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.
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 its softening effects on the hair, this mask is excellent for ladies who have dull and rough hair.
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 15 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.
Coveted avocado mask
Mash avocado pulp and add mayonnaise in the ratio 1:2. Because of its 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 30 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. This not only reduces dandruff, but also strengthens the hair.
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.
Mask for hair growth
Grind black pepper and lemon seeds in equal amounts. Boil three tablespoons of dried rosemary in three cups of water till the water reduces to less than half. Cool and strain. Dissolve the ground pepper and lemon seeds powder in this solution to make a fine paste. Add a cup of curd to it and mix well. Apply on your hair and scalp. Wash after 15 minutes with cold water.
Hibiscus hair pack
Take a cupful 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.