatment. They will take care of you from head to toe and give your hair the treatment it needs to get healthy again.

The only way to have lustrous hair is to take care of it. Pollution, high temperature, dirt and several other factors can create havoc on our hair but if we want to keep that stylish mane, we have to take the time to take care of our hair on regular basis. Oil your hair, use good conditioners, serums and visit your salon once a month for a deep conditioning. If you religiously follow this regime, you’re bound to have lustrous and ravishing hair again in no time!

How to Straighten Hair with Natural Ingredients

hair straightening Straight hair is beautiful. It gives the appearance of shinier, silkier hair and can really give the look of sleeker facial features. For centuries, people have been using natural ingredients to straighten their hair. Although the invention of the straight iron was a good one, it also had draw backs because like chemicals, it causes stress on the hair that could lead to breakage.

Fortunately for those of us who want the look the natural way, there are some alternatives.

Combination of Coconut milk and Lemon juice:

You can use some natural ingredients to straighten your hair. One natural ingredient is a fresh extract of coconut milk. You can use a superb combination of coconut milk and lemon. Now squeeze the juice of one whole lemon and mix it with a full glass of the fresh coconut milk. Now keep the mixture in the refrigerator so that a creamy layer would form on the surface. Use this cream and apply it on your scalp. Wrap your head with a hot towel and allow it to stand for some time. Wash your hair with a shampoo and comb the locks of wet hair thoroughly. Continue this process for three to four weeks and you will notice a major difference on your hair.

Castor Oil:

Castor oil is also a good natural way of straightening your hair. You can use castor oil (about 2-3 teaspoons). Castor oil straightens your hair more effectively than using a hair dryer. Massage your hair with castor oil and start combing from the root of the hair to the tip. This will allow your hair to look straight.

Olive Oil:

Olive oil has many benefits for your body. One such benefit is that you can also use Olive oil as a natural way of straightening your hair. Method is as follows: Mix half a cup of olive oil with half a cup leaves of rosemary leaves and heat the mixture over low fire. After some time, apply the oil on your scalp and hair. Now wait for almost 30 minutes and then you can shampoo your hair. Using hot oil treatment will also strengthen your hair locks and provides good hydration so that they do not become dry and rough. You can also include olive oil in your daily diet. Use olive oil with a green salad which includes cabbage, tomatoes, beet, carrot, capsicum etc. It will make your hair strong and healthy.

Milk:

  1. Milk can also be used as a natural hair straightened. Method of straightening is as follows:  Prepare a mixture of 1/3 cup of milk and water and then place it in a spray bottle. Make sure that before you spray the milk on your hair, the locks of hair are dried properly. Now leave the milk on your hair for about 20 minutes and then use shampoo and condition your hair. Comb the hair when it is still wet which will allow you to give a shiny and straight look. Milk can also be straightly applied on hair instead of spraying it. Leave milk on your hair for at least one minute and then shampoo and rinse with lukewarm water.

We would love to hear about your natural hair straightening techniques. If you know of any that have worked well for you, please let us know. We would love to hear about it.