Ever experienced itching your scalp and then not stopping for a great amount of time? And then once the itching was stopped, seeing a whitish powder like thing sitting as clumps? Well, that is dryness oozing out of your scalp.

Dry hair is one of the most common hair types. It tends to leave the scalp flaky and the hair frizzy. It is also a hair type that lacks the required amount of moisture. While it isn’t difficult to treat this hair type, it sure leaves one with an unpleasant, not-so-gorgeous looking hair.

Causes Of Dry Scalp
Home Remedies For Dry Scalp
Best Hair Care Products For a Dry Scalp
Tips For Dry Hair

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Learn the reasons that cause this problem and then use a measure to cure it based on the type of dryness.

Causes Of Dry Scalp



Dry hair or dry scalp [1]is a hair type where the scalp feels a lack of moisture and nourishment to it, causing itchiness and inflammation. While thinking that dandruff is the sole cause of a dry scalp is an utter myth, it sure is one of the reasons why one can have a dry scalp and hair.

Let’s figure out numerous ways through which your scalp can get dry. This way you can use measures accordingly and cure it to save yourself from a head that always feels like it is on fire.

  • Seborrhea dermatitis is known to cause dryness, flakiness and redness to the scalp. This is what we commonly know as dandruff.
  • Scalp psoriasis[2] is also a condition that causes dandruff, dryness and itchiness to the scalp. It is not dandruff but a condition which leads to dandruff as one of the symptoms.
  • Dehydration is a cause for dry hair.
  • Cold weather or a cold indoor environment and hard water can contribute to dry scalp as well.
  • Leaving hair products on the scalp for a very long time can also cause a dry scalp. And not rinsing the product properly after application will also lead to the same situation.

Home Remedies For Dry Scalp

Using a couple of things from your kitchen can do wonders for your dry and frizzy hai[3]r. Dry hair is one of the most difficult hair types to deal with. Mixing together a few ingredients that contribute towards moisturizing the scalp and nourishing it will help you get flawless and head-turning hair within no time.

Egg Masks For Dry Hair
Avocado Hair Mask For Dry Hair
Coconut Hair Mask
Banana Mask For Dry Hair
Honey Mask For Dry Hair
Curd Hair Mask For Dry Hair
Oil Hair Mask
Leaves Hair Mask
Jasmine Seeds Hair Mask
Aloe Vera Hair Mask
Mayonnaise Mask For Dry Hair
Onion Juice For Dry Hair
Listerine For Dry Scalp
Baking Soda For Dry Scalp
Aspirin Hair Mask For Dry Hair
Apple Cider Vinegar

Egg Masks For Dry Hair

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Egg for Hair

Egg And Lemon Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Egg 1
Lemon juice 1/2 a glass

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and break an egg into it.
  2. Whisk it till it forms a runny concoction and to that, add half a glass of lemon juice to it.
  3. Mix them really well using a spoon.
  4. Section your hair and apply this concoction onto your scalp.
  5. Leave it on for an hour and rinse it off using warm water.

You can repeat this once in a week.

The egg has proteins which combined with lemon juice helps in moisturizing the scalp and in turn getting rid of dry hair. The lemon add a shine whilst clearing the scalp off dirt and gunk.

Egg And Yoghurt Hair Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Whole egg 1
Yoghurt 1 Cup
Coconut oil 1 tbsp
Lavender essential oil 5 drops

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and break a whole egg into it.
  2. Add 1 cup of yoghurt, 1 tbsp of coconut oil and 5 drops of lavender essential oil to it.
  3. Mix all the ingredients really well.
  4. Dampen your hair and apply this mix onto your scalp. Make sure to cover all sections.
  5. Cover it using a shower cap and leave it on for 40-45 minutes.
  6. Rinse your hair with a shampoo and condition it.

Do this once a week.

Coconut oil is a natural moisturizing agent that protect the scalp from dryness. Lavender essential oil contain properties that promote blood flow and trigger the hair follicle [4]for growth. Egg and yogurt helps with controlling the frizz while moisturizing the scalp.

Egg And Strawberries Hair Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Egg yolk 1
Strawberries A few
Olive oil 1 Tsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and mash a few strawberries into it using a fork.
  2. Break an egg into the mashed strawberries bowl and use only the yolk part.
  3. Add 1 Tsp of olive oil into the bowl and mix the ingredients really well.
  4. Section your hair into parts and apply the mix onto your scalp.
  5. Let it stay for half an hour and rinse it off using your normal shampoo.

The egg yolk contains proteins which when mixed with strawberries and olive oil helps in nourishing the scalp from the deepest layer while moisturizing it.

Egg White And Almond Oil Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Egg white 1
Coconut oil A few Tsp
Almond oil 5 Tsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and break an egg into it, only using the white portion.
  2. Add a few drops of coconut oil into it and 5 drops of almond oil too.
  3. Mix the ingredients really well.
  4. Section your hair into parts and apply this onto your scalp.
  5. Let is stay for 1 hour. Rinse it off using cold water.

The egg helps in moisturizing while the oil helps in nourishing the scalp as well as the hair tip.

Egg And Milk Hair Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Egg white 2
Olive oil 2 Tsp
Lemon juice 3-4 drops
Milk 1 cup

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and break 2 eggs into the bowl, use only the white part.
  2. Add 2 Tsp of olive oil, 3-4 drops of lemon juice and 1 cup of milk into it.
  3. Mix the ingredients really well.
  4. Section your hair and apply this mask to your scalp.
  5. Leave it on for 20 minutes.
  6. Rinse it off using a mild shampoo.

Milk helps in restoring a natural shine whilst providing smoothness to the hair and olive oil helps in nourishing the scalp while the lemon juice cleanses the scalp off impurities.


Avocado Hair Mask For Dry Hair

Avocado Hair Mask

Egg And Avocado Hair Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Avocado 1 medium
Egg 1
Sage essential oil 7 drops
Argon oil 2 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 1 avocado into it. Mash it really well.
  2. Break one whole egg into the mashed avocados.
  3. Add 7 drops of sage essential oil and 2 tbsp of argon oil into it.
  4. Mix all the ingredients really well.
  5. Section your hair into parts and apply this mask onto your scalp.
  6. Cover it with a shower cap and let it stay for 40-45 minutes.
  7. Rinse the mask using cold water.
  8. Don’t use warm water as it can make the avocado stick to your hair.

Do this twice in one week.

Avocado and Argan oil contain fatty acids that moisturize the scalp and make it shiny and smooth. Egg deeply moisturizes the damaged hair and sage essential oil is great for hair growth.

Avocado, Egg And Castor Oil Hair Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Avocado 1 Ripe
Egg yolk 2
Castor oil 2 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 1 ripe avocado into it. Mash it using a fork to make a creamy paste.
  2. Break 2 eggs into the bowl, only using the yolk part.
  3. Add 2 tbsp of castor oil and mix all the ingredients really well.
  4. Section your hair into parts and apply this to cover the entire scalp.
  5. Cover it up with a shower cap and leave it on for 40-45 minutes.
  6. Use the organic shampoo to rinse it off.

Repeat this twice in one week.

Avocado and castor oil combined together will help to nourish and moisturize the scalp as well as the hair. The yolk contains a lot of proteins that also contributes to moisturize the scalp and hair[5].

Avocado, Honey, And Sunflower Oil Hair Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Avocado 1 Ripe
Honey 2 tbsp
Sunflower oil 2 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 1 ripe avocado into it. Mash it using a fork and make a creamy paste.
  2. Add 2 tbsp of honey and 2 tbsp of sunflower oil into it.
  3. Mix the ingredients really well.
  4. Section your hair into parts and apply this mask onto your scalp.
  5. Wear a shower cap on the mask and leave it on for 40 minutes.
  6. Rinse it off using an organic shampoo.

Use this twice a week.

Honey is a natural humectants which helps in moisturizing the scalp as well as the hair. Sunflower oil also helps in moisturizing and nourishing while adding a natural shine.

Avocado And Coconut Oil Hair Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Avocado 1 Ripe
Coconut oil 2 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 1 ripe avocado into it.
  2. Mash it using a fork or a spoon.
  3. Add 2 tbsp of coconut oil into it and mix well.
  4. Section your hair into parts and apply this mix onto your scalp.
  5. Let it sit for 40 minutes. Rinse it off using an organic shampoo.

Repeat this twice a week to see faster results.

Coconut oil contains fatty acid that contributes to nourishing and moisturizing the hair. The hair deeply penetrates the scalp and provide a nourishment from the lowest layer.

Avocado, Yogurt, And Aloe Vera Gel Hair Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Avocado 1 Ripe
Aloe vera gel 1 cup
Yoghurt 1/2 cup
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Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 1 ripe Avocado and mash it into a creamy paste.
  2. Add 1 cup of Aloe Vera and half a cup of yoghurt and mix thoroughly to make a paste as runny as possible.
  3. Section your hair into parts and apply this onto your scalp as well as the hair.
  4. Leave it on for 40 minutes.
  5. Rinse using an organic shampoo.

Use this twice a week.

Aloe Vera from the mask helps in locking the moisture while yoghurt adds the required shine. Yoghurt also contributes in adding moisture to the roots.


Coconut Hair Mask

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Coconut Oil Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Coconut oil 2 tbsp
Cotton ball 1

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 2 tbsp of coconut oil.
  2. Fill up a saucepan with water and keep the bowl with coconut oil into it.
  3. Using the double boiler method, melt the coconut oil.
  4. Once melted, dip a cotton ball into it.
  5. Section your hair into parts and apply the oil onto your scalp and massage it for 15 minutes.
  6. Leave it on for 1 hour. Wash it off using warm water.

Repeat this 3 times a week.

Coconut oil contains vitamin E and vitamin K which helps in smoothening the hair and moisturizing the scalp.

Rosemary Essential And Coconut Oil Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Coconut oil 2 tbsp
Rosemary essential oil 5 drops

Process:

  1. Take a saucepan and fill it with water.
  2. Take a bowl and add 2 tbsp of coconut oil in it.
  3. Using the double boiler method, melt the oil.
  4. Add 5 drops of rosemary essential oil into it and mix the ingredients really well.
  5. Section your hair into parts and apply this onto your scalp. Massage for 10 minutes.
  6. Let it sit overnight or for 1 hour according to your convenience.
  7. Rinse it off using a mild shampoo.

Repeat this 2-3 times in a day.

Rosemary essential oil and coconut oil contains anti-inflammatory properties that reduces inflammation and nourishes hair follicles.

Coconut Oil And Shea Butter Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Coconut oil 2 tbsp
Egg yolk 2
Shea butter 1 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl, add 2 tbsp of coconut oil and 1 tbsp of Shea butter into it.
  2. Fill up a saucepan with water and using the double boiler method melt and heat both the oil.
  3. Take it off the flame and break 2 eggs into it, using only the yolk part.
  4. Whisk it together and mix all the ingredients thoroughly.
  5. Section your hair into parts and apply this mask onto your scalp.
  6. Keep it on for 1 hour. Rinse it off using organic shampoo.

Repeat this once a week.

Egg yolks and Shea Butter work perfectly as a natural hair conditioner[6]. Coconut oil adds onto the moisture while egg helps in hydration.

Coconut Oil And Essential Oil Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Coconut oil 2 tbsp
Aloe Vera Gel 1/2 cup
Almond oil 1 tbsp
Tea tree essential oil 10 drops
Lemon essential oil 5 drops
Rosemary essential oil 7 drops

Process:

  1. Take a bowl, add 2 tbsp of coconut oil, 1/2 cup of Aloe Vera gel, 1 tbsp of almond oil, 10 drops of tea tree essential oil, 5 drops of lemon essential oil and 7 drops of rosemary essential oil into it.
  2. Mix all the ingredients really well and transfer it into a pump glass bottle.
  3. Store it into a dark place.
  4. Part your hair into sections and apply this mix onto your scalp. Massage it for 5 minutes.
  5. Keep it overnight and let your scalp absorb all the goodness.
  6. Shampoo your hair the next morning.

Use this 3 times in a week.

The Aloe Vera, almond oil and coconut all combined together moisturize the hair as well as the scalp. The essential oil will help in cleansing the scalp.


Banana Mask For Dry Hair

Hair mask

Banana And Aloe Vera Gel Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Banana 1/2
Aloe vera gel 2-3 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 1/2 banana into it. Mash it properly.
  2. Add 2-3 tbsp of Aloe Vera gel into it. Mix it really well.
  3. Section your hair and apply this mask onto your scalp.
  4. Leave it on for 2 hours. Rinse it off.

You can use this mask every time before washing your hair.

Banana is a great moisturizing agent and helps in softening the scalp as well as the hair. It helps in eliminating the frizz from the hair while the Aloe helps in hydration.

Banana And Honey Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Banana 1
Honey 1 tbsp
Coconut oil 1 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and mash a whole banana into it.
  2. Add 1 tbsp of honey and 1 tbsp of coconut oil into it.
  3. Mix the ingredients really well.
  4. Section your hair and apply this onto your scalp.
  5. Leave it on for an hour. Rinse it off using warm water.

You can use this once per week.

Banana and honey helps in nourishing the scalp[7] and moisturizing it. It also helps in softening the hair and the tips.

Banana And Curd Hair Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Banana 1
Curd 2 tbsp
Honey 2 tbsp
Coconut oil 1 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl, add 1 banana, 2 tbsp of curd, 2 tbsp of honey and 1 tbsp of coconut oil into it.
  2. Blend them all and strain it through a strainer.
  3. Section your hair into parts and apply this onto your scalp.
  4. Cover it with a shower cap and let it stay for half an hour.
  5. Rinse it off using normal water.

Bananas are perfect ingredients for dry hair. It conditions the hair as well as the scalp while adding a shine to it.

Honey Mask For Dry Hair

hair mask

Honey And Olive Oil Hair Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Avocado 1 Ripe
Honey 2 tbsp
Olive oil 2 tbsp

Process:

  1. Throw in 1 ripe avocado without the peel and 2 tbsp of honey into a blender.
  2. Blend it to get a creamy paste out of it.
  3. To this paste, add 2 tbsp of olive oil and mix all the ingredients really well.
  4. Apply this onto your scalp and cover it up with a shower cap.
  5. Let it sit for near about 40-45 minutes. Rinse using organic shampoo

You can use this mask twice in a week.

Olive oil locks moisture into the hair cuticle that helps in preventing frizziness and dryness from the hair. Honey is a natural humectants that helps in moisturizing the scalp.

Honey Hair Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Honey 2-3 tbsp
Bowl 1

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 2-3 tbsp of honey into it.
  2. Section your hair into parts and apply the honey onto the scalp.
  3. Massage it for 10 minutes straight and leave it on for 1 hour.
  4. Rinse it off after 1 hour using warm water.

Repeat this once a week.

Honey is a natural hair conditioner. It also has antifungal properties that keep the scalp clean[8] and moisturized.

Honey And Milk Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Honey 2 Tsp
Milk 2 cup

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 2 Tsp of honey into 2 cups of milk.
  2. Mix the ingredients really well.
  3. Section your hair into parts and apply this into each section.
  4. Leave it on for 15 minutes with a shower cap on.
  5. Rinse it off using plain water.

Milk and honey both together help in nourishing the scalp and moisturizing it. It also works wonder for hair tips that have gone dry and lifeless.

Curd Hair Mask For Dry Hair

Curd For Dry Hair

Ingredients Quantities
Curd 6 tbsp
Bowl 1

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 6 tbsp of curd into it.
  2. Section your hair into parts and apply this onto your scalp.
  3. Gently massage it in and leave it on for 1 hour.
  4. Rinse it off using cold water.

Use this mask 3 times a week.

Curd has antibacterial properties that ease the itch and dryness of the scalp. It also works as a natural conditioner.

Honey And Curd Hair Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Curd 5 tbsp
Honey 1 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl, add 5 tbsp of curd and 1 tbsp of honey into it.
  2. Mix both the ingredients really well.
  3. Section your hair and apply this mask onto each section.
  4. Let is stay for 1-2 hours. Rinse it off using an organic shampoo.

Repeat this once a week.

Honey contributes in making the scalp moisturized and nourished. Mixing it with curd helps in cleansing the scalp and adding a shine to it.

Curd And Vinegar Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Curd 1 Tsp
Vinegar 1 Tsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 1 Tsp of curd and 1 Tsp of vinegar into it.
  2. Mix the ingredients really well.
  3. Section your hair into parts and apply this covering your entire scalp.
  4. Keep it on for half an hour and rinse it off using water.

The curd and vinegar helps in clearing of the scalp and removing impurities whilst adding a layer of shine and moisture to it.


Oil Hair Mask

Olive Oil Hair Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Olive oil 2-3 tbsp
Bowl 1

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 2-3 tbsp of olive oil into it.
  2. Section your hair into parts.
  3. Rub the oil between your fingers and palms to warm it up.
  4. Apply this onto your scalp and massage it in.
  5. Leave it on for 1-2 hours. Wash it off using warm water.

You can use this twice in one week.

Olive oil is rich in vitamins and minerals that help in moisturizing the scalp and nourishing it from the very roots.

Olive Oil And Lemon Hair Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Olive oil 2 tbsp
Lemon juice 1 tbsp

Process:

  1. Wash your hair in your normal routine.
  2. Take a bowl, add 2 tbsp of olive oil and 1 tbsp of lemon juice into it.
  3. Mix them well.
  4. Section your hair and apply this mix onto your scalp.
  5. Leave it on for 15 minutes and wash it off using warm water.

Olive oil has anti-oxidant properties[9] that protect the scalp from not getting dry and flacky.

Olive Oil And Egg Hair Mask

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Ingredients Quantities
Egg yolk 1
Olive oil 2-3
Lemon juice 1 Tsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and break an egg, use only the yolk part.
  2. Add 2-3 tbsp of olive oil and 1 Tsp of lemon juice to it.
  3. Mix the ingredients well.
  4. Section your hair and apply this thoroughly onto your scalp.
  5. Let it sit for 30 minutes. Rinse your hair using lukewarm water.
  6. Instantly wash it again using cold water.

Repeat this once every week.

Egg contains proteins that help in the overall nourishment of the scalp as well as the hair. Olive oil is an add on to it as it contain fatty acid that helps in the nourishment and moisturizing process.

Tea tree Oil And Shampoo For Dry Hair

Ingredients Quantities
Tea tree oil A few drops
Shampoo As used

Process:

  1. Take a bottle, add your regular shampoo to a few drops of tea tree oil to it.
  2. Shake it well.
  3. Use this for your next hair wash routine like a normal shampoo.

You can use this shampoo twice a week.

This is perfect if the dryness on the scalp is caused due to a fungal infection. Tea tree is an antiseptic and works well to cure fungal infection, leaving the scalp nourished and clean.

Sesame Oil Hair Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Garlic Cloves 4-5
Sesame oil 1 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take 4-5 garlic cloves and crush it. Add 1 tbsp of sesame oil into it.
  2. Using the double boiler method heat this mix.
  3. Let it cool till the concoction is warm and apply it to your scalp.
  4. Leave it overnight and rinse it off the next morning using hot water.

Use this thrice in one week.

Sesame is the perfect ingredient to cure dry scalp. It prevent dryness and also help in nourishing and moisturizing the scalp.

Argan Oil Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Argon oil A few drops
Bowl 1

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add a few drops of argan oil into it.
  2. Rub it between your fingers and warm it up.
  3. Section your hair into parts and apply this onto your scalp.
  4. Massage it for 10 minutes and let it stay overnight.
  5. Wash it the next morning using warm water.

Use this thrice in a week.

Argon oil is filled with properties that help in nourishing the scalp and moisturising it. It also helps in removing the dead skin leaving the scalp fresh and breathing.

Olive Oil And Sugar Hair Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Sugar 2 tbsp
Olive oil 1 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl, add 2 tbsp of sugar and 1 tbsp of olive oil into it.
  2. Mix the ingredients really well.
  3. Section your hair into parts and apply this mix onto your hair and scrub it.
  4. This will help in removing dead skin off the scalp.
  5. Cover it up with a shower cap and let it stay for 20 minutes.
  6. Rinse it off using cool water

The Sugar helps in clearing off the scalp from impurities like flakiness and dead skin. The Olive oil helps in nourishing and moisturizing the scalp as well as the hair.

Lavender Oil And Lemon Hair Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Lavender oil 2 tbsp
Lemon juice A few drops

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 2 tbsp of lavender essential oil and a few drops of lemon juice into it.
  2. Mix them well.
  3. Part your scalps into sections and apply this onto your scalp.
  4. Massage it for 2-3 minutes and leave it on for 30 minutes.
  5. Rinse it off using lukewarm water.

Lavender oil is known to keep the scalp moisturized, nourished and shiny. This also helps in keeping the dandruff[10] at bay.

Vitamin E Hair Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Vitamin E capsules 5-10
Bowl 1

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and puncture open 5-10 vitamin E capsules carefully.
  2. Section your hair into parts.
  3. Apply this onto the scalp and massage it for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Let it stay for about an hour. Wash it off by following your usual hair wash routine.

Use this once a week to see visible changes.

Vitamin E keeps your scalp well hydrated which provides it with the required amount of moisture and nourishment.

Neem Oil For Hair Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Camphor balls 5
Neem oil 1 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl, add 5 Camphor balls and 1 tbsp of Neem oil into it.
  2. Mix them really well.
  3. Section your hair and apply this onto your scalp.
  4. Leave it on overnight.
  5. Rinse it off using mild shampoo the next morning.

Applying camphor and neem together provide moisture and nourishment to the scalp and hair. The presence of anti-bacterial property is the reason for the nourished and clean scalp.

Lavender Essential And Castor Oil Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Castor oil 2 tbsp
Lavender essential oil A few drops

Process:

  1. Take a bowl, add 2 tbsp of castor oil and a few drops of lavender essential oil in it.
  2. Mix the ingredients really well.
  3. Section your hair into parts and apply this concoction onto each section thoroughly.
  4. Massage it for 1-2 minutes and coLeaves Hair Maskver it up with a shower cap.
  5. Leave it overnight.
  6. Wash it off the next morning using a mild shampoo.

Castor oil is greasy and perfect for curly, dry and frizzy hair. Mixing it with lavender essential oil helps in clearing off the scalp from impurities.


Leaves Hair Mask

Basil And Aloe Vera Gel Hair Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Basil leaves 10-15 leaves
Aloe vera gel 2 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 2 tbsp of Aloe Vera gel into it.
  2. Take 10-15 basil leaves and grind them into a paste.
  3. Mix both the ingredients together.
  4. Section your hair into parts and apply this onto your scalp.
  5. Leave it on for 30 minutes and rinse it off using lukewarm water.

Aloe Vera is a natural hair conditioner[11]. It also contains vitamin A and C, calcium, zinc and other essential properties that help with nourishing and moisturizing the skin.

Wild Indigo Hair Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Wild indigo A few roots
Root flour 1 tbsp
Butter 1 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl, add a few roots of wild indigo, 1 tbsp of butter and 1 tbsp of root flour into it.
  2. Blend all the ingredients really well.
  3. Section your hair into parts and apply this paste onto your scalp and leave it overnight.
  4. Wash it off using mild shampoo in the morning.

You can repeat this once a week.

Wild indigo is a very good ingredient to get rid of dry and flaky scalp. It also helps in restoring the moisture on the scalp.

Mint Leaves Hair Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Salt 1 tbsp
Mint leaves 10-15 leaves

Process:

  1. Take 10-15 mint leaves and crush them to make a paste out of it.
  2. Take a bowl, add the paste and 1 tbsp of salt into it.
  3. Section your hair into parts and apply this mask into your scalp.
  4. Leave it overnight.
  5. Rinse it the next morning using lukewarm water.

Using this on your scalp will help calm your scalp from the itchiness and inflammation. It also keeps dandruff off the way which is one amongst the core reason for a dry scalp.

Jasmine Seeds Hair Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Jasmine Seeds 3-4 tbsp
Water As required

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 3-4 tbsp of jasmine seeds into it.
  2. Add water to make a paste out of it.
  3. Section your hair into parts and apply this onto your scalp.
  4. Leave it on for 30 minutes. Rinse it off.

You can use this remedy twice in one week.

This is a nice homemade recipe as jasmine seed tends to make the scalp moisturised and nourish the hair as well.

Aloe Vera Hair Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Aloe vera gel 2 tbsp
Vegetable glycerin 2 tbsp
Lavender essential oil 5-10 drops

Process:

  1. Take a bowl, add 2 tbsp of Aloe Vera gel, 2 tbsp of vegetable glycerin and 5-10 drops of lavender essential oil in it.
  2. Mix them well and transfer it into an airtight container.
  3. Section your hair into parts and apply this onto your scalp.
  4. Massage it in for a couple of minutes and leave it overnight.
  5. Wash it off in the morning.
Aloe vera for hair
Aloe vera for hair

Aloe Vera is a great B-sitosterol and vitamin E holder that nourishes the scalp and act as a natural moisturizer[12]. Lavender oil on the other hand keeps the scalp away from impurities.

Mayonnaise Mask For Dry Hair

Mayonnaise Hair Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Mayonnaise As required
Bowl 1

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add mayonnaise in accords to your scalps requirement.
  2. Apply it to your entire scalp.
  3. Massage your hair for a couple of minutes.
  4. Cover it up with a shower cap for several hours and wash it off.

Use this till you see visible changes.

The presence of L-cysteine which is an amino acid in mayonnaise, helps to nourish the scalp as well as the hair.

Mayonnaise And Avocado Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Mayonnaise 1 Tsp
Avocado 1

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 1 avocado to it. Mash it using a fork.
  2. Add 1 Tsp of mayonnaise to it and mix all the ingredients really well.
  3. Section your hair and apply this onto your scalp.
  4. Let it stay for 20 minutes. Rinse it off using cold water.

Mayonnaise is a perfect ingredient to help with moistening and nourishing the hair as well as the scalp. Being rich in proteins and amino acids, avocado help in smoothening the scalp [13]and calming it down.

Mayonnaise And Egg Mask

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Ingredients Quantities
Mayonnaise 1 Tsp
Egg yolk 1

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and break an egg into it. Use only the yolk part.
  2. Add 1 Tsp of mayonnaise into it and mix them really well.
  3. Section your hair and apply it to your scalp and hair.
  4. Leave it on for 1/2 an hour and rinse it off using cold water

Egg yolk being rich in vitamins make hair more resistant to damage. The yolk is especially useful to moisturize hair that appears dry.


Onion Juice For Dry Hair

Ingredients Quantities
Onion juice 1/4th cup
Honey 1 tbsp
Cotton ball 1

Process:

  1. Take an onion and grate it. Using a loosely woven cloth, squeeze the juice out of the grated onions.
  2. Take a bowl, transfer the onion juice into it and add 1 tbsp of honey.
  3. Mix all the ingredients really well.
  4. Section your hair and apply this concoction onto your scalp.
  5. Leave it on for 15-30 minutes.
  6. Rinse it off using regular shampoo.

You can use this treatment twice a week initially and once you see the improvement, shift it to once a week.

The high amount of sulfur present in onion will help in getting rid of dryness. Honey adds moisture to the scalp making it nourished and soft.

Listerine For Dry Scalp

Ingredients Quantities
Listerine 1/2 cup
Water 1/2 cup

Process:

  1. Wash your hair clean and towel dry.
  2. Take a bowl, add 1/2 cup of Listerine and 1/2 cup of water into it.
  3. Mix them well.
  4. Section your hair and apply this onto your scalp and massage it in for 5 minutes.
  5. Rinse them thoroughly using clean water.

Use this once every week.

This is an effective remedy if the dryness is caused due to bacteria or harmful microbes as listerine has strong antiseptic and antimicrobial properties that eliminate that problem entirely.

Baking Soda For Dry Scalp

Ingredients Quantities
Baking soda 3-4 tbsp
Rosewater As required

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 3-4 tbsp of baking soda into it.
  2. Add a little rose water and make a paste out of it.
  3. Section your hair and apply this paste to your scalp. Massage it in for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Rinse it off using cool water.

You can use this paste 2-3 times in a week.

Baking soda helps in restoring the scalp condition. Its antiseptic and antibacterial properties help the scalp maintain its moisture as it protect the scalp from infection that can cause dryness.

Aspirin Hair Mask For Dry Hair

Ingredients Quantities
Aspirins 6-7 tablets
Water Few drops

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and powder the aspirin into it.
  2. Add a few drops of water to make a paste out of it.
  3. Section your hair into parts and apply this onto each section.
  4. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse it off using warm water.

Repeat this twice a week.

Aspirin contains salicylic acid which stands out as a great ingredient to help cure the dry and flaky hair.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Ingredients Quantities
Apple cider vinegar 1/2 cup
Water 1/2 cup

Process:

  1. Take a big bowl, add 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar and 1/2 cup of water into it.
  2. Mix them really well. Set aside.
  3. After washing your hair using shampoo and conditioner, apply this onto your scalp.
  4. Leave it on for 10 minutes and rinse it off using warm water.

You can use this thrice in one week.

Apple cider vinegar is very affective to treat dry hair. However, use the diluted version as using it directly will dry up the hair and scalp even more.

Best Hair Care Products For a Dry Scalp

A dry scalp[14] is the most common scalp type and there are endless products to repair them. The market is flooded with options for you to pick based on the price point, the ingredients, natural or synthetic and even fragrances. All of them help cure dry hair and scalp whilst adding other benefits to the hair. Pick one of them or all of them to improve the condition of your hair and make them look flawless.

Hair Oil For Dry Hair

Khadi Naturals Herbal Hair Oil
210ml- 350/-
Rating: 4.5/5

  • Conditions and softens the hair
  • Reduces frizz
  • Light and non-sticky
  • Leaves a cooling sensation on the scalp
  • Washes off easily
  • Gives smooth and manageable hair

Kama Ayurveda Bringadi Intensive Hair Treatment
100ml- 650/-
Rating: 4.5/5

  • Lightweight
  • Non-sticky
  • Makes hair smoother
  • Reduces frizz
  • Works well on hair fall
  • Reduces dandruff

Hair Shampoo For Dry Hair

Pantene Pro-V Total Damage Care Shampoo
180ml- 115/-
Rating: 4.5/5

  • Protects hair against damage
  • Leaves hair feeling smoother and shinier
  • Contains Keratin damage to protect hair from going dry and undernourished
  • Good fragrance
  • Also solves hair fall problems

Garnier Ultra Blends Mythic Olive Shampoo
75ml- 135/-
Rating: 4.2/5

  • Improves overall hair health
  • Lasts long
  • Leaves hair frizz-free
  • Cleanses dirt and oil
  • Perfect for frizzy and tamed hair

Hair Mask For Dry Hair

L’Oreal Professionnel Mythic Oil Masque Riche Aux Huiles
200ml- 980/-
Rating: 4.4/5

  • Gives intense nourishment and shine to your hair
  • Smoothens the hair and makes it manageable
  • Contains highly concentrated natural oils
  • Ideal for dry, unruly and damaged hair
  • Free from parabens

Schwarzkopf Spa Essence Hydrating Cream Masque
500ml-600/-
Rating: 4.3/5

  • Deeply conditions your hair
  • Creamy consistency
  • Lasts long
  • Suitable for sensitive scalp
  • Make hair lustrous
  • Reduces damage

Hair Serum For Dry Hair

MATRIX Biolage 6 In 1 Smooth Proof Deep Smoothing Serum
100 ml- 295/-
Rating: 4.3/5

  • Tames dry, frizzy, unmanageable and tangled hair
  • Contains natural ingredients
  • Paraben-free
  • Suitable for colour-treated hair
  • Pleasant smell
  • Nourishes hair
  • Non-sticky
  • Non-greasy
  • Quick absorbent

Marico’s Hair & Care Silk-n-Shine Leave-in Conditioner
100ml-215/-
Rating: 4.5/5

  • Makes hair silky and smooth
  • Reduces hair frizz
  • Adds shine
  • Detangles hair
  • Fruity fragrance

Hairspray For Dry Hair

Toni & Guy Glamour Moisturizing Shine Spray
150ml-1200/-
Rating: 4.4/5

  • Provides long-lasting smoothness
  • Non-greasy
  • Suitable for all hair type
  • Controls frizz

Toni & Guy Glamour Firm Hold Hairspray
7.5oz- 1295/-
Rating: 4.7/5

  • Lightweight
  • Works wonders for dry hair
  • Lasts long
  • Suitable for any hair type

Tips For Dry Hair

You have to be very careful with dry hair[15] as using anything on it without knowledge can cause further dryness. You don’t want to take efforts to cure your dry hair to find out that you have been worsening the situation to a level that it leads to hair fall and an intensely damaged scalp. Follow these tips to have a nourished and moisturized hair and protect them to look fabulous at all times.

  • Use less shampoo in case of dry hair. Using excess shampoo can risk of residue on the scalp which can lead to a flaky and itchy scalp.
  • Using an exfoliator works perfectly for dry hair. It helps in removing dead skin off the scalp.
  • Extremely hot water can dry out your scalp and make it flaky.
  • Excess heat from hair styling products can make the scalp dry.
  • Massaging the hair with a carrier oil like coconut, olive or almond will help in making the scalp frizz-free and nourished.

Now that you are aware of the causes to a dry scalp and which mask or ingredients you can put together to cure it, repair them before it is too late. A dry scalp not just looks dead but also starts weakening the follicles leading to weaker roots which lead to hair fall.

If masks seem too much hard work, you can always rely on products that the market serves you. They come with the nourishment that makes the hair smooth and naturally shining. Implement any of these into your life and morph from a hair that is dead, frizzy and lifeless to a hair that is shining, smooth and nourished.

They don’t say hair is the most important gem that women carry for nothing. It surely is the most important gem and must be polished, repaired and taken care of in the manner that it truly deserves.

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This article has been medically reviewed by Dr.Nagakeerthana S, MD (Dermatology) on 24/4/2019



Vani Kambali

Health and Wellness Content Writer at Glowpink
Health and wellness content writer at Glowpink, I find my solace in the words that I cook and serve to people for them to benefit from it. With my growing interest in health, wellness and travel sectors, I concentrate on capturing the things that I read and see from my eye and deliver it to people in the crispest manner for them to experience and take back something from it.
The story of my life- I hate writing, I love having written- Dorothy Parker
Vani Kambali

Vani Kambali

Health and Wellness Content Writer
Health and wellness content writer at Glowpink, I find my solace in the words that I cook and serve to people for them to benefit from it. With my growing interest in health, wellness and travel sectors, I concentrate on capturing the things that I read and see from my eye and deliver it to people in the crispest manner for them to experience and take back something from it. The story of my life- I hate writing, I love having written- Dorothy Parker

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