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8 Natural hacks for silky straight hair
Since antiquity, silky straight hair has been a stereotypical parameter for beauty. Those who have got it, are fortunate already.
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Those who haven’t, tend to make their hair go through the unbearable torture inflicted by straighteners and flat irons. But why should you damage your hair intentionally all by yourself when you can get those desirable locks with just a few natural hacks? Ask those harsh chemicals and heating devices to stay aside as you’ve finally decided to do it the natural way!
Condition Your Hair with Almond Oil
Almond oil is one the best oils you can use to nourish your hair. Just mix 2-3 drops of this oil into a coin size of conditioner and apply it from root to tip. Leave it for a few minutes and then rinse off. Repeating this treatment twice a week makes the hair sleek and straight as well as prevents it from becoming dry and frizzy.
Coconut Milk with Lemon or Lime
Coconut milk is believed to help straighten hair and give it a beautiful luster due to its moisturizing ability. Massage your hair and scalp with a mixture of 1 cup of coconut milk and the juice extracted from one lemon, and then leave it on for 20 minutes. Shampoo and condition your hair and comb the strands gently while they are still wet and allow them to dry. You can also repeat the same procedure with fresh lime instead of lemon. In addition, coconut milk has all the benefits of being antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral to keep your scalp infection free.
Eggs and Olive Oil
While eggs make your hair stronger and shinier, olive oil helps keep your hair well moisturized. These ingredients, when combined together, help straighten your hair naturally. Whip two eggs properly and add four tablespoons of olive oil to it. Apply this mixture to your hair and scalp, then comb your hair with a wide-toothed comb. Rinse it off followed by a mild shampoo.
Castor Oil and Soyabean Oil
Castor oil conditions your hair and helps it stay hydrated along with preventing it from frizzing out while soya bean oil makes your hair straighter. Mix 2 tbsp of castor oil and 1 tbsp soya bean oil. Heat the mixture until it’s warm and then let it cool. Massage your scalp and hair with it and leave it in for 30 minutes. Finish the procedure with a mild shampoo. Comb your hair while it is still wet and allow it to air dry.
Milk protein is known to have moisturizing properties that can help straighten hair as well as fortify the hair shafts, making them smooth and frizz free. Take a spray bottle and pour 1/3 cup of milk (preferably coconut milk) in it. Comb out any tangles in your hair, spray the mixture over your hair and comb it again. Leave it on for 30 minutes so that the milk is absorbed by your hair. You can also mix one tablespoon of honey and 3-4 mashed strawberries in the milk. Then wash your hair with a mild shampoo and apply conditioner.
Apple Cider Vinegar
It restores your hair’s natural pH levels and promotes healthy hair growth and an infection-free scalp. Mix one or two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in one cup of water. Use this mixture as a final rinse after shampooing your hair. Leave it on your hair and allow it to dry naturally.
Aloe Vera contains several enzymes that promote healthy hair growth and makes your hair smooth and soft. Due to its penetrating nature, it goes deep into the hair strands and keeps them well moisturized. Mix one-half cup each of aloe vera gel and warm olive oil. Optionally, you can also mix six drops each of rosemary oil and sandalwood oil in the mixture. Apply it evenly onto your hair. Rinse off after half an hour and enjoy your lustrous locks.
Celery leaves can help straighten hair naturally and also stimulate hair growth. Store the juice extracted from a bunch of celery in a container and leave it overnight. Spray it all over your hair and comb the strands with a wide-tooth comb to help spread the juice throughout your hair. Massage for a few minutes, cover your head with a shower cap, leave it on for 30 minutes and finally wash your hair with a mild shampoo and apply conditioner.
Regular implementation of the above mentioned steps would make your hair naturally straight and you won’t ever need to depend upon hair-straighteners for getting those silky, smooth and lustrous locks.
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