#5 Zero-waste DIY Haircare Masks For A Perfect Look
The Monsoon season is finally here; it makes us invigorated and brings alleviation from the searing heat of the summer. This is also the season in which your hair needs some extra care; the season along with heavy downpours and cravings of chai-pakode brings extreme humidity and stickiness in the environment. This builds the likelihood of dandruff, hair fall, and different issues like greasiness, dullness, and frizz as well. Truth be told, your hair is in its most vulnerable condition during this time, thus, your hair needs utmost care. It is a tough task to get eco-friendly skin care during this time. OR..... is it so???
To avoid damaging your hair, and at the same time trying to fit into a zero-waste lifestyle, an excellent idea is to make natural masks using homemade ingredients for hair care. The homemade zero-waste DIY masks can not only bring back the bounce and moisture of your hair but also provide nourishment to your scalp to keep your hair healthy.
While we as a brand, list and propagate only vegan products, people who aren’t vegan yet, but are trying to fit into the zero-waste lifestyle, are also welcome to our space! Because as it is said, every little step creates a difference! Therefore, we list some masks which contain yogurt and honey in them, to cater to both of our zero-waster types. Also, do not forget to put the peels into compost!
Here are 5 greatly effective DIY masks for your hair. Read on!
- Shine like Honey:
Ingredients: Honey, Hair Oil (Coconut/Almond)
How to Apply: Blend one part honey with two parts of oil in a bowl. Make the blend lukewarm and apply generously to your hair. Rinse with shampoo after leaving it in for 20 minutes.
Smooth like Yogurt:
Ingredients: Yogurt, olive oil, lemon
How to Apply: Prepare the yogurt mix beforehand. Take 1 cup of yogurt, and mix it with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Next, prepare the lemon water mix in a jug by mixing lemon juice in water. Head on for a shampoo with herbal actives. Apply the oil-yogurt mix to your cleansed and damp hair, and leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse your hair with normal or cool water, and further rinse it with the lemon water mix that you have prepared. Recommended use: thrice a month.
- Supple like Lemon:
Ingredients: Lemon, Honey
How to Apply: Prepare the mix by adding 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to 3 tablespoons of honey. Apply the mask to your scalp and leave it on for about 20 minutes. Finally, rinse your hair with a mild shampoo. For best results, repeat using the mask every 3-4 days.
- Smooth like Amla (Indian Gooseberry)
Ingredients: Amla, Lemon Juice, Coconut Oil
How to Apply: Extract the fruit for its juice; blend with equal parts of coconut oil and lemon oil and gently massage it on your hair and scalp. Leave it in for 30 minutes and wash it off with shampoo.
Strong like Neem (Indian Lilac)
Ingredients: Neem leaves
How to Apply: Heat neem leaves in a pot full of water; boil till half the water evaporates and strain the water in a bucket. Let it cool and then rinse your hair with the neem water.
These 5 simple homemade hair packs work wonders during the monsoon season. Pick your top choice and give it a shot, or simply try every mask and pick the one that suits your hair the best!
Also, shop and use handmade, zero-waste shampoo bars from www.GoingZero.in to get the best out of your hair care routine this monsoon!
Written by: Adyashree Bohra