How to Straighten Curly Hair Without Heat | 5 Best Methods

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How to Straighten Curly Hair Without Heat

Straight hairs are never out of trend. Previously we discussed how to straighten frizzy hair, in which we explained the 5 best methods that will work for every hair type, including curly hair. Today we will see how to straighten curly hair without heat styling tool. Now, how did we come across this topic? It was your queries that we received, So we thought, why not!

Being a hair expert, we always advise you to avoid using heat, but if you want, then always go for protective styling tool. But as I said, people are crazy about straight hair, especially those who have curly hair. People often ask us if we can turn curly hair in to straight hair.

You all know the answer is yes. But the twist comes here when the question turns out to be, is it possible to straighten wavy hair into straight hair without any flat iron? The answer is still Yes, but how?

This is what this blog will explain. Today, in this blog post, we will tell you the 5 best ways to straighten hair without any heat. We will be more focused on curly hair type because this is what people mostly ask about. So, let’s get into the guide:

How to straighten curly hair without heat?

So, here comes the most requested question you all are waiting for. Before we move forward, the one thing that I want to add up here is that those who have really dry and damaged hair and want to avoid heat styling tools can also follow these ways to straighten hair. So, let’s take a look:

Ponytail your hair overnight

The first step to straight curling hair without heat is to ponytail your wet hair overnight. This is the easiest and an effective method. But there is a proper way to tie your hair in a ponytail.

Firstly section your hair and detangle your hair with a wide comb and then make two ponytails. After that, further, tie each ponytail from a distance of 2 inches.

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Here is the visual representation of this technique, but there’s one important thing that doesn’t tie the hair tightly because they will probably leave crimps in your hair.

You can use lightweight oil like coconut oil and jojoba oil to make this technique more effective. I use this technique sometimes, and I think it’s quite an easy way to straighten curly hair; you should try it.

Use big jumbo rollers to straighten hair

You might get confused after reading this, but trust me, this technique works. This method had been seen as really effective, and before adding it to the blog, it was also tested. So, it would help if you bought big jumbo rollers you could easily get from any store. Below I am attaching the picture to show you how the jumbo rollers look.

After that, moisturize your hair like you usually do. If you ask me what I would suggest, I recommend coconut oil or a leave in conditioner. Now divide you’re into mid-size sections. If you have thick hairs, then make 10 to 12 sections however, if you have thin hairs, make 5 to 6 sections.

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Then take each section, tightly wrap it around the rollers, and keep them for a night. But there are two important things in this technique; one is don’t forget to detangle your hair before wrapping your hair rollers otherwise, you will get frizzy hair the next morning. Second, don’t let your hair dry during this whole wrapping process.

Keep a bottle water spray bottle with you for damping your hair. The next morning you will see your hair visibly straighter. With this method’s help, you can easily turn your curly hair into heatless straight hair.

Make a bun

Now, this technique is for those who have loose curly hair. According to the survey, this is the most used method because it’s the fastest and has the most result in the full method. 

This technique is simply damping your hair with water or moisturizer and making a ponytail. After that, twist that ponytail into a bun and use an elastic band to keep that bun tight. Leave your hair and let it dry.

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When they are completely dry, detangle your hair with a comb. You will see a straightening effect in your curly hair, which is why this method is also popular in the name of no heat straightener.

Hair banding

This method might be new, but it’s simpler to bun. The only difference is you use elastic hair bands to wrap the hair. To use this technique, you have to first section your hair and moisturize them. After moisturizing, detangle your hair, take one section of your hair and tie an elastic band from the root to the end of the section. 

Here is the picture that shows how this method has to be done. Now, this technique is for those who have curly hair. However this technique does take little time, but it’s the easiest way to straighten thick curly hair.

Blow dry with cold air

The last method is using the blow dryer but not the hot air, as we promised that we would give you 5 ways to straighten hair without using heat. Most know how to use blow dryers, but here is a short overview. 

Let your air dry, apply any pre-styling product or leave-in conditioner that works for you, and divide your hair into sections. Press the cool setting button to use cold air and move the blow dryer from root to tip. Always remember one thing that keeps the blow dryer away from your hair like 6 inches away. 

Although this method is longer, it’s proven that it will make your curly hair straight.

How to make your hair naturally straight?

This is also a very common question that people often ask: Is there any way to make hair naturally straight? 

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So, now we will tell you some tips and tricks to help you straighten your hair naturally. Also, you can follow these tips for straightening curly hair; these give you an amazing free-free look. And these tips are for every hair type, whether you have curly or wavy hair so let’s take a look:

Start using straightening shampoo and conditioner

Straightening shampoo and conditioner play a very important role in straightening your hair naturally because those products are formulated with a heavy moisturizer that will weigh down your curls and give you a straighter look. But try to avoid those shampoos and conditioners that contain harsh chemicals like sulfates and parabens. 

Apply straightening hair mask

You can also use home remedies to make your hair straight naturally. There are two popular hair masks that you can use. One is the milk and honey mask, and the other is a milk and egg mask. Both have been very beneficial and have given amazing results. Now, we will tell you how to make these masks:

  • Milk and honey mask 

Take one cup of milk and mix one tablespoon of honey in it. Mix and apply the mask with your hands. Wear a plastic cap and keep the mask for 1 hour so that it can penetrate the hair. You can use this mask twice a week. 

  • Milk and egg mask 

Take 2 cups of milk and 1 egg in a bowl. Mix well and apply to your hair. Wear a plastic cap and leave the mask for 30 minutes. After that, wash your hair with cold water.

This straightening mask is a very useful and effective hair straightening technique. However, we agree that home remedies take longer to work, so if you don’t want to use them, it’s okay; there are many best products to straighten curly hair in the market that you can try. Many brands launched many product lines for different hair types. So, you can check them out if you want to skip home remedies.

Use soft towels

The second thing you can do to make your hair naturally straight is to use an extra-absorbent soft microfiber towel. This towel will smoothly absorb the water from your hair without any moisture loss. Some towels are so harsh for your hair that they will make your hair dry and will drain all your hair moisturizer.

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Microfiber towels are designed in a way that they will absorb the water without making your hair frizzy. Although these towels are easily available everywhere, you can use your t-shirt as an alternative if you can’t find them. 

Change your hair drying technique.

How you dry your hair plays a very important role, but many people still don’t pay attention to it. If you want to straighten your hair naturally, it’s important to understand where you are making mistakes.

Like most people, rub their hair to dry it fast, but it’s wrong. This method will make your hair frizzier and will absorb all your hair moisturizer. The right way to dry your hair is to use a soft towel and gently dry hair. Never rub your hair. First, dry your ends and then the crown area.

Blow dry your hair with cold air

If you have low porosity hair that does leave the moisturizer or water easily once it gets in and you have to use a blow dryer for drying your hair then we will recommend you to use a blow dryer with cold air. Section your hair and use a flat paddle brush alongside with blow dryer to make your hair. The blow drying technique is an easy way to straighten thick curly hair. 

Keep brushing your hair until it’s dry.

Now, if you don’t want to use a blow dryer, you can use this technique to make your hair naturally straight. This method is an alternative to that technique. After drying your hair with a microfiber towel, take a wide comb and keep combing it until it dies.

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Brushing or combing your hair will remove curls and keep straightening your hair. If you cannot brush your hair continuously, then section your hair and take 5 minutes a break between each section.

Apply smoothing product 

The last and most important step is applying smoothing or hair cream to keep the hair moisturized. Don’t ever leave your frizzy because dryness causes fizziness. We recommend you use products that contain coconut oil or jojoba oil to relax your hair. 

This is the answer for people who ask us how to relax curly hair. Lightweight oils are best for relaxing every hair type.

Will straightening hair damage curls?

Last and the most frequently asked question that everyone has in their minds. The answer is yes! Straightening will cause damage to your hair because overall heat is applied to your hair. But it depends on how often you are using are straightening your hair.

For example, you are straightening your hair regularly. In that case, it will permanently damage your hair and cause it to lose its texture and moisturizer. However, you can minimize this damage by using flat ceramic Iron instead of titanium and by using protective serums and conditioners, but you cannot stop it. 


  1. How to make your hair straight naturally?

    There are many tips, techniques, and products that you can use to make your hair naturally straight. Here are some of the most popular ones’:
    1-Use straightening or smoothing shampoos. 
    2-Use a slick pillowcase. 
    3-Before sleeping, tie your hair tightly in a bun. 
    4-Use lightweight oils. 
    5-Use a straightening mask.

  2. How to straighten hair without a straightener?

    Here are some quick tips:
    1-Use a blow dryer but with cold air. 
    2-Wrap your wet hair. 
    3-Roll with plastic rollers. 
    4-Use different hair oils.

  3. How to straighten natural black hair without chemicals or heat?

    Whether you have black or blond hair and you want to straighten your hair without any chemicals or heat, then you should use sulfate-free straightening shampoo. After shampooing, applies a straightening conditioner and wash it with warm water. Detangle your hair with a wide comb, then tie it in a bun until it dries. When you open your hair you will see a straightening effect in your hair.

  4. Should I straighten my hair before I curl it?

    It depends on you; if you have tight or wavy hair and you want soft, loose curls, then you should do straightening is recommended before you curl your hair; otherwise, it’s not mandatory.

  5. How to permanently make your hair curly?

    There is no permanent way to make your hair curly, but if you follow these tips, your will become curly over time. So, let’s take a look:
    1-Wash your hair less.
    2-Let dry your hair naturally.
    3-Use sea spray instead of hair spray. 
    4-Use curlers or air diffusers. 
    5-Use curl-enhancing shampoos and conditioners. 
    6-Use Moroccan oil.

  6. How to straighten natural hair without damaging the curl pattern?

    If you don’t want to damage your curl pattern and want to straighten your hair, then you never use heat styling tools; instead, you should use hair banding and banning techniques.


Remember one thing these methods will not completely straighten your hair, but yes, you will feel you’re less curly and frizzy, so I think it’s quite a good tip than straightening your hair with heat that will damage your hair. If you keep using these techniques, your hair will naturally become straight. Also, instead of using expensive styling tools, it’s better to use these ways to straighten hair. 

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