One of the biggest mistakes we make with regard to our personal grooming routine is to focus solely on skincare while neglecting something equally important, if not more- hair care.
Always remember that your hair needs as much attention as oral care, nail care and your skin does because it confronts the same problems that plague skin: Harmful chemicals, screwed up diet, tough weather conditions, sweat, dirt and other extraneous factors.
Neglecting hair care can not only trigger the manifestation of usual suspects like baldness, dandruff, and dullish/brittle hair, but also impact your overall health in the long run. Dry scalp is one such problem, which if not dealt with appropriately and quickly, can well be a life-long problem!
Dry Flaky Scalp Causing Hair Loss
The most common symptoms of dry scalp include itching, dryness, and flaking, all of which are signs of imminent hair loss and poor skin health. Surprising as it may sound, you shouldn’t blame your sebaceous glands for producing excessive oils for this problem; on the contrary, it’s the lack of hair follicle lubrication triggered by oil secretion which causes your hair to be brittle and flaky.
Hair mask to the rescue
There is absolutely no denying the fact that prevention (by combining healthy diet, exercising and good hair products) is the best way to deal with this nagging hair care woe, but what if you’re already struck with this grotesque problem and are literally staring down the barrel? Is there a way out? And what’s that? Simple, a natural, home-made hair mask!
Now before you start cringing and conjuring all kind of weird images about chemical-inducing hair masks which serve very little purpose other than messing up your already damaged hair; just sit back and relax. At this point, you’d be justified in asking, ‘What is the purpose of a hair mask?’
Well, we’re not even going to talk about those orthodox merciless hair masks that are harsh on your hair. What we will be dealing with are hair masks that can be prepared within a few minutes using everyday kitchen ingredients to deal with your specific problem, be it flaky hair, dandruff, or oily roots.
The most exciting part about hair mask recipes for dry scalp is that they can be assembled using ingredients that you have available RIGHT NOW. This means that you don’t have to spend countless hours shopping for some obscure, tongue twisting and elusive herbs.
3 Homemade Hair masks for Dry Scalp
1. Go bananas
We all love bananas, don’t we? But if you thought that their benefits were confined to replenishing energy levels and preventing potassium/carbs deficiency, you are going bananas already! Here is a simple method to make a non-chemical hair mask: Blend two ripe bananas in a food processor and add 2 teaspoons each of lime juice, olive oil and honey in a food processor. Then apply the mask on your dry scalp and hair ends and massage gently. Leave it on for about 30 minutes and finally rinse off using a mild shampoo. The best part about this mask is that it’s equally effective for dandruff and dull hair
Honey is a great example of DIY hair masks deep Conditioning because of its antibacterial properties. To make a nourishing hair mark, all you need to do is to mix a tablespoon of honey with a handful of ripe avocadoes, and gently massage through your scalp. Wait on for 20 minutes and rinse off with warm water. You cannot help but marvel at the results. Use this paste at least once a week.
3. Egg-ing away with yoghurt
We all know that massing your scalp with plain yogurt for 15 minutes can be very beneficial for dandruff victims. What you can do here is to submerge an egg into the yogurt for a few minutes.
Massage the paste on your hair ends and scalp in a circular pattern and leave it for 20 minutes. This is one of the most precise and useful remedies for dry scalp.