How about we tell you that you can now to do a hair spa at the comfort of your home? You don’t believe us, but it’s possible now. After all, your hair is the first ones to show signs of wear and tear as pollution, dust and bitter groundwater damage them. Moreover, the excessive use of hair styling tools and hair treatments are bound to damage your hair severely. Only shampoo and a conditioner will not help and protect your hair as well as deep conditioning and hair spas can. So, to make it easier for you, here are simple ways to bring the spa home.
Do this at home to enjoy a relaxing and calming experience as you breathe rejuvenating energy into your mane. Follow it as a monthly indulgence.
Give yourself a hot oil massage first!
A hot oil champi is the very first step of a hair spa. You can choose the oil of your choice but coconut, olive and almond oil are preferred. Just heat it for a few seconds and pour it directly on your hair and massage it on your scalp for the next 30 mins. We promise you’ll feel super relaxed after the champi session.
Steam your hair
Once you’re done with massaging your hair, the next step is to steam them. The best and the easiest way is to opt for a hot towel therapy. Just dip a soft towel into a bucket of hot, boiling water for 5 mins and squeeze it out. Wrap the hot, damp towel around your freshly oiled scalp and leave it for a good 15 mins. The steam helps the oil to penetrate deep into your scalp and provide deep conditioning and nourishment to your hair by seeping into your hair follicles. In case you don’t want to do the hot towel therapy, you can also use your face steamer instead and place it on your scalp.
Shampoo them clean!
Here comes the most important step if the whole process, shampoo your hair. Shower your hair and give your oily scalp a good wash with a mild shampoo. Gently form lather and make sure to wash out all the oil from your hair. Shampoo again if the oil doesn’t rinse off in one go, in such case you can also rinse your hair with warm water to wash out the residue.
Your go-to a hair mask
This is the last step of your hair spa at home – using a hair mask to seal the deal. By applying a hair mask once you have shampooed your hair will lock in all the goodness and moisture into your hair strands leaving them soft and shiny. You can either make use of a store-bought professional hair mask or also make a DIY hair mask using kitchen ingredients. You can make a whole bunch of hair masks using just some handful of kitchen ingredients. Yes, it’s that simple. There is a huge variety of hair mask recipes to choose from while we bring to you 2 of the best hair spa at home treatment.
Banana And Honey Hair Mask
We bet you’ll fall in love with this banana and honey mask. It’s a fact that bananas are loaded with Vitamin A, C & E and potassium while honey helps in nourishing your hair. Together the combination of banana and honey will give your hair a glossy sheen.
Step 1: Slice two bananas and collect the sliced pieces into a blender.
Step 2: Mash the bananas to prepare the pulp with the help of a spoon and empty the mashup into a glass bowl.
Step 3: Add a tablespoon of honey. Also, add a tablespoon of coconut oil for extra nourishment.
Step 4: Dip your fingertips into the concoction and use them to gently apply the mix on your hair, evenly.
Step 5: Leave the mask on your to dry for approximately 15 minutes and rinse it off with chilled water.
Avocados And Almond Oil
This is the perfect DIY mask for dull and dry hair type. Avocados are rich in Vitamins and fatty acids which makes it an interesting choice for hair care. This exotic fruit clubbed with almond oil can play wonders with your hair care routine.
Step 1: Deseed the avocado.
Step 2: Cut it into small pieces and put them into a blender.
Step 3: Add a few drops of almond oil and 10ml of full cream milk, and blend the mixture until you have a smooth paste.
Step 4: Apply this mask directly after shower on your damp hair and let it stay for about 30mins.
Step 5: Shampoo your hair and rinse it off completely using a mild shampoo. Use cold water – this will help to lock moisture in your hair strands.
Ishani Gulati is a Beauty and Health blogger by profession. She has an expertise in writing blogs on Women’s beauty, health and lifestyle niche. She has a knack to travel and explore new things and is an ardent observer of people.