I didn’t get much time to take care of my hair this winter. I was interning at a globally renowned hospital and the long hours left me with little time to do anything else. The daily travelling and pollution took a toll on my hair. The cold weather added to the woes, making shampooing early morning a challenge and my hair total mess, resembling a ‘jhadoo’. My black hair looked a dull brown and so lifeless. So I had to resort to some quick fixes before I get back to college from vacation. It took me just 5 minutes to make this mask and it completely transformed my hair in a day. What’s so special? Read on, ladies. This mask used the long tried-and-tested ‘nani ka nuskha’: desi ghee! Ghee or clarified butter is one of the staple ingredients in most Indian kitchens. Pure homemade ghee works best; however, store-purchased ghee can also serve your purpose well.
• Desi Ghee
• Coconut Oil
I took desi ghee in a bowl. It was on the thicker side due to lower temperatures. You can heat it or use it as it is.
Next, I added honey.
Lastly, I added coconut oil.
The quantity of the ingredients vary according to the length of hair. However, I added more quantity of honey and ghee to give it a mask like consistency. The ratio I used was 2:2:1. I mixed all the ingredients well and applied on my hair strands.
The mixture is viscous and you need to be careful while applying it.
How to Use:
Leave it on for an hour and then wash it off. I did all my chores with this applied and it didn’t bother me in any way. I shampooed my hair with Sunsilk Dream Soft Shampoo and skipped the conditioner. You can see the results yourself.
Why this Works so Well:
The primary ingredient of this mask is ghee which is extremely moisturizing and helpful in combating the dryness of hair. It leaves your hair very soft and moisturized. It also helps in preventing split ends from occurring. It makes hair really soft, shiny and frizz free. Because of the moisturizing and healing properties, desi ghee when used imparts a beautiful glow to your hair.
Honey is an emollient, thus it is a great hair conditioner that smoothens your hair. Also, as you might know, honey is a humectant and prevents loss of moisture from your scalp. Also, the high sugar content of honey helps retain moisture. If your hair is dry or increased pollution and direct exposure to the sun have made them lifeless, then use of honey can bring back that lost sheen and shine of your hair. Coconut oil adds lustre, shine and softness to the hair.
These three ingredients combined together restore the shine and softness of your hair. The best thing is that you don’t need to wait a long time to notice results. You can see and feel the difference from the very first usage. My terribly dull and dry hair look so much better after just one use. It brought back the luster and softness in my hair. I swear I will use this mask at least fortnightly to show some TLC to my tresses.
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