Hair spa is one of the most preferable treatments for damaged hair. A good spa treatment gives life to your damaged hair. You should go through multiple sittings to get desired result. Without doubt, visiting a beauty salon is the easiest option; but it will pinch your pocket for sure. Also in salon spa, your hair can come in contact with harmful chemicals. So, home spa is safe and economic option.
Things you need:
- Hair Oil
- Warm water
- Shower comb
- Hair mask
Six easy steps of hair spa at home
STEP 1 Massage your scalp and hair with hot /warm oil
Give a good massage to your scalp and hair with warm oil. Hot oil smooth up cuticles, soften dry and rough hair, seal in moisture, and minimize the look of split ends. You can opt for olive oil, coconut oil, almond oil, or castor oil. These oils are considered good for hair. Massage the hair for about 15-20 minutes.
You can mix essential oil to provide nourishment. Peppermint oil is considered good for dry hair whereas basil, lemongrass, and rosemary are suitable for oily hair. Lavender, cedar wood and chamomile can be applied to both dry and oily hair.
Don’t apply very hot oil to your scalp, else it will damage them. You can use prepackaged hot oil available in the market to avoid risk.
STEP 2 Steam your hair
Take some warm water and dip a clean towel in it. Squeeze it well and wrap the towel around the head to cover all your hair. Leave the wrapped towel on the head for about 15-20 minutes. Steaming helps oil penetrate well into the scalp.
STEP 3 Wash your hair
This step can be performed right after steaming or a day later. If you are washing right after steaming, you have to use lukewarm water for washing hair. If you are washing next day, you should use normal water.
You can use any mild shampoo of your choice.
STEP 4 Apply conditioner
Select a conditioner that suits your hair. Apply evenly to each strand. For even application, divide your hair into small sections with the help of shower comb. Do not apply conditioner to scalp. You can use homemade conditioner as well.
STEP 5 Apply hair mask
Hair mask gives the required nourishment to hair. You can apply a cosmetic hair mask or prepare at home. Egg hair mask is easy to prepare and suits almost all types of hair. You should massage the mask lightly on hair. Make sure that you use ample quantity of mask that each stand gets covered. Cover the hair with warm towel (Refer step 2). Leave the mask for 20-30 minutes.
STEP 6 Wash your hair and dab them dry
Wash your hair with a gentle shampoo. Dry your hair with a soft cotton towel. Don’t use a hair dryer as it will dry the moisture you wanted to give your hair.
You should spa treat your hair once in a week for one or two months to notice the change. Later on, you can limit to once in a month to maintain the health of your shiny hair.