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Hair smoothening is one of the most common treatments done in the salon. Some of the side effects associated with this treatment is greying and dry hair. Although these treatments include a lot of chemicals that damage the hair they are still done often.
Well, with these ingredients, that are most likely to always be in your home, you can straighten your hair with less damage. Moreover, these are less messy, safer and don’t require any heating products.
This protein filled superfood is the number 1 ingredient and a must have for smoothening treatments done at home. They pack essential vitamins and minerals to make your hair feel and look healthier and silky smooth. Along with providing necessary nourishment to damaged hair and split ends, eggs also condition the scalp.
DIY: combine eggs, banana, honey and olive oil. Apply smooth paste and rest for 1 hour. Repeat once a week.
This powder is well known all over India for its benefits when used on the face. Few actually know that this powder can make your hair smooth, thicken it and make it stronger.
DIY: Simply add water to the multanimitti powder till it becomes a paste. Slowly rub into the scalp and roots. Leave for an hour.
This is definitely not a quick fix or a one time magic ingredient. Regular use of either normal milk or coconut milk will along with other supporting ingredients works wonders for hair in the long run.
DIY: Mix coconut milk, olive oil, lemon juice, cornstarch and mix well. Heat this mixture and let it cool. Mix and apply on the head, let it sit for an hour.
If you don’t already know about the incredible healing properties of aloe vera, we are here to change your mind. Aloe vera is an all in one product with multiple uses. Aloe vera is rich in proteolytic enzymes that promote hair growth and keep your hair smooth. Made up mostly of water, this is one of the most hydrating ingredients to use in DIY treatments.
DIY: Mix aloe vera with warm oil and apply to the hair. Keep for an hour and rinse.
Castor oil is famous for hair growth. Amongst its many benefits is treating infections, and stomach concerns.
Castor oil is very easy to use. It doesn’t need to be mixed with any other ingredients. Warm castor oil, pour on scalp and massage. Wrap a towel to secure the warmth, for 30-45 minutes. Wash and repeat once a week or once in two weeks.
Vinegar is not very common, most likely for its smell. A quick mix of vinegar and cold water after conditioning will add a lot of shine to your hair after just the first wash. Make sure to double wash to make sure all the smell is out.
Banana is enriched with potassium, vitamins and natural oils will smoothen hair and make it stronger. Papaya is filled with Vitamin A. When combined this mask will help the overall health as well as smoothening and straightening.
DIY: Mix equal parts of banana and papaya. Make the mixture as smooth as possible. Apply and leave for 45 minutes.
Although not scientifically proven that this works, rice water has been famous among Chinese women for a long time. It’s responsible for making their hair sleek and shiny. Like the name, it comes from draining rice. The result is infused with Vitamin A, C and E.
DIY: Rinse rice well before using. Pour into a container and allow to ferment at room temperature for 12-24 hours. Use as a rinse after shampooing.
All recipes need to be used weekly or every other week. These ofcourse won’t suit everyone so a little trial and error will work well. Results from all remedies also take time to show.
If you’re looking for cost effective and less harmful ways to smoothen your hair at home, this list of ingredients and DIY’s are for you.
Article by an online store for all-natural beauty products in India
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