To achieve hair that is straight, healthy and sleek seems next to impossible especially in the recent busy and fast-paced life. Hot styling treatments cause hair breakage and make them lose their natural moisture content.
With continuous use of heat styling appliances like curl-irons, straighteners and blow dryers, we can cause more damage to our hair health and can make them look coarse and extremely dry. Straight hair looks classy, pretty and is convenient to style.
TIPS FOR GETTING STRAIGHT HAIR WITHOUT USING ANY HEAT
1. Use Blow-Dry with Cold Air setting
To master this technique, all you have to do is switch your classic blowout method with some cold air blasting. Wash your hair and let them dry about 70-80%. After that, normally divide your hair into sections. The main hack is to use the“cool” setting of the blow-dryer and move it continuously from the root of the hair to its tip. Maintain a distance of at least 5 inches between your hair and the blow-dryer.
This is quite a time-saving method and gives great results if followed up by applying a good hair straightening serum.
2. Wrapping your Hair
One of the top-most popular ways to achieve straight hair with no application of any heat-based appliance is Hair Wrapping. However, there are very few people who know how to do it effectively. All you need to master this technique is some bobby pins (also known as roller pins), as well as a satin turban or scarf. You may even come across different methods for varying hair length and textures, let me assure you that the basic technique remains the same.
To wrap your hair, first, separate the top section of your hair using a fine-toothed comb. After that, flat out this section using the same comb. Now, bring out the hair on the opposite side of your head and pin it tightly to that side of your head. Now, repeat this step for each section of your hair and cover it steadily with a turban or satin scarf before sleeping at night.
3. Try using essential oils
Women from all over the world have been using essential oils from ages to accomplish hair that is shinier and appear tamer. This makes using essential oils an amazing and more organic way of achieving straight hair with no heat. Certain essential oils, namely, argan oil, almond oil, coconut oil, and macadamia oil penetrates deep into the follicles of your hair and thus seal and repair the cells inside. They are absorbed deep into the hair shaft and works well on improving hair quality. You can also combine this method with another no heat straightening method like wrapping or rolling since it adds a natural gloss to the hair and makes them look more beautiful and stylish. It also adds a sweet scent to your hair.
To apply the oil on your hair, carefully take out a dime-sized amount and rub it slightly over your palms to warm the oil. This ensures easy application of the oil over your scalp. After applying it over the scalp, focus on the ends of the hair.
4. DIY straightening mask
Hair masks are widely known to improve hair texture and restore the lost nutrients effectively into your mane. You can easily prepare the following mentioned hair masks using the ingredients easily available in your home and achieve the perfect flowing, silky and straight hair.
Egg Yolk Hair Mask
Eggs are a rich source of proteins and amino acids – the building blocks of strong, healthy hair. Egg yolks also provide in-depth moisture lock to the hair and scalp. They’re also one of the few natural food resources which consist of vitamin D. This vitamin may help prevent hair fall and make hair shinier.
- 2 egg yolks
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, can also use coconut oil
- Water (to dilute the mask)
- Now just properly mix these ingredients and apply to your hair. Keep for 30 minutes and wash.
- Aloe Vera and yogurt mask for shiny hair
Take 3 teaspoons of aloe vera gel and 2 teaspoons of yogurt.
Mix three teaspoons of fresh aloe vera gel with two teaspoons of yogurt, one teaspoon of honey and one teaspoon of olive oil. Mix everything well and apply on hair and scalp. Massage the mixture into your scalp for a good 10 minutes.
Let it rest for half an hour and then wash. This mask helps to restore the natural shine of your hair and also works wonders in getting rid of dandruff and making them super silky and shiny.
5. Twist Hair into a bun
If you are someone who has partly straight-ish hair and do not require long hours of hard work to achieve a straight hair look, then this is the go-to method for you. Wet your hair and tie them up into a bun and secure with a rubber band. Let it air dry and then comb them properly.