Those of us with straight hair yearn for curly locks and wavy kinks, although straight and silky hair is more popular.
Today, getting straight hair, is easy as a sitting at a hair salon, that offers different kinds of chemical treatments for permanent straightening which can last up to a year. Of course, these treatments do not come cheap, and during the course of time, the hair texture also pays due to chemicals and hot irons.
Here are some methods to get the kinks and curls out of hair, at home, using ingredients from the shelves.
Celery Leaves Extract:
Chop a bunch of celery leaves and extract its juice by blending and straining through a muslin cloth. Store this in a bottle overnight. Next day apply the juice to length of hair and scalp. Comb with a broad toothed comb so that all the hair is covered and leave it on for an hour. Rinse hair well. Blow dry gently, using a circular brush with natural bristles.
A very popular technique is to mix 1/2 cup of water with 1/2 a cup of milk and pour this into a spray bottle. Comb out the tangles before starting. Spray this milk on hair and scalp. Comb again. Leave milk on the Hair for half an hour before washing gently with water. Comb with a broad toothed comb. Repeat this technique 2-3 times a week. Can Blow dry with a brush for a finished look.
Multani Mitti Pack:
Take a cup of "Fullerís Earth" or "Multani Mitti" and mix 1 egg white and 2 spoons of rice flour to this. Add water to make a paste which should be runny enough to coat the hair, but not flow at the same time. Leave for half an hour and comb with a wide toothed comb. Repeat this 2-3 times. Wash hair with water and a gentle shampoo after 2 hours.
Coconut Milk Treatment:
Another trendy tip is coconut milk treatment. Extract milk from 1 coconut by first grating and then blending the tender fruit or meat of coconut. Add the juice of 1 fresh lime to this. Mix well and keep in the refrigerator overnight. Next day use the creamy lever on hair and scalp. Cover the head with a hot towel and keep for an hour. Wash with water and comb with a wide toothed comb. Repeat 2-3 times a week for good results. Blow drying is an option.
Hair Straightening Side Effects
Hair straightening is a common trend today. People straighten their hair to make it look more stylish and beautiful. However, it has some side effects that can damage the hair, caused by the heat and chemicals used while straightening the hair. Below are some of the side effects caused due to hair straightening
Dryness of hair is the most common side effect of hair straightening. The heat and chemicals that are used can damage the hair and losing the natural moisture in the hair to a great extent can make the hair look dull and frizzy
Allergy is another risk that is commonly associated with hair straightening. The allergy is mainly caused due to the chemicals that are used during hair straightening. Allergy sets off itching on the skin and scalp, redness of scalp, scalp rash and itching of the eye. In such cases, you should consult a doctor immediately to address these side effects.
Straightening hair can make your hair styles
monotonous. In cases of permanent straightening, you can hardly change your hairstyle and it is impossible to do different hairstyles at times.
Hair straightening can also cause hair fall
. The use of poor quality chemicals and improper techniques to straighten hair can break the hair from the roots. It also makes the hair follicles become weak and leads to continuous falling of hair.
Hair Straightening for Men and Women
The methods for hair straightening are almost the same for both men and women. Hair straighten can either be done by visiting a beauty salon or DIY project. People usually go to the salon if they want to do a permanent straightening as it involves using chemical products to straighten the hair and the effect lasts longer. For temporary hair straightening, people prefer to straighten their hair at home by using a hair straightener. The cost for hair straightening differs from one beauty salon to another; it also depends on the thickness, length and type of the hair.
The results using the above methods may not be as polished and neat as a salon straightening, however the expenses are less and the hair is protected from the harmful effects of harsh chemicals.