Getting your hair straightened always sounds like a good idea. They look better, manageable and make you look put together all the time. If you are planning about getting your hair straightened permanently, you should read some more about smoothening. 

Most people have a fear that getting their hair smoothened at a salon might ruin them. The fear of all the chemicals and the heat damage is understandable. But what if you could do hair smoothening at home? It would surely make things very easy and without worrying about causing any permanent or serious damage to your hair. 

What is Hair Smoothening exactly?

Hair smoothening is the process known to bring the lost protein back to hair giving them some life in the form of better strength and shine. In the process of hair smoothening your hair is put in a formaldehyde solution for some time to soak it in and then dried with a hairdryer and by using a flat iron it is straightened. This process is repeated for some time to smoothen out your hair of any kind of frizz or your natural hair pattern. 

The biggest difference between hair smoothening and rebounding is that hair smoothening is less permanent and does not turn your hair pin-straight. When you plan to get your hair straightened you should research a little about how you want your hair to look and what method you’d want to continue with. 

Hair Smoothening At Home

If you are dicey about whether you should do hair smoothening or not you should know about the few perks of it. 

Hair Smoothening
Hair Smoothening
  • It will bring the life back to your hair

If you’ve been seeing your hair get drier and drier every day mostly because of your excessive styling, then hair smoothening would be the solution for you to get the lost protein back in your hair. 

  • Gets easier to manage

You cannot argue about how easier your hair is to manage after you have straightened them. You won’t have to worry about looking up for hairstyling ideas to make your hair look good all the time. 

  • Your hair will get super shiny

One of the best perks of getting hair smoothening is that your hair will become so much softer and shinier that people just can’t miss taking a look at them. 

  • Saves you a lot of time

You probably take hours to straighten or style your hair every day but after getting them smoothened out you won’t have to worry about devoting your precious time. Hair smoothening could be the best solution for so many of your hair problems along with that you would look like you are coming straight from a salon every time. 

Doing hair smoothening from the comfort of your home could be one of the best ways to get all these perks and that too without spending a fortune. So, if you want to know how to do hair smoothening at home, continue reading. 

Hair Smoothening At Home

Here is a detailed procedure for you to do hair smoothening at home:

Things you need

  • Keratin solution
  • Rejuvenating Mask
  • Wide toothed comb
  • A mask brush
  • Blow dryer
  • Flat iron

After having these products by your side, you are ready to start your hair smoothening process. 


Below is the process of hair smoothening:

Wash your hair

You have to start by washing your hair with a chemical-free shampoo to get rid of any dirt and/or grease from your hair.  Having a clean canvas before you start is always a good idea. You don’t have to use your condition after this. 

Blow Dry

Instead of air-drying your hair, you should blow-dry your hair that way you can be sure that you do not leave any moisture in your hair which is a complete no-no for the next step. 

Apply the Keratin Solution

After you made sure that your hair is completely dry and moisture free it is time to move to the most important step which is applying the keratin solution.

Hair Smoothening
Hair Smoothening

You can use a brush and a wide-toothed comb to properly section your hair while you are applying the product. Make sure to apply on each and every stand for best results. Carefully read the instructions on the box and follow them. It is always good to seek some help from someone for this step. 


After leaving the keratin solution in your hair for 25-30 minutes, rinse your hair with cold water. This gets all the product out of your hair. You then have to blow dry your hair again and apply a mask to seal in the keratin. Leave this mask on for 20-25 minutes followed by a wash. 

Blow dry and straightening

It is very important to blow dry your hair once again and make sure to take your time, you can section your hair. After this use a flat iron to straighten your hair to seal the keratin. While using the flat iron you need to take a smaller section of your hair and go over them a couple of times. 

There you have yourself an at home hair smoothening session that didn’t cost you much and you are all set to flaunt your new look. The process of hair smoothening can be a bit tricky but you’d be good if you stick to these steps.

A few things that you need to keep in mind when you are smoothening hair at home:

  • After getting your hair smoothened out it is advised to not wash your hair for three days. Also, you should leave them open, avoid tying or tucking them behind your ear for at least 48 hours.
  • You can’t put oil in your hair for 2 weeks or even a month.
  • Don’t wash your hair for a week after smoothening them, always use a conditioner whenever you do wash them after a week.
  • Use hair masks frequently to keep your hair nourished.

What you should know is that Hair smoothening is not as permanent as rebounding and chances are that your hair will start going back to their normal texture, even shorter than that because you did it without any extra chemicals. 

Also Read; Steps For Shiny and Smooth Hair