Did you know that your hair needs protein, too? Pollution and use of chemicals can break down the protein or keratin and leave it damaged. If you hair feels brittle and weak, there’s nothing like some homemade TLC to solve the problem.
Try these hair masks with ingredients present in your kitchen to give your mane all the care it needs.
Coconut milk contains vitamins B, C and E. It’s a great conditioner and natural protein treatment for hair, offering a cure for dandruff as well.
Steps: Massage warm coconut milk into your scalp and on your hair. Make sure it isn’t too hot. Leave it on overnight. You can do this twice a a week.
Gooseberry + coconut oil + shikakai powder
Gooseberry, also known as amla, is a fruit which is an abundant source of vitamin C, antioxidants, and flavonoids. Amla is beneficial for a healthy scalp and hair growth. Coconut oil moisturises your hair while shikakai strengthens it from the roots.
Steps: Boil and strain a tablespoon each of amla and shikakai powder in two tablespoons of coconut oil. Massage this mixture into your scalp and leave it on overnight. Use this hair mask every week.
Both mayonnaise and egg are rich in protein and can change the texture and health of your tresses.
Steps: Combine both into a paste and apply to your hair and leave on for at least 30 minutes, before shampooing and conditioning. You can make this a weekly routine.
Curd+ Lemon juice+Honey
Lemon juice combats your dandruff problem, while honey nourishes your hair and curd brings the necessary protein. Together, they make for some real hair goodness.
Steps: Whip the ingredients and apply well, right from the roots to the ends and leave on for around half an hour, before washing with a mild shampoo. This hair pack is great to make dull hair shine.
Yogurt+ cream+ egg
Yoghurt is excellent for cleaning your scalp and hair shafts, while providing moisturising benefits.
Steps: Mix the ingredients and apply to your scalp and hair. Leave on for under an hour and rinse. Use twice a week for dry hair, but for oily hair, keep it to once a week.