I’ve recently done research on how to straighten hair naturally. Why?
Well, there are times when you’ve just got to have your hair straight. Can you relate?
The downside is that if you keep using chemicals or heat to make it happen you’re going to end up with split ends and exhausted hair. The damage done.
The good news is that it doesn’t have to end up that way there are some very simple and completely natural alternatives to get to grips with this common problem.
If your hair is naturally curvy or has a bit of a wave then you probably find yourself straightening it occasionally, it can be so much more practical (particularly in the Winter) and much easier to manage on a day-to-day basis.
So, let’s take a look at some ways you can get that look – without any of the pain caused by heat treatments or chemical solutions.
Brush It Over And Over
This is a fairly simple technique which encourages the hair to dry straight.
You pull your hair straight in sections and brush it every 5 minutes or so until it is completely dry. If you want to speed up the drying process – then do this while sat in front of a fan.
However, it’s important that if you do opt to use a fan, that you just keep brushing and brushing until your hair is completely dry.
This is often the most convenient natural method if you’re in a rush.
Put Your Hair Into A Twisted Bun
This only works if your hair is quite straight in the first place, it won’t work with very curly or frizzy hair and you’ll just end up with a sort of messy bird’s nest.
Take your hair, while it still very damp from being washed, and turn it into a ponytail, then you want to turn the hair over on itself so that it becomes like rope.
Then put it up into a bun and use a hair band to keep it in place.
Once it’s dried, you should brush it out.
Use Your Hair Rollers To Do The Heavy Lifting
You’ll need big rollers for this – that means something around the same size as a can of cola.
Then you roll out one section of hair at a time and put it up with the roller secured as tightly as you can against your scalp.
Then you need to let the hair dry out completely (if it’s not bone dry, when you remove the rollers, the wave will come back).
Wrap Your Hair Tight
You need to give yourself a nice center parting here and then give yourself a combover so that the bulk of the hair sat on the left side is covering the right.
Then you take all the hair together and wrap it around to the back of your scalp and put it up with bobby pins.
Then take what remains on the right and flip it left and repeat.
It needs to be left to dry out thoroughly (fi you want to do this overnight – you can wrap your hair in a silk scarf).
Put Your Hair Up Overnight
Create a ponytail that is very low (or two ponytails if you’ve got volume) and then fasten the bottom with a soft elastic hair band.
Then every inch up the ponytail clamp the thing with another hair band but not too tightly (you don’t want marks in your hair).
Go to bed and when you get up in the morning, it’ll be straight.
Final Thoughts On How To Straighten Hair Naturally
It’s important to note that none of these procedures will give you perfectly straight hair.
So, if the look’s for a job interview or a similarly high-impact event you might still want to reach for the straightening irons.
Otherwise, these methods are more than good enough and they will keep your hair straight, happy and healthy with no damage.
Check out our Guide to Natural Beauty for more clean beauty tips and tricks.