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DIY Hair Pack For Dandruff And Dryness

by Puja
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Overview

Dandruff is one of the most stubborn hair problems. It just doesn’t seem to disappear. With winter nearing, the season will exacerbate the problem. Nothing is more annoying than an irritated, itchy, and sensitive scalp which often results in flaky, shedding, or dandruff. While dietary deficiencies, stress, and hormonal conditions are some of the possible causes that require medical intervention, often, dandruff can be weather-induced and a result of scalp oil imbalances. If strong shampoos and harsh treatments didn’t help you to get rid of dandruff, why not try a DIY hair pack? It’s natural, nourishing, and easier on the lengths too. We have listed out tried-and-tested scalp purifying hair remedies you can whip up at home to reduce dandruff, dryness and soothe an irritated scalp.

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DIY Hair Pack (Dandruff & Dry Scalp)

  • Yogurt, Honey, And Lemon

The citric acid in lemon juice can help to adjust the pH of hair. Yogurt can help in repairing hair damage, dryness, and dullness by conditioning your hair. The topical application of honey can help in improving conditions like dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis.

Ingredients

1/2 cup yogurt

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon honey

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Method

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl to get a smooth mixture.

Apply this mixture to your hair, starting at the roots and working down to the tips.

Cover the entire scalp and hair in the mask

Wash the hair mask off with a mild sulfate-free shampoo after 25 minutes

  • Fenugreek Hair Mask

Fenugreek is one of the most common remedies for dandruff. It has strong antifungal properties that boost scalp health and tackle dandruff.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons fenugreek seeds

Half tablespoon lemon juice

Method

Soak 2 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in water overnight.

In the morning, blend the seeds with water to get a smooth paste.

Add half a tablespoon of lemon juice to this paste.

Apply this hair pack to your hair, starting at the roots and working down to the tips.

Cover the entire scalp and hair in the mask.

Wash the hair mask off with a mild sulphate-free shampoo after 25 minutes.

Repeat it once a week.

  • Aloe Vera Hair Mask

Aloe vera is effective in relieving seborrheic dermatitis, a condition that can cause stubborn dandruff. It also has antifungal properties that can help in treating dandruff.

Ingredients

4 tablespoons pure aloe vera gel

2 drops eucalyptus essential oil

Method

Combine four tablespoons of pure aloe vera gel with two to three drops of eucalyptus oil.

Apply this hair pack, starting at the roots and working down to the tip. Focus on your scalp.

Cover scalp and hair are entirely in the mask

Rinse the hair mask off under cool/lukewarm running water after an hour.

Repeat it 2-3 times a week

  • Green Tea and Peppermint Essential Oil

Green tea has antifungal effects and can help in getting rid of Malasezzia fungus that causes dandruff. Peppermint essential oil exhibits a cooling effect and helps in getting rid of dandruff. The vinegar in the rinse helps balance scalp pH and oil production.

Ingredients

1 cup green tea

3 drops peppermint essential oil

1 teaspoon white vinegar

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Method

Combine the ingredients in a jug and set it aside.

Rinse your hair under running water and then pour the green tea rinse through it.

Leave the rinse on for 5 minutes while massaging your scalp.

Wash your hair with a mild sulphate-free shampoo and condition after 10 mins.

Repeat it once a week.

  • Coconut Oil

Coconut oil helps to relieve mild to moderate atopic dermatitis. Hence, it may also help in getting rid of dandruff. Coconut oil penetrates the hair shaft easily to reduce hair damage.

Ingredients

3 tablespoons coconut oil

Method

Heat coconut oil until it is slightly warm.

Start massaging the warm coconut oil into your scalp with your fingertips.

Massage your scalp for about 15 minutes, and once the whole scalp is covered, work the rest of the oil into the hair.

Wait for 30 minutes with the oil in your hair.

Wash the oil out with a mild sulphate-free shampoo.

Repeat it once a week.

  • Banana, Honey, Lemon, And Olive Oil

It is an excellent mask for dry hair. Banana can help condition hair and control dandruff. Olive oil can help make your hair soft and strengthen it. The citric acid in lemon juice can help balance hair’s pH. Honey can help in reducing dandruff.

Ingredients

2 ripe bananas

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon lemon juice

Method

Mash two ripe bananas in a bowl to obtain a lump-free paste.

Add a tablespoon of olive oil, honey, and lemon juice to the mashed banana. Mix well to get a consistent paste.

Apply this to your scalp and hair and leave it in for 30 minutes.

Wash your hair with a mild sulphate-free shampoo.

Repeat it once a week.

  • Avocado, Honey, Olive oil Hair Mask 

Avocados are rich in antioxidants that help maintain scalp health. It soothes the scalp and restores lustre to hair. Olive oil softens and strengthens the hair.

Ingredients

1 ripe avocado

2 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons olive oil

Method

Mash a ripe avocado with a fork in a bowl to get a lump-free appearance.

Add two tablespoons each of honey and olive oil to the mashed avocado. Mix until well combined.

Apply this hair pack to your hair, starting at the roots and working down to the tips.

Cover scalp and hair in the mask

Wash the hair mask off with a mild shampoo after 45 mins.

Repeat once a week.

  • Egg and Olive Oil Hair Mask 

Egg yolk contains fatty acids and vitamin A that keeps the hair shiny. It is beneficial for preventing dandruff. Olive oil helps condition hair and contributes towards maintaining scalp health.

Ingredients

2 egg yolks

2 tablespoons olive oil

Method

Whisk the ingredients in a bowl to get a smooth mixture.

Apply this hair pack to your hair, starting at the roots and working down to the tips.

Cover scalp and hair entirely in the mask.

Wash the hair mask off after an hour with a mild shampoo. 

Use cool/lukewarm water to rinse the hair.

Repeat once a week.

  • Oatmeal Hair Mask

It is a nourishing mask which not only scrubs off dandruff and clears the follicles but also moisturizes the lengths.

Ingredients

Half cup oatmeal

3 tbsp warm milk

1 tbsp warm almond oil

Method

To half a cup of oatmeal, mix 3 tablespoons of warm milk with 1 tablespoon of warm almond oil. 

Massage this paste over the scalp in a circular motion

Leave it for an hour and wash off with warm water.

Repeat once-twice a week

  • Coconut Oil and Cinnamon Hair Mask 

Coconut oil relieves mild to moderate atopic dermatitis. Hence, it helps in getting rid of dandruff. Coconut oil penetrates the hair shaft easily and reduces hair damage. Cinnamon has antimicrobial property that helps hair growth, removes dandruff, curbs hair loss, and strengthens hair follicles as well. When applied to hair, cinnamon stimulates circulation to the scalp, improving blood flow to the hair follicles, and leading to stimulated hair growth. 

Ingredients

1 tablespoon of Coconut Oil

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

Method

Mix the ingredients in a bowl to get a paste

Part your hair down the center and start by applying it down and on your scalp.

Use fingertips to massage the product into your scalp

Tie your hair up and cover with a shower cap or a towel

Let this mask sit for 30-40 minutes

Rinse it with regular shampoo and conditioner.

This mask is effective if used once a week.