No Iron Or Hairdryer: Straightening Hair Using DIY Techniques
November 19, 2018 16:17 By Fabiosa
If the hair is straight - we curl it; if it's curly - we straighten it. This is a constant battle. Members of the fair sex can't imagine their lives without hair experiments. However, high temperatures have a negative impact on hair and often visits to hair stylists cost you a pretty penny. We have another solution. And we will gladly share our ingenuous tips with you on how to straighten your hair without an iron or a hairdryer, just by popping in the kitchen.
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In order to avoid extra effort and straighten your hair easily, you need to remember a few simple rules.
Shampoo and hair conditioner
Every hair type requires special treatment, that's why it's very important to obtain products which match your hair. Using omni-purpose shampoos and hair conditioners usually don't give the expected results and besides, it might make your locks messy and dry.
Experts have concluded that it is alright to blow-dry your hair if you do it correctly. But few people know that straightening hair can be achieved by using an ordinary...towel. A well-absorbing fabric can soak up the moisture without damaging your hair and not letting the locks curl.
Of course, you shouldn't push your luck and try to comb wet hair - you risk pulling out hairs along with hair follicles or seriously damaging them. But slightly wet hair is much easier to comb and style.
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Sleeping with wet hair
Strange or not, but it allows to quickly straighten the locks. It's usually enough to comb wet locks, braid them and wrap around a bun-like base.
Dry locks are often the reason for combing troubles. It happens due to the lack of moisture. Using the oil can help tame messy hair and makes it extra smooth. Besides, there are plenty of leave-in hair products available.
Mixtures of natural ingredients, especially the ones designed for restoring the protein, make your locks smoother. These may include eggs, coconut oil, and avocados.
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Magic DIY masks
You won't need to spend much money or put in extra effort to make these masks. They take 5 minutes to prepare, but they are quite effective for straightening hair without any special tools.
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Milk and honey
Mix 8 oz of coconut milk with 1 tbs of honey and put it evenly all over your hair. To intensify the effect of the mask, wear a shower hat and leave it for 1 hour. Rinse with warm water.
Lemon and coconut
Mix 8 oz of coconut milk, 6 tbs of lemon juice, 2 tbs of olive oil and 2 tbs of cornstarch. Put in in a microwave for 20 seconds and then mix. Repeat until you get a paste. Let the bowl cool off and carefully put it on your hair. Leave for an hour and rinse off with warm water.
Mix olive oil and juice of aloe vera in a bowl and put it over clean hair. Thoroughly cover your hair with a towel and leave for 30-40 mins, then wash off with warm water.
You can experiment with ingredients in this one, but we are giving you a classic version. Use a fork to crush 1 ripe banana or use a blender. Take the mash you got and put it on your hair for 15-30 mins then wash off thoroughly.
You should put leaves in warm water and let them soak for 2-4 hours. Then pour the liquid into a spray bottle and sprinkle onto your hair. Comb thoroughly.
You can use the masks 1-2 times a week. They not only straighten your hair but also provide your hair with good care and moisturizing.
Do you have any secret recipes to help you look after your locks?
This material is provided for informational purposes only. Some of the products and items discussed in this article may cause an allergic reaction and damage your health. Before use, consult a certified technician/specialist. The editorial board is not responsible for any harm or other consequences that may be caused by the use of the methods, products or items described in this article.