Readers! Today I am going to share a sob story of mine, which I know is going to feel relatable to so many of you. So, last winter, there was this party which I had to attend. Being a lazy person (duh!), I simply washed my hair in the morning, combed it a bit, put on some makeup, wore my favorite black dress – and VOILA! I was ready. Off I was to this party, dreaming of what a good time I will have until reality hit me hard. As soon as I have reached the party and grabbed a glass of champagne, a girl pointed out to me, that there were white shreds on my black dress. Can you imagine the horror! It cringes me to even recall the day. I was so embarrassed I had to come back home early. And ladies, that’s the day I realized how important it can be to take care of your hair, especially in winter. Winter can be really harsh to your scalp. It causes itchiness, redness, dryness and at the end of all of it – hair fall and dandruff. So, in this winter hair care guide am going to share with you some of the winter hair masks that I have already tried and tested and found to be beneficial.
- For Dry Hair – The Honey and Rosemary Mask
This was the first hair mask that I tried after my accident. Due to less humidity, my hair started resembling the scarecrow from Wizard of OZ, and am not kidding. It truly looked like that. But if you would look at my present picture, you will know why I have this mask enlisted at the top. This oil mask is all about combining honey with olive oil in the right quantity.
- Use a saucepan to warm olive oil on low heat, 2 tablespoons of oil.
- In case your hair is very dry, use 4 to 5 tablespoons.
- Add ½ cup honey, stir the mixture.
- Next add 4 drops of rosemary to it.
- Stir the mixture and take it off the gas.
- Let it cool down to a lukewarm mixture.
- Apply it to the scalp and let it stay for around 25 to 30 minutes.
- Rinse with clean water.
- For Damaged Hair – Olive, Coconut and Sesame Mask
Damaged hair can be the root cause of hair loss. Most females start experiencing bald patches on their scalp during winter. One of my friends was in a dreadful state. She was experiencing hair loss, as well as dry hair problems. I frantically searched for some cure, and a hair specialist suggested that the tip towards curing damaged hair is to moisturize it. Therefore, I came up with this mask that combines the nutrition of all kinds of oil.
- Use a small saucepan and put it on low heat.
- Add ½ cup honey to it.
- Now add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil.
- Add ½ cup of coconut milk.
- Stir the mixture slowly.
- Damp your hair a bit.
- Massage your scalp with oil and cover it with a shower cap.
- Let it remain for 30 minutes. Wash it with cool water.
- For Brittle Hair – The Coconut Milk Mask
Have you ever experienced brittle hair? I haven’t but a few close people I know, surely have. In case you have no idea what brittle hair is, let me explain it to you a bit. Brittle hair is usually full of split ends, they are a mess of tangles, and have no shine and luster in them. Yes, I know – that’s horrible to imagine. But some people do face this problem, and if you are one of them, my coconut milk mask is going to bring a smile on your face. So, let’s check it out.
- Take a small bowl.
- Pour 1 cup of coconut milk into it.
- Manganese is said to be really good for hair, and so we are going to use chickpea flour which is known for being rich in manganese.
- Add 2 tablespoons of the chickpea flour into the mixture.
- Mix it very well so that no lumps are formed in it.
- Massage your scalp with the mixture and let it dry for about 10 minutes.
- Rinse your hair with water and watch the shine come back to your hair.
- For Hair Repairing – The Milk and Eggs Mask
Milk and eggs have always been a good combination. Whether it be for French Toast (Yum!) or be it for a mask. This combination is something that I personally use every week. It not only repairs my hair but also strengthens it, keeps it soft and happy. Happy hair is healthy hair!
- For this mask, you will need a small bowl.
- In case you have short hair, 1 egg will be enough, otherwise, use 2 eggs and whisk it in the bowl.
- Add ¼ cup of milk to it and stir the mixture.
- Next add 2 tablespoons of olive oil or coconut oil.
- Add 2 tablespoons of honey.
- Mix it well.
- Apply it to the scalp and cover it with a cap.
- Let it remain for 30 minutes and rinse with warm water.
- To get rid of the smell use a fragrant shampoo.
There goes my list on the best winter hair masks, that are very simple to make and easy to apply. You don’t have to spend too much time creating it, as it’s not chemistry. Also, here is a piece of advice ladies – Next time you go for a party, avoid pairing dry hair with a black dress.