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9 Natural Ways to Achieve That Silky Straight Hair

Achieving that gorgeous, silky hair has never been this easy!

Hair care is a very important thing, especially for women who want to look and feel good. It has been part of their daily routine as far as they can remember. But while some girls think about making their hair a bit curvy, there are those who dream of making it silky straight.

Apparently though, most of them resort to using styling devices that can actually harm the hair structure. This goes without saying that they often use products that only damage their hair. But worry no more – we here at Elite Readers have found a couple of natural ways to achieve that silky straight hair. Check them out below!

#1. The Way You Shower

Believe it or not, proper hair care starts in the shower. Creating a good hairdo requires a good shampoo and conditioner. With that said, remember to use products that contain keratin. The latter is well-known for its straightening effects.

#2. The Right Type of Comb

As much as possible, veer away from using round combs as they are specifically made for curly hair. In terms of brushing, try to use a comb with a wide tooth. This one is perfect for untangling your hair.

#3. Combing

After showering, let your hair dry naturally and comb it every 5 minutes. Make sure that you part your hair in several sections to achieve a straight form. If you can use a hair dryer the better.

#4. Conquering Stubborn Curly Hair

One way to overcome this is by going for a ponytail. After a proper wash, wait for your hair to dry (at least 70 percent). From there, make a low-tight ponytail. If you have bangs, you can keep them by using hairpins. Be sure to comb your hair to ensure that there are no tangles.

#5. The Latin-American Women’s Secret

Interestingly, women in Latin America have their secret when it comes to straight hair. It is called “La Toca.” Basically, their wash and dry their hair using a blow-dryer but on a cool setting. Afterwards, they wrap it around their head using hairpins.

#6. Cosmetic Straightening

There are a bunch of creams and serums that can help you achieve a silky straight hair. They also help in protecting your hair from UV rays and the damage it can get. However, you cannot use them alongside a hair dye. Why? That is because it blocks the cream from getting straight into the hair’s core. Hence the effect is barely noticeable.

#7. The 3-Oils Mask

Here, you will be needing castor oil, olive oil, and burdock oil. You are to mix them but make sure to have them in equal proportions. The amount of oil you use will depend on the length of your hair and its thickness. Make sure to heat the mixture in a water bath. Once done, simply apply it to your hair. For better results, wrap your hair in a warm towel and keep the application for at least 40 minutes.

#8. A Colorless Henna

This one here is very popular, and it is often used by women with curly hair. It makes your hair structure a bit thicker and thus becomes a bit heavier and straighter. Moreover, it can be used to fight off dandruff and effectively prevent split ends.

#9. Use Apple Cider Vinegar

Oh, yes, apple cider vinegar is, in fact, a natural hair strengthening product. Just mix 2 tablespoons of it and a cup of water, and put the mixture on a spray bottle. After washing your hair, spray it over the whole length. Leave it for several minutes (say 10 to 15), and then rinse using warm water.


Mom Shares Brilliant Hack to Avoiding Yelling at Stubborn Toddlers

We all lose our cool sometimes – but this can be very helpful!

How do you react when your toddler or preschooler throws a tantrum? Are you usually patient or do you often lose your cool, too? Although the former is the ideal response, let’s face it – it’s generally easier to be impatient, especially if you’ve had a long day and are terribly tired.

One mother, however, claims it is possible to stay tolerant of youngsters’ outburtsts – and she speaks from experience. You see, Shauna Harvey is a mother to a preschool-age kid she describes as “testy” and yet, she has found a brilliant parenting hack she shared on social media.

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29 Remarkable Showers You Wish You Could Go Home To Right Now

Shower time will never be the same.

It's easy to come up with design ideas for areas in your home like the bathroom or living room. However, for spaces like the bathroom, it can be a challenge to think of cool designs. Shower time can be a time for you to think and reflect about your life. It would be great to have not only a functional shower but a space where you can have a wonderful and relaxing experience.

Below are some of the amazing shower design ideas that you might want to use as inspiration. There's a shower room that gives you a full view of the wilderness or the great outdoors and there's also one that gives you a peaceful or zen vibe. If you're up for some fun, why not go for a laser shower? And did you know there's a shower that fits in your pocket? Check out these ideas below.

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DIY: Paper Flower Bouquets Are Still All the Rage This 2018

Brides and crafters love these long-lasting beauties.

Fresh flowers do liven up a place, but they can be expensive and do not last very long. Today, paper flowers, which only used to be seen in arts and crafts classes, have become a prized item in the homes of avid crafters and in the hands of blooming brides.

But you don't need to be an expert crafter to create paper flower masterpieces. With a few easily sourced materials, a detailed guide, and a bit of patience, you will be able to fill your space with dainty floral paper creations. Below, we share just one of many ways to create paper flowers, courtesy of DIY-Paper Crafts on YouTube.

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