Frizz to Split Ends, 5 Natural Homemade Hair Masks that Experts Swear By

Give the chemical treatments a break and nourish your hair with dermatologist-approved DIY hair masks. Dr BL Jangid shares his easy, at-home preparations that heal all your pressing hair problems. 

From dandruff to split-ends, your hair can fall prey to many problems whether you want to nail the sleek bob hair or are looking to grow out your hair. With the right ingredients, you can create your own hair masks that can truly make your hair shine and bounce. "DIY hair masks may help soothe, moisturise and give proteins to lifeless, dry hair. But it completely depends on the problem one is facing. For major hair issues due to other Internal factors, DIY's are not an effective method. A dermatologist or hair expert can only give you the exact reason for your hair problem but here are some of my go-to at-home treatments that can help in some way," says Dr BL Jangid, dermatologist and hair transplant expert, SkinQure Clinic.

Frizz to Split Ends, 5 Natural Homemade Hair Masks that Experts Swear By

For split ends

"Long hair are synonymous with split ends. Our hair has to fight the daily dust, sun damage, pollution and heat which can lead to hair tearing apart making them look brittle and damaged. Usually people often go for trims to get rid of split ends and end up losing their desired hair length. Try this mask to get the long luscious hair you’ve always dreamt of. Use the extra time at hand and give your hair the nourishment it deserves and whip these simple hair masks from products available in your kitchen. Have voluminous and luscious hair that even Rapunzel would be envious off while spending your weekend just relaxing.

Egg yolk mask for split ends

In this mask, egg contains high level of proteins that can prevent the split ends and strengthen your hair while moisturizing them. • Mix egg yolk with 2 tbsp of honey, olive oil and almond oil • Apply the mask for 45 mins • Wash off with lukewarm water

Frequent hair fall

"There are several factors that can be attributed to hair loss, the most common one being stress, deficiency of iron or anaemia. For voluminous hair, flaxseeds is something we swear by."

Flaxseed mask for hair fall

Flaxseeds are highly rich in omega-3 fatty acids and proteins which can provide the oomph and the extra volume you need for your hair. • Soak some flaxseeds in the water overnight • Boil two cups of water with the flaxseeds • Once it thickens, squeeze half a lemon • Let it cool • For more nourishment, add a few drops of the essential oils • Leave on the hair overnight, shampoo the next morning

Dandruff-prone hair

"An irritated and flaky scalp can be highly annoying and even pull down your confidence. While dietary deficiency and hormonal changes may lead to dandruff, the most common reason is weather change and imbalance of oil in the scalp."

Rice water mask for dandruff

Rice water contains selenium that can eliminate the yeast responsible for dandruff. The anti-microbial properties of citric acid in the lemon can further help in eradicating the dandruff. • Mix 2 tbsp of lemon juice with yogurt and some rice water and apply on your hair for 30 minutes • Rinse it off with a mild shampoo • Avoid tying your hair tightly for a day after. • Don’t apply lemon directly onto the scalp as this may cause irritation.

Dry, frizzy hair

"The solution to any problem begins with identifying the root of the problem and frizzy hair can be a result of hot showers, excessive shampooing, over-styling or using hair products which contains excessive sulphate or alcohol. A change in the lifestyle habit can do wonders to get rid of the frizz."

Besan and curd mask for frizz-control

While the besan will strengthen your roots, curd and oil will provide shine and moisture to your hair. • Mix 6 tbsp of besan with 5 tbsp of curd with 2 tbsp of olive oil. • Apply the mixture and leave it on for 20 minutes • Wash it with shampoo and don’t forget to condition.

Limp, oily hair

Dull hair can get really hard to style and to adorn it. There are several causes to it, chlorinated water, dietary deficiency, using harsh products to name a few.

Aloe vera mask for volume

For all the right reasons, aloe vera plant has been a favourite of moms and grand-moms. Aloe vera has a myriad of constituents which can be highly beneficial for the hair, water, vitamins, lectins, minerals and can be used in any form. • Mix 2 tbsp of aloe vera gel with 1 tbsp of honey and coconut oil • Massage well into hair in circular motions • Let it rest for half an hour then rinse with mild shampoo