Here I am back with another DIY post (after the marigold face pack recipe I shared for dry skin and acne!) and this one is a homemade hair pack to combat dry hair and dandruff. This recipe literally saved my life. I always used to have problem free hair, except occasionally suffering from dandruff. But it was never too serious and a few washes with anti dandruff shampoo were enough to get rid of that. During last year, all of a sudden, my dandruff problem increased like never before.
Anti dandruff shampoos, few home remedies, but nothing had worked. And I had to go and see a doctor. My doctor prescribed me an anti dandruff solution and a medicated shampoo. Once I started using them, my dandruff started to reduce slowly. But this medication left me with very, very dry hair and I had to stop it in midway. My hair always used to be soft and silky. This dryness was so bad that no oil, shampoo or conditioner worked for me. I just had to find a way to get my soft hair back. At that time, a cousin of mine advised me to apply hibiscus and fenugreek on my hair and also suggested me a hair pack containing these two ingredients. And that pack worked wonders for me. So today, I am going to share the hair pack with you all!
The below mentioned measurements are for my mid-back length (almost) hair. According to the length of your hair, you might have to adjust them.
Hibiscus flowers – 4
Curd – 2 tbsp
Fenugreek powder – 1 tbsp
Honey – 3 tbsp
Coconut oil – few drops
Olive oil – few drops
Recipe and Usage Directions
Take 3 or 4 hibiscus flowers depending on the length of your hair. Take out the petals and crush them to make a smooth paste. Add curd, fenugreek powder and honey to the paste. For the fenugreek powder, get some fenugreek seeds, roast them a little and then grind them to make the powder.
Finally add the coconut oil and olive oil and the pack is ready to use. Apply the pack on the hair and scalp using your fingers. Keep it for 20-30 minutes and wash it off with a mild herbal shampoo and you are done!!
Why you would use it?:
This is a homemade hair pack loaded with the natural goodness of hibiscus flowers, fenugreek (methi) powder, honey and curd. It is totally free from preservatives and all kind of chemicals. Let’s take a look at the benefits of each ingredient present in this pack.
Hibiscus flower: There are many kinds of hibiscus plants, but the red ones are most commonly used for hair care. Hibiscus arrests hair fall and boosts hair growth. It is also effective in curbing dandruff and is used as a remedy to treat premature graying. Moreover, Hibiscus is a good conditioner and moisturizer for hair. It makes hair soft, supple and shiny.
Curd : Curd prevents hair loss and it is an excellent conditioner for hair. Moreover it promotes healthy and silky hair as well as overcome dandruff issue. Curd works towards arresting hair fall and helps to get rid of itchy scalp.
Fenugreek or Methi seeds : In this hair pack, we are using fenugreek powder. Methi or fenugreek is rich in proteins, vitamin C, iron, fibre etc. Methi works wonders towards reducing dandruff. It also cures itchy scalp and those small bumps on the scalp which are a result of heat or dryness.
Olive oil : Olive oil reduces dandruff and acts as a natural moisturizer. Olive oil is also used to tame frizzy hair. It softens the hair and adds a healthy shine to it. Hair becomes easier to manage. Olive oil also promotes hair growth.
Coconut oil : Coconut oil helps prevent hair loss and dandruff. The use of coconut oil on hair helps to reduce protein loss. Applying coconut oil on scalp has a cooling effect. It also has a high moisture retaining capacity, hence acts as an excellent conditioner for hair. Coconut oil is a great remedy for dry hair, it also repairs split ends.
As I stated previously, that my medication (to treat severe dandruff) resulted in very, very dry hair and I had no other option than to stop my medication in midway. It temporarily helped me to get rid of the dandruff issue, but after couple of months, it started to come back. Moreover, I also noticed hair fall. I just desperately needed something to get my soft, smooth and problem free hair back. And during that time, this hair pack literally saved my life, rather my hair’s life.
Previously I used to apply this hair pack twice a week. It took me less than couple of months to get rid of the hair fall and dandruff issue and my hair started to get back its softness. Since I started my job, I do not get much time, but still I make sure that I am applying this pack at least once a week. Whenever I apply this pack before shampooing, it adds a nice glow to my hair.
My Hair ~ Before and after using the hair pack.
Dandruff, dry hair and hair fall are interrelated and these are the most common hair problems these days. Out of desperation to get rid of these issues, we tend to spend heavily for different shampoos, conditioners, serums etc. But if look around us little carefully, there are so many things we will find that can do wonders to solve these hair problems and give us healthy, glowing hair. All we need is little time and patience. Hopefully this hair pack that I shared in this post will help you to get rid of your dandruff and hair loss. All the best girls!!