Healthy Hair Care with Yogurt Mask
By Ama H. Vanniarachchy
Everyone loves to have beautiful healthy hair. While genes have a lot to do with healthy hair, good habits can contribute greatly to having healthy hair. A healthy diet, consuming plenty of water and taking good care of your hair are its essence. While adopting a healthy eating pattern, there are things that one must follow to maintain healthy hair.
Using shampoos, conditioners, hair styling products, and heating hair can cause severe damage to the hair. Also, spending considerable time in the air condition and the scorching sun, dust, chlorine water, humidity, can cause further damage to your hair. As it is impossible to avoid these situations completely, the simple solution is to take good care of your hair. Avoid your hair from exposure to chemicals and heat as much as possible. Wash your hair with mild soap, and dry it well. Use oil on your hair on a regular basis and give a slight massage.
But this is not enough. You need some extra care for your hair. Some natural remedies can repair the damages, cleanse and bring back the natural shine of your hair. Among the many natural remedies you can follow for healthy hair, the yogurt treatment is one of the best. It is also simple and easy.
Let’s find out how to do this.
Benefits of yogurt on hair
It is known through practice that yogurt hair masks are good on hair and scalp. This has been a beauty routine in the East for centuries. The yogurt hair mask is also called a deep conditioner that nourishes your hair.
The protein in yogurt promotes strong and healthy hair with a natural shine. It cleanses the scalp, clears dead skin cells, and helps follicle growth. Yogurt helps recover the damage caused on hair by natural causes such as sun, dust, humidity, air pollution, hair styling products, and heating used on hair.
How to use a yogurt hair mask
Apply the yogurt on the scalp, on the roots of your hair, and then along the length of your hair. Leave it for about 30 minutes and rinse well. Use a mild shampoo or soap to rinse further.
For better results, you can add various natural ingredients to the yogurt.
Strawberries - will give a natural glow to your hair
Coconut oil - will give a natural glow and stimulate hair growth
Eggs - will enhance the strength of hair and vitamin and mineral recovery of damaged hair
Lemon - successfully helps to treat dandruff on the scalp
Honey - will give a beautiful shine to your hair and will moisturise the scalp, while hydrating your hair and scalp
Banana - will enhance ‘volumising’ your hair
Aloe vera - nourishes your hair
Olive oil - will help condition your hair
Isn’t this easy and cost-effective? But the effects of a yogurt mask are magical and will not disappoint you at all. You can try this during the weekends and continue to use a yogurt mask once a week. Make sure you add other natural ingredients to the yogurt to enhance its effectiveness. And also consider using organic products as much as you can.