Intro: Straightening your hair is a long and daunting process. Many women have sped up the process, by using flat irons or chemical relaxers, which can dry and damage their hair. By using natural ingredients, one can achieve beautiful, sleek and shiny straight hair without all the extensive damage to the follicle! Milk and honey are one of the best ways to straighten your hair naturally, which works, deep down, to protect and nourish your hair and scalp. Add in some strawberries for a deliciously scented straightening balm. Here are some tips on how to straighten your hair naturally with milk and honey.
Step 1: Take one teaspoon of honey and add to a cup of whole milk. Mix together well until honey is completely dissolved in the milk. This will result in a thin liquid like substance that smells delicious.
Step 2: Smash a half cup of fresh, ripe strawberries, until well pureed. Then add into the milk and honey mixture. Stir until it creates a thick creamy paste that resembles yogurt. If the paste is too thin, gradually add more smashed fresh strawberries into the mixture, until you get the consistency that is desired.
Step 3: Add the creamy paste into your hair and let it sit for a minimum of two hours. You can smell the wonderful aroma of the strawberries, milk and honey to delight your senses. Pile hair on top of your head and relax with a natural facemask and some scented candles to get the total spa effect.
Step 4: Rinse hair under warm water and then shampoo as usual. Use a shampoo that is moisturizing, to provide extra benefits to your hair. This will leave your hair feeling extremely soft and shiny.
Step 5: Gently comb your hair while it's still wet to detangle it. This will allow your hair to have a sleek and smooth look once it has naturally dried.
Step 6: Do this method about two times per week for three weeks to achieve your best results. This is a slow and gradual process.
*You can take the mixture and place it in a clean lotion bottle for future use. Make sure to refrigerate the natural relaxer, or else it can spoil and go bad.
*Add natural Vanilla Extract to give the mixture a more pleasant scent.
*Do this while doing a weekly home made facial. This natural hair relaxer is perfect for a wonderful in home spa night.
*Add some scented soy candles and relaxing music for a perfect evening at home.
*This method can be messy, make sure that you wrap a bath towel around your shoulders to prevent the milk, honey and strawberry mixture to get on your clothes and skin.
*Do not use this method if you are pressed for time. This is meant to be a long and relaxing process.
*However, to straighten your hair naturally it will require several applications over the time. If you are looking for a natural relaxer that takes little time, try a different method such as coconut milk and lemon.
*Make sure to refrigerate or throw out any extra relaxer. Milk and strawberries can spoil easily if left out in the open air.
*The mixture used to straighten your hair naturally will not always come out as the same consistency every time. Sometimes too much or too little of an ingredient is used and will affect the thickness of the natural relaxer.