by Mary Wolff
Oatmeal is one of the healthiest things you can eat for breakfast, but it is also great for your hair and scalp. With a DIY oatmeal hair mask, you can address a host of concerns with this simple food you already have in your pantry.
Benefits of Oatmeal for Hair
- It has B vitamins. These vitamins are known to act as humectants to keep hair moisturized and frizz free.
- Oatmeal can help with dandruff. It can be used to remove excess oil that contributes to dandruff and other scalp issues. It can also help with circulation which makes the scalp healthier overall.
- It can make hair soft. This food is rich in beta glucan which helps to soften the strands while giving it a nice slip.
- Oatmeal can give hair sheen. The fats and vitamins in oatmeal make it an ideal way to add a little sheen to your strands.
How To Use Oatmeal
The best thing about performing a DIY oatmeal hair mask is that is it so easy! Since oatmeal tackles many issues on its own, you don’t really need much else in the mask.
To make this simple DIY oatmeal hair mask, all you need is dry oatmeal flakes and whole milk. Mix one cup oatmeal to ½ cup of milk. The milk will help make it more into a paste that is easier to apply while also adding some extra vitamins for your hair. Once it is evenly mixed, apply it to your scalp and strands. Put on a shower cap for thirty minutes before rinsing out.
You can also create an oatmeal DIY mask by using oatmeal and your favorite oil as a base. For example, combining oatmeal with olive oil will help with scalp issues while giving hair sheen and softness. You can also combine oatmeal with honey for a moisturizing mask.
Oatmeal alone can also be used as an alternative to dry shampoo. To do this, simply blend raw oats in a blender on high speed. This will turn it into flour. Apply the oat flour to your hair to absorb excess oil residue. Brush out to remove any flakes left behind.