A lot of people suffer from hair loss and scalp infections which could be due to various reasons from health issues to hormonal imbalances, dietary changes, lifestyle changes, hair products, environmental factors etc.
Hair masks are used to condition the hair and promote better hair texture and shine. Using hair masks will provide hydration and nourishment to the hair follicles and promote overall hair health and make the hair stronger and prevent hair fall.
Here are four hair masks that can help reduce hair fall:
1. Castor oil hair mask:
Castor oil helps promote hair growth and acts as a natural hair conditioner. It can help restore moisture and enhance hair strength, in turn preventing hair from breakage and damage. It has the ability to penetrate into the hair shaft and strengthen the hair cuticle.
In a small bowl 2 tbsp. of castor oil, 1 tbsp. of aloe vera gel and few drops of rosemary essential oil, mix well into a fine paste and follow the same process of application as the above.
You can directly apply warm castor oil onto your hair and scalp, gently massage it in and leave it on for an hour. Wash off with a mild shampoo.
2. Egg hair mask:
Egg yolks contain biotin that can keep your hair hydrated and promote hair elasticity. Biotin improves the body’s keratin structure and keratin is a protein that makes up the hair, skin and nails. Eggs also contain lecithin and protein, that can strengthen, nourish and heal the hair strands and promote hair growth. Egg masks can help keep bacteria and scalp infections at bay. Egg masks act as a natural hair conditioner and can add lustre, volume and shine to the hair.
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 drops of any essential oil of your choice
Into a mixing bowl, add in one egg and beat it up until it becomes completely liquid. Then, add in the coconut oil, essential oil and mix well until it is well combined.
How to apply:
Start off with detangling your hair and make it free from knots. Then, into a liquid applicator bottle, pour in this mixture. Then, partition your hair and evenly apply this onto your scalp and on your hair using downward strokes. (If you do not have a liquid applicator bottle, you can use a cotton pad or your fingertips). Lastly, massage it in gently using your fingertips and tie your hair into a loose bun or preferably tie your hair into a shower cap and leave it on for two hours. Rinse your hair using a mild shampoo and conditioner and let your hair dry naturally. READ MORE – 5 NATURAL HAIR CONDITIONERS to use for healthy hair growth
3. Onion hair mask:
Onion helps promote hair growth by unclogging the hair follicles and stimulating sufficient blood circulation on the scalp. It can also reduce dandruff. Aloe vera contains enzymes that can promote healthy hair growth and reduce hair fall. It can also help restore the scalp’s pH balance, that can promote healthy hair growth.
- 1 onion
- 3 tbsp castor oil or black seed oil
In a blender add 1 small onion along with castor oil and blend to a smooth paste. If you have long hair then strain the onion paste and apply the juice or you can just apply the onion paste directly on the scalp.
To apply: Comb your hair properly and make it free from tangles. Then partition your hair and then use an applicator brush or your finger tips and apply this mask all over your scalp evenly. Once the application process is over, tie your hair into a loose bun and cover your head with a shower cap for half an hour before washing off with a mild shampoo and conditioner. Let your hair dry naturally.
4. Herbal hair mask:
Amla or rosemary hair mask can help treat and prevent hair fall very effectively. This is because amla contains high levels of vitamin C, which can help the body create collagen, a protein that plays an important role in building hair structure. It can also help the body absorb iron that can promote better hair growth. It can also enhance and promote better blood circulation in the scalp in turn, stimulating the hair follicles to increase hair growth. It can also help inhibit premature greying of hair.
- 2 tsp amla or rosemary powder
Into a small mixing bowl, add in 2 tsp of amla powder and little by little add in the water while stirring continuously until it becomes a fine paste. do not make it too watery. READ MORE – EGG PROTEIN SHAMPOO for stronger and healthy hair
For the application: Comb your hair properly and make it free from tangles. Then partition your hair and then use an applicator brush or your finger tips and apply this mask all over your scalp and hair evenly. When applying it on your hair use downward strokes. Once the application process is over, tie your hair into a loose bun and cover your head with a shower cap for half an hour before washing off with a mild shampoo and conditioner. Let your hair dry naturally.
Caution – Do a patch test to check if you are allergic to any of the ingredients before using them.