How To Do Hair Straightening at Home? February 14, 2017

Once upon a time, I had this unruly thick, frizzy, mid-length hair. I’m talking the kind of hair that made me cry every day, the one which took hours to style, in short, a total nightmare.
And then one fine day, I decided to go for a makeover and got a sleek, easy-to-manage hair I always wanted. But what followed after that was limp, dry and damaged strands that I hated. My hair became my enemy, and I quickly realized that going natural with hair was the only way to bring my hair to life again. While it took some time and effort and I got back my healthy hair.

So, if you want Straight hair but do not want to ravage your locks with harsh chemicals, just follow these tips that I followed and get fabulous sleek tresses with ease!

How To Straighten Hair Naturally:

These methods will not give you a miraculous change but will definitely make your hair 100% smoother and straighter.

Banana and Papaya mask:

Take few bananas and mash it together with a papaya. Now add a spoonful of honey to it and apply it on your hair. Keep the mixture on your hair until it’s completely dry. Once done, wash your hair and then blow dry in a downward motion.

Coconut Cream and Lemon Mask:

This works wonders for my hair. Just whip some coconut cream with lemon juice and apply to your hair. Use a natural shampoo and thoroughly cleanse your hair to remove the mixture. After wash, your hair will look much straighter.

Straight Irons Galore:

Here are some tips on how to straighten hair at home with a straight iron!

  • Buy a flat iron for your hair length and make sure it is of the ceramic kind – it will burn your hands otherwise. I love Chi Ultra Chi 1 Inch Ceramic Flat Iron which smooths my hair and the plates are designed to increase shine as well. A winner!
  • Get yourself a souped-up blow-dryer. This will help you reduce frizz by compressing the cuticle. My favourite is Conair Comfort Touch Tourmaline Ceramic Styling Blow Dryer.
  • Use a nourishing conditioner that will leave your hair incredibly soft. I suggest Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk Conditioner. Make sure your leave it on for at least two minutes.
  • Always use a heat protector spray before blow-drying or styling with a flatiron or curling iron that will further shield your strands from the brunt of the heat–Sunsilk Keratinology spray is easily available in the market.
  • Apply a dime-size amount of Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer all over your head before flat ironing!
  • Start from the back and section your hair, the more sections you make, the easier you will find it to straighten.
  • Do not overheat the plates, pick the temperature wisely.
  • Once done, use a serum to keep the frizz away.

Permanent Hair Straightening:

Permanent straightening is a difficult and delicate process to do at home; a person who is confident and determined enough can manage though.

  • Permanent straightening works chemically, the product breaks the bonds between the keratin molecules
  • Choose an appropriate home kit and follow the instructions well
  • If the frizzy texture still exists, then further styling is necessary
  • If you use other chemicals on your hair, like hair colour, be very careful. Do a strand test and be safe when using chemicals

So, here were our top recommendations to achieve straight hair at home. Let us know if you’ll be incorporating any of these products or remedies into your regimen on our comments box below.

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  • Aneesha

    Should I go for Permanent straightening at home?

    • Nisha Singh

      It is really up to you. I personally wouldn’t go for it without doing as much research as possible. It’s a very delicate procedure, so it really depends on the individual doing it.

      • Aneesha

        Thanks. The procedure is very expensive at my local Naturals saloon. Costs upwards of Rs.5K.

        • Shalini

          I have seen some one less experienced do it for 8k…totally ruined my friends hair…I’d advise you to get it done professionally…even if you have to pay 10k

          • Nisha Singh

            I will have to agree with Shalini here. Save up and get it done professionally. I love the flat iron the best, no permanent damage and I can change the style whenever I feel like. Permanent straightening isn’t always a happy experience in the salon so doing it yourself might make the damage even worse than what the salon would do. :(

          • इन्जा नेवा

            I have straight the hair before one & half year ago.& I did some color my hair is totally damaged,frizzy.I tried egg mask too but its not any progress but its been worst. So will you help me out of this problem

          • StyleCraze

            Hi, the main cause of frizzy hair is lack of moisture. Egg mask can be beneficial for treating frizzy hair…however if egg hasn’t worked for you then there are other common ingredients from your kitchen to treat your problem. Some of the other ways are:
            Banana mask – Bananas are considered as great conditioners. It is rich in natural oils, potassium, carbohydrates and vitamins. Bananas lock the moisture to soften and add shine to your hair and help prevent and repair split ends. Mash one ripe banana with a fork until there are no lumps. Mix in one-fourth cup of yogurt. Then add two tablespoons each of honey and olive oil. Apply the mask all over your hair and scalp. Put a shower cap over your hair and leave it on for 30 minutes to an hour. Rinse your hair and then shampoo and condition as usual. Do this once a week.
            2. Olive Oil – This is probably the most easy and simple method of treating frizzy hair. When it comes to hair oil, olive oil is one of the best options. Olive oil will help seal the moisture on your hair strands and will also condition your hair. Heat up one cup of olive oil. Apply the warm oil on your hair, evenly distributing it. Cover your hair with a shower cap and wrap a hot towel around your head to increase moisture absorption. Leave it on for about a half an hour. The oil can be left on hair for an overnight too. Shampoo and rinse your hair with cold water. Do this three times a week for best results.

  • Sandana

    Nice tips Nisha…thanks for post… :)

  • Aneesha

    Thanks for the advice Shalini and Nisha. Will go for a professional one then.

  • Kriti

    Natural methods using masks are anyday better than those of the chemical ones!!!however, its btr to gt it done from a professional set up than doing it at home.. its bbest way to avoid any damage to the hair!!

  • Myriam

    I will definitely try this!!!

  • Nimrata

    Banana definitely does magic on the hair and skin as well. Applying banana to the hair makes it straight leaving a great shine to the hair. Get your hands on some mashed banana next time for straight hair.

  • Bhoomi

    Hi there. thanks for sharing such useful ideas for hair straightening at home… Some of them are quite simple to be tried at home without burning a hole in my pocket. Coconut cream and mask is a must try.

  • Maria

    Heyy, they are just wonderful tips to get the hair straightening done at home..Now, I don’t need to rush to parlors and shell out my pocket for the expensive hair straightening treatments. Thanks for sharing such a useful post.

  • Mel Stevens

    keeping the hair protected from the heat and hydrated is important when straightening it. I recommend the pro naturals hair repair mask because it moisturizes the hair really thoroughly!

  • Arun

    only banana or shud add sumthng to it

  • feroza

    I recommend not to get chemical straightening or rebounding done.. Cz it stays good only for 6-8 months..then ud have to get touch up regulerly which only damages the hait else your hair starts to outgrow the treated hair.. N this growth is brittle n frizzier then looks horrid when u have half n half of both

  • Sherly Nair

    hi my hair is curly natural,,i want straight hair…but i dont want use chemical products…can u all suggest some good remedies to get straight hair…

    • StyleCraze

      Hi Sherly, for natural hair straightening tips you can check our article.

  • deepika

    hi! can u give the clear description of coconut and lemon one how to use and how to prepare plz

    • StyleCraze

      Hi Deepika, for coconut cream and lemon hair can purchase a packet of coconut cream from a store. Coconut cream can be found in any supermarket or grocery store or you can make coconut cream at home by slicing fresh pieces of coconut and putting them in a blender. Extract coconut milk out of it and put this milk in a fridge for a couple of hour. After a while you will see a thick layer of cream formed on top of coconut milk. Take this cream and mix it with some lemon juice. this way your coconut cream and lemon mask is ready to apply. Hope you find these tips to be useful !!

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Sanjana, both the hair masks are equally good for hair. It is upto you to choose any of them.