Homemade Hair-Straightening Lotion

By Courtney Johnson

It isn't necessary to spend hundreds of dollars or hours at the salon to get straight hair. Just by using products from your cabinets, fridge or local grocery store, you can get straighter strands. These homemade and natural hair straightening recipes let you know what is going on your hair and help you avoid harsh chemicals.

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Coconut Milk

Refrigerate the milk from one coconut for 45 minutes after extracting it. After removing it from the fridge, whisk it until cream forms at the top. Remove the cream and place it into a bowl. Squeeze three lemons into the cream and stir until it becomes thick. Place the mixture on your hair, making sure to cover it from root to tip. Seal and cover your hair. Leave on for one hour and rinse completely with cold water. Treat your hair with this formula once a week.

Hot-Oil Straightener

Place oil into a bowl and heat in the microwave. While the oil is heating, comb out your hair. Apply hot oil to your hair from root to tip. Leave the oil on your towel-covered hair for at least 15 minutes. Wash the oil out of your hair with a gentle shampoo. Repeat once a week. Some oils that will work include: coconut, almond, jojoba, soy or olive oil (or a mixture of equal parts of a few of these oils).

Honey and Milk

Poor a cup of milk. Mix in 1 tsp of honey and half a cup of strawberries. Apply the mixture to your hair and cover if possible. Leave on for two hours. Wash out completely using a mild shampoo. Comb your hair out after washing. Apply this mixture to your hair at least once a week.


Wash and dry your hair completely. Pour 1/3 a cup of milk into a spray bottle. Spray your strands of hair with the milk. Leave on for 20 minutes and then wash out with a gentle shampoo. You can apply milk to your hair once a week.