While you battle tangles and try to tame the frizz, regular brushing and using a billion different leave-in serums don’t always seem to do the trick. Having smooth hair may start to seem likely only in dreams. However, smooth hair without tangles or frizz is not unattainable.
How To Get Smooth Hair Naturally
While these methods are temporary, natural smoothing is likely to improve the health of your hair in the long run making it smooth.
1. Rinse With Cold Water
Use cold water to rinse your hair as it will seal the upper layer of your hair shaft, making it smooth and shiny. While developing an aversion towards cold water during winters is completely normal, using warm or hot water will lift your cuticles and cause your to hair frizz. If you cannot stand the thought of using cold water to shower, wash your hair using the bend-and-wash method. Keep a bucket of cold water next to you and using a jug, bend forward and start pouring the water through your hair. Shampoo, condition, and rinse your hair in this manner.
2. Egg Pack
You must be familiar with the wonders of the egg pack. Whether your hair is dry and damaged, or oily and limp, the egg hair pack is the instant solution for it all. It contains a high concentration of proteins and nutrients, which help to make your hair shiny and bouncy. Here’s how you can use eggs to make your hair smooth:
You Will Need
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon cream
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- Beat an egg in a small bowl and then add a teaspoon each of honey, cream, and olive oil.
- Mix well to form a smooth paste and apply it all over the hair.
- Leave it on until it dries. Wash it off with cool water and shampoo as usual.
3. Banana Pack
Banana is rich in carbohydrates, vitamins, natural oils, and potassium. It is a well known antioxidant that helps fight free radicals. Using banana in a hair pack will make your hair feel nourished and moisturized. It reduces frizz and soothes an irritated scalp with the regular use. The benefits of banana can be enhanced by adding yogurt to it, which is also a great hair moisturizer.
You Will Need
- 1 ripe banana
- 2 teaspoons yogurt
- Mash a ripe banana and add two teaspoons of yogurt to it.
- Blend it to get a smooth paste so that no chunks of the banana remain.
- Apply this all over the hair, starting from the tips and work up till the crown.
- Rinse off after 45 minutes with a shampoo.
4. Aloe Vera Gel
You would be surprised to know that aloe vera is a powerhouse of 75 known nutrients. It contains enzymes that lead to healthy hair growth and make it smooth and soft. Aloe vera gel has the same chemical composition as that of keratin – the protein that makes up a large majority of our hair’s build-up. Thus, the gel easily penetrates the hair shafts and provides the required moisturization.
5. Hot Oil Treatment
A hot oil massage once a week will not only give you healthy and smooth hair, but it will also help you de-stress. Use oils such as coconut, olive, sweet almond, jojoba, castor, lavender, rosemary, and thyme to massage your hair. You can also use the combination of these oils for better results.
You Will Need
- 2-3 tablespoons of oil, depending on the length of your hair
- Massage your scalp with the oil and apply it to all of your hair.
- After massaging your scalp, wrap your head with a warm towel. This creates an environment that allows for maximum penetration of the oil.
- Leave it on for 20 minutes and then wash off the oil with shampoo.
6. Use A Shampoo For Your Hair Type
A shampoo cleanses your scalp and also makes your hair smooth and soft. However, you should always use a shampoo that is suited to your hair.
7. Sleep on satin
Want to avoid frizz and breakage, and make that blowout last longer? Rest your head (and your hair) on a satin pillowcase instead of the usual cotton to keep your strands smooth.
8. Give your hair some guac
If your hair is prone to dryness, it also likely tends toward dullness and breakage. Get your smooth on with an avocado mask. Avocados aren’t just yummy, they’re also full of vitamins and proteins that are great for your hair. To make, mash together an extremely ripe avocado, 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil, and 2 tablespoons of honey. Keep on mixing ’til there aren’t any lumps, then use a wide-toothed comb to spread it through your dry tresses. Wait 10-30 minutes, then hop in the shower as per normal.
9. olive oil
Condition your with olive oil for an easy option. Comb 1 tablespoon (15 mL) of olive oil through your hair, then cover your hair with a shower cap or piece of plastic wrap. Let it soak into your hair for 1 hour, then remove the cap and shampoo your hair thoroughly to rinse out the oil. Dry your hair as usual.
10. Vinegar Rinse
Apple cider vinegar has been in use as a natural hair rinse for a long time now. Our hair has a pH of 5.5, but the shampoos and conditioners we use are strongly alkaline. Apple cider vinegar helps maintain the pH balance of our scalp while cleaning the build-up that might have formed from the excessive use of products. Rinsing your hair with the vinegar will close the cuticles of your hair and make it smoother, softer, and shinier.
You Will Need
- 1/4 cup vinegar
- 1 cup water
- Dilute ¼ cup of vinegar with a cup of water.
- Use this as the final rinse after washing your hair and leave it on.