Summer heat does not create problems just for your skin; it has an equal effect on your hair as well. Dryness, breakage, itching and greasiness are all signs that the rise in temperature is taking its toll on your precious hair and scalp. Now despite following a pretty regular hair wash routine, if you’re not seeing satisfactory results, then maybe it is time to switch things up a bit and include a hair mask in your hair care routine.

But if you don’t have a hair mask at home thanks to the nationwide lockdown, then fret not, because all you need is your trusted conditioner and a few very easily available kitchen ingredients; that’s it! Your very own DIY hair mask with the goodness of natural ingredients can be whipped up in less than five minutes. Read on to find out how to make four such quick yet effective hair masks…

 

Dove Healthy Ritual for Strengthening Hair Conditioner (+ Banana)

Dove Healthy Ritual for Strengthening Hair Conditioner (+ Banana)

The Dove Healthy Ritual for Strengthening Hair Conditioner is perfect for anyone with dry and brittle strands that are easily prone to breakage. Infused with oat milk and honey, it not only moisturises your hair, but also leaves your strands healthy looking and stronger. Additionally, this conditioner has an invigorating fragrance that helps eliminate smelly summer scalp in no time.To turn this conditioner into a super moisturising hair mask, simply take two tablespoons of it and add half a ripe banana that is mashed to a smooth paste to it. Adding  banana to the mix helps increase hair elasticity and prevents breakage. Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave it on for about 45 minutes to an hour to unravel really smooth and fresh hair strands.

 

Love Beauty & Planet Coconut Water and Mimosa Flower Aroma Volume and Bounty Conditioner (+ Honey)

Love Beauty & Planet Coconut Water and Mimosa Flower Aroma Volume and Bounty Conditioner (+ Honey)

All of us know the benefits of coconut oil for our hair and scalp, but did you know that coconut water is just as useful for your strands? It is extremely lightweight and doesn’t clog your follicles, and it smells amazing! The Love Beauty & Planet Coconut Water and Mimosa Flower Aroma Volume and Bounty Conditioner can work as the perfect hair mask for people with an oily, smelly and itchy scalp, especially if combined with honey. This is because honey has natural moisturising properties that reduce frizz, seal in moisture as well as strengthen follicles. This makes it a great ingredient to add to your hair mask if you want healthy, nourished and voluminous strands.

Mix two tablespoons of the conditioner with a tablespoon of honey. Leave it on for about an hour and wash it off as usual.

 

Sunsilk Coconut and Aloe Vera Volume Hair Conditioner (+ Eggs)

Sunsilk Coconut and Aloe Vera Volume Hair Conditioner (+ Eggs)

Is the summer heat making your hair appear super limp and lifeless? Then it’s time you introduced the Sunsilk Coconut Water and Aloe Vera Volume Hair Conditioner to your hair care routine. Infused with aloe vera and coconut water, this conditioner has an invigorating coconut fragrance that will help leave your scalp feeling fresh. Additionally, this shampoo and conditioner combination promises to add upto 2x volume to your hair and helps beat those summer problems.

To use this conditioner as a hair mask, simply add an egg to about two tablespoons of the conditioner, mix it well and apply to your hair scalp. After leaving it on for about 30 to 40 minutes, wash your hair as usual. The addition of egg provides nourishment to your locks thanks to the presence of proteins and other hair-loving ingredients.

 

Tresemme Botanique Nourish & Replenish Conditioner (+ Methi seeds)

Tresemme Botanique Nourish & Replenish Conditioner (+ Methi seeds)

Infused with olive and camellia oil, the Tresemme Botanique Nourish & Replenish Conditioner is the perfect choice to strengthen, soften and add shine to frizzy, dull and lacklustre strands. This conditioner works to deliver healthy and shiny looking strands.

In order to use this conditioner as the perfect summer hair mask during quarantine, soak fenugreek (methi) seeds in water overnight and grind them into a paste; then mix it all together and apply it to your hair and scalp. The methi seeds are known to impart shine to your strands, and strengthen your roots, thus can help in reducing hair thinning and keeping other hair problems such as dandruff and balding at bay.