Hair treatments are one of the prime reasons women go to salons, whether it’s a hair cut, or simply an oil massage. Another hair treatment that has recently gained momentum is the hair spa. Going to the salon to get this done is a great option, a therapist can do it much better, but no one has the time to go to the salon every now and then. So why not do a hair spa at home? Great idea, isn’t it?
In this article, we are giving you the best possible information on how to do a hair spa at home for dry hair. It truly is a nightmare, so lets make it a daydream yes? Here is a step by step breakup of the same.
1. Oil Massage
This is the very first step in the hair spa treatment. Get hold of a good quality almond or olive oil. The Vitamin D and Vitamin E in almond oil helps to nourish your hair well. Making it thick and long, it also keeps a control on hairfall, also making it bouncy and shiny. Massage the oil of your choice into your scalp for about 15-20 minutes. Let the oil stay in your hair for about 1-2 hours atleast. If possible, leave it overnight. Remember, never get out of the house with oil in your hair, it attracts more dust and could affect your hair badly. Also, you can mix different oils and apply them too. Lavender, castor coconut and rosemary oil are some of your best bets. Even almond and olive oil can be mixed. Each oil has its own amazing benefits for your hair, so you have nothing to worry about.
The next step is to steam your hair. A small handy steam machine is enough for this as it is also easy to use and maintain. The steaming should be done for about 5 minutes. Keep in mind that the scalp does not feel any steam. The steam is done for your hair only. We suggest you get somebody to help you out while doing this. An alternative to a steam machine is to boil some water in a vessel, take a good towel and dip it in the water. Squeeze out the water, and then wrap the towel around your hair for a good 5 minutes. The steam though should be done for about 15-20 minutes. Also, using a very hot towel will form pus filled boils on your scalp, so please be careful.
3. Shampoo And Conditioning
It is now time to shampoo your hair. A good quality mild shampoo should suffice. Always dilute the necessary amount of shampoo in some water and after the solution to your hair. Form some lather and clean your hair well. Use lukewarm watter for shampooing your hair if you are doing it immediately after steaming. Temparature variations are not very good for your hair hence, be careful.
4. Hair Pack
This is the last step of your hair spa session. The hair pack/mask is what nourishes your hair and gives it a shine that makes it look fabulous and silky. Though there are a variety of hair packs available in the market, why don’t you use a natural homemade hair mask? It is cheaper, free of chemicals and so much better for hair nourishment.
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Here Are Some Hair Packs That You Can Try For Dry Hair:
- Take an egg, beat it well. The beaten egg should then be mixed with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and a teaspoon of honey. Mix them well to make a paste and apply it all over your hair. Cover your hair with a shower cap for 20 minutes after applying the mask. Once the time is up, use lukewarm water to rinse out the mask and wash your hair
- Mix together one ripe banana, one tablespoon of honey and the same quantity of milk powder with 1-2 drops of Rosemary essential oil. Apply throughout your hair and cover with shower cap. Rinse it after 15-20 minutes. Make sure to shampoo with a natural shampoo and a protein conditioner
- These are two masks that you can use for dry hair. There are different masks for oily hair, frizzy hair, and hairfall. If you wish to know about them, do let us know in the comments below