5 DIY Hair Masks That You Must Try
Winter also creates dandruff that can cause scratching, irritation, and a lot of embarrassment! To keep the problem at bay, try these home remedies for dandruff.
To remain warm, winter is all about hot cocoa, sweater season, and fuzzy blankets. Nevertheless the season may also have a certain influence on our skin. The cold can lead to dryness that could cause what many refer to as ‘winter dandruff.’ It is characterised by a flaky scalp that can be painful and itchy. What’s more, most of us are also left humiliated by it!
The time for all of us to encounter winter dandruff is here again as winter ushers in. For others, autumn itself makes it obvious. That’s no excuse not to enjoy a fun season, though. To guarantee that your scalp remains clean, hydrated and healthy, all you have to do is indulge in some hair care hacks.
Here are five masks for DIY hair that will keep winter dandruff at bay and gift you strong and shiny hair.
Neem and coconut oil
Given the excellent content of fatty acids and vitamins, coconut oil is known for its moisturizing properties. Combine the goodness of coconut oil with the antibacterial and antifungal properties of neem, and you’ll have the ultimate dandruff defense.
Combine the 4 teaspoons of coconut oil with one teaspoon of neem powder. These amounts can be modified according to your length of hair. For the best effect, heat this mixture slightly. Massage this for 20 minutes on your scalp and wait for about an hour before using a gentle shampoo to wash your hair.
Aloe Vera and apple cider vinegar
Most of us know that our dry tresses are perfect for hydrating Aloe Vera, but very few know that it has antifungal properties that can be beneficial to our scalp. On the other side, apple cider vinegar will help balance the pH of your scalp and hair. For those who want a natural gloss for their hair, many agree that it is extremely successful. In addition, it has antibacterial properties that protect the scalp from infection.
Two tablespoons of Aloe Vera gel and two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar are combined together to create a great hair mask. To dilute the mixture, add four to six tablespoons water to this. This is important because if applied without dilution, apple cider vinegar will irritate the skin. Before washing off, keep this mask for 20 minutes.
Fenugreek seeds and hibiscus
The seeds of fenugreek have a high content of protein that strengthens hair and prevents dandruff. Hibiscus, rich in vitamin C, can help protect the hair roots and keep hair falling at bay. These two ingredients, paired together in a hair mask will help you escape hair woes during the winter season.
Using a hibiscus herb, soak two tablespoons of hibiscus seeds overnight. You should prevent soaking the flower if you have hibiscus powder. Grind the fenugreek seeds and the flowers and seeds the next morning. To change the consistency, you can add a teaspoon of olive oil or coconut oil to this mixture. This is added to your hair and processed for 30 minutes before rinsing. You should leave it on until it dries completely if you have extra time on your hands, as it will prove to be more useful.
Tea tree oil and olive oil
Tea tree oil has outstanding antibacterial properties, and for your skin, olive oil is highly hydrating. By keeping infections and dryness at bay, these two ingredients will prevent dandruff. When using tea tree oil in your hair mask, something to keep in mind is that it needs to be filtered to prevent any irritation. Avoid using it generously, therefore. To keep your scalp covered, a few drops go a long way.
Combine 5 drops of essential oil from the tea tree with 3 to 4 tablespoons of olive oil. The number can be changed according to your length of hair. Massage this for a minimum of 20 minutes on your scalp. Before washing it off with a mild shampoo, let it rest for 30 minutes.
Banana, honey and lemon
For the hair and scalp, banana is extremely moisturizing, something that is needed during the dry winter season. Lemon is known for its strong properties of cleansing that can ensure that your scalp stays away from build-up that can contribute to dandruff. Honey, a natural moisturizer, ensures that moisture can be preserved in your hair. These three ingredients, when combined, will make the best winter hair mask.
Mash one banana and add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of honey to the mixture. Depending on your hair length, you can change the numbers. Until rinsing with a mild shampoo, add this to your hair and let it rest for 20 minutes.
Hope these DIY hair masks will help you. Here are some more tips that will help you keep you hair healthier, stronger, and shinier.