8 Winter Hair Care Tips You Should Definitely Follow - DIY Hair Masks

Updated: Dec 16, 2019

While Winter Season is perfect to get comfortable with a great book and a cup of hot cocoa, isn't it? However as winters set in, hair turns dry and frizzy causing dandruff and itchy scalp. And as we try to keep ourselves warm and cozy, our Hair too needs care. Hot showers and indoor heating makes the scalp dehydrated, which further aggravates dandruff and leads to itchy scalp.

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So, how do you take care of your hair and minimize these harsh winter effects and prevent damage?

The Editorial Post shares effective Winter Hair Care Home Remedies as in DIY Hair Masks for Dry Scalp and treating your tresses with care. The Infographic exposes the 8 Winter Hair Care Tips You Should Definitely Follow -

Winter Hair Care Masks at home which are easy, natural, clean and vegan hair masks using simple ingredients that can be fetched from your kitchen. These hair masks are tried and tested by generations and no matter how many hair treatments you might have considered to get those lovely tresses nothing beats the homemade kitchen secrets.

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1. Amla & Coconut Hair Mask: Amla is rich in antioxidants and known to prevent greying besides it contains Vitamin C which is a great collagen source for hair growth. Antioxidants in Amla help keep hair follicles and further prevents breakage and split ends. Applying Amla helps in increasing the scalp circulation and stimulates healthy growth.

Amla Murabba is another great addition to your diet if you want to boost hair growth


2 tablespoon Amla Powder

1 tablespoon Coconut Oil (Virgin Coconut Oil)

Mix both the ingredients well and apply on the roots massaging gently. Keep it for around 30 mins and use Shampoo to wash of with lukewarm water.

* Don't forget to apply Argan Oil Hair Serum*

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Usability: Can use twice a week for you have extremely dry and frizzy hair.

Please note, the mask would not coat your hair and the ingredients is sufficient as we are applying the same to the roots.

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2. Banana & Maple Syrup Hair Mask: Banana not only nourishes the scalp and hair follicles, but helps maintain natural hair elasticity and further prevents breakage and split ends. You can either use Honey or Maple Syrup (if you are Vegan lover) Maple Syrup is great alternative to Honey.

Honey and Maple Syrup locks the moisture and moisture in your hair adds strength and lustre to your locks


1-2 tablespoon(s) of Honey/Maple Syrup

1 Large Banana

Now preparing Banana Mask can be messy, so I suggest take a hand blender mix both the ingredients till you get an even texture. Apply the hair mask, especially to your scalp and the roots of your hair. Leave in for 10–15 minutes. Shampoo it off with lukewarm water.

Usability: Can be used twice a week for you have extremely dry and frizzy hair.

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If you really want to avoid the mess, preparing the Banana Hair Mask, you should checkout the The Body Shop Banana Hair Mask, 100% Vegan. Banana Hair Mask leaves your hair intensely nourished and instantly shinier.

3. Shea Butter Hair Mask: Shea Butter nourishes your dry scalp as it is rich in fats and Vitamin A and E is an excellent skin moisturizing agent considering its anti-inflammatory properties. Shea Butter is an excellent hair mask for chemically treated hair

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Shea Butter contains Fatty acids which help increase shine and reduces the frizz which might have caused using blow drying and flat irons or styling products

Take a tablespoon of Shea Butter and apply it on your entire scalps and hair, gently massage it for a few minutes and leave it for an hour or so and wash it off with a mild shampoo, I suggest use Sulphate Free, Argan Oil Based Shampoos and thereafter condition your hair.

Usability: Can be used twice or thrice a week for you have extremely dry and frizzy hair.

In case you don't find Raw Shea Butter you can pick -

Plum Olive & Macadamia Mega Moisturizing Hair Mask from Amazon or The Body Shop Shea Butter Richly Replenishing Hair Mask

Luxura Sciences African Raw Shea Butter

Bliss of Earth 100% Pure Organic Ivory Shea Butter

4. Aloe Vera Gel Hair Mask: Aloe Vera is extremely beneficial not just for your skin but hair as well. Aloe Vera Gel contains anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce itchiness and scalp irritation in winter. It further helps remove dandruff. Applying Aloe Vera, smoothens your hair and helps build the hair shaft.

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1 teaspoon Maple Syrup

1 Cup Aloe Vera Gel (Try to get Fresh Aloe Vera Gel)

1/2 a teaspoon of Coconut Oil

Mix all the ingredients together and apply the gel to the scalp, massaging it gently. Leave it for an hour and wash it off with a mild shampoo.

Usability: Can be used twice a week.

5. Papaya Hair Mask: Papaya when used as a hair mask hydrates the hair shaft and nourishes the tresses. It promotes growth and makes hair smooth and shiny with regular use.

Papaya is considered both high in fiber and water content thereby it helps to prevent constipation, and if you are free from digestive concerns naturally your skin and health improves from within
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1/2 Cup of Ripe Papaya (peeled and cut into cubes) 1/2 Cup Coconut Milk 1 teaspoon Maple Syrup

Mix the three ingredients together in a blender and make a smooth paste. Apply evenly from roots to the tips and leave it for an hour. Wash it off with a mild shampoo and don't forget to apply conditioner as that would lock in the moisture in the hair.

Usability: Can be used twice a week for you have extremely dry and frizzy hair.

6. Hibiscus Hair Mask: Ancient Ayurveda, talks about numerous benefits of Hibiscus Leaves and Flowers. Because of its lather producing property, it is used in shampoos, hair wash powders to hair growing oral capsules and is a natural cleanser. Hibiscus is the most natural treatment to alopecia, diabetics and excessive bleeding during menstruation.

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Hibiscus Flowers are rich in Vitamin C and Amino Acids, Hibiscus Hair Mask, improves the blood circulation and stimulates healthy and lustrous hair growth


1 Cup Hibiscus Petals

1 Cup Water

1/2 teaspoon Olive Oil

Take a cup full of red hibiscus petals and soak it overnight. Make a paste of it and add olive oil to it. Apply it on your scalp and wash off after an hour.

Usability: Can be used twice a week for you have extremely dry hair.

Since it is has sticky texture, and if you really not fond of preparing one at home, you can get the Hibiscus Powder, available at Amazon and it works the same.

These are simple effective winter hair care DIY Hair Masks for you to treat dry and frizzy hair. And it is not that these masks work during winters, these are in fact great to add to your hair regime in summers as well. Applying hair masks help protect hair collagen adding sheen to your tresses further boosting hair growth.

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