I have wavy hair myself, and I spent half my teenage years trying different shampoos and conditioners to straighten my hair. You can Straighten your hair without heat, but that might not always work as it depends on the quality. Any conditioner that was successful in straightening my hair was also successful in resulting in a lot of hair loss. So my recommendation is not to go for any chemical treatments that will in any way alter the natural texture of your hair because after a few years, you will have to start repairing the damage, and that may take a lot more effort. If you want to make your hair more manageable and better looking, I have a few home remedies that I have found to be effective in moisturizing hair over the years.
Straighten Your Hair Without Heat By Applying The Following
Yogurt – you can apply plain yogurt by itself or mixed with some egg whites to your hair. Apply thoroughly from scalp to tips and leave on for about an hour. It may be a bit messy, but your hair will feel a lot smoother and will have a lot more shine. Shampoo and condition as usual.
Apple Cider Vinegar – you can do an apple cider vinegar rinse after shampoo and conditioner. Necessarily, take about two tablespoons and mix with one cup-one and a half cup of water. Make sure that it flows throughout the scalp and hair. Wash off if needed, else let it be, the smell will go away as your hair dries. This will remove any residue in your scalp and will increase shine and bounce in your hair. You can also mix apple cider vinegar with yogurt and apply.
Shampoo recommendation – buy moisturizing shampoos which as sulfate-free and paraben-free. Several companies market such products, and I would highly recommend an argan oil-based shampoo. Argan oil is exceptionally light and deeply moisturizing, both for skin and hair. If you didn’t find such a shampoo, I would recommend buying argan oil itself.
If you are too busy to do any of the above, you can go to a good standard parlor and get a hair spa done, where they would apply a hair mask and hair wash according to your hair’s needs. It’s, however, expensive and short-term.
Permanent Straightening And Hair Damage
Yes, it can damage your hair. You can try out the following instead.
A warm night coconut or almond oil and massage your scalp and sleep. In the morning, wash off with shampoo and mild water and then use any one hair mask recipe. The best results can be with eggs.
Mix two beaten eggs with 6 tbsp of coconut oil. Mix the mixture properly to get a homogeneous texture. Apply it on your scalp and massage with your fingers. Cover your head with a shower cap or a plastic wrap and leave it for at least 30 minutes. Rinse it off with water and a mild, suitable shampoo.
Hair Mask 2: Mix one mashed banana with one beaten egg, two tablespoons of honey, three tablespoons of milk, and five tablespoons of olive oil. Mix the mixture well to get a uniform texture. Apply on the scalp and leave it on for about 40 minutes.
Hair Mask 3: Mix half a cup of mayonnaise with 2 tbsp honey. Mix the components thoroughly in a blender. Apply it correctly onto the scalp. Moreover, Wash it off after 40 minutes with a mild shampoo.