DIY Oatmeal Hair Mask For Itchy, Dandruff-Prone Scalp

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
DIY Oatmeal Hair Mask


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


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.


Step 1: Ground the oatmeal into a fine powder, using a food processor or a mixer grinder.

DIY Oatmeal Hair Mask
DIY Oatmeal Hair Mask

Step 2: In a medium-sized bowl, add curd, aloe vera gel, lemon juice and honey and mix the ingredients properly.

DIY Oatmeal Hair Mask
DIY Oatmeal Hair Mask

Step 3: If the curd mixture is too thick, add in a little water and mix again.

DIY Oatmeal Hair Mask
DIY Oatmeal Hair Mask

Step 4: Add the powdered oatmeal into the bowl and mix everything together.

DIY Oatmeal Hair Mask
DIY Oatmeal Hair Mask

Step 5: Let the mixture rest for about 5 minutes and then it is all ready to be used! ❤

DIY Oatmeal Hair Mask
DIY Oatmeal Hair Mask


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! ❤

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59 thoughts on “DIY Oatmeal Hair Mask For Itchy, Dandruff-Prone Scalp

  1. This hair mask looks amazing. I am looking similar hair mask. And see how lucky I’m. I found this article on a very right time

  2. wow love the hair mask recipe. will try for sure next sunday……. these days so much dandruff n itchiness in scalp might this helps..

  3. Thank you so much for sharing this DIY with your readers.I am suffering from scaly itchy scalp and I am surely going to try this mask.

  4. DIYs are savior. They hardly go wrong. I have dry hair and I feel this hair mask would suit me too. I would try it this weekend for sure.

  5. This come at right time.. my hairs are pretty damaged now and m also facing dandruff issues. Gonna try this mask asap… its easy with simple ingredients and seems very effective

  6. I’ve used Aloe and yoghurt on my hairs and it’s very effective. Never used oatmeal. This sounds Effective for dandruff

  7. Thank you so much for sharing this amazing blog, it was damn helpful if possible I will try to give this DIY technique a try on this weekend itself?

  8. I don’t have dandruff but my husband has.

    So, I will try out this hair mask on him and update you the review about his experience.

  9. I love oatmeal in masks. This looks great and very helpful especially for those with dandruff. Will surely try.

  10. I haven’t heard about oatmeal hair pack. This sounds interesting and looks effective for hair. I definitely going to try it as it looks healthy .

  11. Oh my God I can never thought of so many uses of oats, this is seriously amazing I am definitely going to try them out.
    And my hairs all going through a worst phase and definitely going to try that hair mask. Thank you and keep coming with such amazing diys

  12. This hair mask looks really effective. My hair generally tends to get quite a lot of dandruff. Oatmeal has a lot of benefits. Thanks for sharing this.

  13. I needed some good treatment for my hairs. I am gonna try this DIY for my hairs soon.

  14. My husband has been looking for a solution for dandruff in his hair. Shall ask him to try this! Sounds effective.

  15. This seems to be an easiest DIY. You have explained everything very nicely, I am going to try it out this weekend. Thanks for sharing.

  16. I have itchy sensitive scalp as well. Love DIY treatments. I definitely need to try this mask. Thanks for sharing.

  17. This oatmeal mask sounds great and I think I’ll use it for sure in the upcoming summers. All natural and good ingredients.

  18. Love the fact that this hair mask is full of natural ingredients. The ingredients like aloe vera, curds are known to have a positive effect but was not awa aware about the use of oatmeal too. Would love to try out this hair mask at of the use of oatmeal too. But this is something would love to try out at home.

  19. Wow! This so easy make and the texture looks smooth so applying it on the hair must be easy too. I will surely try it. IS it safe to use on hair of young kids?

  20. Amazing, it looks like a great DIY for hair care. Until now, I have only used oatmeal as skin care but would love to try it on my hair as well. Thanks for sharing.

  21. This is very easy and effective DIY would love to try this out specially all the home ingredients are a boon for the hair growth and honey has always been great for moisturising hair and promoting hair growth.

  22. Ever since I had my baby, I have become prome to dandruff. I will definitely try your mask recipe out!

  23. Wow, very nice hair pack. I am going to try this bqz all the ingredients are easily available in our kitchen. So, no problem.

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