How To Make Best Hair Straightening Creams At Home

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For decades, women have employed flat irons, chemicals, and blow dryers on their quest to achieve ultimate pin-straight hair. While some people love embracing their natural hair today, others still want a hair straightening to try out those bone-straight styles. And it is perfectly fine.

Many of us who want hair smoothening can’t afford the magical Dominican blowout or want to protect our hair strands from chemicals and heat side effects. Therefore, making a good hair straightening cream at home and trying it out can do the trick.

After trying these DIY recipes of hair straightening cream at home, you will happily put down your flat iron and blow dryer. Our expert, Ifsha Akhlaq, has extensive experience in making these DIY hair smoothening creams.

In this article, she shared some of her easy-to-make yet most effective hair straightening creams at home.

4 Best Hair Straightening Creams You Can Make At Home

If you style your hair through conventional hair straightening techniques, you will be aware of their damage to your hair. Both heat and strong chemicals deprive your hair of moisture, leaving it dry, frizzy, and rough.

We love following homemade hair straightening creams because they are free from any chemical that can harm your hair health. Moreover, they make your hair strands look lustrous, thick, and soft.

Do you know what the best thing about these creams is? Along with straightening your hair, they also promote hair growth.

These DIY hair smoothening creams revitalize, nourish, and moisturize your hair and scalp. They will work for all hair types (partially or completely curly, rough, and dry hair locks), making them super glossy and smooth.

1. Corn Flour DIY Hair Straightening Cream

The ingredients in this DIY cream, like coconut oil and honey, are excellent for your hair. Along with helping cornflour in straightening the hair, they provide your scalp with ultimate nutrition.

We are making 100g of hair straightening cream at home. Therefore, the quantity given below corresponds to 100g. The corn starch used helps give the creamy texture.


  • 3 tablespoons of cornflour (1 tbsp is 14 g)
  • 10 g of corn starch
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 tablespoons of natural honey
  • One and a half tablespoons of coconut oil

Directions To Make

  1. Take the cornflour in a non-stick cooking pan and add one cup of water into it.
  2. Cook it on a low flame for 3 minutes. And then slowly start adding corn starch into it by constantly moving the cooking spoon into the mixture (keep cooking until creamy texture appears).
  3. When the mixture turns creamy, add honey and coconut oil to it, also, keep moving the spoon. 
  4. When you think all ingredients have got mixed and turned into cream, remove the cooking pan.
  5. Let it cool for five minutes, and then transfer it into an airtight plastic jar. Store it in a fridge for future usage.

2. Rice + Fungreek

The rice contains naturally hydrolyzed keratin that is often used in Brazillian blowout for hair straightening. It can make your hair straight and strong for a longer time.

The fenugreek seeds are a rich source of proteins and minerals. They help nourish your manes and make them grow longer and thicker.

Ingredients For 100 g Cream

  • 40 g of brown rice (you can use white rice also)
  • 30 g of fenugreek seeds
  • 10 g of corn starch (you can take corn flour )
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

Directions To Make

  1. Soak rice and fenugreek seeds together for 24 hours.
  2. After that, filter and grind them to the level that no grain remains. 
  3. Add corn starch with 10 ml of hot water and mix well.
  4. Now, add corn starch solution into the rice and fenugreek paste and blend them for two minutes in a blender. 
  5. Transfer this hair straightening cream into a plastic jar and store it in a fridge.

3. Homemade Keratin Hair Smoothening Cream

Keratin is the most important ingredient used at various hair straightening centers. But what if you can make your keratin cream at home? The process is super easy and costs you far less than keratin treatments at beauty centers or hair salons. 

It will be best to buy dry egg powder, a rich source of keratin, instead of raw eggs. It increases the shelf life of hair straightening creams and provides you ample protein.


  • 30 g of dry egg powder 
  • 15 g corn starch 
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 medium-size banana
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

Directions to Make

  1. Add the dry egg powder, peeled banana, and corn starch into a blender.
  2. Make a plain paste of these ingredients, and then add honey and coconut oil into it. 
  3. Blend the mixture again for two minutes, and you will have a super DIY hair straightening cream.
  4. Store in a plastic jar and seal the lid every time you use the cream.  

In a Brazilian blowout, keratin and formalin are used to straighten super curly hair and a perm as well.

4. Coconut Milk Cream For Straight Hair

Coconut milk is rich in protein and fats that help hair straightening. Also, when combined with lemon and dry egg powder, it pulls off frizz-free, luminous, and thick texture hair. It also helps settle down the hair that sticks up on the top of or the sides of head.


  • 50 ml raw coconut milk
  • 20 g dry egg powder
  • 2 medium-size lemons
  • 10 corn starch or flour
  • I tbsp coconut, almond, or olive oil.

Directions to Make

  1. Add coconut milk, dry egg powder, and corn starch together in a non-stick cooking pan.
  2. Cook them for three minutes on a low flame.
  3. Now, add lemon juice and coconut oil to the mixture.
  4. Cook the mixture to an extent everything turns into a creamy texture paste.
  5. Remove the cooking pan and let your DIY hair smoothening cream cool for 15 minutes. 
  6. Transfer it to a plastic jar and store it in a fridge.

How To Use DIY Hair Straightening Cream At Home

You must apply DIY hair straightening cream 5 to 6 times a month for best results. If you want to apply it more than what we have suggested, that will be perfect.

Make sure that your hair is clean before applying the homemade hair straightening cream. If you haven’t taken a shower for two days or more, wash your hair and let it dry a bit.

Brush your damp hair to untangle it, and then start applying the cream from the ends of your hair. Make sure you cover every of your hair strand.

DIY hair smoothening cream

It is up to you if you want to apply the cream to your scalp. However, we will suggest applying it only to your hair.
Don’t tie your hair after applying the DIY hair-smoothing cream. After 20 minutes, your manes will start getting a bit hard and rigid.

Wash the cream out of your hair after an hour with simple water or a good shampoo.

What To Expect From DIY Hair Smoothing Cream?

These hair straightening creams that you will be making at your homes are not a magical formula that will give you pin-straight hair overnight. Therefore, if you want to pull off ultimate straight, frizz-free, thick, and voluminous hair, you should keep patience.

Our expert, Ifsha Akhlaq, told us that these homemade creams should take a month or two to make you experience the result. However, you will see a clear difference after the first time you will apply them.

Those chemical-rich hair straightening creams on the market may offer you instant results, but they will damage your hair in the long term. Therefore, we suggest you give these organic creams a go because they are easy to make and affordable.

The Takeaways

Hair is the most noticeable part of beauty, especially for women. Therefore, trying out different styles with your hair boosts your confidence and makes you feel proud of the way you look.

So, straightening techniques are the most important when you think of wearing straight hair instead of your naturally curly hair. You can make and try hair straightening creams mentioned above. They take little effort to make and help you straighten your frizzy, dry, and rough hair.

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