Planning a trip to the hair salon but something or the other comes up? Not to worry. Today we become your hair care experts and give you simple tips to get a hair spa at home.
Our hair faces so much each day, harsh climate to dirt and pollution to harmful chemicals. Add to those aftermaths of stress and erratic eating habits. It is due to these reasons that over a period of time the hair loses its shine and moisture.
Hair spa is a great way to rejuvenate and revitalise your hair. It helps in restoring the lost moisture of the hair, thus, giving it sheen and lustre. The basic step of hair spa is oiling of hair and scalp. This step is then followed by shampooing and deep conditioning. A hair spa treatment is for everyone, but those who have dull and damaged hair, suffer from hair problems like: dandruff, itchy and flaky scalp, hair fall etc. benefit the most. Ideally one can opt for a hair spa once in every 2 weeks.
People often associate hair spa with a salon and think it would be quite expensive. Although there are many professional hair salons where you can find various treatments and procedures, but you can easily do a hair spa at home. What would be better than a relaxing hair massage and that too in the comfort of your home!
Benefits of hair spa
In case you are wondering that how is hair spa different from a routine oil massage, it’s simple. The secret lies in the overall massage and deep conditioning that is done during hair spa.
- It helps strengthening your hair follicles, foster and sustain the roots and stimulate the scalp.
- It normalises oil secretion.
- The oil massage reduces hair fall.
- The deep conditioning gives your hair the much needed nutrition and restores the lost shine.
- Steaming proves beneficial, it repairs dull and damaged hair by helping the oil penetrate deep into the roots.
- The massage stimulates blood circulation and restores the lost hair strength.
Hair Spa at home!
Can’t squeeze time for the parlour appointment from your hectic schedule? Follow these simple steps given below for a hair spa therapy at home and get those lustrous locks you always wanted.
Remember the good old champi days? All you need is your favourite oil, soothing music in the background and you are sorted. You can take any oil of your choice –Coconut oil, almond oil, olive oil.
You can also take equal amounts of all these oils and make a power packed oil mix. In winters you can also heat the oil a little. Massage all over your scalp softly for 10 – 15 minutes.
The massage would increase blood circulation, help hair growth and provide nourishment to the hair follicles.
Must check: 5 Best Hair Oils for Healthy Strands
Once the massage is done, you would want the oil to penetrate to the roots for effective results. The best way for this is – Steam.
If you don’t have a hair steamer at home, you need not worry. Just take a towel and soak it in warm water. Squeeze out the excess water and wrap the towel onto your head in a manner that all the oiled hair is covered. Let it stay for 20 minutes before shampooing.
Time to shampoo! Choose a shampoo depending upon your hair type; ideally a mild shampoo would be great. While shampooing make sure that you don’t use hot water. Hot water increases the chances of dry and flaky scalp. You can use lukewarm water instead.
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The last and the most important step is conditioning. This would restore the shine in your hair and make it bouncy. Use a conditioner as per your hair type. You can also use homemade conditioners that are natural and devoid of harsh chemicals.
Following are some simple homemade conditioners that you can use.
Blend 1 ripe banana and 2 tablespoon each of honey and olive oil into a smooth paste. Apply evenly and leave it for half an hour before rinsing it off.
Mix half cup unflavoured mayonnaise and 2 tablespoon honey into a thick paste. Apply this paste on your hair and leave it for 30 minutes.
Avocado and Egg Conditioner
Mix 1 avocado, 1 egg and a few drops of lemon juice thoroughly. Apply this onto wet hair and let it stay for 15 minutes before washing it.
Wasn’t this simple enough? Try hair spa at home and be ready to bag all the compliments this festive season.