How to make your dry hair look stunning
There are so many people, all over the world, who struggle with their dry hair each day and constantly feel that there is no way they can look stunning. But the fact of the matter is that looking stunning is easy, even for people with dry hair. There are numerous hair masks, which are not only easy to make, but will ensure that your hair receives the moisture it deserves. These hair masks should most certainly be used at times when there is a major dip or hike in the temperatures.
Easy hair masks for dry hair: In this article, we will look at some of the easy to make hair masks, which are also great methods of hydrating hair in all seasons: Nut oils: There are several nuts, which yield oils that are nothing less than elixir for dry hair, and once you start using them regularly, you will start noticing a drastic change in your hair. Oils in general are great for hydration of hair, and should be used on a regular basis. Most oils are easy to wash off with your normal shampoo, but you need to make sure that you oil your hair liberally, which will ensure that even after you wash it off, the hydration remains. Some of the nuts that will work great for dry hair include macadamia, coconut and almond. While coconut and almond oils are easy enough to find, macadamia oil is a little harder to source at times. You could either apply these oils directly to your scalp or you could mix a small amount with your regular conditioner. To make a hair mask - Warm some coconut oil and add a small spoonful of curry powder (which can be purchased from most speciality stores). Ensure that the mixture has been mixed really well. Apply this mix to hair that has been dampened slightly, cover your hair and allow the mixture to work its magic overnight. In the morning, you can wash it off with a gentle shampoo. Aloe vera: Over the past few years, more and more people are recognising the benefits of aloe vera. The juicy looking plant has tremendous moisturising properties and can be used for dry hair as well. The easiest way of using it would be to break off a stem and apply the oozing liquid directly onto your hair. Alternately, you could mix the liquid to your regular conditioner and apply to the length of your hair, concentrating on the roots. To make a mask –Mix four parts of aloe vera gel with two parts coconut oil and two parts of yoghurt. Ensure there are no lumps and apply generously to the entire length of hair. If you have longer hair, simply double the quantities. The mask works best when applied to slightly wet hair and left for twenty to thirty minutes. Eggs: Eggs are great sources of protein, but not a lot of people are aware of the fact that it is great for hair as well. Eggs, especially the whites, contain numerous essential ingredients such as folate, selenium and of course proteins. These are known to assist the strengthening of weak hair. To make a mask – Take one egg and beat it well with a few tablespoons of water. If you have really long hair, you can simply double the quantities. Apply the same to your hair and leave for a while, before washing it off with your normal shampoo. You can also make a mask using only the whites – separate the white from the yolk and whisk till frothy. Now mix a few drops of water and whisk again, before applying to slightly wet hair and leaving for a minimum of thirty minutes. Rinse the same off with a small amount of shampoo. Fruits: While consuming fruits is essential for a healthy body and hair, you can also use several fruits to create hair masks that will work magic. Some of the best fruits to create hydrating hair masks for dry hair include mangoes, bananas and avocadoes. To make a mask– Take one ripe mango and mash it well. Mix the same with two egg yolks and two large spoons of either yoghurt or mashed strawberry. You can replace the strawberry with blueberry also. For the avocado hair mask, you can blend together one ripe avocado, one large spoon of honey and two spoons of oil. Alternately, you could mix the avocado mash with one teaspoon of lemon juice, one teaspoon of sea salt and the same quantity of aloe gel. As for the banana mask, use one ripe banana and combine it with one egg, honey and milk in equal quantities. Blend in some oil (you can use coconut or olive oil) and use this mask on your hair. To make a simply version of this mask, simply combine mashed banana with a small amount of almond oil.
Tips for hair masks: So you are ready with your hair masks, but there are a few things that you need to keep in mind before using it:
- Before you apply a hair mask, make sure you have shampooed and conditioned your hair properly.
- Ensure that you apply the mask in those parts of your hair, which are most dry.
- Rather than using fancy tools to spread the mask through your hair, use your own two hands to do the same. You can wear gloves while doing so, to keep your hands clean. It is best that you not comb your hair, when the mask is in your hair.
- Use a shower cap or towel to cover your hair, after applying the mask. If you have a heated cap, that would be the best option. Warmth actually helps the mask work better, so you can sit inside a sauna or crank up the heat in your room for a while.