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1. Coconut and Castor oil mask: This mask is best-suited for dry and frizzy hair. Its moisturizing components make hair soft and glossy. Castor oil also works to make your hair thick and prevent split ends . To make it, take 5 table spoons of coconut oil and 5 table spoon castor oil in equal proportion and apply it gently from root to tip of your hair. After that, keep your hair covered with a shower cap. Leave it for an hour or more. Then, rinse it off with a mild shampoo.

2. Banana mask: Banana is a natural ingredient which makes hair strong by preventing your roots from getting damaged. Blend one overripe banana in a grinder. Then add one tablespoon of honey or lemon juice to it. Apply it on your hair, especially the roots. Leave it for an hour and then rinse it off with warm water. This will nurture your scalp. Use it if you have damaged curly hair.

3. Oatmeal hair mask: It is best-suited for those who have an greasy scalp, dandruff, itchy scalp conditions. It helps in eliminating excessive oil and results in hair growth by treating dandruff and protecting hair follicles. Mix oatmeal, milk and almond oil or olive oil and make a paste. Comb your hair well before applying this mask, gently apply the mask Leave it for 30 minutes and then rinse it off with lukewarm water. Do this once a week.

4. Hibiscus hair mask: It is a solution for weak roots as hibiscus is known to strengthen them. Soak hibiscus petals overnight in a cup of water. Then blend it with almond oil or coconut oil and curd . Apply this pack on hair. Keep the hair mask for 30 minutes and then rinse it with water. It not only nourishes the roots but makes the hair smooth and silky as well !

5.Egg hair mask: Eggs are known do miracles for your hair. They are rich in protein, vitamins, and help in preventing common hair problems. This hair pack can be very helpful for thinning hair. To make it, take the white of one egg and mix in a teaspoon of olive oil.Lemon juice and one tablespoon of Curd.Beat to give a paste-like consistency and apply to the entire scalp and hair. Keep it on for 30 minutes and then rinse with cool water and a mild shampoo.

Massive thanks to Dr Mudasir Rashid Khan – Dermatologist & cosmetologist, Enhance clinic

by Shikha Desai,TNN