6 Easy And Effective Homemade Hair Masks For Dry Hair

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Are you tired of using those expensive and high-maintenance products to treat your hair?  If yes, did you know that treating dry, breakable hair do not really have to cost a bomb?

A lot of ingredients that we use in our day-to-day lives have a significant impact on our skin and hair health. One can come up with a variety of hair masks, made out of the ingredients available at home that are really effective for hair growth. A hair mask primarily contains nourishing elements which hydrate and add shine to your hair.

Through this post, I’ll talk about some amazing hair masks that can treat your dry hair! We genuinely want you to have gorgeous hair through all the seasons.

The best part: Even if a mask doesn’t work for you, you didn’t shell out thousands on a product to worry about! You can simply go for the other one.


6 Homemade Hair Masks For Dry Hair

1. The Basic One- Lemon And Yogurt Mask

Lemon And Yogurt Mask

One of the main reasons for dry hair is your dry scalp. As a fact, hair has no natural lubrication. It depends on the oils available in the roots for the same. The dry scalp is the main reason leading to dandruff particles falling on your shoulders.

Yogurt acts as a natural moisturizer for your hair and helps in curing the problem of dry scalp. It returns hydration and provides softness when applied to the desired area.

On the other hand, the acidic nature of lemon juice works constructively to reduce dandruff. Let’s jump into the process of making this unique hair mask!


  • 1 cup yogurt/curd
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

How to apply?

  • Mix the ingredients in a bowl.
  • Apply the mask to your hair and massage it well for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Keep the mask for at least 40 minutes and then wash it with a mild shampoo.
  • Repeat the same process 2 times a week for effective results.


2. Oiling Is Essential- Coconut Oil And Honey Mask

Coconut Oil

Oils provide various vitamins and minerals to the hair that generally get washed away while bathing. Massaging oil into your scalps would help increase the moisture content, luster and shine that the hair wants. Personally, I’ve seen and felt a lot of benefits of oiling hair and made it a weekly ritual to enjoy the great results.

My preference for the same has to be the virgin coconut oil which is most commonly used for hair oiling. The fatty acid in coconut oil is known as Lauric Acid. It bonds with protein and gets penetrated into the scalp easily. Thus, reduce protein loss for the hair.


  • 4 tablespoons of Coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of Honey

How to apply?

  • Mix both the ingredients and adjust the amount depending upon your hair length and texture.
  • Massage it from top to bottom in a way that it fully coats the hair.
  • Let it sit for about 20 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with shampoo and a conditioner.


3. Rich In Protein- Egg And Lemon Mask


Eggs are known to be rich sources of protein, vitamin A, E, and D, biotin, etc. All these elements hold great importance when it comes to hair health. They help to keep the hair thick and healthy. They make it smooth and revamp its texture. In all, they act as natural conditioners to provide moisture to your hair.

Lemon, as discussed earlier, contains antioxidants that are great for helping the damaged and dry hair. This hair mask can easily be made in your kitchen in just a few steps!


  • The egg white, also known as Albumen
  • Half-squeezed lemon

How to apply?

  • Squeeze half of the lemon into the egg white.
  • Mix both the ingredients well to get a smooth consistency.
  • Apply it from top to bottom and tie your hair up to get it penetrated into the scalp.
  • Let it sit for 30-40 minutes, followed by rinsing it with shampoo and conditioner.


4. The Four-Ingredient Magic- Banana, Honey, Olive Oil And Coconut Oil Mask

Are you aware of the wonders an overripe banana can provide to your hair health? Bananas are a rich source of Potassium, Vitamin B6, Protein, etc., that are known to deal with rough, dry hair. They also help in sealing split ends and detangling hair.

Combining banana with oils such as coconut and olive oil makes it just as better as it could be. These are the most common ingredients available in our kitchen but the results they provide are extraordinary.

All you need is to blend all these ingredients together and voila! The magic is ready.


  • 2 blended Bananas
  • 1 tablespoon Honey
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil

How to apply?

  • Blend all the ingredients together. Apply this paste to the areas of dryness.
  • Keep it for at least 15 minutes and then wash it with water.
  • Apply it once a week and see the magic!

{Note- Avoid using shampoo or conditioner when applying this mask for better results!}


5. The All-Time Favorite- Aloe Vera, Honey and Apple Cider Vinegar Mask

The fatty acids present in Aloe Vera gel contain anti-inflammatory properties. These help in resolving scalp inflammation that dandruff causes. It helps to prevent tingling scalp and flaking skin under your hair.

One of the main reasons hair becomes frizzy and dry is the high alkaline content in them. To counterpart this alkalinity, an element rich in acetic acid is the need to restore the natural balance. Apple Cider Vinegar is one such ingredient with a high component of acetic acid.

Its microbial properties make it effective against certain bacteria that cause scalp infections. It includes several vitamins and minerals that can nourish your hair.


  • 1 cup Aloe Vera Gel
  • 1 tablespoon Honey
  • 2 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar

How to apply?

  • Mix a cup of Aloe Vera Gel with honey and apple cider vinegar.
  • Apply generously to your hair and scalp and massage it well.
  • Let it rest for 20 minutes and shampoo for better results.

{Tip- Follow this at least 2 times a week and say goodbye to that embarrassing dandruff!}


6. The Simplest One- Sugar Water Mask

Sugar works its magic by cleaning away dead skin cells from your scalp. The acids present in sugar are highly emollient and help in providing right amount of moisture to the hair. Sugar water also helps control the hair’s pH level and seal (closing) the hair cuticles.


  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 cup water at room temperature

How to apply?

  • Mix sugar with water and let it fully dissolve.
  • Pour it into your palms and massage it with hands into your hair and scalp.
  • Let this homemade hair spray sit for 10-15 minutes and wash it with water at room temperature.



How to fix hair damage from straightening?

One such solution to protect your hair damage from straightening is to replace your shampoo with a homemade hair pack for a few days. Regular oiling is another important aspect to protect your hair from damage. Coconut oil is the best! In order to fix heat damaged hair, mix 3 egg yolks with olive oil and apply it to your scalp. Leave it for 20 minutes, followed by washing with warm water.


Can colour damage your hair?

This depends on the duration of the colour you use. Permanent colouring of hair can cause damage as it opens up the cuticle layer of hair. It allows the colour components to penetrate and thus, damage your hair. However, the semi-permanent hair colour would not provide that much damage. Instead, it would last a couple of shampoos.


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There are a variety of hair masks available in the market that can meet your needs. This is not the problem with masks made up of natural ingredients. But, as a fact, they may contain chemical components that are less likely to suit your hair type.

Do share your experience using these amazing hair masks with us! They may not have a great impact on your hair but, definitely would not damage them. Thus, you can try these hair masks and provide good health to your hair.

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