Straighten Your Curly Hairs | Curly hairs are beautiful in itself and presently they are in a craze. But taming the curly hairs is a very difficult task especially when they are in a bad condition. Those who rely on strongest of gels are constantly afraid of their long-term bad effects. The use of gels is not suggested for the daily use.
The best option to do away with the curly hairs is to straighten your curly hairs. How silly! Everybody knows that straightening curly hairs is the best solution to get rid of them! But how to straighten your curly hairs is the question. Most women are susceptible to the techniques applied for straightening hairs and always doubt that these techniques will damage their hairs permanently someday.
Surely, some hair straightening techniques damage hairs, and such damages are sometimes irreparable. But why to go for them? There are many safe and easy techniques to straighten your hairs. Why not try them? If you don’t know much about them, I am here to help. Here, I am delineating some of the easiest ways straight your curly hairs. Opt the one which suits you best.
Method 1: Use Milk as a Hair Straightener
Milk has some miraculous properties which do wonders on curly hairs. The easiest way to straighten your curly hairs is to use milk directly on the hairs. For this, you can take an old spray bottle and fill it with milk. Now slowly spray it on your hairs until all of your hairs are dampened by it. Now, let your hairs dry for at least 30 minutes and then wash them off with water or some mild shampoo. You will be amazed to see how straighten your curly hairs look.
Method 2: Use Honey with the milk
Honey also has some magical properties for the hairs. To straighten curly hairs use milk and honey. For this, take a cup of milk and mix some honey in it. Take honey in little amount and mix them well. To make this mixture a bit thicker add a banana. Banana has good moisturizing properties for hairs. Now apply this paste all over your scalp from roots to the tip and let it sit in your hairs for an hour or until it completely dries out. Now wash this with a mild shampoo. You will instantly see some good results after using this pack. This is one of the best remedies to straighten your curly hairs.
Method 3: Use Hot Oils:
You must have heard that hot oils make your hairs smooth and well hydrated. As they hydrate the hairs well, this hydration helps to relax the light curly patterns of the hairs. For the hot oil treatment, you can use any oil of your choice, be it olive oil, almond oil, sesame oil or coconut oil.
To start the treatment, first, you have to heat the oil. You can heat the oil on a cooktop or in the microwave. If you are using a microwave, heat it for about 20 seconds. And if you are heating it directly on the flame, just keep it over it only for a few seconds until the oil is lukewarm. Now take this hot oil and slowly massage it into your hairs and scalp for about 15 minutes. If you are short on time, use a comb to distribute the oil evenly in your hairs.
Once you are done with the effective oiling of your hairs, take a towel and dip it in hot water. Now squeeze it and cover your hair with it for 10 minutes. Repeat this process 2-3 times, if possible. Now wash out your hair with a mild shampoo. If you want to effectively straighten your curly hairs without any damage, don’t use any hot air dryer after it. Let your hairs dry naturally.
Method 4: Use a Straightening Iron
Using the straightening Iron is the sure shot way to straighten your curly hairs. The only thing about which you should be aware while using this method is the quality of the straightening iron. A good quality straightening Iron causes minimal damage if used at a proper temperature. The temperature of the straightening iron depends on the type of hair. Once you start using it, you will yourself be able to find which temperature is best to straighten your curly hairs. To give you an idea about the temperature, here I am giving you a few tips:
1. If you have slightly damaged hair or just fine hair, set your machine at 250-300 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. If your hairs have average thickness, set your machine at 320 to 350 degree Fahrenheit.
3. If your hairs are very coarse, frizzy or thick, set your machine at 350 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
To straighten your curly hairs with the machine, you have to take care of something’s beforehand. The machine cannot be used on unwashed hairs. Wash your hairs properly and then blow-dry them. To protect them from heat damage, apply a heat protection spray. After this, divide your hairs into sections using the hair holding pins that you usually get free with your machine.
Now pin your machine to the power button and set it at the correct temperatures. Once it is hot, take one section of the hair and straighten it. Start with the lowest layer which is just near your neck. If your hairs sizzle, stop the straightening. Again start the process and continue till you are all done. Check with the help of the mirror if any section or layer is left. If you don’t want to waste your labor that you have applied to straighten your curly hairs that the straightened hairs remain as such for long, use a fixer or a hairspray as a finishing product.
Method 5: Use Fuller’s Earth:
Fuller’s is a cleansing agent which is very mild for your hairs and on which you can blindly rely to straighten your curly hairs. It has some natural properties which support the straightening of hairs. This is an excellent agent to be used to doing away with the frizzy hair. There are many ways in which people use Fuller’s earth for getting smooth and straight hairs. Here, I am delineating one of the simplest and easiest ways to use it.
Take a cup of Fuller’s earth. Now mix this with one full egg white and rice flour. Two Tsp of rice flour will be sufficient. Now add some water to this mix to get a tiny mixture. Now apply this mixture to your head. To evenly spread this thin mixture, use a wide-toothed comb. Once done, cover it up with a shower cap and leave it as it is for an hour. Now wash it off with simple tap water. Do not shampoo your hairs at this stage, if you want to straighten your curly hairs as is done in the saloons. Now, spray some milk on your damp hairs. Let it sit in your hairs for 15 minutes. Now is the time to shampoo your hair. You can use a good conditioner after that. If you have never tried this method, try it just once to straighten your curly hairs and to add shine.
Method 6: Use aloe vera
Aloe Vera is well known for its beneficial skin properties, but its benefits are not limited to just skin. It contains many enzymes which are very helpful for the quick hair growth and smoothness of the hairs. Its hair moisturizing properties are comparable to no other. Moisturization helps to straighten the hairs more quickly. But how to use this aloe vera? Directly or with something?
Well, to make the application of Aloe vera more effective, mix a half cup of aloe vera gel with some warm olive oil. If you have some essential oil like rosemary, sandalwood etc. mix a drop or two of them in this mixture. Now slowly but forcefully massage this mixture on to your scalp and cover your head with a shower cap. After 1-2 hours, wash it off with a mild shampoo. To straighten curly hairs quickly, use this method twice or thrice a week.
Method 7: Use Hair Rollers:
If you don’t want to use any hair mask or heat on your hairs, try this method. For this, you will need a big sized hair roller. You can find it on any of the big beauty stores. It is essential to use only a big sized hair roller if you want efficient and effective results.
If you have found the hair roller, take one of it and wrap your washed and wet hair around it. Now, fix it tightly on your head Use bobby pins to attach them tight over your head. If you want to straighten your curly hairs very nicely wait for your hairs to get completely dry. In a hurry, you may not get good results. Once they are dry, take out the rollers. When you do this, you will find that your hairs have straightened very nicely.
Tip: To save your hairs from getting dented by the use of pins, use a bobby pin.
Method 8: Use Coconut milk
The most natural and effective way to straighten curly hair is the use of Coconut milk. This milk is very rich in hair straightening properties. To use this milk effectively for hair straightening, follow the prescribed method.
Take a bowl full of coconut milk and mix juice of about a half lemon. Mix them well. For achieving a thickness, keep this mixture in a fridge for an hour. Quickly apply this mixture after taking it out from the fridge. After application, cover your hair. If possible, take a towel and warm it up with a dryer and wrap your head around it. This helps in the quick soaking of the nutrients in the scalp.
Let the mixture sit in the air for about 30-60 minutes. Now wash off your hairs. You will find very quick results with this process.
Method 9: Go for a Brazilian Straightening:
This is a sort of permanent hair straightening solution. This is also called as Brazilian Blowout or Brazilian Keratin Treatment. This hair straightening lasts for about 2-4 months. L’Oreal X-Tenso technique can be used to get straight hairs for a promising 6 months.
This method doesn’t break the bonds of your hair as harsh chemical does. The natural texture returns gradually. This type of straightening doesn’t work on very thin or damaged hair. For this type of straightening, you have to visit any good saloon of your choice. There, they blow-dry your hairs and iron it to get them flat and you are all done. You just have to take care of not to wash your hairs for 3-4 days after that. This whole process takes only 1-2 hour.
Method 10: Use a Home Kit
In this method, a hair relaxer is generally used to straighten the hairs. You just have to search for a good hair relaxer from a salon or a beauty store. There are two types of relaxers available on the market:
(a) Relaxer with Iye
(b) Relaxer without Iye
The difference between the two is that relaxer without Iye (which is mostly in homes) can leave the hairs damaged or dull. So, it is better to use relaxer with an Iye.
Before using a relaxer make one thing very clear in your mind, that is, once you are done straightening your hairs with this method, you will not be able to hold curls for very long. You cannot have super curly hairs back.
Method for Applying Relaxer:
Before applying relaxer wear an old t-shirt and disposable gloves. Keep an old towel over your shoulder. Take the hair relaxer pack and read the instructions carefully. Usually, the relaxers kit come up with some packets of pastes, powder or creams. Unpack them carefully and follow the directions using a wooden spatula. Now, let the mixture set for a few minutes so that all the ingredients can fuse and combine well.
Now apply a thin layer of Vaseline around the neck, ears, and the hairlines. The reason behind this is, Vaseline helps save your neck from the effect of chemicals found in hair relaxer. While applying the relaxer you should be very careful. The relaxer shouldn’t touch your eyes or mouth.
After applying petroleum jelly do a strand test. What is it? Well, it is a test conducted by taking a small strand of your hair and applying the relaxer to it. It is done to ensure that the chemicals are not itchy and irritable for your skin or hairs. For doing this test, take a small strand of hair from the bottom of your neck. Usually, the bottom hairs are taken for a reason. If something bad happens, it will not look bad as it will not be visible.
Now apply the relaxer to it. Now leave it for the time prescribed in the instructions leaflet or until the results are visible. Now wash it and then dry. Search for any anomaly. If you see any breakage or damage, discontinue its use, and if not, apply it all over your hair. Apply it as evenly as possible and leave it for the instructed time. In the end, rinse it with the shampoo. If a shampoo or conditioner is given with the kit, please use them only.