Avoid using heat or chemical straighteners that will damage your hair. Instead, there are healthier ways to style your hair.
Straight hair is stylish and pretty. The problem, however, is that many of the tools used, such as heat and chemical straighteners, are bad for your hair. Over time, they dry it out and split the ends.
Fortunately, there are some other methods for encouraging curly or wavy hair to straighten out naturally.
- Brush wet hair until it dries
After washing your hair, let it air dry completely, but continue to brush it every five minutes. Pull out and hold each section of hair for a few seconds. You can also do this in front of a fan, which is faster, but it requires constant brushing.
- Wrap wet hair
When your hair is wet, comb and divide it down the center. Comb the left portion all the way over to the right and wrap around the back of your head, securing with bobby pins. Flip the right section over the left side, wrap, and pin in the same way. Let it air dry completely.
3.Roll your hair
Use large hair rollers to roll sections of wet hair and secure them tightly against your head. Let dry completely.
- Use overnight hair bands
Divide damp hair into one or two low ponytails. Fasten with a soft hair elastic, then add additional elastics every inch or so down the ponytail, in order to hold it together. Go to sleep and let it out in the morning.
- Twist hair into a bun
If you have fairly obedient, straightish hair to begin with, then this method will likely work for you. Make a ponytail of damp hair and twist like a rope. Wrap around itself to make a bun and secure with an elastic. Let air dry, then brush out.
- Make a natural straightening mask
Make a milk and honey mask. Mix 1 cup of whole milk or coconut milk with 1 tbsp of honey and let it soak into your hair and scalp for one hour before washing out.
You can also mix 2 cups milk with 1 egg. Soak your hair in it for 10 minutes, then squeeze out, don’t rinse, and wrap with a plastic cover for another 30 minutes. Wash out and brush dry.
Apply this mask twice a week for 2 months in order to relax and straighten your hair: 1 cup coconut milk, 5-6 tbsp lemon juice, 2 tbsp olive oil, 3 tbsp cornstarch. Heat at low temperature and stir until smooth. Cool, then apply to hair.
To all of these methods, add a few drops of sweet almond or coconut oil to tame frizz and smooth out the look.