Hair Mask For Dry Hair

Hair masks are quick yet highly potent, effective ways to provide your hair with tons of health like softening, hydrating, strengthen, improve the growth, nourishing, adding shine, and even fighting off infections.

Why you have to go for an expensive hair treatment for your hair! Here we are providing natural hair masks for dry hair, which are easily available, can be found in your kitchen cupboard or in your garden.

Hair Care Routine:

It is normal to lose 100 -150 strands of hair a day, so don’t panic. Here are some few simple things you must know to care your hair.

  1. Scalp massaging:

Oil massage on the scalp, at least twice a week for 5 to 10 minutes. Massaging improve the blood circulation of the scalp which improves the strength and growth of the hair. You can choose coconut oil, almond oil, sesame oil, castor oil or any other herbal oils.

  1. Shampooing:

Choose sulphate free shampoos or any herbal or Ayurvedic shampoos. Sulphate causes dryness on the scalp also can increase the dandruff issues. Also over use of biotin, which contain in the shampoo can also increases the scalp dryness. Also the pH of the scalp is 4 – 5, which is acidic and this maintain the scalp moisture. Most shampoos which are available in the market are having the pH above 8, which is on the alkaline side. Thus these products can create fizziness, dryness, breakage and hair fall. So better make herbal powders and mix with water and use for hair wash.

  1. Conditioning:

Conditioners have many benefits from moisturizing, shininess and fizz reduction. Particularly recommended to use after shampooing to replenish the moisture. Same as shampoos, choose the sulphate free conditioners. Hibiscus, Sikaka, reeta are the common best herbs act as hair conditioners.

  1. Drying hairs:

Don’t use hard and thick towels for drying hairs. Using hard towels increases the friction and can damage the hair root. So use microfiber towels for drying and wrapping or gentle rubbing the hairs, which reduces the friction.

  1. Combing:

It is very important part. There are 2 kinds of combing – wet and dry.

Never detangle when your hair is dry. Better spray some water on the hair and comb, means do combing always on damp hair to avoid split ends and breakage of the hair. Use wide tooth comp or paddle brush reduces hair falling.

When hair is wet, usually it stretches and more susceptible to breakage. So it will be easy to remove tangle but if done without care can damage the hair. So always do it gently with care. Wet hair comping is recommended for curly hairs and damp hair comping is better for straight or wavy hairs.

Add jojoba oil or tea tree oil in the water for spraying hairs before comping, makes the hair more elastic and smoother.

Factors affecting hair:

  • Age
  • Hereditary
  • Stress
  • Hormonal changes
  • Anemia
  • Sun exposure
  • Improper hair care
  • Minoxidil or Fenestride consumption
  • Nutritional deficiency
  • Smoking
  • Any chemical treatment or drugs

 Hair porosity test:

Porosity means full of pores. The ability of hairs to absorb and retain moisture. Porosity is of 3 kinds – High, Medium and Low porosity hair. Mostly combined porosity can see in a person’s scalp, some are low, medium and high porosity hairs.

High porosity hair, absorbs more water but its unable to hold or retain. And in low porosity hair, it’s hard to get or absorb moisture.

Test for hair porosity:

Take a glass of water. Drop a clean and dry hair strand to the water. If it sinks to the bottom, then the porosity is high. If it slowly sinks, then the porosity is medium. If it floats, then the porosity is low. Once the porosity is tested then it is easy to decide the type of pack for the hair.

Factors affecting high and low porosity:

  • UV exposure – Excessive exposure of hot sun can damage the hair. So use scarf or any smooth cloth or towel or caps.
  • Chemical treatments like bleaching, coloring, etc.

Hair mask for dry hair:

1. Deep conditioning mask:

Increases the moisture retaining capacity, increases thickness and reduces hair fall.

  • Rolled oats – 45 grams
  • Coconut milk – 60 ml
  • Honey – 30 grams
  • Olive oil – 10 ml

Blend all together into smooth paste, filter or strain and apply on the scalp properly for 10 – 20 minutes. Apply this mask 2 times a week.

2. Yogurt Banana hair mask:

  • Yogurt – 15 ml
  • Smashed banana (Small) – 2
  • Olive oil – 15 ml
  • Aloevera fresh – 15 grams/ml

Blend all together into smooth paste, filter or strain and apply on the scalp properly for 15 to 20 minutes. Apply this mask 2 times a week.

3. Protein mask for hair:

  • Left over rice – ½ cup
  • Fermented rice water – 3 tbsp.
  • Olive oil – ½ tsp
  • Curd – 1 tbsp.

Blend all together into smooth paste and apply on the scalp properly for 15 to 20 minutes. Apply this mask 2 times a week.

4. Avocado egg hair mask:

  • Avocado – 2 tablespoons
  • Egg white – 1
  • Honey – 1 tablespoon
  • Coconut oil – 1 tablespoon

Mash avocado and put the mash in a mixing bowl. Add egg white, honey, and oil and mix well. Apply to your hair from the ends to the roots. Let sit for 15-20 minutes and rinse.

5. Flax seed gel for hair growth:

Curry leaves fresh + Aloevera fresh (pulp) + Fenugreek seed (soaked) + flax seeds (soaked)

6. Rice water flax seed gel protein mask:

  • Fermented rice water – 3 tbsp.
  • Flax seed gel – 2 tbsp.
  • Olive oil – 1 tbsp.

Blend all together into smooth paste, filter or strain and apply on the scalp properly for 15 to 20 minutes. Apply this mask 2 times a week.