With the 21-day lockdown in full-fledge, we finally have time to set aside a few moments to indulge in self-care. Staying indoors has a host of benefits for your gorgeous tresses – decreased exposure to the sun, zero pollutants and no sweating! This is hence the perfect time to ramp up efforts to bring back the long lost nourishment to your hair. All you need to do is make a trip to the kitchen and gather some essential ingredients to prepare hair care masks that would go a long way into getting you back your oil-free, glowing hair.
So what does your hair need the most now? Is it hydration or root strengthening? We have the answer for all your hair care woes. Here is the list of 6 super beneficial hair care masks that you can DIY during this quarantine period, based on the type of nourishment your hair needs right now.
When All Your Hair Needs Is Hydration
What Will You Need? 2-3 Bananas, 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil, 2 Tablespoons Honey
Feeling sad about throwing away the brown-speckled perished bananas? Then don’t! Use it give your hair the treatment it deserves. Bananas are rich in potassium and they work towards making the hair shaft softer and shinier. Mix olive oil to the banana mash as it is rich in fatty acids and provides a layer of moisture that is a boon to dry hair woes. Honey is the main ingredient to condition your hair which will further reduce breakage and frizz. Leave on the mask for about 20 minutes and then rinse off the hair. You can apply shampoo to it if you think your hair feels sticky and smelly.
Flaky Scalp No More
What Will You Need? 2 Tablespoons Yogurt, 1 Egg, 2 Tablespoons Honey
Flaky scalp happens due to the lack of moisture and hence we bring honey into the picture. A super-soothing ingredient, honey will moisturize and condition the hair and scalp without a doubt. Throw in some yogurt that has anti-fungal properties that will help remove dandruff from the hair. Eggs are a great source of protein – with the mixture, the raw egg with help to strengthen the root of your hair, aid in its growth and reduce hair fall. Apply the mask to your hair and leave it on for 15-20 minutes before washing it off with a light shampoo.
Oily, Greasy Hair? DIY Hair Care Masks To The Rescue
What Will You Need? 1 Tablespoon Aloe Vera Gel, 1 Squeeze of Lemon Wedge, 2 Tablespoons Honey
Aloe vera gel is a lightweight hydrator that has a mode of action of cutting through the grease of your hair without stealing its natural shine. Lemon is very acidic but it is a natural astringent and boosts collagen production with the goodness of its vitamin C. Rounding back to honey again, this acts as the natural antibacterial ingredient bring back moisture and strip off dandruff and dirt. Let this mask sit on your hair for 15 minutes before you rinse it off. Shampooing is not required but you can do it if you please.
Itchy Hair, Don’t Care
What Will You Need? 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil, 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar, 1 Tablespoon Honey
Do you have amazingly gorgeous curly hair that you do not know how to take care of? One of the best easy to make DIY hair care masks is here to do away with your woes. This formula is for all hair types that face itchiness but apple cider vinegar is considered to be the best ingredient for curly hair. Apple cider vinegar works by gently dissolving product build-up on the scalp, soothing itchiness and balancing the pH of your scalp. Mix this with soothing honey and grandma’s favorite coconut oil and say goodbye to dirt and pollution. After 30 minutes of leaving the mask on, shampoo your hair slowly.
Do You Think Your Hair Grows Too Slow?
What Will You Need? 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil, 2 Tablespoons Cinnamon
Applying spices to your hair sounds absolutely ridiculous, yes. But the results are astonishing. Cinnamon has great anti-microbial properties and is known to stimulate the blood circulation to the scalp and hair roots, hence promoting hair growth and strengthening the roots. Did you get a hair cut along with your friend and suddenly their hair is longer than yours? Then this DIY mask is for you! Mix the spice in powder form well with coconut oil that will soothe and nourish your hair well during the application of hair care masks. Let this sit for 30-45 minutes before rinsing it off. Do this once a week.
Tackle The Forever Problem Of Hair Loss
What Will You Need? Onion and Ginger in Equal Proportions, Essential Oil if needed
Hair fall is an age-old issue that we still do not know how to tackle. Many ideas and homemade recipes come and go to tackle the hair fall problem but none seem to work. But recently, we can see a unique approach to dealing with this problem – using hair care masks made of onion and ginger. Onion and ginger juice, thanks to its strong anti-microbial properties fight dandruff, dirt, and pollution, thus promoting unhindered hair growth. Make a paste of both the ingredients and add a few drops of essential oils to the mix to mask the smell before applying it to the hair. Keep this on for 30 minutes and then shampoo as usual.
However amazing you might be dressed, the right hairstyle can give your entire look the perfect boost. And to get the right hairstyle, your hair quality should also be on-point. We often indulge in hair treatments that subject the hair to excessive heat and chemicals, taking away the natural shine and beauty of the hair. This quarantine period, utilize the time to give your hair the love and shine it truly deserves.
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