Hello dear people! ❤❤❤
I hope you all are doing great! 🙂
So, do you love oatmeal? Or yogurt?
Well, I love them and I am guessing that you like them too! 😀
Oatmeal and yogurt are two of my favourite ingredients when it comes to breakfast as well as when it comes to DIY hair and skin care recipes! Both of them are inexpensive, easily available and really effective! ❤
Today, I am going to share an easy DIY hair mask recipe for itchy scalp, using oatmeal, yogurt and a few other ingredients which you can easily find in any kitchen! 😀
DIY OATMEAL HAIR MASK FOR ITCHY, DANDRUFF-PRONE SCALP
1. Powdered Oatmeal – 4 tablespoons
2. Curd/Plain Yogurt – 1/2 cup [Approximately 100ml]
3. Aloe Vera Gel – 2 tablespoons
4. Lemon Juice – 1 tablespoon
5. Honey – 1 tablespoon
ABOUT THE INGREDIENTS:
1. Oatmeal: Oatmeal is a great cleanser, a natural moisturizer, a gentle exfoliator and has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antipruritic properties. It helps soothe itchy, aggravated scalp, reduces dandruff (both dry dandruff and oily dandruff), unclogs hair follicles, reduces hair fall, boosts hair growth, nourishes and conditions the hair and scalp and makes the hair strands smooth and shiny.
2. Curd/Plain Yogurt: Curd or yogurt is rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins, lactic acid and fats and has antibacterial and antifungal properties. It is inherently cooling and helps soothe itchy, irritated, dandruff-prone scalp. It helps treat dandruff and other fungal scalp infections, helps nourish hair follicles, repairs dry and damaged hair, prevents hair fall and also conditions the hair.
3. Aloe Vera Gel: Aloe vera gel contains a lot of vitamins, minerals and amino acids and has antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and healing properties. It helps soothe irritated scalp, helps repair damaged cells, treats dandruff and flaking and nourishes and conditions the scalp and hair. It also helps control hair fall and boosts hair growth.
4. Lemon Juice: Lemon juice is packed with some amazing nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin B6, citric acid, potassium and magnesium and is also antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antibacterial, antiseptic and detoxifying in nature. It cleanses and soothes the scalp, reduces dandruff, helps control the production of oil in the scalp, tightens hair follicles, reduces hair fall and boosts hair growth.
5. Honey: Honey is an excellent emollient and also possesses antioxidant, antibacterial and antiseptic properties. It keeps the scalp and hair nourished, reduces breakage, prevents scalp infections and soothes dandruff, eczema and psoriasis. It also cleanses the scalp and strengthens hair follicles, reducing hair fall and boosting hair growth.
HOW TO MAKE IT?
Step 1: Ground the oatmeal into a fine powder, using a food processor or a mixer grinder.
Step 2: In a medium-sized bowl, add curd, aloe vera gel, lemon juice and honey and mix the ingredients properly.
Step 3: If the curd mixture is too thick, add in a little water and mix again.
Step 4: Add the powdered oatmeal into the bowl and mix everything together.
Step 5: Let the mixture rest for about 5 minutes and then it is all ready to be used! ❤
HOW TO USE IT?
Generously apply the oatmeal mask on clean scalp and hair. [I prefer shampooing my hair a day before I use DIY hair masks, as a clean scalp leads to better absorption of the ingredients and hence, better results. 😀 ]
Keep the mask on for about 30 to 45 minutes and then rinse it off with water. Wash your hair with a mild shampoo after rinsing off the mask, to remove the traces of oatmeal sticking on to the hair strands. You can also follow up the shampoo with a conditioner if you wish.
(Also read my review of Biotique Bio Margosa Anti-Dandruff Shampoo here!)
The oatmeal hair mask is really easy to apply and spreads on the hair with ease. It provides a nice, cooling and soothing sensation to the scalp upon application and the sensation lasts until the mask is rinsed off (i.e., 40 – 50 minutes).
The mask takes some time to get rinsed off completely but once done, it leaves the hair squeaky clean! It completely calms down the itching of my dandruff-prone scalp and also reduces the dandruff to a great extent. It doesn’t over dry my hair and leaves it quite soft and voluminous (and a little shiny too! 😉 )!
I love using this mask whenever the dandruff on my scalp increases or my scalp gets too itchy! ❤
If you liked this DIY, do try it out at home and let me know your views! 🙂
Hope it helps! ❤