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5 Ways to Straighten Hair Without Hair Straightener

Fashion Blog Thu Feb 17 2022

Commonly, people use a flat iron or a hair straightener to have glossy, straight hair. However, these beauty tools use heat, damaging hair if not used correctly and safely. Luckily, there are other ways to make yourself nicely straight without heat.

What Straightening Products Can I Use?

The first way you must try to straighten your hair without using heat is by using products meant to straighten hair. There are available shampoos and conditioners in the market that you might want to try out. You may also leave soothing cream after drying the hair to make it more relaxed.

The heavy moisturizers of the straightening products will make your hair soft and weigh down the curls. These products lightly coat the hair with smoothing polymers and not rinse out thoroughly. Not only does it loosen curls, but it also helps avoid frizzy hair and flyaways. 

To avoid damaging your hair, use products that do not contain heavy chemicals, specifically parabens, and sulfates. This way is also great for a long-term, easy solution.

How Does an Ultra-Absorbent Towel Straighten Hair?

Now that you have your hair washed with the straightening products, you will need to dry your hair. Without the heat, it might take a while. However, investing in an ultra-absorbent towel can get out the excess moisture quickly without frizzing hair. Because the hair will dry quickly, there will be less friction that might damage your hair.

When drying your hair, gently pat your hair rather than rubbing them together as most people do. Being rough with your hair is what causes the frizz. Start at the top of the head and just pat it gently to draw out moisture. Work your way down and gently squeeze your hair until you get to the tip.

Can Brushing Hair Straighten Hair?

Once your hair is not super wet after drying it with a towel, you may brush down your hair. Some advice is that the hair is brittle when it is wet, so brushing it is not great. However, this is also an excellent chance for your hair to follow the direction you want it to go.

Brush down your wet hair until it dries. From time to time, gently pull your hair down as well. Brushing your hair helps with the drying process as it separates the strand to avoid build-up moisture. It also encourages the hair to strengthen with the gentle pull because it will not curl up after brushing.

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Does Wrapping Hair Straighten Hair?

Another hair straightening technique while your hair is wet is wrapping your hair around your head while it is still wet. This method is popular for those who want to style hair without iron or heat. You will need long hair pins or bobby pins, which are about 3 inches in length. Here is what you will need to do:

  1. 1. While still wet, part your hair where you usually part them using a fine-toothed comb.
  2. 2. Follow where the root parts are and divide your hair into those sections.
  3. 3. Take the left area and comb it around the front of your head towards the right section
  4. 4. Tightly wrap the left section on your head and secure with bobby pins.
  5. 5. Do the same with the other area.

If you are planning to sleep, you may wrap your head with a turban or a silk scarf to reduce the friction in your hair, which makes it frizzy. For an easy and fast guide, you may follow this tutorial.

Can a Hair Mask Straighten Hair?

Lastly, you may use a hair mask to soften and straighten your hair. Hair masks are used for deep-conditioning, giving it a glossy and soft appearance. These products relax and restore the damaged protein in the hair. There are also different DIY hair masks that you may try at home.





Milk and Honey

1 cup of coconut milk or whole milk

1 tablespoon of honey

1 hour of sitting hair

Mix the ingredients in a bowl.

Scoop the mixture and apply to the strands of your hair.

Wear a shower cap and let the mask soak for an hour.

Rinse thoroughly.

Milk and Egg

2 cups of coconut milk or whole milk

1 egg

10 minutes of soaking hair and 30 minutes of sitting hair

Whisk the ingredients in a bowl until the yolk is completely incorporated.

Soak your hair directly in the bowl for 10 minutes.

Put your hair in a bun and cover it with a shower cap for 30 minutes without squeezing.

Wash your hair with cold water so that the eggs won’t cook.

Coconut Milk and Lemon Juice

1 cup of coconut milk

6 tablespoons of lemon juice

2 tablespoons of olive oil

2 tablespoons of cornstarch

20 seconds for making the mixture and 1 hour of sitting hair

Mix all of the ingredients in a microwavable bowl.

Microwave for 20 seconds and mix again.

Repeat the process until it forms a smooth paste.

When the mixture cool, apply it to your hair and let it sit for an hour.

Wash out the mask.

Frequently Asked Questions: 

1. Can brush while hair is wet damage it?

Because the hair is at its most fragile state when wet, brushing it will break the strands or damage the hair. Make sure to dry the hair or remove the excess moisture altogether. Use a towel and the proper technique to dry your hair as much as possible.

2. Can my hair straighten on its own?

If you are born with wavy or curly hair, the Hydrogen bonds will make your hair as it is. That is why people use a hair straightener to break those bonds. However, the non-heat methods above are also more effective in making your hair soft and straight than usual.

3. What if I do not have ingredients for a hair mask?

If you do not have the DIY ingredients ready at your home, you may buy and stock a ready-made rub or sachets of hair mask. Make sure to read the instructions on applying it.


Too much heat on your hair brought by hair dryers or hair straighteners can damage your hair. Luckily, other options do not use heat, but it still gives excellent results. 

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