Going to the salon to have your hair straightened requires time and can be costly depending on your hair condition and length. Whether you are on a tight budget or you simply have no time there’s still hope to straighten your hair naturally at home in your convenient time! You can use a flat iron once in a while, but don’t overuse it.
These homemade hair straightening treatments are easy to do and with ingredients you have at home! No need for appointments, a smooth and silky hair is just a trip away to the kitchen! However, most homemade hair straightening treatments do not straighten your hair right away, but rather in a gradual manner. The more frequent you use these homemade treatments the faster it’ll straighten and smoothen your hair. Most people do these regimes twice a week sufficient to let the hair get used to the elements applied and enough to let the hair breathe. If you absolutely have to use an iron, read these reviews on Nume hair irons, and see which one fits you best.
Let us start with the most basic and most available ingredient in the kitchen, eggs! The longer your hair the more eggs you’ll need. Start with four eggs for short hair. Whip the eggs until the texture is smooth. Apply all over your hair, including the scalp. A lot of us concentrate only on the upper half of our hair and tend to leave out the ends when in fact it should actually be the other way around. The closer the hair is to the roots the healthier it is, the healthier it is the faster it absorbs elements. But to ensure that your entire hair is well treated, apply evenly all over. Leave it on for about 20-30 minutes. Rinse using your daily mild shampoo.
Now let’s try eggs and olive oil. Start with two eggs, while beating, gradually add olive oil. Pour the mixture slowly onto your hair and scalp. Let it stay in there for an hour and wash with mild shampoo. Do this treatment at least twice a week for faster results. If eggs sound too raw for you, how about mixing it with milk? Sounds good! Beat one egg and add 2 cups of milk. Beat the mixture to blend them properly. Apply all over your hair, again including the scalp. Leave it on for a good 15 minutes. For better results, at this point, wrap your head with a shower cap or that old plastic bag that you have in your kitchen cabinet –make sure it is clean. Let the mixture treat your hair for 30 minutes. Rinse using your daily shampoo, apply conditioner and rinse again.
Milk and honey, sassy! Not only does this mixture straightens your hair, but strengthens it as well! Add a teaspoon of honey in a cup of milk. Stir. Apply the paste on your hair and wait for at least 2 hours. Wash with mild shampoo.
The vinegar in the kitchen is used to add flavor, marinate or preserve food. Outside the kitchen it can be used as a cleanser. For your hair, a straightener! Vinegar as we know is acidic and our scalp is sensitive, therefore vinegar should be mixed with water. Add a few drops of vinegar in a glass of water. Stir. Slowly pour the mixture onto your hair as if washing it. Leave it on briefly, then rinse with water. You may apply conditioner and rinse.
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Offered in many salons is the hot oil treatment. Hot oil treatment initially treats damaged hair; additionally it straightens the hair, gradually. Simply mix an amount of coconut oil and olive oil. It’s best to store the mixture in a spray bottle. Spray this mix all over your hair and massage your hair and scalp. This way it’s working through your hair and at the same time it relaxes you! Just like in a fancy hair salon!
The most complex homemade straightening treatment is the celery juice treatment. Start off by chopping celery. Extract the juice from the leaves using a blender. Add half of cup of water to be followed by the celery leaves. Keep the blender on low speed. The juice should be done in less than a minute. Store the celery juice in a bottle overnight. Apply them on your hair and scalp the next day and leave it on for an hour. Rinse off the mixture with mild shampoo. Apply conditioner and once again, rinse.
These homemade hair straightening treatments are only some of the easiest among the many straightening treatments that you can do at home. Make sure to follow the steps accordingly and spare enough time for the regime. Your hair needs vitamins, therefore should be well nourished.
All these will work very well if your hair is in good condition, meaning your hair isn’t over dyed or colored, you are taking care of your hair by washing it thoroughly and regularly, and most importantly keep the stress away.
Also, avoid using heating tools. As mentioned earlier, these homemade straightening treatments do not work in a snap. It takes time to see the results. Being impatient and using heating tools to straighten your hair will eliminate the wonderful effects of the treatments. It can damage your hair too! Over exposing your hair to heat will cause it to be dry, stiff and oily! So be gentle to your hair and have patience.
- Tips on taking care of your hair:
- Do not use shampoo everyday.
- Use hair conditioner more often than shampoo.
- Brush your hair as often as you can. Brushing and detangling your hair will make it soft and appear smoother.
- Dry your hair every after shower. Leaving it to dry on its own will cause product build up in your hair and scalp resulting in dandruff!
- Treat your hair every once in a while, at least twice a week.
Your hair is your crowning glory hence it is essential that you look after your hair. Your hair adds up to your whole appearance and can show who and how you are as a person. A healthy looking hair reflects your effort in taking good care of yourself. Correspondingly, having smooth and silky hair gives you exactly the confidence you need!