Straightening your hair gives you an exciting new look. The process of straightening your hair is not always enjoyable, though. Going to the salon for a Brazilian or Japanese hair-straightening treatment is expensive, and using a flat iron or chemicals can damage your hair. Whether you want to straighten your hair for increased manageability or for stylistic reasons, there are several ways to straighten safely and naturally using common, household ingredients.
Olive Oil and Conditioner
Olive oil mixed with your conditioner saturates your hair and relaxes curls. It also nourishes for your hair. Use 1 part conditioner and 3 parts olive oil. Heat the olive oil on the stove until it just starts to simmer. Mix conditioner in with the olive oil and leave the solution to sit until the temperature is deemed tolerable for application to your scalp. Leave the solution on your hair for 30 minutes. Rinse it off with fresh water and allow your hair to air-dry.
Coconut Milk and Lime
Coconut milk and lime is another nourishing relaxer. Use one lime for every cup of coconut milk. Keep the solution in the refrigerator overnight, after which a thick cream will form. Apply the cream to your hair and scalp then wrap your head in a hot towel for one hour. Wash your hair per usual after removing the towel. Repeat this process regularly to gradually relax the hair more and more, and to maintain the straightened hair.
Milk and Honey
Combine powdered milk, water and honey to create a hair-straightening paste. Add water gradually to the powdered milk while stirring until creating a thick consistency, then add three or four drops of honey. Leave the paste on your hair and scalp for up to 20 minutes, then wash your hair per usual. Apply this paste to your hair regularly before shampooing to gradually relax and maintain your hair.
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