6 natural home remedies for straight hair that every girl should know

Not all of us are lucky to be born with smooth, straight hair. So, many people have to iron their hair with chemicals to get straight hair as they expect. However, using regular heating and chemical equipment will be very easy to damage your hair. Fortunately, natural ingredients such as apple cider vinegar, egg yolk, coconut… can also straighten the hair very effectively. Let’s discover 6 effective home remedies for straight hair with all natural ingredients in this blog’s post.

How to know if you fit straight hair?

Many girls wonder if their hair is straight or curly hair that suits their face. Just based on the 2 simple criteria below, you will have the correct answer for yourself.

  • Based on facial contours

The standard that evaluates whether you have straight or curly hair is not limited to a round or square face shape, but depends on the general outline of the face.

If the contours of the face are soft, full, straight hair will make you more gentle and pure. Conversely, if the facial contours of your face are quite thorny, or due to lack of collagen, you should choose light curly hair to compensate, soften the edges.

  • Hair thickness

Those with thin hair should of course choose curly hair to create a more dense feeling. Especially if people with thin and low hair choose straight hair, it will make them feel old. On the contrary, a thick-haired person with a curly hair style will make your hair look very heavy and stubborn.

Coconut Milk: One of the best home remedies for straight hair

Coconut milk not only cures damaged, split ends and frizzy hair but also acts as a strong hair straightening agent. If used continuously, it will make the hair appear straighter.

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Coconut Milk: One of the best home remedies for straight hair

Ingredients you need:

Coconut milk – 3 tablespoons

Lemon juice – 2 tablespoons

Olive oil – 2 tablespoon

Coconut milk is rich in protein, iron and essential fats which can help growing and making it healthier. Lemon juice is a natural ingredient that will improve your hair’s texture. When applied to your hair, it adds a natural shine to it. Olive oil is very beneficial for your hair because it contains minerals and vitamins which leave the hair soft and shiny. It also prevents hair loss and repairs dry and damaged hair.

How to make coconut milk – one of the home remedies for straight hair:

  • Take a coconut and break it into two pieces. It is noted that you have to keep the water which was extracted while breaking the coconut aside as it will be used later.
  • Use a sharp knife to extract out the meat of the coconut. Please careful with the knife not to hurt yourself. You can alternatively use a scrapper to scrap off the pulp. However, we find the knife very convenient.
  • Now let’s roughly chop the coconut into small pieces as we will grind them finely to extract out the pure coconut milk.
  • Transfer the pieces into a grinder for milling them.
  • Add coconut water to ensure a smooth paste, otherwise the coconut will turn to dry. If your coconut didn’t have enough water, add a few spoons of cold milk to ensure a smooth paste. Don’t add the regular water.
  • After finally grinding, the coconut has turned into a smooth paste. Now take a bowl and put a sieve over it. Place a cotton or cheesecloth on the top of the sieve to extract milk from the coconut paste.
  • Lift the cloth to squeeze out the milk and press as hard as you can to extract all the milk. We finally have the 100% natural coconut milk.

How to use coconut milk and other ingredients – one of the home remedies for straight hair:

Step 1: Pour all ingredients including 3 tbsp coconut milk, 2 tbsp lemon juice and 2 tbsp olive oil into a container. You can of course increase the amount according to your hair.

Step 2: Close the container then shake it to mix everything together.

Step 3: Wear a plastic bag around your neck so that your clothing won’t get dirty.

Step 4: Now, apply the mixture all over your hair starting from the roots to the ends. We recommend sectioning your hair so that it’s easier to apply.

When you’re done applying secure your hair and cover it with a shower cap to make sure your hair better.

Step 5: Leave it for 30 minutes then wash it out with shampoo and conditioner.

Step 6: Let it air dry.

Home remedies for straight hair with Aloe Vera

Are you suffering from hair loss? Are you suffering from slow growing hair? Are you suffering from dry brittle hair? Aloe vera gel is amazing for your hair because it has some very powerful healing and antibacterial benefits.

It contains some important vitamins and minerals that are really going to help you to achieve the healthy scalp which is a huge part of the goal of your hair growth journey.

Some of the vitamins aloe vera ontains are vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C and vitamin E. Vitamin C and vitamin E are really gonna help to rejuvenate and nourish the skin on your scalp. Those vitamins are actually very good at moisturizing and conditioning your scalp and do not cause your scalp to become greasy.

Therefore, if you are somebody who struggles with very oily hair, aloe vera is really gonna help you to reduce or take away some of that excess buildup of oil.

It is also very beneficial for your hair strands. Many of us know that our hair strands are made of a protein called keratin and in order for our body to make keratin, we need amino acids. Aloe vera contains from 18 to 20 different amino acids which actually helps to produce keratin. Therefore, it helps to produce not only healthy and strong hair strands but also more elasticity in your hair strands.

Why is that important? Because if your hair strands have more elasticity, they are not going to be dry and brittle and you are going to experience breakage. In addition, a particular enzyme that aloe vera has is very important for restoring dead cells, so it will help to promote amazing hair growth.

You can see that aloe vera is one of the amazing home remedies for straight hair and scalp, now we will describe to you how you can use it in your hair. Because it is a natural product, it’s only gonna benefit you in the long run.

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Aloe vera gel is amazing for your hair

Ingredients you need:

A fresh aloe vera leaf

Coconut oil

How to use aloe vera for straight hair:

Step 1: To make aloe vera oil, take a fresh aloe vera leaf and wash it thoroughly.

Step 2: Cut the leaf into small cubes.

Step 3: After that take half a bowl of melted coconut oil and add aloe vera cubes to it.

Step 4: Warm the oil by placing it in a hot water for about 5 to 10 minutes. Remember don’t heat the oil, just place the container in a hot water. Stir the oil with a wooden spoon. Let the oil take up all the goodness and nutrients of aloe vera.

Step 5: Let it cool down for some time then strain the oil. It is ready to use.

Step 6: Apply this oil to your scalp and massage it gently in a circular motion.

Step 7: Let it sit for about from 40 minutes to one hour then wash off with a mild shampoo. If you want you can leave this oil overnight and shampoo your hair the next morning

Another option:

Step 1: Extract the aloe vera gel

  • Take some full aloe vera leaf and cut off the sharp prickly side of it.
  • Cut it into pieces about 1 to 2-inch pieces.
  • Cut off the top layer of skin. Make sure to tuck your fingers when slicing the aloe vera skin off to avoid cutting your fingers. You will notice the top because it has a slight curve. Cut it as close to the edge as possible so that you don’t waste any of the gel. The easiest way to get the skin off the bottom is just to peel it with your fingers. Get your fingers in between the gel and the skin, then slowly work your fingers to separate the gel from the skin.
  • After there are no signs of green skin left on the gel pieces, toss them on the blender. Blend aloe vera gel until it is a watery foamy consistency. It takes about 5 minutes or less.
  • Once you have done, put it in a bowl and set it until you’re ready to use.

Step 2: Section your hair

Step 3: Grab the aloe vera gel that we blended up earlier and begin applying it to each section.

Step 4: Continue massaging the aloe vera gel in that section.

Step 5: After 30 minutes to 1 hour, rinse your hair out and shampoo your hair as usual.

Banana: one of the easiest home remedies for straight hair

Ingredients you need:

One banana

Coconut oil: 1 tablespoon

Honey: 1 tablespoon

Banana contains potassium, vitamin A, vitamin E and vitamin C which are great ingredients to help heal damaged hair and straighten your hair. Besides, like aloe vera,  it promotes a healthy scalp and regulates oil production.

It strengthens the hair and restricts the hair break. It thickens the hair and straightens.

Coconut oil is amazing for moisturizing the hair because it makes the hair soft, moisturized and shiny.

Honey helps to lock the moisture and retain the hair. In addition, it can brighten your hair and make it look more luminous.

How to use the banana for straight hair:

Step 1: Take one big banana.

Step 2: Grind the banana into paste without adding water.

Step 3: Add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, 1 tablespoon of honey and mix it well.

Step 4: Apply it to your scalp and the hair as a mask.

Step 5: After half an hour, wash your hair with a mild shampoo. Make sure to thoroughly rinse and get all the little pieces of banana out of your hair.

Yogurt and egg yolk

Yogurt and egg yolk which contains a moderate amount of protein, calcium GrrlScientist. (2017, February 22). Calcium, vitamins and minerals to nourish the scalp and hair roots helps your hair become smooth and shiny.

Yogurt and egg yolk: one of the home remedies for straight hair

Ingredients you need:


One egg

How to use yogurt and egg yolk for straight hair:

Step 1: Let’s get the egg yolk separated.

Step 2: Take this yolk in a mixing bowl.

Step 3: Now, add 4 tablespoons of yogurt and mix them well.

Step 4: Apply to tips and roots.

Step 5: Wash after 30 minutes.

See more: 3 basic things to know about kinky hair care in 10 minutes

One of the most effective home remedies for straight hair: Fresh milk

Why can fresh milk care for straight hair?

Fresh milk contains high levels of vitamins A, D, E, … to irritate the skin and soothe the burn. Fresh milk also contains lactic acid, a natural skin cleanser, nourishes healthy skin, reduces wrinkles and moisturizes the skin. However, fresh milk not only moisturizes the skin very well but also is used as a hair mask very effectively.

Fresh milk helps you to make the hair soft and manageable. It is also really effective in reducing scratches from your scalp and increasing the length of your hair.

One of the most effective home remedies for straight hair: Fresh milk

Ingredients you need:

1/3 cup of  fresh milk

A spray bottle

How to use fresh milk for straight hair:

Step 1: Fill spray bottle with milk

Step 2: Spray the milk over the hair, from scalp to tip.

Step 3: Comb your hair with a wide-tooth comb while wet, to untangle your hair. Do not let your hair curl up, as trapping milk, it will solidify and will provide pain by removing later.

Step 5: Keep massaging the scalp.

Step 6: Soak your hair in the milk for 15-20 minutes. The process will nourish and straighten the strands.

Step 7: Rinse it off with some shampoo and conditioner to remove the smell of milk and let the hair dry.It will do miracles to your hair.


  • If you have an allergy to milk, do not use milk to straighten hair.
  • Always comb the hair gently, otherwise it will damage your hair.

The last one of 6 home remedies for straight hair: Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a great ingredient for straightening your hair. It restores your hair’s natural PH levels and promotes healthy hair growth and an infection-free scalp.

If you want to have the shiny, straight hair, you can try this natural home remedy. It should be done no more than two or three times a week. Daily use would not be healthy for your scalp and hair. For maximum results, it is best to opt for pure organic apple cider vinegar without preservatives.

Apple cider vinegar is a great ingredient for straightening your hair.

Ingredients you need:

Apple cider vinegar

A spray bottle

How to use apple cider vinegar for straight hair:

Step 1: Mix 1 or 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in one cup of water.

Step 2: Add this mixture into the spray bottle and shake well.

Step 3:  Spray this on your scalp and hair and leave it for half an hour.

Step 4: Rinse with water.

Here are some home remedies for straight hair for you. Why do you not try to apply to your hair right? Using natural home remedies for straight hair may require time and regular maintenance to produce good results. Wish you success and always have beautiful hair!  If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below.  

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I am Thomas Taw, the CEO of CITIZENSNIPS. I have experience in hair product development and chemical research, as well as sustainable resource engineering. In 2009, I co-created Sunsilk, one of the world's leading haircare brands. More recently, I was the CEO of SMOKINGPANDA LTD. I am a professional with a strong track record in delivering tangible results.

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5 thoughts on “6 natural home remedies for straight hair that every girl should know

  1. Avatar of tsubasa
    tsubasa says:

    I have followed what you instructed
    The first few days there were great differences, my hair became smoother and more beautiful, tks

  2. Avatar of jeannie polley
    jeannie polley says:

    Previously I only knew coconut oil,
    but through this article I learned more ways to care straight hair.
    Thank you very much for this article

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