From avocado to banana: 10 hair masks recipes for dry and dull hair

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One of the best ways to pamper your hair at home is with masks. While there are many products available in the market, but one can always indulge in DIY mask recipes. With simple kitchen ingredients, you can make your own mask at home. Free of chemicals, active and natural ingredients can be a saviour for your hair. If you’re battling with dry and dull hair, we’ve got you covered. We have charted ten hair mask recipes, which you can easily make at home. From coconut to potato, try out these recipes to get lustrous locks:

The traditional henna pack: Soak henna mixed with black tea overnight. In the morning, add two beaten eggs, four teaspoons of curd, juice of half a lemon and one tablespoon of coconut or olive oil. Leave this mask on for at least two hours before washing it off with cold water for best results. Use a mild shampoo.

Protein-rich hair mask for dry and dull hair: Mix one egg yolk, one tablespoon of castor oil, one tablespoon of honey and cover your hair from root to tips. Put on a plastic shower cap and wrap your head with a towel. Wash off after half an hour and do a final rinse with apple cider vinegar. Using this mask thrice a week gives excellent results.

The banana mask: Mash two ripe bananas till smooth. Add two tablespoons of mayonnaise and one tablespoon of olive oil. Apply and leave on hair for an hour. Wash hair with lukewarm water. Since bananas are known for their softening effects on the hair, this mask is excellent for ladies who have dull and rough hair.

The potato hair mask: Remove the skin of one large potato and grate it. Squeeze the juice into a bowl. Mix two tablespoons of aloe vera gel to this. Stir well till the mixture becomes smooth in texture. Massage onto the scalp for fifteen minutes and then leave the mask for two hours before washing off. This mask helps in hair growth and combats hair fall.

Coconut cream mask: Take out all the cream at the bottom of a tender green coconut. Put it in a dish and warm it a little. Slowly massage it into your hair from root to tip. Wrap your hair in a warm towel and leave it for an hour. Wash with a mild shampoo and let your hair dry naturally. If done regularly, this pack helps regain your hair’s lost shine and also makes it bouncy.

The coveted avocado mask: Mash avocado pulp and add mayonnaise in the ratio 1:2. Because of thick and heavy texture, avocado is one of the best smoothening natural remedies for dry and dull hair. Apply the mixture through your hair. Wash off with tap water after thirty minutes.

Methi anti-dandruff hair mask: Soak methi seeds in water overnight. Grind into a paste the next day and massage into scalp and hair. Leave on for 20 minutes before washing off. You can also use the water as the last rinse after you shampoo.

Protein-rich gram flour pack: Soak three tablespoons of black gram overnight and grind it to paste next day. Mix it with one beaten egg, one tablespoon of lemon juice and one cup of yoghurt. Apply to hair and leave on for half an hour before washing off with cold water.

Hibiscus hair pack: Take a cup full of red hibiscus petals and soak it overnight. Make a paste of it and add olive oil to it. Apply it on your scalp and wash off after an hour for lustrous tresses.

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