We (women) are rebellious creatures that like changes (especially in our looks). If we want to change something, we usually start with our hair. It identifies our femininity in a way. Well-kept, shiny and healthy hairdo satisfies our vanity and puts us in a good mood.
The first and easiest treatment we go for at home is straightening. It’s a quick way for enjoying a smooth, luminous and attractive hairdo. Regrettably, we usually use a flat iron that quickly and irreversibly damages the strands. The moment you use a hot flat iron, it burns your hair, removes water from the inside, damages the internal structure, breaking disulfide bonds.
You should try out home methods to avoid destroying your hair and enjoy smooth and straight hair. Here’s the list of tried and tested methods for straight hair without a straightener.
It’s one of the best methods for straight and smooth strands. You blow-dry your hair, moving the brush from roots to tips. If your hair is unruly, you can apply a smoothing lotion or oil (e.g. jojoba or almond) before the blow-dry routine.
You can blow-dry your hair and easily seal cuticles, making hair smooth and disciplined. You just need to start at the roots, moving downwards. Natural oils come in useful. Apply a small quantity to damp hair. They work as a smoothing and texturising emulsion.
Home mixtures for smooth and shiny hair are tried and tested, and free from chemicals. They nourish your hair. The best ones:
Cosmetic brands look to their laurels. Drugstores and online shops are full of straightening lotions and masks. You can even find special keratin sets for DIY smoothing treatments. Keratin smoothing treatment lets you enjoy smooth and straight hair for 2-4 months. You must follow some rules e.g. avoid hair coloring for about two weeks.
It looks like a traditional plastic hairbrush. What’s the difference? An ionic hairbrush is powered by batteries and produces ions – molecules that smooth and tame your hair. Thanks to the ionic brush, your hair will be no longer frizzy. You use it for dry hair, instead of a regular brush.