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Get Straight Hair, Naturally, With These Home Remedies!

All my college life, I struggled to turn my wavy hair straight. The ironing technique didn’t seem like a healthy choice, as it made my appearance look artificial, and wreaked havoc on the quality of my hair. In no time, my hair was all dry, dull, and brittle. Only if I knew that there were a number of ingredients lying in my kitchen that could help me get straight hair, naturally, while maintaining, or even enhancing, the overall health of my hair, I wouldn’t have had to go through such a trauma, in the first place! But now that I know about these, and have tried them myself, I am sharing the home remedies for straight hair with you all!


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If you want straight hair without destroying your lovely waves, you need to immediately try your hands on these natural home remedies. You need to perform them only twice or thrice a week, because daily application might be unhealthy for both your hair and scalp.

Home remedies for straight hair

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Here are my top ten home remedies that can help you achieve straight hair, naturally.

1. Hot oil treatments

One of the oldest, easiest and most effective ways of getting straight hair naturally is by keeping it smooth and hydrated, and to that end, hot oil treatments are wonderful. Warm oil lends both heat and moisture saturation to our waves and curls, which helps relax them, giving them a straighter pattern. Your best bets for a hot oil treatment are olive, coconut, almond and sesame oil.

Remedies

  • In your microwave, heat the oil of your choice (choose from the options I mentioned earlier). Heat only for 20 seconds.
  • Once the oil is lukewarm, apply it on your scalp. Massage for 10 minutes.
  • Now apply the oil all over your hair.
  • Make sure the oil is not uncomfortably hot, but not cold either.
  • Now, comb your hair properly to ensure the oil gets evenly distributed. Also, by doing this, you will be preventing the breakage of hair while shampooing it.
  • Using a hot towel, cover your hair for one hour.
  • Wash your hair using an organic mild shampoo.
  • Now, use a wide-toothed comb to untangle your waves while it is still wet.
  • Do not dry your hair using a dryer.

A word of caution: You should not use a brush to comb your wet hair as it increases breakage.

2. Coconut milk

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Coconut milk helps straighten the waves. It is a great moisturizer, and that way, it lends our hair luster and a healthy shine too. Along with these benefits, coconut milk is also anti-fungal, antiviral and antibacterial, and because of that, it helps keep our scalp infection-free.

Remedies

  • Add a cup of fresh coconut milk in a clean glass jar.
  • Now add into it, the juice of one fresh and juicy lemon.
  • The creamy layer should rise to the top.
  • Now, massage your scalp and hair using this cream.
  • Leave the cream on for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • You should cover your hair with a shower cap so that your hair absorbs the moisture and you don’t mess your clothes.
  • After 30 minutes, shampoo your hair using a mild cleanser. Use a conditioner too.
  • Use a comb to untangle your hair while it is wet.
  • Allow your hair to air dry.

3. Milk

Milk, as we all know, has amazing moisturizing properties that can straighten our hair. Plus, milk protein also strengthens hair shafts. It makes the hair less frizzy and smoother.

Remedies

  • In a cup, mix milk and water in a ratio of 1:1.
  • Store this blend in an old but clean spray bottle.
  • Untangle your hair using a wide-toothed comb, and spray this mixture all over your hair.
  • Leave this on as a hair mask for half an hour, after which, you can rinse off with lukewarm water. Shampoo using your regular shampoo, and do not forget to condition your hair.
  • Alternatively, you can mix two teaspoons of honey in a cup of natural milk. Mash four to five strawberries, and drop it into the milk. Apply the blend to your hair as a natural hair mask, and wrap using a towel.
  • After two hours, wash your hair using a mild shampoo.
  • Untangle the hair with a wide-toothed comb while it is still wet.
  • Air dry your hair.

4. Eggs and olive oil

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Eggs make our hair smoother, stronger and more radiant. Olive oil, on the other hand, keeps our hair moisturized. When you mix the two, you come up with a natural remedy for straight hair!

Remedies

  • In a bowl, beat a couple of eggs.
  • Add into the bowl, 8 teaspoons of olive oil.
  • Now, apply the blend to your scalp and hair.
  • Use a wide-toothed comb to brush your hair, so that the mix covers your hair, totally.
  • Put on a shower cap to ensure you don’t mess up your clothes.
  • After 40 to 45 minutes, rinse off the mix using a mild shampoo.

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5. Fuller’s Earth

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Multani mitti or fuller’s earth allows you to straighten your waves or locks, naturally. It also eases our frizzy hair. Furthermore, it has properties of a mild cleansing agent, so it does not damage the hair.

Remedies

  • In a cup add fuller’s earth.
  • In it, add an egg white. Mix well.
  • Now add four teaspoons of rice flour to the mixture. Blend the ingredients to form a paste with a thin texture.
  • Apply the hair mask, and comb with a wide-toothed comb.
  • Leave this mask on for one hour.
  • Wash the mask off with water.
  • Spray some milk on your hair.
  • Leave the milk on for 15 minutes.
  • Now shampoo using a mild cleanser.
  • Apply a conditioner.

6. Aloe vera

The enzymes in aloe vera make it a great ingredient for hair growth. It also softens the hair like a conditioner. Once the aloe vera penetrates through our hair strands, it moisturizes them from the roots to the tips. Due to this property, it straightens the hair.

Remedies

  • In a cup, mix warm olive oil and aloe vera gel in a ratio of 1:1.
  • You can also mix sandalwood oil or rosemary oil if you like. If you do add the essential oils, mix six drops of them each.
  • Massage the blend thoroughly into your scalp and your hair.
  • Use a hot towel to wrap your hair.
  • Leave the mask on for a couple of hours.
  • Wash it off using a mild shampoo.

7. Apple cider vinegar

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Apple cider vinegar helps restore the pH levels of our hair and keeps our scalp free of infections. It enhances our hair quality, and is a great natural ingredient to straighten our hair.

Remedies

  • In a cup of water, mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.
  • Shampoo your hair, and use the diluted apple cider vinegar for the last rinse.
  • Leave the vinegar and air dry your hair.

8. Beer

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Beer helps maintain strong hair. It contains vitamins which improves the texture of the hair. The alcohol in beer cleanses our hair better than any shampoo, and it also adds sheen to it. Beer also softens the locks.

Remedies

  • In a pan, boil a cup of beer. Boil over medium heat while waiting for it to reduce to half. Now remove it from the fire, and allow it to cool.
  • Once the beer is cool, fuse it with a cup of shampoo.
  • Use the solution to wash your hair.
  • On the other hand, you can use flat beer to your hair for the final rinse after shampooing with your regular cleanser.
  • You can also store the boiled beer in a used spray bottle, and use it as a spray-on conditioner.

9. Castor oil

Another very popular natural remedy for straight hair is castor oil. It not only keeps your otherwise dry and frizzy hair moisturized, but also, fights scalp infections.

Remedies

  • In a cup, mix four teaspoons of castor oil and two teaspoons of soybean oil.
  • Heat this mix for 15 seconds in your microwave.
  • Once the oil is lukewarm, apply it on your scalp and hair. Massage for a couple of minutes. Make sure the hair is not uncomfortably hot.
  • Leave the oil combination on for half an hour.
  • Wash your hair using a mild shampoo.
  • Using a wide-toothed comb, brush your hair while wet.
  • Air dry your hair.

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10. Celery leaves

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The last home remedy for straight hair, on our list, are celery leaves. They not only help straighten the hair, naturally, but also fuel hair growth.

Remedies

  • Wash a bunch of celery leaves.
  • Chop the bunch. Add a little water, and put the chopped leaves in a juicer.
  • Strain the extracted juice using a muslin cloth.
  • Put this juice in a used but clean spray bottle.
  • After storing the juice for two days, spray it all over your hair.
  • Use a wide-tooth comb to brush your hair so that the juice reaches each and every inch of your hair.
  • Massage your scalp with the juice, and put on a shower cap.
  • Let the juice sit for half an hour, after which, you can wash it with a mild shampoo.
  • Apply a conditioner.

These home remedies for straight hair are sure to give you astonishingly amazing results if you apply them twice a week, on a regular basis, and show patience. Apart from the aforementioned natural treatments, you can condition your hair using an herbal conditioner in order to control your frizz and ease the tangles of your hair.

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Riya Roy

Riya Roy

“If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster.” This Isaac Asimov line, embraces my love for writing in the finest and most desperate way that it is and should be! I was tormented by the earnestness of the written word not very early in my journey. But once smitten, it has helped me devour life twice over; savoring the moment and indulging in its memories. As a flâneuse, I wander to understand the intricacies of human relationships. Realizing that, they are just different manifestations of the same feeling of love, has been my greatest learning. I seek to share its opulence through the words I type.