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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.

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Artist Turns Adorable Pet Dogs Into Cute Crocheted Versions Of Them

Crocheted dogs anyone?

You love your furry best friend to bits and leaving him behind when you move out for college or simply spending hours away at work will break your heart. But artist Rachel Holland came up with a brilliant idea to ease that longing for your pooch.

Holland owns a shop called The Faded Wildflower and one of her creations became a hit to all dog lovers, especially to those who had to be away from their beloved pooches. Dog owners can now take their beloved dogs with them wherever they go.

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Japanese Landscapers Turn The Back Of Their Trucks Into Gorgeous Gardens

These gardeners vie for the best garden in Japan!

Gardening these days has been a healthy hobby for people from different walks of life. However, not everyone can do gardening as they please, especially those who live in small apartments or condominiums.

Luckily, this Japanese organization holds an annual gardening contest that gives those who love gardening a chance to showcase their creativity. Japan Federation of Landscape Contractors holds the annual Kei Truck Garden Contest which is participated by different landscapers across the country.

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Someone Handcrafted This Desktop Fantasy Waterfall and It’s Amazing

The steps need more patience but it’s super fun!

Do-It-Yourself projects are always fun, especially if you are the artsy-fartsy type. Of course, DIYs are more expressive and although they can sometimes cost you money, the results are always worth the time and effort.

Case in point, someone recently made a desktop fantasy waterfall or a fountain and the result is pretty amazing. The first few steps are a little tricky but if you have the patience and skill, it's definitely worth it.

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