Have you ever wished to flaunt super smooth hair and be a head turner? Do you envy the celebrities because of their lustrous, silky and smooth hair or even their hair volume?

You don’t have to anymore. You would be surprised and happy to know that, it is very simple to transform your hair into your dream tresses.

Smooth hair can be achieved by a process called hair smoothing that utilizes broadly two methods- natural and chemical. Natural methods are simple and have no side effects, but they are not permanent. The chemical methods provide a permanent solution (4-8 months) but have side effects and need proper care and maintenance.

In this article, I will discuss about both the natural and chemical methods for hair smoothing and you can choose the one, which is ideal for you.

How To Get Smooth Hair:

Let’s have a look at effective tips on how to get smooth hair naturally:

1. Use the Shampoo Suitable for Hair Type:

A shampoo cleanses your scalp and also makes your hair soft and smooth. However you should always use the shampoo which is suitable for your hair. For better results, wash your hair twice with the shampoo.

The best shampoos for smooth hair that are available in the Indian market are:

  • Sunsilk keratinology shampoo

The advanced keratinology range by Sunsilk is made for women who want to achieve the salon smooth look at home. I have been personally using this shampoo and this is a great boon. It manages even the driest part of my hair and also repairs the ends. It does not weigh your hair down but makes it smooth and bouncy.

  • Sunsilk perfect straight shampoo

This new range of Sunsilk shampoo has the Straight-Lock technology which controls and holds every strand perfectly aligned as it dries. It penetrates deep within the hair fibre, reducing frizz and giving you the super smooth hair.

  • Tresseme smooth and shine shampoo

One of my favourite shampoos, this contains vitamin H and silk protein which intensely moisturizes dry, rough hair making it smooth and soft. It is used by professionals and now you can achieve salon soft hair at home.

However, you should always try to use to natural ingredients to cleanse your hair.

  • Make your own natural shampoo by boiling dried Indian gooseberry (amla), shikakai and reetha.
  • Rub them well to get a soapy solution.
  • Use this to wash your hair at least twice a week to get shiny and smooth hair.

2. Rinse With Cold Water:

This would be a very difficult task in winters, but never use hot water to rinse your hair, as it will make it frizzy and rough. Cool water rinse causes the hair cuticle to close and lie flat making the hair smooth. It also de-fizzes your hair, giving it the right volume.

3. Careful Combing:

  • Never comb your hair when it is wet, as it will damage the top layer of your strands making it look fizzy and rough. Always allow your hair to dry down a bit and then comb through them using a wide toothed comb.
  • Always start combing from the bottom of your strands, and move upwards toward the crown. If you start combing form the top of your head, it can cause breakage and damage which will lead to fizzy hair.

4. Proper Conditioning:

  • A deep and right conditioning treatment can work wonders to your hair making them smooth and silky. Here is a secret tip for you – do not rinse off all the conditioner from your hair. Keep a little amount of conditioner behind. This will smoothen the outer surface of your strands.
  • You can also use leave-in conditioners and serums, which are very useful to achieve that smooth and frizz free look. Leave-in conditioners are especially beneficial for people with curly hair.

5. Take a Break From Heat:

  • Straightener, curling iron, perming rod etc may be the best solution for instant styling but on regular use, these are very harmful for your hair. The heat from these tools damages your hair making them coarse and frizzy, by stripping off the natural sheen from your hair. So start loving your natural tresses.
  • However if you want to use these tools, always remember to use the heat protecting spray or serum as it helps to reduce the damage from the excess heat by forming an envelope over your hair.

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  • Sahiti

    I never thought that hair care could be so simple and so logical! I have been having trouble finding the right way or the right combination that will help retain my hair health. So far it has been trial and error, well mostly error but this article has come in the right time! Thanks

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Ankita_Biswas/ Ankita Biswas

      Thank you sahiti!!!
      Btw i loved your name!!!!!!! ;)

  • Nysha

    Hi Ankita nice, elaborate and informative article. All your tips and points are well explained. However, i have a query!? pls help me out!!!
    I have slight combination wavy hair, meaning its oily from the scalp and dry otherwise and my hair is wavy!! so do u thnk even i can take up hair smoothing? The 3 to 4 months one im talkin about.

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Ankita_Biswas/ Ankita Biswas

      Yes, you can surely try smoothing.. well you would be happy to know that even I have the same kind of hair as you.. :D :D
      however, start loving your waves.. :) :)

  • Prameela Khanna

    Hey good work.. very informative write up!!! but pls tell me one thing? how can we apply mayonnaise on the hair? i never heard that? im surprised as to how one can use mayonnaise on hair? Wont it smell bad and make the hair oily?

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Ankita_Biswas/ Ankita Biswas

      Make mayonnaise your best friend if you have dry hair. It will moisturise your hair making it soft and smooth. It wont smell bad once you wash off with shampoo.. :)

  • Krisha

    wow, thats a really long long article. but keep it up.. its well written!!! Do you really think these chemical hair treatments are worth? im quite apprehensive about the whole chemical system. Wouldnt there be any hair loss?

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Ankita_Biswas/ Ankita Biswas

      my personal advice would be that you should try natural methods as they are free of any side effects..
      but if want to try chemical smoothing, go for keratin treatment.. :)

  • Archana

    Nice article Ankita..Btw i totally agree with Sahiti!! really dint know so so much about Hair Smoothing. Glad that i came across this article on StyleCraze.com.

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Ankita_Biswas/ Ankita Biswas

      happy that you liked it archana!!!!!!!!! :) :)

  • Rachita

    Well written hair smoothing article. I have done temporary hair smoothing!!! nothing great happened, instead i lost a lot of hair and ended up with dandruff.. I must say.. natural treatments are only better. Our Indian hair is great.. natural methods will work better!!!

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Ankita_Biswas/ Ankita Biswas

      natural methods rock!!!!!! :) :)

  • Manza

    Very apt article for hair smoothing. good information. it is really helpful to me because lately i wanted to get permanent hair smoothing. But now after reading natural methods, il prefer doing at home.

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Ankita_Biswas/ Ankita Biswas

      I believe that natural methods are always the best… :) :)

  • Farheen

    hi, im farheen, 28 years old. i have really dry curls. but my hair is virgin. i have never applied any color of chemical on my hair. do you think even i should do hair smoothing to get straight hair for some days? im bored of these curls.. pls help me

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Ankita_Biswas/ Ankita Biswas

      Firstly, you should work upon to reduce the dryness of your hair. Do read my article on homemade tips for dry hair. After that, go in for smoothing.. :)

  • kishori

    Very logical and practical solutions your article reflects. good going on this informative piece. I really will try applying these natural packs on my hair!!! crossing my fingers for best results!!!

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Ankita_Biswas/ Ankita Biswas

      Do try them and let me know kishori!!!!!1 :)

  • praneeta

    Hi, i have straight hair, but still do you think i can go for hair smoothing, the chemical ones? coz i want jet straight hair? your article is very good. but me confused.. please help me

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Ankita_Biswas/ Ankita Biswas

      If you have straight hair, I recommend do not go for smoothing.. you should try the natural ways instead… :)

  • Snehlata

    Well, nice article. Do you thnk that oily hair can also get smoothing? will it not double the oiliness?

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Ankita_Biswas/ Ankita Biswas

      Thank you snehlata.. I dont think oily hair has any problem with smoothing… try it.. :)

  • Ira

    Dats a real lengthy but informative article…Good to read and put to use.. crossin my fingers on trying hair smoothing now… :)

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Ankita_Biswas/ Ankita Biswas

      :) :) :)

  • Yashi

    Hey good information. :) super cool.. :) will stick to natural methods… The conversations with others also has now made me aware of a lot of things.

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Ankita_Biswas/ Ankita Biswas

      happy that you liked it…… :)

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Edna_Wilson/ Edna

    this was such a well written post with really interseting and informative inputs, a few of the things i am already doing like aloe vera gel, vinegar, egg packs, but found so many new things too

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Ankita_Biswas/ Ankita Biswas

      Thank you edna.. happy that you liked it..:) :)

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Gurneet_Bhatia/ Gurneet

    hey nice post! :)
    i am a sikh girl and thats why i cnt go for trimmimg.. i have very thin hair and dry and fizzy.. my hair are wavy+curly.. what should i do? should i go for keratin treatment (i mean that one lasting 3 to 6 months) ??

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Ankita_Biswas/ Ankita Biswas

      Hey gurneet…
      You can try the brazilian blowout treatment as it contains keratin..
      however in my opinion, you should first try using the natural methods, as they have no side effects!!!!
      try then and let me know!!!! :)

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Swetha_Chowdary/ Swetha

    hey ankitha
    it is a very good post and worth able for all hair lovers i am one in that as in my regular busy schedule i was not able to go for long proceses, so i use aloe vera gel and hybiscus hair oil from Dr.jains , these both are eco herbal not chemical mixed, my hair become smooth and straight with in a month before that i have gone for a firmming curls, , now i m loving my hair.

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Ankita_Biswas/ Ankita Biswas

      Happy to know that swetha!!!!!!! :) :)

    • Vinita Rajput

      frm whr do i get dr jains oils,,, plzz msg me on my id vinitaanand24@gmail.com

  • aana sayed

    really nice post…

    i had curl hair so i hv permanently straightened my hair…nw its gone to rough …i mean really rough…wat should i do..none of the shampoo is working…plz..help me ..really in need..:(..

    • http://www.facebook.com/ankita.biswas.50 Ankita Biswas

      try the natural methods of conditioning your hair.. your hair needs utmost care!!!:)

  • Miki

    i have straightened and smoothened my hair almost 8 times.. they were too curly…still by gods grace my hair still alive. though had 50% hair loss. bt now i m in a stage of regrowth… dont wish to go for smoothening again, bt its also difficult to carry frizzy dry curly hair.. frontside is too curly because of regrowth… what would u suggest?

    • http://www.facebook.com/ankita.biswas.50 Ankita Biswas

      Please start loving your curls, otherwise you will suffer from excessive hair fall if you undergo any chemical treatment.
      try the banana and egg hair pack for extra nourishment…:)

  • Oviya

    hey i like this post !…
    my hair is dry,rough and little bit curly what can i do to get silky and smoothy hair? plz help me? im just 18?

    • http://www.facebook.com/ankita.biswas.50 Ankita Biswas

      try the banana pack, egg pack and hot oil treatment!!!!!

  • Tas

    I’m confused about the egg pack! :|
    Should I use the white part of the egg or the yolk or both into the pack? And what cream have they used?

  • rashmi

    hey dr m confused mene abhi abhi smoothnig kiya h to me kya balome oil laga sakti hu ya nai?plz rply me

    • Nids

      No you cannot put oil on hair. Smoothing refers to a chemically treated process, so at least for sometime you cannot put oil on your hair.

  • arelana aqua

    my hair are medium short and bit of curly tell me something that what i can use for hair growth?.and it becomes soft,shiny and silky plz!!!!! i eat lots of protein foods for hair growth but nothing is happend.

  • illllllgha

    kute ke bacho kuch nahi hota wasay hi lika hai egg pack or kanjar pack stupidssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss bitchhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jaebi

    hi.. my hair upper part is really dry and frizzy.. till now i didnt use a proper shampoo bcoz i was using herbal shampoo, jus a month ago i am trying Amway drandruff conditioning shampoo.. some are advising to buy loreal shampoo and conditioning…

  • ritika

    hey ..my hairs are very dry and i have a problem of hair fall plz tell me some solution i m very tense regarding this

  • athira biju

    hi my hair is curly near the front n absolutely straight n silky towards the back………..
    this page ‘s helped me 2 maintain ma hair vel…….
    thnx a lot………..

  • Zim

    I went for permanent smoothening of my long hair as the hair on the front of my head and till mid length is soft and silky but frizzy and wavy from mid length onwards. I know it requires maintenance and TLC from now on but at least no more unmanageable tangles, knots and

  • Zim

    I went for permanent smoothening of my long hair as the hair on the front of my head and till mid length is soft and silky but frizzy and wavy from mid length onwards. I know it requires maintenance and TLC from now on but at least no more unmanageable tangles, knots and hair that looks like I haven’t combed in years!