My hair has multiple personalities. It is naturally wavy, straight and curly.
Unfortunately for me, parts of my hair dry perfectly straight while others are a mix of wavy to curly. Basically my hair looks like one big mess if I let it air dry. When I want to have a good hair day I am stuck damaging my hair with products or heat. To straighten I generally use my blow dryer and brush or I will sometimes use a flat iron. When I want to embrace the curly side of my hair- I pack it full of products that enhance curl.
So, when I ran across a way to straighten my hair without the heat damage I was so excited! The image pinned to Pinterest was of a woman with long beautiful hair. It was straight, shiny and looked very healthy. But it claimed you can straighten hair with brown sugar and water. huh? brown SUGAR? Wouldn’t that just make my hair sticky?
Well, I decided to give it a shot.
Straighten Hair with Brown Sugar and Water?
So I followed the directions: To Straighten Hair with Brown Sugar and Water add 2 tablespoons of Brown Sugar to a Cup of water and mix in a spray bottle. Apply to damp hair and let air dry.
As you can tell above, my hair was far from straight. It was like I had put way too much gel in my hair- giving it a crunchy look and feel. Not only was my hair sticky but my hands and everywhere my hair had been touching while drying was sticky too!
I don’t even understand how or why this originated. Clearly it was not tested by anyone who has been passing this horrible Pin around!?!
You CANNOT straighten hair with brown sugar and water! PinFAIL!