Straighten Your Hair Without Chemicals
- Using a cotton cloth to dry hair is better
Straightening your hair without using damaging chemicals and other unnatural products is easy! Just read on to find out how.
1Spray your hair with about 1/3rd cup of milk before washing. This will help keep your hair straight and silky. Wash hair as normal after applying the milk. The more often you apply milk, the better.
2Allow your hair to air dry, or pat dry with a towel. Rubbing creates static, frizz, and damage. Your hair should be damp, not quite dry, when you begin.
3Part hair into three sections, with one section on either side of the head and one in the middle. Leave the bottom section loose.
4For each section, brush and blow dry hair. While brushing with one hand, follow your brush with the electric dryer -- blowing to-and-fro along the sections, and downward, in even motions -- continuing down your hair as you straighten each section.
5Part the sections again in layers -- pulling down a new section to be straightened -- and proceed as above.
6Keep the dryer moving, and work your way up in layers until all the sections are dried and straightened.
7Use a flat iron afterwards to touch up any parts of the hair that might still need work.
8Set your hairdryer to "cool" or "cold" and go over hair once more: cold air helps to set the style.
- Using a shampoo and conditioner meant to tame your hair will help keep a straight style longer.
- Don't straighten your hair when it's wet. It can fry your hair, and possibly electrocute you.
- Depending how long your hair is, you can make more or fewer parts in your hair: that way you get the bottom of your layers and sections.
- For guys who want to straighten their hair, it's better to use one of those clamp brushes that fold up. It has a bristle side and then a comb on the other. Clamp your hair about two cm from your scalp and then blow dry.
- Straightening is most effective when you put in straightening balm before following these steps.
- Make sure not to straighten too much on the ends because this causes them to fry and become damaged.
- Straightening your hair everyday causes excessive dryness and damage. Limit the number of times per week you straighten your hair and use a hair mask or leave-in conditioner to prevent and repair damage.
- Use a heat protectant spray to prevent damage from straightening.