Silky, soft, and straight hair is every woman’s dream but not all are blessed with this virtue. Some have really frizzy and curly hair which are not manageable and hence give a dry and frizzy look. You can go to a Brazilian keratin salon for a treatment, but if you want to avoid it and save some money, try these hair smoothening tips.
What Is Smoothening Treatment?
Thanks to advancement in technology many straightening products have come in the market which result in a sleek, shiny and straight look. Initially the straightening treatment damaged hair to an extreme extent and the result looked somewhat artificial. But now due to innovation the result is quite natural and damage is less.
First there was rebonding, then extenso, relaxing, keratin and smoothening. Rebonding and extenso breakdown the curly formula of your hair and straighten them through chemical bonding and high heat whereas keratin and smoothening smooth down and tame your curly hair, remove the frizz, and hive natural shine and health. However, the fact cannot be denied that even smoothening uses chemicals plus is also expensive and hair gets damaged.
But do not despair as nature is abundant in natural ingredients which make your hair soft, shiny, silky, and also provide smoothening effects.
Natural Ways To Smoothen Your Hair At Home
Before you apply the treatments, make sure to wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo. Apply the product by dividing hair into sections and make sure that the products completely cover your whole hair. Then comb with a wide toothed comb to smooth down and cover with a shower cap. Keep treatments for 45 min to an hour and then wash them.
Coconut Milk Method
Coconut milk is the perfect ingredient for hair smoothening. It contains a number of vitamins and essentials which make your hair stronger, softer, healthier and straighter. You will need:
- 1 can coconut milk
- Juice of one lemon
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp castor oil
- 4 tbsp cornstarch
Mix all these together and form a smooth paste and heat it till it boils and is thick. Cool down. Now apply and cover it. Wash normally. Do this once a week for at least a month and you will see best results.
Mayonnaise is rich in proteins and vitamins and also includes eggs and oils. Proteins make your hair stronger and improves the elasticity of the hair and makes it shinier and healthier. You will need:
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
Mix them together and apply for an hour. Repeat every week.
Eggs are rich in proteins and good fats which are great for your overall health of the hair. They contain vitamin A, vitamin E and other nutrients which provide food and moisture to your dry hair. Eggs also help to prevent breakage of the hair and reduce split ends. You will need:
- 2 eggs
- 3 tbsp honey
- Half cup milk
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 4 tbsp olive/coconut/castor oil
Mix all and apply. Do this twice a week for best results.
Banana And Flax Seeds
A ripe banana is rich in magnesium, zinc, vitamins, and provides natural softness to your hair. Bananas when applied regularly have greatly improved the condition of the hair. Flax seeds contain essential amino acids which make your hair roots and shaft strong, shiny, and soft and increase the collagen production of your hair. You will need:
- 1 cup flax seeds
- 2 ripe bananas
- 3 tbsp almond or olive oil
- 2 tbsp honey
Boil flax seeds and then extract the gel out when it cools. Mix all other ingredients and apply. Do it every week.
The composition of the aloe vera gel is similar to keratin which our hair needs to grow healthy, strong and soft. Aloe vera contains all the essential nutrients which repair the hair damage and the shaft and make them stronger and healthier. You will need:
- 1 cup of fresh aloe vera gel
- I egg
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
Mix all together and apply for 45 minutes. Repeat it every week.
All these hair treatments are natural and do not damage the hair at all, in fact it makes them healthier, softer, shinier, and stronger along with smoothening the hair. But the effect won’t be the same as with chemical treatments. With patience and continuous usage, you will get your desired results. Head to a hair straightening salon Potomac if you want to straight hair permanently.