With Diwali round the corner and all the card parties and family gatherings lining up, it’s time to up your hair care routine to flaunt gorgeous tresses this Diwali. While shampooing and conditioning your mane regularly is important, you also need to pamper your hair for extra nourishment during the colder festive months. Your best bet? Hair masks. These hydrating superheroes will breathe life into your dull tresses and help you achieve envious, gram-worthy hair this festive season.
Ahead, we’ve listed five DIY hair masks you ought to try for festive-ready hair this season.
- 01. Hibiscus and yoghurt hair mask
- 02. Egg hair mask
- 03. Aloe vera hair mask
- 04. Coconut oil hair mask
- 05. Use your conditioner as hair mask
01. Hibiscus and yoghurt hair mask
From adding volume and shine to your mane to controlling frizz and breakage, the hibiscus flower is the all-star ingredient for hair and that’s why we recommend you try this hair mask to make your hair festive-ready.
- Petals from 10-12 hibiscus flowers
- 6 tablespoons yoghurt
- 2 tablespoon honey
- Few drops of rosemary essential oil
Grind the hibiscus flower petals in a mixer. Once done, add the remaining ingredients on the list in the flower petal paste. Mix all the ingredients well together to make a thick paste. Apply the mask on damp hair and let it rest for about half an hour. Then rinse it off with a mild shampoo.
02. Egg hair mask
Packed with vitamin A and E, biotin and folate, eggs are known to give your healthy, thick hair. Egg whites are known to detox and cleanse the scalp too.
- Egg whites from 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon honey
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
Take all these ingredients in a bowl and whisk them well. When thoroughly whipped, use a wide-tooth comb to apply it all over your hair to spread it evenly. Then cover it with a towel or shower cap and wait for 20-25 minutes. Then, shampoo your hair with cool water as usual.
03. Aloe vera hair mask
Aloe vera is an amazing ingredient to revive and rejuvenate dull and dry hair to make them happy and lustrous. Furthermore, the olive oil, honey and yoghurt in this mask works to hydrate and moisturise your hair to make them appear healthy.
- 3 tablespoons aloe vera gel
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons yogurt
Mix the aloe vera gel with the rest of the ingredients mentioned above in a bowl to make a thick paste. Apply it evenly on your scalp and hair shaft. Let it rest for about 40-45 minutes before washing it off with a mild shampoo. You’d notice softer and shiner hair from the first use itself!
04. Coconut oil hair mask
No time to apply a hair mask before washing your hair? Well, you can try out the overnight coconut oil hair mask for this festive season then. Just apply the mask to your hair at night and you’d notice softer, manageable and shinier hair.
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon almond oil
- 1 tablespoon argan oil
- 1 tablespoon yogurt
Mix all the oils in a bowl and then add the yogurt. Make a nice paste and apply it on your scalp and hair lengths evenly. Wrap your hair in a cotton t-shirt turban or use a shower cap to make sure your hair mask doesn’t spoil your pillowcases overnight. Then, wash your hair with a mild shampoo in the morning and you’re good to go!
05. Use your conditioner as hair mask
We get that whipping up your own hair mask can be quite a hectic task in between all the work and festive preparations. So, here’s an easy way out — use your regular hair conditioner as a hair mask. Use a sulphate and paraben-free conditioner like the Love Beauty & Planet Apple Cider Vinegar & Jasmine Paraben Free Shine Conditioner on your damp hair and wrap it in a hot towel. Let it sit for 40-45 minutes and then wash your hair as usual. It contains apple cider vinegar from Switzerland that will smoothen your dry strands and add shine while the Egyptian white jasmine essential oil will lend your tresses a floral fragrance.