Ditch that straightener when at home; try home remedies to straighten hair
First Published Dec 22, 2020, 3:34 PM IST
While you can use the iron on special occasions, if you like straight hair to be your daily look, you can resort to any one of these home remedies
For years, a straightener has been a girl's best friend as well as a worst enemy. Especially the kind we had years back, which were heavy to hold, too hot to handle or would leave behind a burning smell. Thanks to good technology, we have now moved on to better products, which are light and easy on the hair and also comes with a really long chord, so you don't have to be glued to a plug point.
But if you use a straightener every day, over a long period of time, the damages are high as you put your hair in harm's way.
While you can use the iron on special occasions (not more than two to three times a week), for natural looking straight hair, you can resort to any one of these home remedies. Not only will they tame your hair, but will also nourish them, making them look straight, shiny, healthy and voluminous.
Whole milk and eggs: Take 1 cup milk, 2 eggs and whip it slowly for a minute or so. Then dip your hair in this mix for 10-15 minutes. It's going to be smelly, but squeeze out the mix from your hair, tie them in a bun and cover it for an hour or so. Wash with a milk shampoo and see the result.
Multani mutti: The benefits of Fuller's earth, also known as multani mitti, are very well known, but very few are aware of the fact that it's not just great for your skin but even your hair. Take multani mitti powder and add some water to it to make a paste. Slowly rub it on your hair, ensuring that you have covered the roots and the scalp. Now, run a comb through your hair and leave it on for an hour or so. Wash with warm water and let the magic happen.
Aloe vera: Boil a cup of hot water and add 3 teaspoons of flaxseeds in it. Let it boil on a low flame and then let it cool. Now, take 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 2 teaspoon castor oil and 2 teaspoon honey, mix and stir. Now apply the mix on damp hair and leave it till it dries. Wash with warm water and blot dry.
Coconut milk and lime juice: We've established that coconut milk is extremely nourishing for the hair. Now, take a cup of coconut milk and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil, juice from half a lemon and 2 teaspoons of corn-starch. Heat this mix for a few minutes, let it cool down and apply to your hair. Let this mix sit for an hour or so and then wash off.
Banana and honey pack: Mash a banana, add some honey, 1/2 cup of yoghurt and two tablespoons of olive oil. Apply this on your hair and wrap a towel around it for an hour or so. Wash your hair with water and let it dry naturally.
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