Straight hair is highly stylish, pretty and convenient and will never go out of style. A lot of people yearn for that simple, sleek, and classy look that straight hair can give you. The problem, however is, styling your hair too often or even opting for permanent straightening can be detrimental to your hair’s health Some of the tools used can really have drastic effect on your hair. Tools such as heat and chemical straighteners are really not ideal for your hair. This is because, over time, your hair dries put, splits on ends and though it might be straight, your hair may not be as attractive as it once was. Using these natural methods to straighten your hair may take longer to show results, but it will definitely leave your hair looking and FEELING like a million bucks.
It is worthy to note however, that sometimes, your hair is how it is probably because of genetics. Be it a wavy, fro, straight or curly. It hangs the way it is because of the shape of the follicle. This means that while the methods we are going to discuss can give you very good results at straightening your hair, they are not going to be permanent. If you are looking for a solution that will last long-term, you might consider chemical straightening, having in mind its risks.
To achieve the straight hair you desire, try out these tips listed below:
Blow dry with cold air
If you want to get your desired effect for your hair, first of all, you might want to switch up on some of your hair routines and methods. For instance, if you’ve always achieved your straight sleek hair through your classic hot blowout, you might want to consider blow drying your hair with cold air.
Truth is, this method might take longer than the normal, but it is totally worth it. Make sure to keep a leave-in conditioner or straightening serum close, as to tame the strands that might want to fall from the hair. While using a hot blow dryer has been shown to damage the hair shaft, using cool air has been proven to cause less damage than air drying alone.
How to do
- Wash your hair and let it air-dry for a while; maybe three-quarter of the way, partition your hair into sections as you are wont to.
- Use the “cool” setting on your blow-dryer, making sure that your blow-dryer is moving continuously from root to tip.
- Keep the blow-dryer about six inches away from your hair while you dry it.
- Wrap your hair
Wrapping your hair has proven to be one of the most popular and effective ways you can straighten your hair without necessarily heat styling it. However, not everyone can effectively wrap their hairs. Luckily for you, there are tons and tons of hair wrapping tutorials for almost all hair types beckoning at you on YouTube.
Though there are didtinct mnethods for different hair types and textures, there are however, some basic things you will need, which are pretty much the same. Things like long bobby pins also known as roller pins, satin hair wrapping scarf or turban.
How to do
- Separate the top section where you part your hair and use a fine-toothed comb to comb it out flat.
- Holding hair taut, bring the hair around to the opposite side of your head from where it naturally falls and pin it tightly to the side of your head.
- Repeat this method for each section of your hair, and secure with a hair turban before you go to sleep at night.
- Roll with plastic rollers
With your plastic jumbo rollers, preferably, 1 3/4 diameter or bigger size, you can achieve hair that’s slightly wavy with tons of volume and a glossy finish, with no heat required. . These types of rollers may require some practice, that’s why there are YouTube tutorials on it. They can help you get the hang of it
How to do
- Simply divide your damp hair into medium sections
- Roll the products into your hair before you go to bed, or about four hours before you intend to take them out
- Use products meant to straighten hair
There are tons of hair products that are aimed at calming and relaxing your hair. Products like shampoos, conditioners, leave-in conditioners, hairsprays, smoothing serums and keratin-packed spray on conditioner. These products are meant for straight hair and also making your hair easier to style. Some of them have properties that can coat your hair strands, weighing them down and relaxing your curls. Experimenting with these products or any product that’s meant for straight hair could be a good place to start.
- Sleep with your hair wet
If sleeping with a head wrap or big rollers on your head is a herculean task, you could start simply by sleeping with your hair wet. But if you are going to be sleeping with your hair wet, you might want to consider getting a satin pillowcase instead. This will reduce friction that can happen to your hair while you sleep, giving your hair a straighter appearance when you loosen it in the morning.
How to do
- Use a hair band to tie a loose ponytail at the top of your head
- Create a bun shape by wrapping your hair around that ponytail and securing it with another hair tie.
- Try a hair mask
Hair masks are wont to restore protein to the hair, and to make it appear
curlier and more relaxed. There are also ways you can deep-condition your hair
to give it a shinier an straighter.
Try a hair mask that uses raw egg, manuka honey, or avocado for a deep-conditioning effect. You can also use warmed coconut oil or almond oil as hot-oil treatments to infuse and strengthen curly hair.
- Apply essential oils
There are some essential oils that, when applied to the hair, makes it appear tamer. Some of these essential oils are more readily absorbed into your hair than chemical products. Coconut oil, argan oil, almond oil, and macadamia oil are some of the oils can all penetrate your hair follicles, sealing and repairing the cells inside. These oils also add sweet scent and gloss to your hair, thereby weighing your hair down slightly, and making it easy to style.
Once you’ve used rollers, wrapping, a cold blow-dry or another technique to style your hair, apply your essential oil of choice. Warming the oil by rubbing it between your palms may make it easier to spread the oil through your hair evenly. Focus on the ends of your hair, and be careful not to apply more than a dime-sized amount..
If these tips don’t work for you, don’t be alarmed, simply speak to a professional hairstylist about hair treatments that can give you your desired hair without heat damage.