Dandruff Busting, Hair Hydrating DIY Hair Mask and Conditioner

Sunday, January 27, 2013


Winter can bring on many hair woes; for me it’s a flaky scalp and dry hair. Unfortunately, treating one of the two can lead to the worsening of the other condition. For this reason, I decided to delve a little into natural remedies for dry hair and dandruff. 


Through some research and lots of trial and error, I discovered two great DIY recipes. By using two easily available ingredients you can either make an effective pre-shampoo mask or post-wash conditioner to combat dandruff and dry hair.

 And the best part is that they literally take two minutes to make with ingredients that you already have in the kitchen!

What you need: Yogurt, Olive Oil, a mixing bowl, a mixing spoon and a measuring spoon and cup (not photographed).

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Recipe and Application

For Pre-Shampoo Hair Mask:


Mix in four tablespoons of yogurt with one tablespoon of olive oil. Keep beating this mixture until its consistency and color resembles that of mayonnaise. Apply onto to hair and scalp before shampooing, just like you apply hair oil or conditioner. Keep on for at least thirty minutes (the minimum amount of time it takes your hair/skin to absorb things) and then shampoo your hair. No need to apply conditioner. Follow with your usual styling routine.

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Just a note about this recipe. Because I have mild dandruff and dry hair, I use a mixture of four parts yogurt and one part olive oil. If your main woe is dandruff, change the recipe to five parts yogurt and one part olive oil. Alternatively, if you want to target dry hair, use three parts yogurt and one part olive oil. If you have very long or very short hair, just keep the ratios in mind and you can make more or less of the product.

For Conditioner:

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Mix in one cup of yogurt with one teaspoon of olive oil. Mix it good. Unlike the mask, the texture and color of this won’t really change. Just make sure the Olive Oil is blended evenly into the yogurt.

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Apply onto to your scalp and hair after you have shampooed your hair. Rinse thoroughly and dry/style your hair as you do usually, but skip any hair serum or leave-in conditioner because you won’t need it. This conditioner is suitable for all hair types, and no need to modify it for dry or oily hair.

Other Uses: You can also use the mask for your face and the conditioner on the body for even, moisturized skin. Also, although I won’t recommend it, the conditioner can make a nutritious in-shower snack. Y’know just in case hunger strikes while bathing icon wink Dandruff Busting, Hair Hydrating DIY Hair Mask and Conditioner

Why it works: All of us are familiar with Olive Oil’s moisturizing properties on skin and hair, but the oil also hydrates the scalp, and, thus gets rid of the flakes and itchiness. As for the yogurt, while the protein in it hydrates and strengthens the hair, the lactic acid cleanses the scalp with its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.


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