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5 Winter Haircare Home Remedies You Must Try This Season

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The hoodie season aka winter is back. It’s chilly outside and nothing feels better than being tucked under a cosy blanket with a cup of hot coffee. But with this cold weather comes a myriad of hair issues like dandruff, dryness, frizziness and hair fall. To avoid turning these issues into your constant henchmen for the next few months, turn to home remedies to keep your hair in the healthiest state, no effort needed. All you need to do is walk to your pantry, grab some ingredients and whip up a nourishing hair mask. Read on to discover some hair products infused with the goodness of natural ingredients for you to try.

Homemade Hair Packs Worth Trying

1. Curd For Dandruff

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Nyle Naturals Anti Dandruff Shampoo with Lemon & Curd

Curd is one of the best home remedies for dandruff. It thoroughly cleanses your scalp and eliminates dandruff and flakes. You can use curd for your hair as a natural conditioner or whisk up a mask with chickpea flour.
In a bowl, add three tablespoons of curd, one tablespoon of chickpea flour (besan) and a few drops of lemon. Mix it well to make a fine paste and apply it on your scalp. Leave it on for 20 to 40 minutes and then rinse it off with a shampoo. You can also use the Nyle Naturals Anti Dandruff Shampoo with Lemon & Curd. It is infused with the beneficial properties of lemon and curd that rejuvenate your hair and help prevent dandruff.

2. Fenugreek Seeds For Hair fall

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Nykaa Naturals Onion & Fenugreek Hair Growth Paraben and Sulphate Free Hair Mask

Fenugreek seeds are enriched with protein and nicotinic acid, which stimulate the hair follicles and boost hair growth. Considered to be one of the best home remedies for hair growth, a fenugreek hair mask can be used for all hair types to control hair fall.
Take a tablespoon of fenugreek seeds and soak it overnight. Grind the soaked seeds to form a fine paste and add one teaspoon of coconut oil to it. Apply this hair mask to your scalp and hair and leave it on for 30 minutes. If you have dry hair, you can also add a tablespoon of curd in the mask. Cover your head with a shower cap and wash it off. To infuse fenugreek seeds in your hair care routine, you can try the Nykaa Naturals Onion & Fenugreek Hair Growth Paraben and Sulphate-Free Hair Mask. Enriched with onions and fenugreek, it boosts hair growth, strengthens hair follicles and provides intense nourishment.

3. Onion Juice For Hair Growth

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Kay Beauty Hydrating Foundation

Looking for some home remedies for hair growth or hair fall? Onion juice is your answer. Onions are rich in sulphur and promote collagen and keratin production. It is a renowned ingredient for boosting blood circulation that reduces hair fall, thinning, prevents balding and premature greying.
Take an onion and rub it on your concerned areas. Or you can also extract its juice and apply it all over your scalp with a cotton ball. Wash it off after half an hour. Alternatively, you can reap the benefits of onions and control hair fall with WOW Skin Science Onion Black Seed Hair Oil With Comb Applicator. It contains onion seed oil along with coconut, jojoba, castor and almond oil, which nourishes your hair and helps in promoting hair growth.

4. Egg For Hair Shine

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Mamaearth Eggplex Shampoo With Egg Protein For Strength And Shine

Eggs are one of the best sources of protein for your hair and have been widely used as a home remedy for hair growth since generations. It contains zinc, iron, iodine and natural fats that provide adequate nourishment to the follicles and add a natural shine.
Take two eggs in a bowl and add one tablespoon each of olive oil and honey. Whip up the mixture and apply it on your scalp. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then wash it off with a mild shampoo and follow it with a fragrant conditioner. To enjoy the goodness of eggs, you can also try the Mamaearth Eggplex Shampoo With Egg Protein For Strength And Shine, which strengthens hair and repairs hair damage and frizz.

5. Honey For Frizzy Hair

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Godrej Professional Honey Moisture Mask with Jojoba and Olive Oil, for Dry Damaged Hair

Worried about frizz and dryness? Try honey. Honey is super hydrating and nourishing, which makes it one of the best home remedies for dry hair and frizziness. It also has antiseptic and antibacterial properties, which protects your scalp from dermatitis, dandruff, eczema and other scalp conditions. Take a spoonful of honey and a few drops of coconut oil to make a thin paste. Coat your scalp and hair strands with the mixture and leave it for 15 to 10 minutes. Wash your hair with a mild shampoo. You can alternatively try the Godrej Professional Honey Moisture Mask with Jojoba and Olive Oil, for Dry Damaged Hair. It is enriched with honey and nourishing oil and created especially for Indian hair.

Winter Haircare Tips

Sure, these hair masks can help you get your healthy hair back, but to make sure you are not damaging them further, here are some haircare tips you must keep in mind.

  1. One of the best hair fall treatments is a hot oil massage. Massage your hair with warm hair oil at least twice a week.
  2. Avoid using a hair dryer as it can further deplete moisture from your hair and make it dry and brittle, causing breakage. Also, whenever you use heat styling products, make sure to use a heat-protecting serum or leave in conditioner to avoid dryness and brittleness.
  3. Do not skip your weekly hair wash ritual. Wash your hair with lukewarm water at least twice a week, to prevent the build-up of oil and dirt that can cause dandruff and hair fall.
  4. Protect your hair from the harsh winds with a cap or muffler while stepping out. Avoid hot showers to maintain the moisture level in your scalp and hair.

This winter do not let the chilly winds play havoc on your hair. Let these home remedies provide the nourishment your hair deserves.


1. Which Oil Is Best For Hair During Winters?

Coconut oil, almond oil, castor oil, olive oil, etc., are some oils that can nourish and hydrate your hair. However, you must choose oil as per your hair type. If you have an oily scalp, we do not suggest using castor or coconut oil or leaving it overnight as it can clog pores. For best results, massage your hair with warm hair oil and wash it off with a mild shampoo.

2. What Ingredients Are Best For Dry Hair?

Curd, bananas, honey, eggs, avocados, apple cider vinegar, and coconut milk are some of the best ingredients for dry hair. A hair mask made with these ingredients will nourish your dry hair and hydrate your roots to control hair fall and add shine.

3. What Home Remedy Can I Use To Moisturise Dry Hair?

You can opt for a banana, yoghurt mask to moisturise dry hair. Take one ripe banana and blend it with two tablespoons of yoghurt. Add one teaspoon of honey in it and apply the mixture to your scalp and hair. Cover it with a shower cap and wash it off after 30 minutes to get silky smooth hair.

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