Your hair needs your undivided attention. Natural hair masks are a great way to treat specific hair problems at home. Don’t stress – we’ve got you covered with our favorite DIY hair masks for the most common hair problems we face – with minimal ingredients that can easily be found in every desi kitchen.
1. For Damaged Hair
After years of coloring, ironing, highlighting, curling, and bleaching your hair has become damaged? Shocker! Here’s a mask to bring life back to your dead hair.
1 ripe banana
1/4 cup natural yogurt
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons olive oil
Mash the banana until there are no lumps and the mixture is smooth. Add the yogurt, honey, and olive oil and mix to form a paste. Apply the mask to your scalp and hair and cover with a shower cap. Leave it on for thirty minutes and wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner. Apply once a week for the best results.
2. For Frizzy Hair
For many people, frizzy hair is a daily struggle. The main cause of frizzy hair is lack of moisture. The cuticle layers on hair strands need moisture to make them smooth. Here’s our favorite mask to cure frizzy hair.
2 egg yolks
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
Whisk the egg yolks with the mayonnaise to form a smooth mixture. Apply the mixture to the bottom 2/3rd of damp or dry hair. Cover with a shower cap and leave in for thirty minutes. Wash with shampoo and conditioner.
3. If You’re Struggling With Dandruff
There are many shampoos and products that claim they will get rid of your dandruff, but most often chemicals in these products are not good for your hair. Good thing we have the perfect hair mask for dandruff. Garlic has a rich content of salicylic acid and antimicrobial properties that improve scalp health and treat dandruff.
6 garlic cloves
6 tablespoons honey
1 egg yolk
Peel the garlic and crush the cloves in a blender until a paste is formed. Transfer the garlic to a bowl and wait for ten minutes. Add the honey and egg yolk and mix thoroughly. Apply the mixture to the scalp and leave it on for twenty minutes. Wash with shampoo and conditioner.
4. If Your Hair Is Thinning
Thinning hair is a total downer and it can happen to anyone — men and women, at any age. Luckily, we have a remedy designed to stimulate growth and thicken hair.
1 tablespoon ginger juice
2 tablespoons onion juice
2 tablespoons castor oil
Mix together all of the ingredients and apply to the scalp, massaging in circular motions. Leave on for an hour and wash with a mild shampoo and conditioner.
5. If You Have Oily Hair
Oily hair is an extremely annoying problem both men and women deal with. Sebaceous glands can overproduce sebum and make the hair greasy very quickly. Here’s a hair mask that can help control excess oil.
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon aloe vera gel
1 tablespoon honey
Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl. Apply the mixture to damp hair and scalp and leave in for thirty minutes. Wash with a mild shampoo and conditioner. Use weekly for the best results.
If you’ve tried any of these mask or have any to recommend let us know. While these are the hair problems we commonly face, give us some feedback on your personal hair struggles.
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