Hair Masks for Dry Hair

Hair masks for dry hair will certainly make your hair not feel like dry weeds fighting for life on a bare parched rock. Try these natural hair masks for dry hair and feel your hair's coming back to healthful life again.
'Nourishment' is a delectable and heavenly word, when one speaks of hair masks for dry hair, as that is exactly what dry hair needs. Dry hair is coming to the forefront of many a cranky tongue's tip of women and men, young and old. There are plenty of reasons for your hair to look parched, such as-
  • Overexposure to sun
  • Constant blow-drying or rough towel-drying
  • Whipping winds
  • Pollution in the air or water used to wash hair
  • Harsh and toxic chemicals in shampoos and other hair products
  • Overly hot water in baths and showers
  • Frequent perming, coloring or straightening
  • Improper diet and the deficiencies caused by it
  • Inadequate water-intake
  • Low levels of iodine in your body
  • Some medications
Whatever the reasons may be, you can figure out what you can do to avoid these as much as possible and in the meanwhile let your hair heal and recuperate by including these suggested hair masks for dry hair in your hair care.

The best part about the hair masks for dry hair mentioned here is that they're entirely natural and shall most possibly be found right in your kitchen. Here are some natural hair masks for dry hair that you can prepare easily and stop the dry spell for your hair.

Banana, Honey and Yogurt Hair Mask for Dry Hair

1 ripe organic banana or egg-white of 3 eggs
2 tbsp. plain yogurt
1 tbsp. honey

Blend all the ingredients in a mixer until they have a thick consistency of a fruit-shake. Apply it to your hair gently, making sure all your hair is masked in it. You can leave the pack on for about 20-45 minutes and then wash it off with a mild shampoo. You can leave it on overnight and wrap your hair in a shower cap or towel before you go to bed and wash it off the next day. Bananas and egg-whites, abundant with nutrients, are great ingredients for making hair masks for dry damaged hair.

Aromatherapy Hair Mask for Dry Hair

1 tsp. sesame oil
1 tbsp. sweet almond oil
1 tbsp. peach kernel oil
½ tsp. avocado oil
1/2 tsp. evening primrose or borage oil
2 drops of carrot essential oil
3 drops of geranium essential oil

Mix all these together and apply the blend it to the hair and leave it on for 20 miuntes or longer. Or even as mentioned above. There are various aromatherapy oils for hair. This is one of the best hair mask recipes for dry damaged hair

The Simple Oil Hair Mask for Dry Hair

Olive oil or Coconut oil or Almond oil

Heat the oil until its mellowly warm. Apply it to the roots and the shafts of all your hair and wrap it up in a warm towel. Leave in on for 20 minutes or more. Or overnight. Wash it off with a mild natural shampoo. These simple oils are hair masks for dry scalp too.

Natural oils like the ones listed below work perfectly well with dry hair and condition it in a way that commercial conditioners can't.
  • Almond oil
  • Avocado oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Grape seed oil
  • Jojoba oil
  • Olive oil
Olive Oil and Honey Hair Mask for Dry Hair

3 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. honey

Mix the two ingredients and massage it into your hair. Wrap with a towel and let it sit for 20 minutes or more before rinsing it off with a mild natural shampoo. It makes hair silken soft.

Healing Vitamin E Hair Mask for Dry Hair

Vitamin E capsules

You will need to cut open enough vitamin E capsules and apply to the hair, leaving them in for an hour or more. Rinse it off with a mild shampoo.

Avocado and Coconut Oil Hair Mask for Dry Hair


1 avocado
2 tbsps. Coconut oil

Blend the avocado and mix warm coconut oil with it. Apply to hair and leave it on for an hour or overnight, before rinsing it off with mild shampoo. This is one of the hair masks for damaged hair too.

If you're wondering what a natural or mild shampoo is, here are a couple of ways to make it at home in order to aid washing off the hair masks for dry hair.

Coconut Rose Shampoo for Dry Hair


¼ cup of coconut milk
1 tbsp. coconut oil
¼ cup of organic rose petals
3 tbsp. castile soap flakes
3 drops of rose oil
½ cup of hot boiling water

Let the rose petals steep in the hot water, covered, for an hour. Strain and then blend in the rest of the ingredients and put them all in a bottle. Shake it and use as shampoo.

Chamomile Shampoo for Dry Hair

5 tbsp. of chamomile flowers
4 cups of hot boiling water
4 ounces of castile soap flakes

Soak the chamomile flowers in hot water, covered, for half an hour. Strain and add the castile soap flakes. Shake it and the shampoo is ready to be used.

Some of the best essential oils for hair are great hair masks for dry hair. Some are-
  • Geranium essential oil
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Rosemary essential oil
  • Rosewood essential oil
  • Sandalwood essential oil
Treating your hair with these hair masks for dry hair and different hair oils will help you get rid of that bothersome frizzed hair. Tresses that look good always make you feel good. A good diet and getting to the root of the problem of what's causing your hair to go dry and taking right measures in order to either curtail or prevent it entirely shall certainly do your hair good. Try these home remedies for dry damaged hair and there will certainly be a degree of difference in the way your hair feels and the way you feel too.
By Madhura Panse
Last Updated: 9/28/2011
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