"To straighten hair without heat, just mix a cup of water with 2 tablespoons of BROWN sugar, pour it into a spray bottle, then spray into damp hair and let air dry."
First off, I can't honestly believe anyone believes this one. The sheer amount of pins that seem to be about taking things from your kitchen and smearing them on yourself is just mind boggling. The link almost always goes to some random site that has nothing to do with the sugar solution. A quick search later I found the origins of the image - a stylist's page in Russia. The caption reads:
"Highlights + toning, coloring, brondirovanie from 1800 to 2500, the hair below the shoulder blades 3000 rubles. Staining, toning from 700 to 1200, the hair below the shoulder blades 1500 rubles. Lamination from 600 to 900 rubles."
So there you go. Nothing to do with sugar at all.
But for fun I decided to give it a try. I have naturally very thick wavy hair. The only downside is my hair is kept short, but I figured if it would work on that long of hair surely it should work on my mere 3" of hair I have right?
I took before photos.. and afterwards felt it would be silly to take an after since my hair looked exactly the same. The only difference is that my neck was sticky from where it dripped, and as I had a hair appointment to get to I wanted to show my stylist friend so I didn't bother to wash it out. We had a good laugh over it all, and the texture it left in my hair was that of cheap gel - my hair was brittle feeling and sticky. He had to shampoo me twice to get it all out.