how to straighten hair naturally

In search of practical and natural solutions without chemicals, many people are adopting the natural hair straightening. It is a procedure that can be done at home, with products that are not harmful to your health and are easy to reproduce. Recipes have taken over the internet and some are powerful in achieving unmarked and smoother looking threads. Learn more about the subject and learn how to prepare your recipe at home.

Does homemade smoothing work?

With the free flow of chemicals and products harmful to health, home smoothing recipe options have emerged. However, this raises many doubts about how effective home straightening is and whether it really leaves hair straight.

Since it does not contain any chemicals, homemade straightening leaves hair more natural and it is not possible to achieve a “straight” look. But, it is able to reduce the volume of strands, help control frizz and reduce the marks on hair caused by arcs or at bedtime. Therefore, if you want to achieve smooth drainage, it is best to seek the assistance of a qualified professional and have the products approved by ANVISA.

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Smoothing at home (Photo: Reproduction / Freepik)

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Contraindication

As they are natural, homemade straightenings do not cause any side effects and are suitable for people with sensitive and allergic skin. However, keep an eye on the ingredients used, if you are allergic to any of the products mentioned do not test at home and if you have any side effect, stop use immediately.

How to straighten hair with Maizena (corn starch)?

Maizena is widely used for straightening hair and is one of the most powerful ingredients for straightening strands. Now learn how to make your own:

Necessary material

  • 1 cornstarch
  • 6 tablespoons of milk
  • moisturizer
  • Anti-residue shampoo
  • 1 tablespoon of almond oil
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon of castor oil
  • 1 aspirin tablet
  • half orange juice
  • liquid keratin

How to do

  1. First detangle all your hair then wash it with the anti-residue shampoo;
  2. Mix the 6 tablespoons of milk with the cornstarch and microwave for 20 seconds (this will form a paste);
  3. In this paste, you will add all the other ingredients and mix well (minus the liquid keratin);
  4. Aspirin should be crushed when preparing with the ingredients;
  5. After having mixed everything, pass it through the hair, strand by strand;
  6. Leave it for two hours (it should not pass this time);
  7. Rinse in the bath, just with water;
  8. Apply keratin to the hair (if possible, use a spray bottle);
  9. Dry your hair and wait another two hours (it is important to blow dry your hair in order to straighten it);
  10. Finally, wash your hair normally and finish with another brush.

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Homemade smoothing: green coconut, oats and cornstarch

An option with few ingredients and very easy to reproduce at home:

Necessary material

  • 1 green coconut pulp
  • 1 cup of whole milk tea
  • 1 tablespoon of oatmeal
  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch (cornstarch)
  • Anti-residue shampoo

How to do

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth;
  2. Then bring to low heat and mix until it forms a mush;
  3. Wait for it to heat up so as not to damage the strands and apply to all the hair already washed with the anti-residue shampoo;
  4. Leave on for an hour;
  5. Wash the hair under running water and finish with a brush.
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Before and after natural straightening at home (Photo: Nanda Bellissimo)

Homemade smoothing with eggs and oil

Another homemade smoothing easy to reproduce at home and with few ingredients

Necessary material

  • 2 whole eggs;
  • 3 tablespoons of oil.

How to do

  1. Beat ingredients until smooth;
  2. Apply the mixture to the hair;
  3. Leave the mixture for about an hour;
  4. Wash your hair with cold water and a neutral sulfate-free shampoo.

Aloe vera smoothing (aloe vera)

Aloe is another way to straighten hair at home and boost hydration. Know how :

Necessary material

  • ¼ cup of coconut oil or olive oil;
  • ¼ cup of aloe gel.

How to do

  1. Heat the cup of coconut or olive oil and add the aloe gel when it gets hot;
  2. Blend until smooth and wait for it to warm up;
  3. When it is very hot, apply all the mixture to the hair;
  4. Leave on for a few minutes then wash your hair normally.

Vinegar and cornstarch smoothing

Another simple cornstarch recipe:

Necessary material

  • The water
  • 2 moisturizing mask balls
  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons of alcohol-free apple cider vinegar

How to do

  1. First, put the starch in a saucepan with the heat turned off and mix it with a little water;
  2. When the cornstarch dissolves, turn on the heat and stir until the mixture thickens;
  3. Put the cornstarch with a little water in a saucepan
  4. When it forms a paste, turn off and mix the moisturizing mask and vinegar;
  5. Wash your hair before applying the mask, while waiting, let it cool;
  6. Apply all over the hair and leave to act for 30 minutes;
  7. Then remove the product under running water and finish by drying the hair.
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Photo: Spa & Salon Personal Touch

Smooth with chemistry

In Brazil, ANVISA has banned the use of formaldehyde and glutaraldehyde in hair straighteners and if the company does not comply with this directive, it can be sanctioned by art. 273 of the Penal Code, which characterizes a heinous crime.

However, even straighteners without formaldehyde and other substances prohibited by ANVISA can cause unwanted effects. According to the federal government website, misuse of hair straighteners can cause “corneal burns, severe scalp burns, brittle hair, hair loss and other problems ”.

Therefore, smoothing with chemistry should only be carried out in a specialized salon and with products with the identification number of the business license (AFE) and according to the portal of the Federal Government, the number always starts with 25351.

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