DIY Hair Mask to Get Shiny, Silky, Straight, and Smooth Hair

Haircare has long focused on two natural ingredients in Ayurveda: shikakai and Amla.
It strengthens your hair, detoxifies your skin, reduces hair loss, and makes everything shiny and super-perfect.

You’ll Need:

  • 2 tablespoons amla powder
  • 1 tablespoon shikakai powder
  • 1 tablespoon fenugreek powder (methi)
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Enough yogurt to make a paste
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil for dry hair
  1. In a bowl, soak the Amla and shikakai powders together in lukewarm water to make a thick hair mask; let it stay like this overnight
  2. In the morning, add plain yogurt and let it sit for an hour
  3. Finally, add all the other ingredients.
  4. Apply this hair mask all over your hair and scalp; wash off after an hour.



  • Vitamins A, C, D, E, and K, along with several essential phytonutrients, are filled with Shikakai, which literally translates to’ hair fruit.’
  • These nourish the follicles, increase the development of hair, and improve hair quality from root to tip.
  • It also contains a very low pH, which helps to remove dandruff and dryness, with any use making hair glossier.


  • The high content of Amla’s vitamin C and essential fatty acids help to reduce hair loss, reinforce the strands, and add luster.
  • Plus, in treating dandruff and other scalp issues, it also contains antimicrobial and antioxidant properties that go a long way.


  • Yogurt contains protein and zinc, which are ideal for resetting and stabilizing the ecosystem of the scalp and keeping it healthy and free of dandruff, boils, or itchiness.
  • This is vital to keep the follicles running at high potential, which is important for strong strands and optimal growth in turn.
  • Yogurt also contains lactic acid, along with heavy doses of natural conditioners that make it a potent benefactor of damaged hair to promote circulation.


  • Lemon is yet another natural hair conditioner that prevents hair loss, removes dandruff, and strengthens hair.
  • While eliminating product buildup on the strands at the same time, leaving them smooth and supple.


  • This ancient spice includes proteins, nicotinic acid, and vast quantities of lecithin, practically restoring hair follicles.
  • Right from the root, this makes hair stronger, while the resulting natural tonics hydrate the hair, giving back luster and bounce.

Coconut Oil:

  • For various hair issues, coconut oil has been an age-old remedy, be it hair loss, dry scalp, or thinning of hair.
  • Thanks to the existence of antibacterial, antimicrobial, and emollient properties, it is known to condition and enhance the overall health of your hair.
  • Although for most hair issues, it may be a one-stop remedy, it is claimed to be the most effective in preventing hair loss.
  • There are many causes for hair loss; some of them are stress, drugs, dietary imbalance, rapid weight loss, and hormonal problems.
  • Coconut oil has the ability to protect and further help your hair grow stronger and healthier from falling.
  • The fact that coconut oil is so readily accessible to us provides us with another excuse to repair our hair using this wonder oil.

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