It’s time you showed your hair some love.

by Vrinda

Posted on July 03, 2019

Hello Ladies,

Healthy hair is the secret to tying your final look up. No matter how well your outfit or makeup turns out, without great hair, something will definitely seem amiss. Hair care is a huge part of self-care, ladies! Having a basic shampoo-conditioner routine just won’t cut it anymore. You need to embrace the power of hair masks, and you need to do it now.

If you absolutely cannot spare some time, you could purchase a ready-to-use hair mask according to your hair type and concern. However, whipping up your own DIY hair masks will not only be cheap but also more effective. The recipes don’t have to be tedious and the ingredients don’t have to be exotic or difficult to find.

Check out these super easy DIY hair masks that have been formulated to target specific hair concerns:

1. This aloe vera hair mask helps reduce dandruff:

The recipe - 2 spoons of aloe vera gel with ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon powder and whisk well till there are no lumps. Freshly scooped aloe vera is ideal, but if you can’t find that, store-bought gel works too. Increase quantities of the ingredients proportionately for longer hair. Once smooth, apply the mixture to your hair as well as your scalp. In fact, don’t forget to massage it into your scalp. Tie you hair into a bun and put on a shower cap. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then shampoo it off. Don’t be worried if your scalp tingles when the mask is on – that just means that the mask is doing its job.

The benefits – Soothes itching of the scalp, reduces dandruff, hydrates hair to transform it from frizzy to tame, boosts hair growth, and promotes blood circulation to the scalp.

2. Say goodbye to dry and frizzy hair with this egg and mayonnaise mask:

The recipe - In a bowl, mix 5 tablespoons of mayonnaise with 2 raw eggs and blend the two ingredients well with your hands to avoid getting a liquid mixture that will not adhere to your hair. If your hair is extra coarse or dull, add 1 teaspoon of olive oil or apple cider vinegar for lustre. Coat your hair from root to tip with the mask and wear a shower cap. Then, top it up with a warm towel to help the moisture to penetrate. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes, and then rinse with (preferably) a sulphate-free shampoo and warm water. Do this twice a week for best results.

3. Reduce hair loss with this simple curry leaves and coconut oil mask:

The recipe – Heat 10-12 curry leaves in 2 tablespoons of coconut oil till the leaves crackle. Take the pan off the stove when they do and wait for the oil to become warm (but not cold). Massage this oil into your scalp and hair. Keep it on for 20 minutes and then rinse well.

The benefits – The proteins and beta-carotene in the curry leaves help battle hair loss, the fatty acids in coconut oil are a remedy for thinning air, and the mixture also moisturises and nourishes the hair and scalp.

4. Tired of having dull hair? Let this banana olive oil hair mask come to the rescue:

The recipe – Blend 1 ripe banana with 1 tablespoon of (ideally extra virgin) olive oil in an electric mixer or blender. Your goal should be to have a smooth, lump-free, and frothy puree. That’s about it. The mask will then be ready for application. Wet your hair evenly and then slather the mask onto your hair and skin. Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave the mask on for 30 minutes. Then, rinse thoroughly.

The benefits - Repairs dull hair strands, nourishes hair, and makes it healthy and shiny. Bananas are rich in vitamins and minerals like Potassium that balance the scalp pH for a hydrated crown.

5. This yogurt and honey hair mask can make split ends disappear:

The recipe – Mix 1 tablespoon of honey with 2 tablespoons of full fat yogurt and combine them well. Use double the amount of the ingredients for longer hair. Work the mask into your scalp and hair by massaging it well. Coat your hair and scalp well and keep it on for 15-20 minutes. Wash your hair normally, but go easy on the conditioner. Use the conditioner only on the ends of the hair. Do this once a week.

The benefits – Fixes split ends, eliminates brittleness, moisturises the hair, and the yogurt has cleansing properties that clear the scalp.

Fix your hair troubles, one hair mask at a time.

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To your hair success,