If hair fall isn’t your biggest concern, then what really is? Yeah, yeah, frizzy hair, thinning, dandruff… are a close second. And, switching up shampoo and conditioner frequently has done you more harm than good. Even oiling every Sunday has helped your hair just a little.
Now, you might say that there are many products in the market (think: serums, essences) that are tailor made for your hair. But, let's face it, those chemicals do more harm than good, especially in the long run.
Guess what? The solution lies in your kitchen - natural ingredients you can use to make a hair mask that is suitable for your hair type. Oh yes, making a hair mask at home is the easiest way to fight your hair problems. Read on for our recipes and recommendations…
• Hair Masks For Dry Hair
1. Egg & Lemon Mask
Even we would have been surprised if an Egg Hair Mask wouldn’t have made it to the list. To make this hair mask for dry hair, separate Egg Whites from the yolk and blend the whites with Lemon Juice. Keep whipping the mix till you get a smooth consistency. Apply the mask on your hair and rinse it off with cold water after half an hour. This combo is a win-win because Egg will make up for all the lost nutrients and the acidic nature of Lemon will keep your hair clean and bacteria-free.
2. Milk & Honey Mask
We can’t think of a better homemade hair mask for dry hair than the Milk and Honey hair mask. With Lactic Acid, Milk will keep your hair nourished and clean and Honey will help retain any lost moisture and its shine. To make this homemade hair mask, warm a few spoonfuls of Milk and mix it with a few drops of Honey. Keep mixing till you get a smooth paste and apply it on your hair. Cover it up for at least 30 minutes and finally, wash it off.
• Hair Masks For Frizzy Hair
1. Avocado, Coconut Milk & Olive Oil Mask
In your search for a hair mask for frizzy hair, add Avocado, Coconut Oil & Olive Oil to the mix. We already know Avocado is a superfood. So, no surprises when we say that an Avocado hair mask works for your luscious locks too! To top it off, Coconut Milk will nourish your hair and Olive Oil will prevent hair loss. A winner homemade hair mask for frizzy hair, isn’t it? To make this mask, stir ripe Avocado puree in Coconut Milk and Olive Oil.
2. Banana & Almond Oil Mask
Here’s us giving you another reason to love Bananas - Banana hair mask is a great pick for frizzy hair. All thanks to the moisturizing properties of the fruit. Add to it the conditioning properties of Almond Oil and you have a winner in your hands. To make this mask, blend two ripe Bananas together with Almond Oil. Keep the mask on for 20 minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water.
• Hair Masks For Hair Growth
1. Yogurt and Green Tea Mask
We know what you’re thinking! How can we recommend Green Tea to make a hair growth mask? Well, we can because Green Tea is rich in antioxidants and proteins that will nourish your scalp. For this diy hair mask for growth, mix Egg Yolk with two tablespoons of Green Tea. Apply it on your hair and keep it on for half an hour. Finally, rinse it off with cold water. You can apply this mask at least twice a month for best results.
2. Strawberries and Almond Oil Mask
If we had a nickel for everytime someone recommended Almond Oil for hair growth, we would be really rich. No surprises that it is also a core ingredient in this homemade hair mask for hair growth. Paired with Strawberries, it works even better as a hair mask. Firstly, blend the fresh strawberries together to make a grainy paste and mix 1 teaspoon of oil to it. Apply it on your scalp and hair and keep it on for at least one hour. Rinse it off with cold water.
• Hair Masks For Dandruff
1. Fenugreek and Lemon Mask
Thanks to its anti-fungal properties, Fenugreek tops our list of ingredients to make the perfect hair mask for dandruff. To derive the maximum benefits, you can pair it up with Lemon juice. However, this anti dandruff hair mask requires more effort than the other ones on this list because you need to soak Fenugreek seeds overnight. As soon as you wake up, blend the seeds in a mixer and add one tablespoon of juice in it. Now, apply it on your scalp and hair and cover it up for 30 minutes. Finally, wash it off and repeat the process once every week.
2. Garlic and Honey Mask
The thought of Garlic in this mask is worrying you, isn’t it? Honestly, barring the smell, Garlic is among the most beneficial ingredients for your hair - tbh, it has been used since ages to fight dandruff. So, it must be included in this hair mask too. And, haven’t we praised Honey enough already about its conditioning properties already? To make this moisturizing hair mask, mix Garlic paste with Honey and apply it on your scalp for 5-10 minutes. Finally, rinse it off without your favorite shampoo.
• Hair Mask For Damaged Hair
1. Aloe Vera and Cinnamon Mask
Got all the issues symptoms of damaged hair a.k.a thinning, dandruff, itchy scalp… you get the drill! Guess who is here to save the day - Aloe Vera and Cinnamon that will boost hair growth and of course, improve your hair quality. To make this deep conditioning hair mask, mix a few drops of aloe vera in cinnamon powder and apply it on your hair. Keep it on for a few minutes and rinse it off with cold water.
2. Egg and Mayonnaise Mask
If you hate Mayonnaise but have damaged hair, here’s us giving you a reason to love it - add it in your hair mask for damaged hair and mix it with Egg. Both these ingredients will make your hair smooth and of course, shiny for days. To make this moisturizing hair mask, mix five tablespoons with raw eggs and whisk them together to make a smooth paste. You can add olive oil to this paste if you have extremely coarse hair. Wash it off after 20 minutes with warm water and finally, cleanse your hair with a sulfate-free shampoo. Say bye-bye to damaged hair.
FAQs on DIY Hair Mask:
Q. Do you apply a hair mask to wet or dry hair?
A. That depends on the ingredients in your hair mask. For example, a Coconut Oil hair mask can be applied to dry hair but if you are using drier ingredients, you should apply them to slightly damp hair.
Q. What is the best hair mask for dry hair?
A. The best solution to treat dry hair lies in your kitchen. Scroll up to find our recommendations for the best hair mask for dry hair.
Q. I have heard a lot about Onion hair masks. Which specific hair problem can I tackle with it?
A. You will be surprised to know Onion Juice is a great elixir for your hair troubles. It will just not boost hair growth but also, keep your scalp healthy and happy. Mix it with Olive Oil and apply it on fine, thinning hair for best results.
Q. Can I use a hair mask on dirty hair? Or does it need to be freshly washed?
A. Applying a mask on dirty hair is probably the biggest hair sin that you can commit. Always, always clean your scalp to make the most of nourishing ingredients.
Q. How often should I use a hair mask?
A. Even if your hair doesn’t look damaged on the outside, there are many outside factors that could change your hair game. Whether you’re looking for a hair mask for hair fall or a hair mask for smooth hair, use it once every week to fight all the hair issues.