Hair spa is a therapy which is essential for maintaining the quality of your hair and often to make the problems vanish. If you have dry hair or thinning hair or alopecia (loss of hair) you must give your hair a good spa treatment to cure it. Beware of the chemical spa treatments which are often deleterious to your hair and most of the dermatologists will tell you to be away from it.
Hair spa is often costly at saloon but you can do hair spa with natural ingredient at home. This will give your hair a healthy look and make them strong.
To keep your hair beautiful, bouncy, free from dandruff and strong, all you need to do is gather some materials from your kitchen pantry and begin the process. The following treatments have been used personally and are highly recommended to be followed.
How to do Hair Spa at Home
No doubt saloon can give you a good hair spa but why spend thousands of bucks if you can do spa at home. You can rejuvenate and protect your hair by following these basic steps of hair spa:
1. A good oil massage the previous night
Massaging your scalp helps to increase the blood circulation and all it needs is a hot oil. Warm some olive oil or coconut oil and massage gently. Work it up to the tips of your hair.
Keeping the oil overnight can really improve the quality of your hair but if you are one of those who cannot keep oil for a long time then follow this two hours before the other steps.
2. Steaming your hair:
Steaming your hair is important as it opens the pores on the head and the nutrients are easily absorbed. You can wear a shower cap and wrap a hot towel (damp) on your head. You can also put an open container having steaming hot water and take your head (without the shower cap) near it.
After that cover the head and the container with a towel so that your scalp properly gets the steam. Remove the towel from your head after 10 minutes and dip the towel in the hot water. Squeeze it properly and wrap it around your head. Keep it for 15 minutes and remove it.
3. Wash your hair
Wash your hair with a mild shampoo and lukewarm water. If you don’t want to use shampoos, you can use amla-
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4. Use a proper mask for the nourishment:
For Oily Hair:
Aloe vera gel and lemon juice can do the wonders if you have an oily scalp. Aloe vera the miracle cure nourishes your hair while the lemon juice removes excess oil and even dandruff.
For Dry Hair:
Prepare a mask using banana and olive oil. You can also add egg and curd to it. Apply the mask following the steam procedure. All these ingredients add moisture to the hair and are a great source of proteins, anti-oxidants, and vitamins which make your hair smooth and strong.
For Dull Hair:
Use a pack of honey and milk to add the shine to your hair that you always desire but your hair lacks it. This makes your hair shiny by locking the moisture your hair must have and it looks lustrous.
For Falling Hair:
The best treatment for hair fall is using a pack having eggs and olive oil. Eggs are a rich source of proteins and provide the strength and the texture that your hair must have. Cucumber pack too is excellent for making your hair grow. Mash cucumber and apply it on your hair. Results can be seen in two weeks.
To get rid of dandruff, never apply the conditioner at the roots of your hair. Prepare a mask using henna powder, amla powder, shikakai powder and reetha powder. This is a magical cure for dandruff as it removes the excess oil and dirt and also adds a great shine to your hair.
You can also use one of these 5 best hair masks for damaged hairs in place of these above masks.
5. Wash your hair and apply a proper conditioner:
Again wash your hair with a mild shampoo and lukewarm water. This will remove any grease or residue particles from hairs.
You can use homemade conditioner instead of one available in the market for better results. For homemade conditioner, you can use curd for oily scalp; curd and banana for dry scalp; and curd and papaya for combination scalp. You can also boil tea leaves and use the water adding a few drops of lemon juice as a conditioner.
Hibiscus powder can be added to any of the conditioners mentioned above as it nourishes your hair with iron and major vitamins. You can apply the steam method wearing the steam cap one. Rinse it off after 20-30 minutes and do not use any shampoo.
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6. Spray a serum:
Prepare a serum from apple cider vinegar mixed with water. Keep it in a bottle and spray to detangle your hair. It also nourishes your hair and keeps it free from dandruff.
This whole hair spa procedure gives benefit and makes hairs healthy. Now, you can easily do hair spa at home without spending much money. It not only helps to nourish your hair by providing the vitamins, anti-oxidants but it also strengthens your hair follicles and ensures proper healthy growth.
Check these best Aloe Vera hair masks for hair Growth as a mask for hair spa treatment at home.
The bouncy, glossy hair that you desire can be got sitting at home just pampering your hair at least once a week. Hair spas are extremely helpful in making your hair smooth and manageable. They can also reverse damage and prevent graying problems. So keep yourself motivated and take out that extra time to preserve the ‘beautiful you’!