Get a salon-worthy hair treatment at home with these 5 hair masks

Everyone’s hair has different requirements. While some are looking for hydration, there is a section that tries to reduce frizz. But a regular visit to the salon can really dig a deep hole in your pockets. Instead, you can give your hair the salon treatment it deserves from the comfort of your home with ingredients from your pantry. Homemade hair masks are packed with essential hair nutrients that are readily available and affordable. Here are some DIY masks adapted to the different needs of your hair:

DIY mask for hair growth

Aamla + Coconut Oil + Shikakai Powder Hair Mask

Aamla is a rich source of vitamin C, antioxidants and flavonoids which promote a healthy scalp and help with hair growth and texture. Coconut oil helps nourish and hydrate the hair while the presence of shikakai in the hair mask will strengthen the roots. Take a tablespoon of amla and shikakai and add some coconut oil to it. Boil the mixture and after straining, massage it into the scalp.

DIY mask against dandruff

Hair mask with essential oils of green tea and peppermint

Green tea has an antifungal effect on the hair and helps get rid of the fungus that causes dandruff. Peppermint oil provides cooling effects and also helps get rid of dandruff. Also add a little vinegar to help maintain the pH balance of the scalp.
Take a cup of green tea and add a few drops of peppermint oil. Add a tablespoon of white vinegar and massage it into your scalp. Wash it off with a mild shampoo.

DIY mask for hydration

Milk + Honey Hair Mask

If your hair needs moisture and hydration, you will find it in the milk and honey concoction. Honey helps strengthen hair and prevent breakage caused by weak and brittle hair, and also encourages cell regeneration for a healthy scalp. It is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Milk contains proteins, amino acids, vitamin B12, iron and zinc which in turn soften the hair and keep it hydrated.

DIY mask for smelly scalp

Apple Cider Vinegar + Honey + Oil Hair Mask

If you have a smelly scalp, you should definitely use this hair mask to get rid of the smell and keep your scalp clean of any buildup. Apple cider vinegar has multiple benefits. It can eliminate bacteria growing on your scalp, control frizz, remove hair follicle debris, and help reduce hair loss. Add honey to lock in moisture in your hair strands. Take any oil of your choice or according to your hair.

DIY mask for hair loss

Egg + lemon juice + vinegar hair mask

An egg is a moisturizing agent and also prevents hair loss. It is known to stimulate hair growth. Beat an egg and add a few drops of lemon juice, vinegar and oil of your choice.


Let these masks work their magic on your hair!

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Melissa R. Brumfield