5 Ancient Herbal Hair Masks To Revive Damaged Hair That Shows Results!

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There is a small time gap between good hair days turning to bad and bad turning to worse, and how fast you reach that point depends on things you do and eat! And as a child lost in the dark, we often grapple with these questions. What triggers hair loss? Does the condition vary from male to female? Are there natural ingredients or homemade hair masks that can revive damaged hair?

Let's get down to one question at a time, shall we? Although, your hair structure predominantly depends on your genetic composition, there are still things you do that trigger hair loss.

For instant, using harsh products, spike in androgen production, medication, stress, etc., can all lead to damaged hair.

Also Read: Hair Care Tips To Make Your Hair Grow Faster

Men usually experience hair loss at the back of the head and above forehead, whereas women experience steady thinning in the overall volume of their hair.

homemade hair masks

And, yes, there are homemade DIY hair masks that have proven to repair, revive and replenish the damaged hair follicles. Note that though effective, these herbal hair masks for damaged hair will not give immediate results.

The progress will be slow and steady; however, you WILL see the results. Bonus point? These DIY hair masks for dull hair are 100% organic and completely safe.

So, here are 5 ancient herbal hair masks to revive dull and damaged hair that you must take a look at!

Methi contains a good amount of proteins, which improve hair elasticity, and in turn prevent hair breakage. Other than that, it is also packed with vitamin C, iron and lecithin which strengthen and nourish the hair follicles.

homemade hair masks

2 tablespoons of methi seeds
½ a cup of yogurt
1 tablespoon of coconut oil

How To Make
Soak methi seeds overnight in 1 cup of water. Next morning, blend the seeds into a fine paste. Add in the yogurt and coconut hair oil to the paste. Apply the hair mask to the scalp and hair ends, and leave it on for 30 minutes before washing it off.

Yet another natural hair mask that will put behind your bad hair days and boost hair growth, oats has chock-full of vitamin B that traps the moisture in hair follicles. And its antibacterial properties will soothe itchy scalp, while cleansing your scalp of sebum buildup.

homemade hair masks

½ a cup of oats
2 tablespoons of coconut-based hair oil
½ a cup of milk

How To Make
Blend all the ingredients into a paste. Apply the hair mask thoroughly through your scalp and hair. These ingredients are enough for shoulder-length hair. If you have longer hair, make sure you double it up! Let the mask sit for 20 minutes and then rinse your hair with a clarifying shampoo.

Aloe Vera Gel
The high humidity can leave your locks parched. Quench your hair's thirst with aloe vera, a natural humectant that attracts moisture and restores your hair's hydration from within. 

homemade hair masks

3 tablespoons of aloe vera gel
3 tablespoons of coconut hair oil

How To Make
Blend all the ingredients in a bowl. Whisk until the ingredients combine well. Apply the homemade hair mask to your hair and scalp. You could even wrap your hair up with a hot towel for the oil to penetrate deeper and faster into the scalp. Let it sit for 30 minutes and then rinse it clean with a mild shampoo.
Note: The specified quantity is sufficient for shoulder-length hair. Double up the ingredients for long hair.

Shikakai Powder
The anti-fungal properties in shikakai cleanse the scalp, remove flaky dandruff, unclog pores and nourish the hair from deep within.

homemade hair masks

1 tablespoon of shikakai powder
1 cup of coconut hair oil.

How To Make
Mix shikakai powder with coconut oil in a bottle. Shake vigorously, and let the mixture rest for 2 weeks. Keep shaking it every now and then. After 2 weeks, your shikakai oil will be ready to use.

Almost 80% of your hair is composed of a protein called keratin, which determines the hair strands' elasticity, strength and texture. Egg is a power-house of proteins, which makes it an excellent ingredient for homemade hair mask.

homemade hair masks

1 egg white
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
1 teaspoon of honey

How To Make
Divide egg white from egg yolk in a bowl. Stir in the honey and coconut oil in the specified quantity. Whip until you see the concoction becoming frothy. Wet your hair and apply the mask liberally through your hair and scalp. Massage your have using the soft bud of your fingers for five minutes. Wrap your head in a hot towel. Allow your scalp to absorb the nutrient for 20 minutes. Rinse and pat dry.
If you have any chemical-free ancient herbal hair mask recipes, do share them with us at the comment section below!

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Story first published: Thursday, September 1, 2016, 10:11 [IST]
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