Hair spa could be an expensive affair, but the benefits of hair spa are so tempting that we often end up spending a lot on it. However, there are ways you can avoid such hefty expenses by engaging in DIY hair spa.
Doing hair spa at home is not as complicated as it may sound—in fact, if you follow the 5 steps mentioned in this article, you will be able to do it quite conveniently. So, without further ado, here are the steps for you to follow:
The first and foremost thing to do is oiling. Massage the scalp for about 15-20 minutes to supply ample nourishment to hair. You can go for almond oil, sesame oil, coconut oil or olive oil for this purpose. The advantages of oiling include increased blood circulation and improved hair growth.
One tip to remember: do not massage your head too hard, as it will do more damage than good.
2. Steaming The Hair
After oiling your head properly, you dip a cotton cloth, preferably a towel, in warm water and squeeze out excess water. Now, wrap around your head the towel and let it remain for about 20 minutes. Doing this enables deep penetration of oil into the scalp and provides nourishment to your hair.
It is time to wash your hair with the help of a good shampoo. Use lukewarm or cool water for this purpose—hot water promotes dandruff and causes irritation in the scalp which weakens the roots. Be gentle while washing up and remove the oil properly.
We all know the benefits of conditioning after shampoo, and this is something which indispensable to hair spa treatment. You can use a market-made or home-made conditioner, though the former is better since it lacks chemicals.
After shampooing, apply the conditioner on the tips of the hair. In case you want to use a home-made conditioner, boil tea leaves and add some fresh lemon juice to it.
Shampooing causes loss of essential nutrients from the hair, and it becomes all the more important to replenish the same. For that purpose, a mask is important.
You can either make a hair mask or purchase one from the market. If you want to use a home-made mask, then mix an egg or two with coconut oil and apply the same as a mask. Wrap the hair with a warmed up towel for at least 20 minutes and then with the help of a good, mild shampoo wash off the hair.
When you have mastered DIY hair spa, do it once each week or in every 15 days and you will be able to spot the difference.