How to prepare hair masks & hair packs for dry and damaged hair

Is everyday a ‘bad hair day’ for you? If your hair has become very dry and dull, maybe your scalp is lacking adequate amount of oil and moisture. Malnutrition, any health condition, sleep disorder, stress and most importantly pollution are some of the main culprits behind the scene.

There is no doubt that the market is flooded with a number of hair care products, but first of all most of them are quite expensive. Secondly, most are detergent based that might be potentially harmful for you. However, you have plenty of solutions right in front of you. All you need is to identify them and their benefits.

Yes, with some of the best home remedies you can easily beat the problems with your hair. So, let your DIY (do it yourself) skills do the wonders.  Here are some of the best homemade treatments for dry and damaged hair given below.

Homemade hair mask for dry and damaged hair

Curd with olive oil pack

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For dry, damaged and brittle hair, this hair pack is no less than a miracle and dream come true. Get your hair game on fleek with a good mix of 2 tablespoon of curd and 3 tablespoon of olive oil. Stir it well and apply it evenly all over your hair. This will give your hair the required nourishment and enhance the shine and quality of hair follicles. Olive oil will moisturize your hair and scalp by digging deep inside while curd will metabolize and penetrate within the scalp. Repeat this twice a week.

Curd, lemon juice and honey hair pack

The goodness of curd blended with honey and lemon juice will give your hair the shine and bounce. Lemon is an effective natural remedy to get rid of dandruff and dryness while honey nourishes and provides the quintessential food to your scalp. Curd will exfoliate your hair. This extraordinary hair pack will make your hair healthier, shinier and radiant. Make a good mix of all these three ingredients and apply it on your dry hair. Leave it for 30 minutes and rinse well with lukewarm water. Repeat this twice a week.

Curd and black gram hair pack

The gorgeous luscious hair is not just restricted to the commercials, but it is also quite a graceful phenomenon when women apply the thick paste using curd and blackgram. Soak half a cup of blackgram overnight and mix it well with half cup of yogurt. Now, blend the paste together and apply it all over your hair post oiling and rinse it well with warm or lukewarm water after 20 minutes. This will strengthen hair roots and you can flaunt your soft, shiny and strong hair. Repeat this twice a week.

Curd, banana pulp and honey hair mask

Winters can leave your hair extremely dry, frizzy and coarse with lots of flies in hair. To get rid of it, this nourishment hair pack is the go-to for basking in the glory of luxe hair. Take ½ banana pulp and mix it well with 2 tablespoon curd and 4-5 drops of honey extract. Mix it well and apply it using a thick brush all over your hair from roots till the ends. Leave it for 20 minutes and rinse it off. This will enhance the beauty of your long luscious enticing and luxe hair.

Curd egg and almond oil

Eggs are the deep source of protein enriched foods that prove to be a bliss for your dry and damaged hair. Curd will further neutralize the foul smell and act as a catalyst in the solid mix. Almond oil will be a natural exfoliator and nourish your hair from deep within. Mix all these three ingredients and apply it thoroughly, rinse it off after 30 minutes. Repeat it twice a day.

Curd with camphor

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Keep your baldness at bay and avoid hair loss with this natural home treatment. Mix equal parts of camphor into a bowl of fresh yogurt. Now, mix the two ingredients and pour it on the bald patches of your hair. Repeat this 3-4 times a week for effective results.

Coconut mask


Hair and coconut oil are like best friends. Why don’t you use coconut oil as a hair mask for improving the texture and quality of your hair? Since coconut is rich in iron, vitamin B, Proteins, Zinc and Fatty acids, it serves as the best treatment for dry and damaged hair. As winter (months of dryness) is almost there, taking extra care of your hair is extremely important.

Process of application

Take some extra virgin coconut oil and apply it slowly all over your hair. Keep it overnight and then shampoo. If you catch cold quite often, then you can also do the same before 2 hours of shampooing. If you don’t have extra virgin oil, you can make it within a couple of minutes. Scrap out the flesh of a coconut, cut it into small pieces and shred it in a blender. Strain the coconut milk with the help of a cheese paper and let the milk unattained for at least 24 hours. Once the oil and coconut oil get separated, you can scrap the latter (curd) and your ‘Extra Virgin Coconut Oil’ is ready!

Olive oil and honey mask


Combination of honey and olive oil is one of the most effective treatments for dry and rough hair. Olive oil is considered to be a good emollient. It conditions your hair and makes it manageable, especially while combing. It prevents breakage as well as adds lustre to your hair. Honey serves two purposes. It makes your mask less runny and hydrates your hair. It also enhances the properties of olive oil.

Process of application

Take 4 tablespoons of honey and 6 tablespoons of olive oil. Mix them well. Massage the mixture on your scalp and hair until it is evenly distributed all over. Make sure your hair is damp while application. Cover your hair with the help of a shower cap and let it stand for about 90 minutes. Rinse your hair thoroughly using a mild shampoo and feel the difference.

Avocado, honey and olive oil mask


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Avocado is well known for its fat and oil content, that are some of the best ingredients for your health. The same ingredients also make it an ultimate option for repairing damages, breakage-prone and dry hair. You have already read about the benefits of honey and olive oil in the previous paragraph. Avocado is easily available in supermarkets as well as local fruit shops.

Process of application

You need to smash the fruit properly along with other ingredients. Using a blender is the best option to make a fine and smooth paste. Make sure that your Avocado is ripe. If you want you can also add a few drops of lavender oil to enhance the fragrance. Apply this mixture on your hair. If you want to maximize the effect of hair mask, you must wrap a plastic bag over your hair.  It is a magical hair mask that will show results after 20 minutes of its application.

Milk and honey mask


Undoubtedly, milk is just like a magic potion that offers benefits for numerous conditions, whether it’s your health or beauty. In fact, a number of hair care products sold in the market claim to have milk as their chief ingredient. So, why can’t your leverage its benefits in the form of your homemade treatments?

Process of application

You can make an effective mask by taking half cup of full fat milk and 2 big spoons of honey. Now, mix them very well so that honey melts really well inside the milk. Put this as a mask over your head and wash it away with regular shampoo and give a new life to your strands.

So, this is how you can get gloriously healthy, soft and lustrous hair without shelling out a fortune on various pricey hair treatments and products.