How To Straighten Your Hair Naturally With Milk? June 26, 2016

Are you tired of your messy tresses and do you plan to straighten them once and for all? Are you looking for a chic mane makeover but cannot afford the expensive salon treatments? More often than not we tend to compromise on our beauty just because we feel not doing so would put holes in our pockets.

But then, what if you can do wonders to your hair by using just some milk in your home? That would be great, right? Milk has many wonderful properties that can do magic to your skin and hair. Wondering how? Read on to know how to straighten hair with milk!

How Does Milk Benefit The Hair?

Milk contains two kinds of proteins, whey and casein. Casein and whey are both good for your hair. A low protein diet may cause your hair to thin or stop growing. Your hair health depends on how healthy you are. Milk protein helps thicken the hair and adds a natural shine to it.

1. Makes Your Hair Strong And Shiny:

Whey stems hair loss, reverses it and strengthens your hair. It is a supplement for building muscle mass. The topical use of whey stimulates the hair follicles. You can use a whey protein paste (whey, egg yolk, honey and water) to get healthier and shinier hair.

2. Helps In Hair Growth:

The other milk protein, casein, is rich in glutamine, which is an essential amino acid. According to the Society of Investigative Dermatology, glutamine improves hair follicle growth and therefore casein is essential for the growth of hair (1).

How To Straighten Hair Naturally With Milk:

There is a recipe to make a milk hair-straightening solution! Read to know!

You Will Need:

  • 1/3rd cup of milk
  • A spray bottle
  • A comb (preferably wide-toothed comb)

[ Read: No More Heat Straightening ]

Procedure:

  1. Fill a spray bottle with milk. Coconut milk is possibly the best hair straightener (2). Although you can use any type of milk, the thick extra creamy milk will deliver better results. You can even consider using milk powder for the hair mask.
  2. Spray the milk evenly on your damp hair. Remember that you need to condition all of your your tresses, so make sure you spray enough on the scalp as well as the hair tips.
  3. Use a wide-toothed comb to untangle your hair. Do not let your hair curl up or get frizzy as it may trap milk, which will solidify and be a pain to remove later.
  4. Keep massaging the scalp. You need to give the milk the time to soak into the hair, nourish it and straighten the strands. You can perform other chores like throw the clothes in for a wash, or shave your legs, or even do your nails, in the meanwhile.
  5. Rinse your hair thoroughly, so that you do not smell of milk later!
  6. Let the hair dry. If you have wavy hair, the milk mask will work like magic and straighten it. However, if you have curly mane, it will soften and condition your curls.

Warnings:

There are some cautions you should exercise before using milk to straighten your hair.

  1. If you are lactose-intolerant, or have an allergy to milk, refrain from using milk to straighten hair.
  2. Comb the hair gently. Do not yank it, or you might end up damaging it.
  3. The milk straightening technique might not work well on curls or perms.
  4. Go ahead and try this home remedy to manage your mane menace better.

[ Read: Straighten Your Curly Hair ]

Now that you know how to straighten hair naturally with milk, let us know if you’ll give it a try. Share in the comment box below!

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  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Dear Diksha, you can spray milk on a dry or damp hair. The milk needs time to soak into each shaft of hair and weigh it down, straightening it. Rinse out the milk with plain water, and then shampoo and condition hairs as usual. You can repeat this technique 2 -3 times a week.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Nidhi, spray bottle is a convenient way of spraying milk evenly on the hair. You can also reuse a spray bottle of solutions like colin or vanish……you can wash the them thoroughly…let it dry in the sun for a couple of hours. Fill the empty bottle with water or milk and use it.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Thanks Elveena for sharing your experience with us ! :-)

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Sowmya, some of the hair masks for oily hair are simple and easy to do…two of such masks are:
    1. Egg white and lemon juice mask – Beat one egg white until it forms a stiff peaks, then add 1 tablespoon of salt and juice of one lemon. Mix everything well and apply this on your scalp. Leave it on your scalp for 30 mins and then rinse with lukewarm water. After rinsing, wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner as usual.
    2. Yogurt mask – For this mask you will need plain yogurt. and the quantity will depend on the length of your hair. Add a teaspoon of baking soda and mix everything thoroughly. This hair mask can dry your hair because of baking soda, so use it no more than once a week and apply it only on your scalp.

    • Sowmya S

      beautiful and helpful answer.. thank you. I used egg white mask it is awesome….

      • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

        Glad to know that you got positive results Soumya!! :-)

  • Gurneesh Chadda

    Can u please tell me the best hair mask to repair the damaged hair completely and make them shiny and straight..?

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

      Hi Gurneesh, there are many ways by which you can take care of damaged hair by using simple homemade hair conditioner for dry damaged hair. With the help of certain natural ingredients, you can create great conditioners and hair masks to regain healthy hair texture. One such hair mask is avocado and banana conditioner. Firstly take an avocado, peel and cut it into half (you can also use one full avocado depending on the length of your hair) and smash it until it becomes a paste. Then take half a banana and add about 2 tbsp of olive oil. Mix it well with the avocado paste. Then take an egg and mix with the banana and avocado mixture in a blender until it is soft. Firstly make sure your hair is dry. Start applying the avocado and banana conditioner from the top section of your hair. Ensure not to apply the conditioner on your scalp. Then work your way down and concentrate mainly on the hair tips as the tips are more likely to be damaged. Leave the conditioner for about 10 mins and rinse it off with water. You will see that your hair becomes soft and shiny.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Twinkle, you can leave the milk spray on your hair for 30-40 minutes. Rinse your hair thoroughly with a mild shampoo which will not take away the benefits of milk. You can repeat this procedure once or twice in a week.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Affi, it is not necessary to use boiled milk to apply it on scalp or hair…you can apply raw milk too.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Manpreet, the milk procedure works well. If you have a wavy hair then the milk mask will work like magic and straighten it. However, if you have curly mane, it will soften and condition your curls. The lasting effects of this procedure depends on the quality and texture of hair. You can apply this twice in a week to see best results.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Karishma, yes you can use any full cream milk for this treatment. Any thick, extra creamy milk will deliver better results. You can also use coconut milk, as it is beneficial for straightening hair too.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Rohini, to get thick hair…regular oil massage on the scalp is a must. Diet plays an important role. Excess hair fall and fast hair thinning, both are indications of poor health. Include more of Vitamin A,B, C & E-rich foods in your diet. Protein, iron and zinc must also be included. Use the right shampoo. Always pick the one that suits your hair needs, based on your hair type. It should be mild to avoid ripping of natural oils from hair. always use a conditioner after the wash. Conditioning basically puts the moisture lost during the wash back and locks it in. It adds to its elasticity, strengthens and improves overall hair health. Hope you find this info to be useful !

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Mahima, you can try some of the home remedies to treat your damaged hair. Try applying any of the home made conditioners, such as Avocado and banana conditioner or Vinegar egg conditioner. After applying these masks…wash off your with a mild shampoo. These methods may be a little time consuming but with regular application…these will eventually repair your hair and add a shine to them.

    • Anna

      Could you pls explain how to make the vinegar egg conditioner

      • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

        Hi Anna, vinegar and egg mask is an easy recipe where you will need an egg, 1 tbsp of vinegar and 1 tbsp of olive oil. Mix all three together in a bowl. Apply this mixture on the scalp and hair strands. Keep it on for an hour and the wash off your hair with a mild shampoo. Egg and vinegar hair mask is definitely worth trying as it works very well because egg conditions and provides protein to the hair strands. The olive oil gives the necessary moisture and strength to the hair while vinegar is an effective cleansing agent.

  • Anisha

    Please recommend any mask for dry and dull hair..

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

      Hi Anisha, a natural hair mask greatly improves the overall quality and appearance of scalp and strands. So here is a simple home made hair mask that you can try to moisturize, hydrate and add luster to your hair.
      Banana and Honey mask – Banana and honey are the natural moisturizers, which can restore your dry hair. Take 1 mashed banana, 1 egg, 3 tbsp honey, 3 tbsp milk and 5 tbsp olive oil. Take a bowl, mix all these ingredients and apply this mask to your hair. Leave this for about 15 to 30 minutes and wash out with a very mild shampoo. his hair mask works amazing when you continue applying it twice a week.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Dear Anisha, first thing to do is to stop using the product that is damaging your hair. Secondly, repair your hair condition. There are several effective ingredients like indian gooseberry (amla), curry leaves (sweet neem), fenugreek seeds, henna and coconut oil that can help you to combat hair damage and prevents graying of hair. Apply warm coconut oil or olive oil every alternate day to your scalp to promote new hair growth. Also you can apply the paste of curry leaves once or twice in a week to prevent graying of hair.
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/curry-leaves-for-hair-growth/

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi SalzB, there are some natural remedies which you can follow in order to alleviate the egg smell from your hair, these are:
    1. Cinnamon and Honey – Take a cup of hot water and add about half tsp cinnamon powder, let it soak for 30 minutes. Thereafter add one tsp honey to this cup and mix well. Apply this mixture on your scalp and hair for about 45 minutes and then rinse it off with water followed by shampoo.
    2. Lemon Juice – Take 2 lemons and squeeze them in a cup, add some water. After rinsing your hair with shampoo, spray this mixture on your scalp and hair. Allow the solution to stay for a few minutes on your hair and thereafter rinse it off with normal water.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Britika, this milk mask works like a magic on a wavy hair and straighten it, whereas on a curly mane, it will soften and condition your curls. Thus this mask may not straighten your hair completely but it will make your curls manageable and soft and may straighten a little in a long run with regular application. If you like to straighten your hair completely then you can take the help of your hair stylist by visiting a salon.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Namita, one of the ways to get smooth and healthy hair is by the application of egg and olive oil mask. Take one or two eggs depending on the length of your hair, whisk it with some olive oil, until the mixture is smooth and creamy. You should end up with about half a cup of mask mixture, enough to coat medium-length hair. If your hair is a little wet, it will be easier to distribute the mask from your roots to your tips. Use a wide-toothed comb to comb the mask through your hair, making sure it coats every strand. Let the mask soak in for 20 mins. Later, shampoo your hair with cool water. this mask will moisturize your hair…and makes it smooth and shiny. Olive oil will help to combat hair fall too.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Divya, if the prescribed shampoo is not available then you can follow it up with your dermatologist and ask him/ her to provide the name of an alternative shampoo. A more natural approach to dandruff is to wash your hair daily with a tea tree oil shampoo. Some simple natural home remedies are :
    1. Neem leaves – Boil a handful of neem leaves in four cups of water. Cool and strain the solution. Use this decoction as a hair rinse two or three times a week.
    2. Apple Cidar Vinegar – Take two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Mix an equal amount of water and 15-20 drops of tea tree oil in it. Apply it onto your scalp and massage. Rinse your hair after a few minutes. Follow this treatment two or three times a week.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Zaara, you can just rinse the hair thoroughly but if your hair still smells of milk or if you find your hair to be sticky then wash your hair with a little amount of mild shampoo and then rinse.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Yukti, you can apply the milk mask to the clean hair and then use a mild shampoo to rinse your hair after the the application of the milk mask. You can leave the milk mask on the hair for 30 – 40 minutes or an hour.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Vaidehi, knowing the root cause of a disease is important to find the best treatment option and assure a speedy recovery; same goes for dandruff as well. If you want to get rid of dandruff in order to reduce excessive hair shedding, you have to figure out the actual cause first so that the issue can be addressed accordingly. When it comes to dandruff, there are a number of contributing factors ranging from dry skin to eczema, psoriasis, or overgrowth of fungus called malassezia and more. Furthermore, unhealthy diet habits, certain illnesses, lack of hygiene and wrong shampooing may also result in the development of dandruff flakes. One of the natural remedy to control dandruff is the application of olive oil. Slightly warm olive oil and apply this on the scalp and hair. Leave it over night and wash it away the next day. It deep conditions the hair and scalp and leaves it well-nourished, moisturized and dandruff free.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Saloni, you can leave the milk on your hair for 30-40 minutes and massage the scalp for 5-6 minutes. Apply milk on clean hair and rinse your hair with plain water thoroughly.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Tapasi, there can be several factors behind hair fall such as environmental effects, aging, too much stress, excessive smoking, nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalance, genetic factors, scalp infections, use of wrong or chemically enriched hair products, certain medicines and medical conditions like thyroid disorder, autoimmune diseases, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), iron-deficiency anemia, and chronic illnesses. Some of the home remedies to combat hair fall are:
    1. Hair oil massage – You can use hair oils like coconut or almond oil, olive oil, castor oil, amla oil, or others. Massage any of these hair oils onto your hair and scalp by applying light pressure with your fingertips. Do this at least once a week.
    2. Onion Juice – Extract the juice of one onion by grating it and then strain it. Apply the juice directly onto the scalp. Leave it on for about 30 minutes, and then wash it off. Finally, shampoo your hair.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Saloni, you can take this treatment 3-4 times a month.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Manjusha, knowing the cause of hair fall is useful to treat the problem. Hair loss can occur due to genetic disposition, age, pollution, stress or any nutritional deficiency. Some of the home remedies that you can follow for the regrowth of your hair are:
    1. Onion juice – apply raw onion juice on the scalp, once or twice in week. Leave the juice on the scalp for a minimum of 20-30 mins, and wash off your hair with a mild shampoo.
    2. Curry leaves and coconut oil – Take fresh curry leaves and some coconut oil in a bowl. Boil these two together until you see black residue forming. After the residue is formed, apply it onto your scalp directly after cooling it. Keep this mixture for one hour and then wash off with a mild shampoo. Apply this tonic twice a week. Some of the shampoos that you can use for dry hair are: Sunsilk Velvety Soft, Fab India Protein shampoo, Matrix Biolage Ultra Hydrating Shampoo, Dove Intense Damage Therapy Shampoo and Blossom Kochhar Aroma Magic Cream Shampoo. You can try any one of them. Or you can go for an organic shampoo too.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Mona, spray milk on your damp hair, let the milk seep in and let it sit for 30 – 40 minutes. Rinse out the milk, and shampoo and condition as usual.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi, yogurt has many benefits for hair. Yogurt acts as a natural conditioner, it helps to get rid of split ends, controls hair fall, treats dandruff and lastly it helps to rid rid of itchy scalp. Yogurt when mixed with banana or avocado and honey forms a wonderful hair pack that moisturizes and nourishes the hair. This pack tames the mane and keeps the frizz away.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Misaki, you can spray the milk on damp hair before you go for shower.

    • Misaki

      Hi, so is that mean, that i should wet ny hair first before spraying it right? So, i f i wet it should i already shampoo it or just wet it?

      • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

        Hi Misaki, just wet or dampen your hair with water. You can shampoo your hair while rinsing out the milk.

  • Deepika Pachunkar

    Hi… can i use that on oily hair or i should first remove oil from my hair