Taking care of the skin without much thought is of second nature to most of us, but when it comes to our hair and nails, we seldom have time to care for them. Today’s hectic lifestyle in addition to stress and pollution result in damaged hair leaving them dry, dull, and brittle. Irritation due to dry, itchy scalp is the worse to face, especially in public. However, not anymore! We list out extremely easy DIY hair masks for dry and itchy scalps, and you can take your pick and decide what suits you best. Hassle-free and easy to prepare, the hair masks don’t need much fuss and are great home remedies.
Take your pick…
An easily available ingredient, sesame oil loaded with anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial properties is a convenient pick to rid your hair of its dryness.
Mix 2-3 teaspoons of sesame oil with 1-2 teaspoons of ginger and then massage the mixture into the scalp for 7 to 10 minutes. Wrap on a towel and leave it in for 12 to 15 minutes. Shampoo as usual.
As you make this DIY mask a part of your routine once a week, you will enjoy moisturised, shiny, smooth tresses, and fetch compliments too.
2. Honey Pumpkin Hair Mask
Get the most of the amazing benefits of pumpkin mixed with honey as they come packed with Vitamins A and C along with zinc, beta-carotene, and potassium.
Mix a cup of pumpkin puree with a tablespoon of honey to form a paste. Apply it on the scalp and hair. With a shower cap, wrap it on for 15 minutes and rinse off. What you are left with are luscious looking locks, which look really healthy.
3. Banana Hair Mask
The simple banana has definitely more to do than just replenishing your energy levels, and will make you go bananas with its effect on your hair.
Simply blend two ripe bananas along with 2 teaspoons each of olive oil, lime juice, and honey in a processor. Gently apply and massage the resulting mask on your dry scalp and then leave it for 30 minutes. Rinse off with a mild shampoo and be amazed with the effect on dry and dull hair.
4. Coconut oil Mask
This one is easy and needs just one ingredient! Section your hair and after applying warm coconut oil to it, wrap it up in a warm towel for fifteen minutes. Hair can be wet or dry for this treatment, and you will never go wrong with it as it leaves your hair nourished and moisturised.
5. Apple Cider Vinegar
Easily available, apple cider vinegar is quite a winner when it comes to ridding your hair of dryness and itchiness. With great inflammatory properties to kill viruses and yeast, it serves as an ideal remedy to fight dandruff.
Mix half a cup of apple cider vinegar with water and rub it into your scalp letting it remain for fifteen minutes. Rinse off with cold water, and you will soon see results as you repeat this routine every few days.
6. Lemon Juice
Lemons with their antiseptic properties are a great remedy for dry and itchy scalp. Massage fresh lemon juice on your scalp daily until the itchiness goes away. We suggest you do a small drop test on your scalp, and if it stings a lot, dilute it with some water before using.
7. Tea Tree Oil Hair Mask
Loaded with vitamins and nutrients, and natural healing properties, tea tree oil is an optimum choice when it comes to healthy hair and skin.
Mix equal parts of tea tree oil and olive oil and massage the gentle yet powerful mask into your hair and scalp. Your scalp will immediately feel less itchy and the mask will remove dry flakes easily leaving you with stronger and shinier hair.
Apart from a healthy diet and exercise, if you practice any of these DIY hair masks you will surely get those to-die-for tresses. Revamp your hair of its lost lustre and moisture using the humble kitchen ingredients for a delightful end-result.