Dandruff is one of the most stubborn hair problems. No matter what you do, it just doesn't seem to disappear. Now with winter nearing, the season will only exacerbate the problem. If you've already tried strong shampoos and harsh treatments to get rid of dandruff, why not go the home remedy route? It's more natural, nourishing and easier on the lengths too. To keep dandruff at bay this season, try these 5 hair masks.
1. Hibiscus Mask
Gather 5 - 6 hibiscus flowers and boil them. Use a blender to churn these flowers with a small amount of water to create a thick paste. Add 3 tablespoons of warm coconut oil to the paste and massage on the scalp. Let it soak for 1 - 2 hours and wash away with warm water. Its rich content of Vitamin C and amino acids helps rid the scalp of dandruff and strengthens the roots.
2. Fenugreek Mask
In half a cup of yogurt, soak 2 tablespoons of fenugreek (or methi) seeds, 2 whole amlas and 3 - 4 curry leaves overnight. In the morning, blend the mixture into a paste. Apply this generously on the scalp, let it sit for 2 hours and wash with warm water. This power packed mask combines fenugreek with amla and curry leaves to fight dandruff naturally.
3. Oatmeal Mask
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 then wash with warm water. This nourishing mask will not only scrub off dandruff and clear the follicles but also moisturise the lengths.
4. Egg White Mask
Separate the yolk of 1 egg from its white and keep aside. To the egg white, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Mix well and apply it all over the scalp. Let it air dry for 30 minutes and wash off with warm water. This mask will clear the scalp of dandruff and nourish it as well.
5. Lemon Mask
Mix half a cup of yogurt with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of honey. Blend and apply on the scalp. Leave it for an hour then wash off with warm water. Yogurt and lemon will fight dandruff while honey moisturises the affected area.