How to straighten hair with cornflour

Straighten hair with cornstarch

If you are looking for a natural way to straighten your hair without using chemicals and heat tools, Maizena flour is for you. A product easy to get, cheap and perfect to use as a hair mask. Because of its many properties, it is really beneficial for hair health. Among other, corn flour or cornstarch contains iron, vitamins and minerals.

All of them, nourishing substances and antioxidants that allow to improve the capillary structure if used externally. That is, when you apply the cornmeal to your hair, this benefits from all the nutritional properties of this food. This allows to nourish the hair from the inside, becoming softer, more resistant, eliminates frizz and facilitates styling.

Cornstarch mask to straighten hair

cornstarch mask

Cornmeal or Maizena can be used with different ingredients depending on the result you want to obtain. If what you are looking for is to improve hair damaged by bleaching or heat tools, you will have to mix the cornstarch with other ingredients. since, although Cornstarch alone helps reduce frizz, by itself does not have the property of hair straightening.

To achieve this goal, we have to prepare a cornstarch-based mask combined with other ingredients. There are several options and all with great results, although with differences depending on the type of hair. If you have very curly hair, Cornstarch will help you to have softer hair and easier to comb. However, in a mane with a loosely defined curl, the result will be much more spectacular.

Take note of the ingredients you will need for this honey cornmeal mask. A combination of natural nutrients with which you will achieve strong, soft, shiny hair and what you were looking for, naturally straight hair.

Cornstarch and honey mask to smooth hair

Cornmeal hair straightening mask

To prepare this hair straightening mask you will need the following ingredients. Take good note, but if you can't get the coconut oil, you can substitute it for extra virgin olive oil.


  • 4 tablespoons of flour corn
  • 3 tablespoons of miel
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • a glass of water

To prepare the mask you must follow the following steps.

  • First mix the cornstarch with the cold water, otherwise it will not dissolve.
  • Pour the mixture into a saucepan and bring to the fire at low temperature. Stir constantly until you get a paste with a jelly-like texture.
  • Heat the coconut oil in the microwave for a few seconds so that it remains liquid.
  • In a large container, mix all the ingredients until you get a creamy mask. It must have consistency to be able to apply it on the hair.
  • Let the mask warm up while brushing your hair thoroughly.
  • Go applying the mixture all over your hair, without washing, lock by lock until the entire hair is covered.
  • Let the cornstarch and honey mask act for 30 or 40 minutes.
  • To finish, rinse the hair with warm water and wash your hair normally.

How often should I apply the mask?

It is important to repeat the process from time to time, since only then will you be able to appreciate the results. Especially if you have damaged or very dry hair. Apply this cornstarch and honey mask between 2 and 4 times a week and you will enjoy soft, resistant hair that is easy to comb and with a really incredible smooth. If you have oily hair or suffer from flaking scalp, avoid reaching the hair roots when applying the mask.

As a final trick, if you want to show off shiny, smooth and soft hair without using heat tools, alternate the cornstarch and honey mask with the following option. Mix 4 tablespoons of cornstarch with 2 glasses of coconut milk. Dissolve the flour and heat until you get a creamy paste. If you have very long hair or a lot of hair, double the amounts.

Once the mask is ready, apply to dry and well-tangled hair. Leave to act for an hour and finish by rinsing with lukewarm water, wash your hair normally and let it air dry. All these natural ingredients will help you show off a beautiful mane, with body and a perfect texture to be ready at any time.

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