HAIR CARE: TIPS FOR STRAIGHT HAIR + HOW TO GET NATURAL SLEEK HAIR

    hair care tips for straight hair

    Women with straight hair don’t have bad hair days as their hair is easy to deal with and can go around without worrying about their looks. 

    There are certainly many benefits of having sleek straight hair such as, you can easily style your hair in less time, you can effortlessly detangle your hair and whatnot.

    If you want your hair to be straight without having to use heat styling products then read further for some hair care tips for straight hair and get frizz-free hair using some natural ways. 

    HAIR CARE TIPS FOR STRAIGHT HAIR + GET NATURAL SLEEK HAIR

    1. STRAIGHT YOUR HAIR USING HAIR BANDS

    hair care tips for straight hair

    1. Start with giving your hair a rinse with shampoo followed by a conditioner. Massage your scalp gently with your fingers. Do not rub or scratch your scalp. When choosing a shampoo avoid sulfate in it as it can damage your hair and it can create frizzy hair due to the release of its negative electrical charge. As a result, your hair is deprived of moisture. 

    2. Squeeze out the excess water from your hair using a microfiber towel. They contain fast-drying properties which make the towel soak extra water from your hair and they work better than normal towels. Gently press your hair against a microfiber towel. Do not rub as it can create breakage and frizz in your hair.

    3. Comb our hair using a wide teeth comb to detangle your hair. Start combing your hair from the bottom and gradually work your way up to the roots. 

    4. Start making 2 pigtails from the nape of your neck. Tie both the pigtails with elastic hair bands every 2 o 3 inches apart. Keep the hair bands loose to avoid bumps in your hair.

    5. Cover your hair with a silk cap for the rest of the night and remove it the next morning. Comb your hair with wide teeth comb.

    2. OVERNIGHT SILK SHOWER WRAP

    hair care tips for straight hair

    1. Wash your hair with a shampoo and condition your hair after that. Do not towel dry your hair as the next steps require your hair to be wet.

    2. Massage leave-in conditioner evenly to your wet hair to put on weight to your curls and prevent frizz. You can use argan or olive oil if have thicker hair and grape seed oil or coconut oil if you have fine hair. 

    3. Part your hair into 4 sections. 

    4. Comb down your hair and across your scalp. Pin the sides of your hair with bobby pins every 2 inches apart. Repeat the step with the rest of the sections and wrap all of your hair to the scalp. Do not secure bobby pins too tightly as it can develop headache. 

    5. Cover your hair inside a silk cap and leave it as it is for the rest of the night. Remove the bobby pins and comb your hair gently with a wide-tooth comb. 

    3. GET STRAIGHT HAIR WITH HAIR ROLLERS

    hair care tips for straight hair

    1. Wash and condition your hair using a sulfate-free shampoo. Gently press and squeeze out the excess water from your hair. 

    2. Rub leave-in conditioner or any natural oil to your hair evenly distributing it from your root to the length of your hair. 

    3. Comb your hair using a wide-toothed comb. Take a section of your hair and grab a large roller and place it at the end. Then roll it outward and towards your scalp. Pin it with bobby pins. If you wish to sleep in with your roller then you should use foam rollers. 

    4. Let your hair air dry or you can give your hair a blow-dry session with cold air. Make sure your hair is completely dry. 

    5. Gently unroll the rollers and let them slide down your hair. Brush your hair with a wide-toothed comb. 

    4. BRUSH WET HAIR UNTIL IT DRIES

    hair care tips for straight hair

    Brush your hair after you come out of the shower. Keep brushing after every five minutes until your hair becomes dry. Pull out each section holding the end with one hand and brushing with the other. For better results. Do this in front of a fan as this will dry your hair faster. 

    5. MAKE A NATURAL STRAIGHTENING MASK

    hair care tips for straight hair

    Hair straightening masks work best for your hair. To make a mask simply gather 1 cup of whole milk or coconut milk and 1 tablespoon of honey. Mix it well and apply it to your hair evenly. Keep it for one hour and rinse your hair later. 

    You can also mix 2 cups of milk with 1 egg. Coat your hair with the mask and leave it on for 30 to 35 minutes and cover it with plastic wrap. 

    6. RINSE YOUR HAIR WITH COLD WATER

    hair care tips for straight hair

    One great way to prevent frizz in your hair is by rinsing your hair with cold water. Avoid washing your hair with hot water as it can strip off natural oils from your hair and cause damage to the cuticles which leads to frizz, dry and flaky hair. Coldwater will close pores on your scalp giving you smooth and straight hair. When you rinse your hair with cold water, your hair is less likely to break and it also improves blood circulation in your scalp. 

    7. APPLY A SMOOTHING CREAM OR SERUM

    hair care tips for straight hair

    One of the fastest, easiest, convenient, and no-fuss methods to have naturally straight hair is to use smoothing cream or serums. When used over time it can prevent dry and damaged hair strands and it will create smooth frizz free hair as well as protect your hair from UV damage.

    8. GET THE RIGHT BRUSH

    Your hairbrush plays an important role in maintaining the good condition of your hair. Paddle brushes work best for straight hair that easily smooth out your hair and detangle the strands. 

    9. APPLE CIDER VINEGAR SPRAY FOR STRAIGHT HAIR

    Apple cider vinegar is a natural conditioner that contains enzymes that naturally smooth your hair. It also keeps frizz at bay and maintains your hair’s natural Ph level. 

    Denis de Souza is a Joico celebrity colorist says, “Apple cider vinegar coats the cuticle, leaving the hair soft and shiny”. He further adds, “It also helps to strengthen your hair by closing the cuticles and the hair shaft”.  

    Mix 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in one cup of water in a spray bottle. Shake it well before spritzing it to your hair and let it stay for 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse your hair and scalp later with cold water. 

    10. MILK FOR STRAIGHT HAIR

    Milk contains casein and whey protein that contributes to preventing dry and damaged hair resulting in frizz-free straight hair. After you wash and condition your hair, pour 1 cup of milk over your hair. Wait for 3 to 4 minutes and then rinse again with cold water. 

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