Three DIY hair masks that can fix all your hair problems this winter
The harsh winters often make the iconic 'good hair day' a long lost dream. Most of the times we wake up with frizzy and puffed up hair that leaves us looking like Bobby Deol from the movie Solider (it looks great on him, though!)
No matter how much conditioner or oil you pamper your hair with, its only a matter of time that your hair is back to being untameable. So what do you do to make it better?
Winters are a crucial time and your skin and body both need extra care and attention. With the change in season, it is important to understand the changing needs and address concerns accordingly.
Here are some DIY hair masks to keep your hair protected throughout the winters
1. Olive oil and egg white mask
Olive oil by nature is a thick and dense oil. When combined with egg whites, the protein power pack, it makes for a great hair strengthening mask.
Omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants a help treat hair for shine and lustre that is often lost as we spend a lot of time outdoors.
Recipe: 1 part olive oil mixed with 1 part egg whites.
Application: Starting from bottom to top, apply the mixture to wet hair and wrap your hair in a bun. Cover the hair with a shower cap for 20 minutes and wash off.
2. Green Tea and apple cider vinegar
An irritated scalp is another common issue faced during the winters. The dryness in the air, causes the scalp to lose its moisture giving it the dry feeling.
While green tea's benefits on the body are still a debatable topic, it definitely works wonders on the scalp. Thanks to its antioxidants and nutrients, green tea helps calm irritated scalps and restore balance. Apple cider vinegar also acts as a conditioner for hair and helps maintain hair health.
Recipe: 1 cup of green tea combined with 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
Application: Combine the mixture and apply it to the scalp. Leave it on for 10 minutes before rinsing.
3. Banana and honey
Banana and honey are the natural ingredients that can be a blessing for dry hair. Banana helps soften your hair and honey helps in locking in the moisture. The softening quality in banana helps in taming frizzy hair that often looking overblown. Honey also helps calm hair making them soft and shiny.
Recipe: 1 medium banana combined with 1 teaspoon almond oil
Application: Combine the mashed banana with the almond oil and apply it to your hair, focusing more on the ends and roots. Leave it on for 30 minutes, then wash it off with regular shampoo.
4. Brown Sugar & Olive Oil Scalp Scrub
This one isn't specific to any season, but a perennial winner. We are exposed to a lot of dust and pollution every day and a lot of these particles clog the pores on our skin. We scrub our face and body to unclog our pores but most of the times miss out on an important part -- the scalp.
The scalp also holds a lot of this dust that often leads to growth restriction and hair damage. To fix the damage, it is necessary to clean the scalp regularly and stimulate blood flow.
Brown sugar is an effective home ingredient that can act as a substitute for cosmetic scrubs and olive oil helps in hydrating and moisturising the scalp.
Recipe: Combine 2 tablespoon brown sugar with 1 tablespoon of olive oil
Application: Use a generous amount of the mix on your hair and scrub all sides. Scrub for 5 to 10 minutes and leave it on for 30 minutes. Wash with your regular shampoo.