Natural Ways to Straighten Your Hair

10459_1Straight hair has become one of the most wanted trends. Many beautiful singers and actresses use to show up with long and smooth hair that any woman would love to have. If they can, why should not you? This desire is not really impossible to achieve if you do your homework properly. There are natural methods to straighten your curly hair, as well as hair straightening treatments applied at beauty salons.

Homemade recipes

1. Coconut and lemon juice

Coconut milk has a powerful straightening effect on the human hair. Squeeze a lemon and mix the juice with a fresh grated coconut. Stir and place the mixture into the refrigerator for several hours. Apply the creamy layer formed on the top of the blend on the hair. Cover your head with a hot towel, wait for one hour, then wash and dry. You will enjoy the new softness of your hair and how easy is to manage your untidy curls now.

2. Olive oil and eggs

There is no secret that both olive oil and eggs are important ingredients in hair care treatments. Beat two eggs and mix them with a few tablespoons of olive oil. Spread the mixture on the hair and wait for one hour before washing your hair with a mild shampoo.


3. Milk and honey

Pour some milk in a bowl; add several teaspoons with honey and pieces of smashed bananas or strawberries to enhance the straightening effect. Stir the composition to obtain a paste and apply on the hair. Wait until it dries (about one hour and a half) and wash.

4. Celery

Take a bundle of celery leaves, chop them and use a blender to extract the juice. Filter through a fine cotton cloth and store in a bottle until the next morning. Spread the juice on scalp and hair and leave it one hour. Then rinse, air dry and comb with a circular brush.

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5. Milk spray

This is a handy and fast way to flatten an unruly hair. Take a spray bottle and pour milk. Sprinkle the milk all along the hair strands and allow the hair to absorb it during the next half an hour. Wash with neutral shampoo and brush your hair.

A popular straightening treatment in beauty salons

One of the most popular straightening treatments provided by beauty salons is based on using keratin, a structural protein found in skin, hair, and nails. This method, also known as “The Brazilian Blowout”, is indeed effective for straightening even the frizziest hair. It is a long lasting option because stands up to moisture and rain.

The first stage consists of deep cleaning the hair to remove sebum, dirt, and any buildup. The hair stylist applies the keratin solution to your hair and use a flat iron to incorporate it. Then the hair is rinsed with tap water without shampoo, it is covered with a conditioning mask, rinse again, and blown dry. This process lasts about 90 minutes but the results are fabulous.

No matter if you choose a do it yourself method for straightening your hair, or you go to a beauty salon, just keep in mind that having a sleek and beautiful hair is an attainable purpose.

How to Straighten African Textured Hair Safely

how to straighten black hairMany African American women elect to straighten their hair with chemicals called “hair relaxers” for a variety of reasons. The main reason for most black women is manageability. When the hair is in the relaxed state it can be easier to comb through and style.  Straight hair for some black women offers better hair styling options and can even give women longer hair.

Straightening your hair can be a wonderful thing but only when it is done right and without damage to your hair. Countless black women are from the small group of women where relaxers just do not seem to work for them and they end up with damaged hair and sometimes even hair chemical burns to the scalp or allergic reactions.

The good news is that there are things that black women can do to still enjoy the benefits and flexibility of straight hair without damage. This is all done in the preparation period.

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In order to get ready for a hair relaxer, you need to check the condition of your hair.  Since the chemicals used in hair relaxers are so strong, the better condition that your hair is in before you relax it the better the outcome.

Some black women wear weaves or braids that can cause tension on the scalp and result in weak, brittle hair. The braids can be heavy putting weight on the scalp and undue stress. If a person is wearing braids or weaves, they should remove them at least 2-3 weeks prior to applying a relaxer.

Women should not color their hair either. There are new products on the market now where the hair color is included in the relaxer so women need not worry about relaxing their and then coloring it only to damage it again.

If you find that your hair is not in good condition, you need to realize that relaxing your hair is not an option for a few months at least.

A good way to test the strength of your hair is to wash it, and when the hair is damp, take a tissue and try to pull on a few strands of the hair. If the hair break instantly and you see a lot of breakage when the hair is dry, you will definitely know that your hair is too weak to get done.

You may need take a month of treating your hair with deep conditioners and hair care products designed especially for damage or color treated hair.

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Try not to wash their hair for a least 2 weeks prior to treatment. This may sound odd but it is very necessary. A lot of times, women complain of burning when they get their hair relaxed. By allowing your hair to build up a residue of natural oils on the scalp, by not washing your hair, you will be actually be preventing any chance of the chemical leaking out and burning your skin. This is small step but a cautious safety measure. If you are concerned about your hair not smelling fresh there are products that you can purchase from natural health food stores called “dry shampoos” to freshen your hair while you are waiting for treatment.

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