Don’t we all love straight hair but doubt whether we can get that smooth, sleek, straightening hair look at the home? Don’t worry now. In this article, I’ll list down several ways to get straight hair at your home using both artificial and natural methods.
Before we go into various home remedies and DIYs, let’s talk about how you can get that perfect straight hair at your home using flat iron or hair straightener.
How To Get Straight Hair At Home Using A Straightener
Here are the steps to get straight hair at home using a straightener:
- Firstly, you have to rinse your hair using shampoo and a conditioner.
- You can leave the wet hair for air dry, or you can blow dry it.
- Once your hair is dry, start combing and detangling hair.
- Then apply a heat-protecting spray on your hair. This step of heat protector is necessary to prevent any heat damage. Start spreading the heat protector from the roots to the tips of the hair to protect your hair from any heat damage. (Don’t apply heat protector on the roots as it can make your hair oily and greasy).
- After this, start parting your hair into small sections to make sure all the areas of hair are straightened uniformly through the flat iron.
- Take your straightening iron and set the temperature on the straightener based on the length of your hair. (People with normal hair can set the temperature about 300-340)
- People with thick curly hair can use the temperature of the flat iron about 350-400.
- While straightening, make sure you take a single section of hair and start straightening the hair by going over two to three times with the straightener.
- Continue straightening all the sections, and you will witness beautiful straight hair at home.
Following the steps mentioned above, you can help you get straight hair like a salon in no time in your comfort zone.
Now that we have talked about how you can get straight hair at home using a flat iron. Let’s talk about the natural ways through which you get straight hair at home.
6 Natural Ways To Straighten Your Hair
1. Brush Wet Hair
You must have heard how brushing wet hair can cause significant hair damage and even lead to hair fall. However, if you follow some steps carefully, brushing damp hair can help straighten the hair without causing any damage to the hair.
Wash your hair and towel dry it or gently pat the wet hair. Then, slowly brush your hair using a wide-tooth comb. Brush it through small sections at a time gently. In case you come across tangles and knots, use your fingers to unravel them gently.
After you have combed all the sections of your hair, let it sit for about 5-8 minutes. Then repeat the brushing process through small sections using the same wide-tooth comb.
You have to continue brushing your wet hair for about five minutes until the hair has dried. Brushing wet hair will ensure it is straightened and smoothed during the process of drying. This method will also help in a frizz-free texture of hair.
2. Use Milk
Using milk is another way to get straight hair naturally. Once you washed and used the conditioner, take one cup of milk. Then using your fingers, coat the milk gently through each strand of your hair.
Add the remaining milk in a narrow mouth bottle and pour it over the scalp and hair. Keep this mixture for about 10 to 15 minutes, and then rinse off the hair well using water.
Milk contains protein and casein, which help in repairing damaged and dry hair. Also, the soothing properties help smooth, strengthen and naturally straighten the hair. Practice this method of applying milk to your hair at least once a week to get smooth, silky and straight hair.
Tip: Popularly, people use cow milk for this process, but you can also use almond, goat, or coconut milk.
3. Apply a Banana-Honey Mask
In a bowl, take one banana and mash it properly. Then add one tablespoon of honey and grind it together. After grinding, you should have a smooth paste-like consistency.
Apply this mixture of banana and honey to your scalp and hair evenly. To seal your hair put on a shower cap. Keep this mask for about half an hour, and then rinse your hair using shampoo and conditioner.
Banana provides moisturizing and hydration benefits to the hair, while honey coats a protective antibacterial layer to hair strands. Using this banana-honey mask twice a week can help in providing smooth straight hair naturally.
4. Aloe Vera For Naturally Straight Hair
Take Aloe Vera about half a cup and one tablespoon of warm olive oil, blend both the ingredients together. Take this Aloe Vera mixture and then apply it to your scalp and hair and massage it.
Aloe vera gel also allows it to penetrate through strands of your hair. Use a shower cap to cover your hair and leave it for about an hour or two. Then, using a mild shampoo, rinse the hair well, followed by a conditioner.
Aloe Vera helps in the hair texture and also provides healthy growth of hair. Hydrating properties in aloe vera make the hair smooth and straight. They are also moisturizing the scalp levels of hair, providing naturally healthy straight hair at home.
Tip: You can also use sandalwood and rosemary oil in the mask for shine and moisture.
5. Pinning Hair Up Overnight
Pining up the hair overnight to get straight hair is a famous Argentinean hack. In this, you have to wash your hair normally with shampoo and conditioner. Then, blow-dry your hair using the cool setting of the hairdryer till the hair is “almost dry.”
Then part your damp hair into small sections. Take each section of hair, wrap them around and pin up using the hairpins on the head. Keep your hair pinned up overnight.
This method helps you to wake up with shinier, sleek, and straight hair. This technique of pinned-up hair helps in reducing the chances of frizz formation. This Argentinean method is slowly generating extreme popularity all around the world, especially in India.
6. Rice Flour And Egg White Mask
Take one egg white and about five tablespoons of rice flow in a bowl. Add about half a cup of milk and one cup of fuller’s earth. Mix all these ingredients, creating a smooth mixture.
Apply this mixture of flour and egg white to your scalp and hair evenly. Take a shower cap and cover your hair from it and leave the mixture for an hour. Then, rinse off your hair using a shampoo and conditioner.
Egg white and rice flour work great in making your hair squeaky clean, and smooth. This mask eliminates dirt, nourishes the hair, and gives a straight and healthy look. You can use this hair mask twice a week for the best results.
Tip: You can add more milk to the mask if you don’t get a paste-like consistency.
These were some of the most popular DIYs you can use to get straight hair at your home. These natural methods eliminate any concern related to heat damage or overpricing. These methods are effortless, and anyone can make them.
What oil should I use for hair straightening?
Almond oil is the best for hair straightening. The moisturizing and soothing ingredients in almonds help in providing sleek and straight hair. Just a few drops of almond oil will do wonders for hair. It would be best if you used it twice a week for quick results.
Will hair straightening damage my hair?
Hair straightening done through flat iron and straighteners can lead to excessive dryness. Also, it makes the structure of hair strands weak. Therefore, it does damage your hair.
Can I permanently straighten my hair at home?
No, you can’t permanently straighten your hair at home. You have to get the professional treatment done in a salon for permanent straightening as it requires several treatments involving chemicals. Therefore, you can’t do professional hair straightening at home.
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Luckily, we have come to a time when we don’t need to step out of our house to treat our hair. Various techniques and technology have made the task of hair straightening easier for us.
Due to this, now you can straighten your hair using two methods natural method or modified method. Natural processes like using hair masks, packs, pin-ups, and more usually take longer to showcase the results.
Whereas the modified form of using hair straighteners will provide you with spot results. In this article, I mentioned various ways to straighten your hair at home without worrying about stepping a foot outside.
I hope this article has helped in solving all your queries about hair straightening.
Tell us in the comment section the tips and tricks you follow to get straight hair at home. Also, let us know if you rot for Team straight hair or Team curly hair.