Founder of Inatur, Pooja Nagdev shares DIY Hair Masks

Hair masks are not something new. According to ancient text women used to apply a paste of herbs, tea leaves, jasmine flower petals, amla paste, coconut and olive oil to deeply condition and nourish their hair. Now we have a host of options to choose from, but the basics of good hair care have not changed for hundreds of years. One hair mask cannot be suitable for all types of hair. It is essential that we find a hair mask according to our hair type and need.

Here are some of our recommended hair mask that can be made from your kitchen ingredients. These masks are restorative, nourishing treatment, repair damaged hair and boost growth.

Coloured hair: Deep moisturizing is needed to preserve colour and maintain a healthy glow. Concentrate on the ends of the hair, which dry out most quickly. If you do not have a mask specifically for colour-treated hair, a dry hair mask will also work well. Coconut milk and avocado are very beneficial for coloured hair. Since its oil free it wont strip off the colour while you are trying to shampoo it out. In a blender, combine a whole avocado, one cup of coconut milk, a tablespoon of honey, and lemon oil.

Fine hair: Thin or fine hair can easily be weighed down and end up limp which is why they need ingredients that strengthen them, give volume and shine. Whip up one ripe banana, 2 table spoon olive oil and 1 teaspoon honey to get hair back on track. You may add few drops of lavender oil or rosemary oil.Banana has just enough protein to improve elasticity while the combo of honey and oil moisturizes strands and hydrates the scalp.

Dry and Damaged hair:  For dry and damaged hair, we essentially need to hydrate. Honey is great ingredient. You may try any of the following treatments one with egg and other without egg

1.Egg yolk, honey, and coconut oil to restore moisture, protein, and shine. Leave the mask on for at least twenty minutes for ideal penetration.

2.  Mix one tablespoon of honey with two tablespoons of olive oil and let it set for about 20 minutes.

Curly hair: Curly hair has a reputation as one of the most difficult hair types to manage. Masks with avocado, coconut, or argan oil can help to tame and smooth wild curls.

 1 egg, two tablespoons of mayonnaise, one tablespoon of olive oil, and one tablespoon of honey.

You can also add essential oils to the mixture to further nourish your locks.

Oily hair: Clay’s absorbent properties make it the best choice to keep greasy or oily hair voluminous and shiny.

½ cup French clay, two tablespoon avocado oil, and 10 drops lavender essential oil mask will leave your hair smooth, shiny, and stronger than ever.