All of us wish to have healthy, shiny, silky and beautiful hair as they are the reflection of our personality and appearance. But for maintaining healthy hair, our hair needs proper hair care. Along with a healthy diet, you need to provide your hair proper nutrition to protect it from sun damage, dust, pollution etc. which takes a toll on your hair. Thousands of expensive hair products are available in the market which claims to provide healthy and shiny hair. But making your own homemade products is best way to provide your dull, lifeless hair the required nutrition as they are chemical free. Papaya is one such ingredient which is extremely rich in vitamins, minerals and enzymes. You can simply use ripe papaya on your hair or combine it with other nutritious ingredients like yogurt, coconut milk, honey and olive oil etc. to make the pack more nourishing and powerful. Papaya being rich in enzymes, vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, C, beta carotene, magnesium, potassium, copper, acts as natural conditioner and makes hair soft, removes dirt, residue of chemical build up from commercial products which makes hair dull and lifeless.
Here Are 6 DIY Papaya Hair Mask Recipes To Repair Dry And Damaged Hair
1. DIY Papaya And Yogurt Hair Mask
Ingredients You Will Need:
Ripe Papaya chunks – 4-5
Yogurt – ½ cup
Take 4-5 chunks of fully ripe papaya. Put them in blender. Add ½ cup of plain yogurt and blend well to get a smooth paste. Apply this paste on your hair, particularly on the scalp and the roots. Cover your hair with a shower cap. Leave it on for half an hour and then wash off as usual using mild shampoo. These masks will help to restore the lost shine of your hair.
2. DIY Papaya Mask With Coconut Milk And Honey
Ingredients You Will Need:
½ cup ripe papaya chunks
¼ cup coconut milk
1 tsp. honey
Put the papaya pieces in the blender. Add coconut milk and honey and blend well to get a smooth consistency. Transfer the mask to a bowl and apply on your clean and damp hair thoroughly and cover your head with a shower cap to allow the mask to work. This is one of the best treatments you can give to your hair. As we have mentioned earlier, papaya is rich in vitamins, minerals and enzymes which works as great conditioner for hair and brings shine to your lifeless, dull hair, prevents buildup of impurities that causes dandruff, itchiness etc. Adding coconut oil, which contains vitamin and fats, makes the hair shaft healthy and strong and antioxidant rich honey stimulates hair growth. Together these three ingredients works wonder to you hair.
3. DIY Papaya Hair Masks With Honey And Coconut Oil
5-6 ripped papaya chunks
1 tsp. Olive oil
2 tbsp. coconut oil
Papaya has natural conditioning qualities and both these oil are natural emollients and contains fatty acids which aids in strengthening the hair shafts and prevents hair fall. Blend the papaya chunks and then add coconut oil and olive oil. Mix well and apply on your hair from root to ends. Cover your head with a towel or shower cap and allow the mask to generate heat. By penetrating deep into the hair follicle, the mask will strengthen the roots and prevent hair fall, combat dandruff and split ends with regular use.
4. DIY Papaya Hair Mask With Banana, Yogurt And Coconut Oil
4-5 Ripe Papaya Pieces
½ ripe bananas
1tbsp coconut oil
Being rich in vitamins, minerals and enzymes, papaya mask can be used to provide your hair deep conditioning. Other ingredients used in these masks also have potential to repair dry damage hair and make them soft and smooth. Blend all the ingredients together to get a thick consistency. Apply the mask to your entire hair and scalp. Cover your head to allow the mask to generate heat. After 20 minutes, wash off with lukewarm water.
5. DIY Papaya Hair Mask With Yogurt And Lemon Juice
5-6 ripe papaya pieces
Half cup yogurt
juice of half a lemon
The enzyme contained in papaya has ability to provide relief from dry flaky scalp. Blend yogurt and papaya pieces and lemon juice to get a smooth paste. Apply this paste on your entire scalp and hair and leave for 20 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water. Regular use will make your hair dandruff free.
6. Papaya And Egg White Hair Mask For Controlling Frizz
½ cup papaya puree
1 egg white
Honey – 2 tsp.
This mask will help to manage your dry frizzy hair by making them soft. Combination of honey, egg white and papaya will make curls more manageable. Blend all the ingredients to get a smooth paste. Apply on your hair and scalp and massage the scalp with your fingers gently to allow the mask seeps into the hair roots. Wear a shower cap and wait for 30 minutes to allow the mask to work. Then wash off as usual. Also include papaya in your diet to strengthen your hair.