How To Get Naturally Straight Hair

There is one thing I get really excited about when fall comes around, and it has nothing to do with pumpkin spice lattes…

Fall is the season of good hair days. The frizz is gone, and the cool air seems to make hair lay just right. I have naturally wavy hair, and  the only time I like to wear it straight is in the cooler months. The summer humidity makes my hair fuller than ever, and when I try to have it lay flat, well…let’s just say it likes to do its own thing.

Using heat is normally the first go-to. Hair dryers and straighteners will get the trick done, but over time will damage and dry out your hair. This season, I’ve ditched the heat and started practicing some natural ways to help straighten my hair.

After Shower Brushing

brushing

After I take a shower, I only usually brush my hair is if I plan on using a hair dryer or straightener. I’ll brush it once, then put heat to it. This season I’m skipping the heat and will just continue to brush my hair periodically until it is dry. My hair is pretty thick, so using a wide tooth comb (try the Argan Oil Wide Tooth Comb, which is infused with argan oil for extra shine!) or large paddle brush (like the Hand Painted Wooden Brush) works best for me. I’ll find my natural part, then brush my hair every 5 minutes or so until it is dry. Consistently brushing until my hair is completely dry takes away a lot of my wave for a straighter look.

Cold Water Rinse

cold water rinse

Using cold water in conjunction with a straightening shampoo and conditioner is another way to help straighten out locks. After washing, switch the water from hot to cold. Try and make it as cold as you can bear. The cool water will make hair extra shiny, help tame frizz, and straighten it out.

Milk & Honey Hair Mask

milk and honey

Milk and honey is one of those combinations that just sounds good. Making a hair mask with this duo is one of the best ways to straighten out hair. Mix one cup of milk with 1 tbsp of honey. The thicker the milk, the better. (I’ll normally use whole milk, but coconut milk also works great.) Apply the mask all over and let it sit for about an hour. Wash out normally, or using a straightening shampoo and conditioner.

Overnight Hair Bands

hair ties

An easy way to get straighter hair is by using hair bands. While your hair is damp, section it out into two low pig tails or one pony in the back of your head. Using soft hair bands (don’t use rubber bands!), section off the hair like the picture above. Make sure to keep the bands loose so ridges don’t form. Keep your hair like this over night, and take out in the morning for straighter hair! Whenever I do this, I’ll also sleep on a silk scarf to tame frizz.

If you have any other ways you like to get naturally straighter hair, please share!

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  1. I have naturally curly hair and I hate it because it’s so dry and also damaged. For the few last months I’ve been brushing my hair until it’s almost dry and then I put it into really low pigtail or loose braids. In the morning I just use a little bit of hair oil or silicone and it looks really good :)

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  2. I follow the wet brushing rule, too. Also, because my hair is naturally curly it takes a day or two to get oily throughout, and my second day of a hair wash my hair is normally straighter, so I run my fingers through and will use a few drops of Moroccan oil to tame frizz.

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  3. I personally have straight hair but it tends to get frizzy so what I do is comb my hair through once and just let it dry. I find that the more i brush it the less smooth it becomes :)

  4. I already have simi- straight hair but I still like to use the ponytail method so I don’t have to deal with my tiny waves.

  5. Straight,shiny and smooth hair always gives a trendy look.Straight hair can easily styled in numerous ways.But most of the people are not blessed with straight hair.I hope this article will really help them.

  6. Honestly I have wavy and puffy hair which is a big issue for me and looks perfect when it’s straight but I have to keep straightening it everyday. I’m gonna try some of these procedures to see if it will do the trick! Hopefully my hair will work with this.

  7. I naturally had long curly hair and was bored so i searched on google how to keep the hair naturally the options came i selected it.Tried the tips it really worked now i use the tips always after week and now my hair is silky,straight,smooth n shiny…

  8. a good idea would to put your hair in a bun after washing, like low bun, have in air dry and then take it out in the morning

  9. I have crazy curly hair and have always hated it. It’s grown on me over time but I’d still prefer straight hair. I tried the hair bands technique and it worked! Thanks

  10. I really like this idea for when my curly hair gets out of control! (i can’t wait to try the milk and honey hair mask)

  11. I have short straight hair, but for some reason, the ends flip out. No matter what I do, it still happens! Please help

  12. I’m trying the honey and whole milk mask right now! I’m SO hoping that it will work on my long and very curly hair. I will let yaw all know how it worked in the morning!

  13. Straight, sleek, super sexy hair has always been present on the scene. From Hollywood to the Milan runway, every women must perfect her straight and silky look.

  14. Alexa- this board is not for you. How nice it is to be born with the perfectly straight hair that everybody wants and the people on this board don’t have. Thanks for telling us to embrace it. We clearly haven’t tried that. You’re comment is invalidating and I don’t appreciate it. Why don’t we trade hair and then you can embrace it.

  15. Okay so I am doing the milk and honey hair mask. I used 2% milk I think and a lot of honey!
    I poured some milk into a bowl and then heated some honey and mixed it in with the milk. I wet my hair a little so that it was damp and them mainly rubbed the milk into my scalp parts and on the ends. Since the hair folacles are what determine if your hair is straight or curly, I figured it would only be logical to rub the milk into my scalp to soak into where the hair starts. I left it in for about an hour then took a shower. Now I am letting my hair dry while brushing it every 5 minutes. I notice a somewhat of a difference but I can’t tell yet cause it’s still wet. Also rinse your hair out with cold water and not hot water because cold water helps with the straightening and creates shine and hit water encourages frizz. I’ll let yall know the results tomorrow:)

  16. Ya, I m trying to this method from last 2 weeks..and it works amazing. My hair is becoming very shiny and very smooth. I love it.

  17. Straight,shiny and smooth hair always gives a trendy look.Those are not blessed with straight hair. I hope this article will really help them.

  18. I did not know that ou could use hair bands to tame wavy/curly hair and make it look straight. This one’s interesting! I love the other tips too! Will try it sometime though. In a tropical country, having long thick wavy hair has always been a struggle so I opted to cut it short or shoulder length. So I’ll definitely try also the cold water rinse! Awesome!

  19. I did not know that ou could use hair bands to tame wavy/curly hair and make it look straight. This one’s interesting! I love the other tips too! Will try it sometime though. In a tropical country, having long thick wavy hair has always been a struggle so I opted to cut it short or shoulder length. So I’ll definitely try also the cold water rinse! Awesome!

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  20. I naturally had long curly hair and was bored so i searched on google how to keep the hair naturally the options came i selected it.Tried the tips it really worked now i use the tips always after week and now my hair is silky,straight,smooth n shiny…

  21. I have frizzy, wavy hair and my hair would always dry to a poofy lion’s mane. I rinse conditioner with cold water and after I shower, I apply argan oil to the ends of my hair (1-2 drops only on each side). My hair dries straighter / beachy waves instead of frizzy waves!

  22. I try all of these yet when I wake up my hair is still wavy. I do bubble pigtails (tied very loosely when my hair is still slightly damp), use a smoothing shampoo, and rinse with cold water. Could I be doing something incorrectly, or is there something that I’m missing?

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