Using heat styling tools to straighten your hair can cause it to lose moisture, which can lead to dryness or even breakage. Using hot hair dryers and straighteners to straighten your hair can cause damage to your hair over time, making it look dry and rough. So, how can we straighten our hair without damaging it? This article will tell you how to straighten hair without heat.
Here are some tips to try straightening your hair without heating it up and harming it. Most of the following tips work better for people with thinner hair and a bit of wavy hair.
How to straighten hair without heat?
Use straightening shampoo and conditioner
These products are formulated to generously moisturize and lower curls, making hair straighter. Avoid shampoos that contain harsh chemicals, such as sulfates and parabens, as they can damage your hair.
Dry with cold air
Drying your hair with hot air will not only damage it but also cause dryness and frizz. Use an absorbent towel to remove any moisture from your hair, then dry it section by section with cool air, using the hair dryer's 'cool' setting to make sure the hair dryer moves continuously from roots to tips, and brush your hair a flat paddle comb at the same time after drying it three-quarters of the way.
Brush wet hair until it’s dry
This is the easiest way to straighten your hair. If you do not want to use a hair dryer, dry your hair gently with a towel, find your place with a comb or your fingers, run your hands through wet hair and pull it tight. Continue doing this every few minutes until the hair is completely dry. Brushing helps to separate the hair and remove moisture, and it also helps to straighten the hair as it pulls slightly and helps it not frizz as usual.
Use products that smooth hair
After your hair is almost dry, use a smooth conditioner or mousse to prevent frizz. Try to find a product that contains natural soothing agents, such as coconut oil, to moisturize your hair and keep it dry and frizzy.
Wrap your hair
You'll need 'long' hair clips, three inches long, also known as needle rollers, and 'hair wrap' scarves or turbans. Part the hair from the top section, then use a fine tooth comb to smooth it out. Pull the hair tight and wrap it around the opposite side of your head from its natural hanging position, then secure it tightly to one side of your head. You need to repeat this method for each section of hair. Once you've secured your hair, wrap a silk scarf around your head to reduce frizziness during sleep and remove your hair in the morning.
Use giant rollers
Divide your hair into sections according to how much hair you have, then wrap each section around a large scroll, curling the sections until you reach the root. Use large clamps to secure the roller to your head. The next morning, remove the curlers from your hair and brush them. You should see a noticeable straightening of your hair.
Use hair ties
Wet your hair by briefly rinsing it in the shower or in the sink. Divide your hair into 2 low ponytails and secure each ponytail with a headband near the base of your neck. Use another hair tie to tie the ponytail loosely 2 inches below where the first ponytail should be. Keep tying ties every few inches until you reach the end of your hair. In the morning, remove the hair ties to reveal straightened hair. It is recommended to tie it loosely, as tying it too tightly may cause dents or frizz in the hair. If your hair is curly, this will help loosen your curls but will not make your hair completely straight.