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DIY hair-care masks

Summers can be a tough time for hair. So what’s a girl to do to take care of the frizz and shine? Well, the first solution is to go for a spa but since we’re facing a lockdown, how to keep the hair healthy, nourished & shining in this humidity? The solution is not so complex. Here’s a list of DIY hair treatments you can do at home, with products available in your kitchen. Trust me, they have better results than spending thousands of bucks in a spa.

With the right ingredient from the kitchen and a little mix-and-match, you can easily make a natural hair mask. The right way to apply is to comb your hair first & then apply the mask on your roots. If possible, dip a towel in warm water & wrap it around your head for 20 minutes before washing. The heat will give a shiny-lustrous effect.

 

  1. Curd

Curd is a rich source of proteins, calcium, having potassium, vitamins & Magnesium. While curd is added to meals for a proper diet, some people apply it directly to the scalp. This treatment helps in reducing dandruff, hair fall and leaves hair smooth & silky. It is also helpful in increasing the volume and strength of hair. In case you have really dry hair, use it with a spoon of coconut oil. Another possible combination can be apple cider vinegar or lemon. Let the mask sit for at least 30 minutes before washing.

 

 

  1. Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise is another popular ingredient known for leaving strands soft and shiny. Being classified as an oil, it has a combination of different oils that act as a high source of moisture for the hair. Once the moisture levels are restored, the hair becomes easy to manage & less frizzy.

For summer’s dryness, people usually rely on this mask.

How to use it?

Wet your hair and apply it from the scalp to the end. Then comb your hair with a wide hair comb. Let this mask sit for a minimum of 20 minutes & then wash it with a mild shampoo. You’ll love the smoothness.

 

  1. Egg Yolk

Rich in proteins, vitamins & biotin, eggs provide nourishment to hair, helping people’s damaged strands since the 11th century. Nutrients in the egg yolks help in getting that dream glossy hair. It also helps in hair breakage and promotes hair growth. The simplest combination is to mix it with olive oil and apply it from the scalp to the ends. You can also add banana, honey & coconut to your egg mask. Make sure to apply it to your hair with gloves on your hands to avoid that pungent smell. Put a shower cap after application so that the smell’s effect is reduced on hair.

 

  1. Aloe Vera

It is a well-known ingredient for its soothing & cooling properties, but it is also an amazing ingredient for hair conditioning. It prevents hair fall, dandruff, and an itchy scalp. The best form to apply is raw from the plant. Rubbing it on your hair can strengthen them. It is good specifically for oily scalp. It cleans extra oil & any hair product from the hair, making them healthier and shiny. You can make your mask by adding any of your favourite ingredients like egg yolk, any oil, or apple cider vinegar.

  1. Banana

Bananas are known for promoting thickness, volume & shine in hair. Rich in vitamins and essential nutrients, it ensures to treat all your hair problems. Research shows banana has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, which help remove dandruff from hair. You can mash a banana and add honey to it. You can also add egg yolk. Apply it onto your hair & let it sit for at least 20 minutes.

 

  1. Onion Juice

Although onion has a very strong and pungent smell, it is widely known for promoting hair growth and removing split ends. You can make your own onion juice mask very easily at home.

Chop onions into small pieces and use a blender to make a paste of it. Take a Muslin cloth & filter the freshly blended paste. Add coconut oil, olive oil & castor oil to it. You can keep this solution in a jar and use it for 1 hour before washing your hair.

 

Honey

There are endless benefits of honey. It is known for retaining moisture in your hair. It can give your dry, frizzy hair an extra boost of moisture and hydration. The regular application can give an amazing shine to it. All you have to do is mix honey & coconut oil and let this settle for 1 hour. You will feel the difference after washing your hair.

Ria Dhawan,
Columnist

Ria Dhawan is a practising lawyer with a reputed firm at Delhi. Apart from litigation, she is interested in International law and Cross Border Disputes. Her spectrum of interests include human rights, laws governing finance & banking. She is also interested in fashion industry and keeps updating to latest make up looks and fashion trends.

DISCLAIMER: This article reflects author’s view point. Goa Chronicle may or may not subscribe to views of the author

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