It’s no secret that the past year has been stressful for everyone. And for many that stress wreaks havoc on the hair. Now is the perfect time to experience a hair spa. A hair spa is a simple, relaxing activity that creates a noticeable effect on your hair. The best part? You can do it at home.
It’s only a 5-step treatment that works for all hair types. It improves blood circulation in the scalp, revitalizes damaged hair, and gives you a chance to pamper yourself. A hair spa can help with a variety of problems, from dandruff to split ends. So throw on your favorite album and get ready to learn how to do your very own hair spa at home!
Step 1 – Oil Massage
The first step of a hair spa is half massage and half oil treatment. First, while using a warmed up oil suited for your hair type, gently massage your scalp. By massaging your scalp in circular patterns you can help stimulate blood circulation, which leads to stronger roots. The scalp massage should be about 15-20 minutes long. Don’t forget to pay special attention to the back of the head and behind the ears. Afterwards, you can comb the remaining oil throughout your hair.
There are many different types of oils for hair. The oil you use for a hair spa should match your hair type for the best results. For dry or damaged hair, coconut oil or olive oil is recommended. For oily scalps, rosemary or lavender oil would be better.
Step 2 – Steam
Steam therapy nourishes hair, so it’s an important step in the process as the gentle heat opens the pores of the scalp and the hair follicles — this allows the nutrients of the oil to penetrate deep. In addition, steam treatment can be accomplished by soaking a towel in warm water, squeezing out the excess water and then wrapping it around your hair. Then you can lean back and relax for the next 10-15 minutes. The gentle heat from the towel will warm your hair without causing any heat damage.
Step 3 – Wash
After the oil has suffused into your hair, you need to rinse it out using a gentle shampoo, preferably a sulfate-free shampoo to avoid drying out your hair. Most hair experts recommend using warm water instead of hot water to avoid damaging your hair. While washing your hair, take the time to massage your scalp and feel the stress melt away!
Step 4 – Conditioner
After rinsing your hair, deep conditioning is vital to make the hair smooth and easy to detangle. Gently mix a conditioner through your hair using your fingers or a comb. Always make sure to use a little extra on the tips of the hair, which often dry out first. For those with oily hair, it is best to avoid using conditioner near the roots as that can cause a build up of oils. Regularly using conditioner can add a beautiful luster to your hair.
Step 5 – Hair Mask
Finally, a hair mask locks in all the nourishment from the previous steps. There are many different hair masks from homemade to store-bought, but all of them will help keep your hair healthy. The hair mask is one of the most vital elements of a hair spa. As the last step, a hair mask will have a big effect on your hair. Leave the hair mask in for 15-20 minutes before rinsing your hair out.
That’s it! Your personal hair care is just that easy.
It’s a great way to spend a day focusing on revitalizing yourself and your hair in your own home. An at-home hair spa treatment is the perfect form of self-care. Now it’s time to try a face mask!