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Secret Hacks to Straighten Hair

How to Straighten Hair?

Straight hair looks very stylish as well as gorgeous. Any hairstyling can be made with straightened hair.

People are fed up with their frizzy hair and thus, more and more people are straightening their hair or eagerly wanting to do it.

Side Effects of Hair Strengthening and Smoothening with Chemical Treatment 

It doesn't matter how expensive the treatment or the salon is, treating your hair strands with chemicals can cause serious damage to both the hair follicles and also to the hair roots. The degree of damage it does to the hair cannot be repaired. Let’s have a look at how the chemicals can damage your hair.

  1. Severe Dryness

Dryness is one such thing that almost everyone experiences. Hair strengthening is usually done with plenty of chemicals which strip off the natural oils from the hair strands. And eventually, hair loses its natural lustre. All you are left with is a bunch of dull and lifeless strands of hair.

  1. Hair Fall

People usually opt for hair straightening or smoothening to minimise hair fall. Generally during the process, several chemicals and high heat are applied which affect the texture of the hair.

And the hair strands become very much prone to breakage. Eventually, split ends occur and the brittle hair strands in turn result in severe hair fall.

  1. Allergy

Itchy scalp, red eye, rashes all over the body, swollen face, and several other symptoms might occur right after you have taken these chemical treatments on your hair.  When any allergy happens, you should definitely consult a doctor regarding this.

  1. Not a Permanent Solution

People usually think that getting straightened hair is a permanent solution. But, it is not. All the new hair strands would retain the properties of the previous non straightened hair strands.

Best natural ways to straighten hair at home

All these ingredients can be easily found in your kitchen. So, let’s look at the secrets of hair straightening and hair smoothening.

Natural Ways to Straighten Hair at Home

There are certain ingredients naturally found that can make the hair strands look straight. These methods are definitely not going to straighten your hair permanently but occasionally you can try out these methods for sure to get a straightened look.

  1. Coconut Milk

This is indeed one of the oldest and most natural ways to straighten hair at home. It will not only make your hair strands look straightened but will also make them appear lustrous.

  1. Milk

Milk is also a very effective way to straighten hair naturally at home. As coconut milk is not always available, milk is indeed a wonderful option.

  1. Egg White

Protein is needed for your hair as it is a bundle of keratin. It helps to maintain the overall health of your hair and also helps in straightening them.

  1. Curd

Curd is very well known for its anti-dandruff benefits. But it is a good option for hair straightening and smoothening as well. It is one of the very well known and effective natural ways to straighten hair at home.

  1. Aloe Vera

The proteolytic enzymes in Aloe Vera juice help in rejuvenating the scalp's dead skin cells. Pure aloe vera juice is an amazing hair conditioner as well.

  1. Rice Flour

Rice flour is an excellent natural ingredient to help you make your hair more manageable. Basically, rice flour helps to reduce the surface tension of hair and thus, makes the hair more elastic.

  1. Banana

Banana is known for its moisturizing capability which helps to make hair softer, and more manageable, and also prevents dandruff to some extent.

  1. Olive Oil

Olive oil is very moisturizing. It treats various hair problems like dandruff, dry and frizzy hair, etc. Take some oil, heat it and massage it onto your scalp to get the benefits.

  1. Honey

Honey is full of antioxidants. It is one of the best humectants that help lock the moisture on the scalp and also on the hair strands. The secret behind its hair straightening property is its moisture-retaining properties which help condition your hair and makes hair smooth & straight.

  1. Apple Cider Vinegar

ACV is one of the best hair conditioners full of minerals and vitamins like B & C. It has anti-inflammatory properties. Apart from being a good hair conditioner, it also acts as an anti-dandruff ingredient.

  1. Oatmeal

Oatmeal is moisturising and a rich source of Vitamin B which has a deep penetration power. An oatmeal smoothie is beneficial to making your hair soft, smooth, lustrous, and straight.

Take Away

All these remedies are very effective and pretty simple to use. The straightening effect from these natural remedies might vanish just within a day. But all these remedies are way better than treating your hair with harmful chemicals.

Let your hair live in the most natural way. 

If you are already treating your dull and damaged hair with these natural components, then do not expect any results from the first day of usage. Natural treatments are usually time-consuming. But they do work all the time. Regular application of hair oil is very beneficial for overall hair health.