Every woman wishes to have long, lustrous hair and flaunt their locks just like the Bollywood divas posing in their social media accounts. But hardly does this dream come true! Throughout the day, our hair falls prey to various environmental hazards in the form of pollution, heat, dust, dirt, and chemical treatments.
Hair loss is one of the most common problems that people experience during the monsoons. The extreme humidity in the air can make the scalp oily forcing one to take a head bath more than usual, which can ultimately rob the hair off its moisture. This in turn makes the hair dull, limpy, increases dandruff and ultimately leads to hair fall.
Although monsoon does come with its own list of hair woes, yet it also brings a bountiful supply of fruits. We are no alien to the fact that fruits form an essential part of the diet and are jam-packed with numerous health and skin benefits. But did you know, that it has a quarry of beautifying qualities for the mane as well? It’s true, enriched with loads of vitamins and minerals, fruits confer extraordinary remedies to augment hair and scalp health. Just like the skin, our hair too requires special care and attention, without which it can lose its shine, become weak, brittle, develop split ends and finally fall out. Fruit packs are extremely beneficial for acquiring soft and luscious hair and even restore health and beauty of your locks.
So, instead of driving a hole through your pocket with the expensive salon treatments for your hair, why not go the natural way and whip up fruit hair masks right at home to get even better results the chemical freeway.
We bring you 3 easy to concoct, cost-effective fruit masks for that instant salon-like gorgeous hair right at home!
Homemade Fruit Hair Masks
Banana – Coconut Oil Hair Mask
1 ripe banana
2 tbsp virgin coconut oil
Mash the banana in a bowl.
Add coconut oil and honey to it.
Mix everything to get a smooth paste.
Part your hair and apply this mixture evenly onto your scalp and hair.
Wrap a damp hot towel on your hair.
Keep it on for 30 minutes.
Shampoo and condition your hair afterwards.
How It Works:
Imbued with vitamins A, B, C and E, biotin, and minerals, such as magnesium, potassium, and calcium, bananas are best to treat biotin deficiency and add thickness and lustre to the hair. While coconut oil retains the moisture within the hair follicles and nourishes them from deep within, honey with all its emollient and humectant properties adds moisture to the dry strands and restores the natural shine of the hair. Apply this hair pack twice a week for best results.
Papaya – Yoghurt Hair Mask
1 cup of papaya zest
2 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp yoghurt
Whip up everything to get a homogeneous mixture.
Brush and part hair and apply this mask all over scalp and hair.
Put on a shower cap and wait for 30 minutes.
Rinse your hair and shampoo and condition it afterwards.
How It Works:
The abundance of vitamins A, B, and C, and minerals like magnesium and potassium makes papaya an apt choice for hair fall issues and regeneration of new follicles. Presence of folic acid in it also stimulates blood circulation, and combats dry scalp and frizzy tresses. Packed with yoghurt and olive oil, this hair pack is a boon for flaky, dandruff-ridden scalp. Presence of alpha-hydroxy acid in this hair pack not only expunges the scalp of dirt and impurities but also makes the tame shiny and soft.
Apple – Fenugreek Powder Hair Mask
1 apple mashed
2 tsp fenugreek seed powder
2 tbsp almond oil
Mix all the ingredients to get a slithery paste.
Smear it all across the scalp and hair.
Wrap your hair with a damp hot towel.
Wait for 20-30 minutes.
Wash off with shampoo and condition afterwards.
How It Works:
Be it red or green, apples help in balancing the pH level of the scalp and successfully combats hair woes like hair fall, split ends and dandruff. It strengthens the hair follicles, maintains the natural elasticity of the hair and prevents hair breakage. While fenugreek seed powder containing protein and nicotinic acid treats dryness of hair, baldness and hair thinning, almond oil hydrates the scalp, heals damaged hair and keeps the tresses smooth and frizz-free.