Winters can cause all sorts of hair hassles, from dandruff to itchy scalp to frizzy hair. But do you what is the root cause of all these problems? Dryness! Yes it is dryness that results in the aforementioned and numerous other winter hair woes. There are dozens of hair care products available in the market claiming to reverse the damage caused by dryness overnight. But you need to be ware of such claims as there is no such thing that could reverse hair damage within a few weeks. And if, let’s suppose, there is some product, it will be stuffed with harsh chemicals that will further damage your hair shafts. The easiest, safest and the most economical way to fight winter dryness is through homemade hair masks.
Here are 5 really effective homemade hair masks for dry and damaged hair. Regular application of these all-green masks will help your hair retain their moisture and luster even when it is freezing cold.
- Avocado and Egg Yolk:
There is probably no need to list benefits of egg for your hair. Eggs are rich in protein, the key constituent of your hair shafts. Avocado is also a perfect ingredient for homemade hair masks used to treat dry and dull hair. Take half of a ripe avocado and mash it thoroughly. Add two egg yolks into it and beat well using a hand whisk. Apply this mask to damp or dry hair and let sit for half an hour before rinsing and washing your hair with a mild shampoo and normal water.
- Yogurt and Honey Mask:
Honey is a natural humectant while yogurt helps your hair restore the lost shine and shape. Take ¼ cup plain yogurt in a clean bowl and add into it one tablespoon of honey and one teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil. Mix all the ingredients well and apply to moist hair. Gently massage the mask onto your for 3 to 5 minutes and then leave it on for 20 to 25 minutes. Rinse and wash your hair as usual and let them air dry. Avoid using blow dryer as much as possible.
- Banana and Coconut Oil Mask:
Banana is rich in potassium and various vitamins, which are essential for regulating scalp’s oil production and thus help fight winter dryness. Take two ripe bananas and blend them with one tablespoon each of extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil and raw honey. Apply this mask to your hair, making sure every inch of the hair and scalp is covered with it. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse off with lukewarm water and a mild shampoo. Repeat twice a week for shinier and softer hair.
- Pumpkin and Honey Mask:
The perfect use of pumpkin leftovers is to use them fight winter hair dryness. Pumpkins are rich in nutrients which are essential for maintaining a healthy hair profile. Cheese grate one medium sized piece of pumpkin to obtain one cup of grated pumpkin. Add two tablespoons of honey into it and mix well. Now apply this mask generously to your scalp and hair. Wrap your hair up in a shower cap and wait for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing and washing your hair like you normally do.
- Coconut and Olive Oil Mask:
Take two parts of coconut oil and add one part of extra virgin olive oil into it. Massage this oil mixture into your scalp for 5 to 7 minutes. Wrap your hair in a shower cap and let it sit for as long as you want before washing the oil off with a mild shampoo.
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