Winters really can wreak havoc on your beloved hair. The dropping temperatures bring along hair issues like a dry and itchy scalp, split ends, brittle strands of hair and frizz. Yikes! Well, before you start to stress about those tresses, here are some easy homemade hair masks for winter that will keep your hair hydrated and healthy.
Avocado and mayo mask to tame frizzy hair
 

Avocado and mayo mask to tame frizzy hair

Avocados and mayonnaise aren’t just great in your sandwiches they also do your hair ample good and work wonders for taming frizzy hair.

How it works

Avocados are loaded in vitamins and minerals that are absorbed by your hair easily and keep it from dryness. It also has omega 3 fatty acids that are vital for shiny, smooth and strong hair. Mayo on the other hand is made in egg which is rich in protein and works against hair breakage.

How to use it

In a bowl full of mayonnaise mix a mashed avocado. Mix and apply generously onto your hair. Let it dry for say 20 mins and then wash off with lukewarm water for healthy, hydrated locks.

Rum and black tea mask for hair shedding
 

Rum and black tea mask for hair shedding

This liquid mask may not be very simple to apply but will only be as beneficial when it comes to hair fall.

How it works

Rum contains honey and molasses, which quickly hydrates dry damaged hair (which causes hair fall). Black tea on the other hand contains more caffeine than a cup of coffee. The caffeine blocks DHT, the hormone that is responsible for hair loss thus reducing hair shedding.

How to use it

Take one teaspoon of rum from the bottle in your liquor cabinet and mix in a teaspoon of tea. Apply this mix directly onto your roots and then work outwards. Leave this on for a good one hour, then rinse and wash.

Honey and olive oil for dry and damaged hair
 

Honey and olive oil for dry and damaged hair

Made by the alchemy of nectar, pollen and resins, honey is high on moisturizing properties and makes an amazing moisturising hair mask.

How it works

Honey is loaded with nutrients, antioxidants and healing compounds that help regulate and retain moisture in your hair and strengthen hair follicles for better healthy growth. Olive oil on the other hand absorbs well into the cuticles and deeply hydrates hair to promote smoothness and shine.

How to use it

Here’s how you do this, to make it simpler to apply mix in half a cup of olive oil in half the quantity of honey. Apply it, let it dry and then wash off to hydrate those parched roots.

Almond Milk and coconut oil mask for brittle locks
 

Almond Milk and coconut oil mask for brittle locks

Ancient and age old, both coconut and almonds are one of the most reliable and bankable hair care agents.

How it works

High on vitamin E, almonds are also an excellent source of manganese, magnesium, vitamin B2 and E which makes them ideal strengthening and moisturising agents for the hair. Coconut Milk of course contains proteins, distinctive fatty acids, antibacterial and antiviral properties which help fight free radicals that our skin and hair are often exposed to, thus strengthening fragile, brittle locks.

How to use it

To apply this hair hydrating mask, mix everything in a bowl and apply it on to your locks. Let it stay overnight so it can thoroughly moisturise your hair. Wash off with a mild shampoo.