Every day your hair faces so much dirt, dust, pollution, which often leaves it dull and damaged. Many of us have our hair colored, use blow dryers, or iron them on a very frequent basis. All these things add to the damage done to hair. The oil secreted by the body near the roots doesn’t help in providing the kind of nourishment that is needed by the hair.
Hair spa treatment is one of the most important steps during the self-care session. It has been prevailing since the Ayurveda period and is still preferred to deeply nourish and make our hair shiny and healthy.
In this article, we will see what is a hair spa treatment, what are its benefits and how can we get it at the ease of our home!
What Is Hair Spa Treatment?
Hair spa treatment is known as “hair rebirth therapy”. It includes oiling, massaging, shampoo, applying a hair mask, and conditioning. This therapy leaves your hair nourished and shiny while boosting its quality and minimizing the damage by the ingredients used to oil and the hair mask. It also replenishes vital oils in the scalp.
Apart from its amazing benefits, it is also a very relaxing and calming process. There are certain pressure points on the scalp, which are activated during the massage. These points upon activation releases serotonin, which is also known as the happy hormone, and melatonin, which relaxes the body. Let us see how hair spa treatments benefit us.
Benefits Of Hair Spa Treatment
Hair spa helps to rejuvenate and bring out the natural luster of the hair. Let us see how:
1. Makes Out Hair Follicles Strong
Hair follicles which are also known as hair roots are the foundation of our hair. Better the roots, better will be the quality of our hair.
Overusing chemical products such as heat-protecting spray, dry shampoos along dirt, pollution can often leave one’s root quite damaged. An unbalanced diet, which doesn’t contain sufficient protein can also result in damaged hair follicles.
Hence, a monthly or every alternate week, a hair spa session is recommended to reverse the damage on the hair follicles and to keep them healthy. Along with that, one should focus on their diet as well to get strong and healthy roots.
2. To Reverse The Hair Damage
Sun exposure, Pollution, Hair instruments like iron, curler, blow dryer, all these things contribute to the damaging of the hair. Such things usually leave your hair dry and damage resulting in split ends and rough hair.
Hence, a deep conditioning hair spa is recommended, which returns the lost moisture and nourishment to the hair.
3. To Maintain The Balance Of Oil
Different people have different levels of oil secretions in the scalp. Some have dry hair where there is less or almost no oil secretion and some people have extremely oily scalp. Hence, to address your concerns, one can have unique treatments that specifically address your problems.
4. To Reduce Stress And Improve Blood Circulation To The Scalp
Giving scalp massages often releasing stress promotes hair growth, and also helps in getting a sound sleep. Massaging the hair follicles often provides more nourishment to the follicles which promotes their health.
5. Removes Dirt And Impurities
Massaging the scalp helps to get the impurities out of the pores, which usually clog the pores on the scalp. These pores, if not cleaned regularly, might result in hair follicle damage and ultimately hair fall.
Steaming is the next step after oiling. This step helps to unclog those pores and leaves the scalp clean of dirt and impurities.
4 Easy And Simple Steps For Hair Spa At Home
There are approximately 5 steps in which you can get nourished shiny hair spa treated hair.
Step 1 – Oiling And Massaging Your Scalp And Hair
Oiling one’s hair has numerous benefits. Start massaging the oil into hair for providing nourishment to the hair and improving the blood circulation to the scalp. You can choose whatever hair oil that suits you the best. These days many companies have come up with oils that have a blend of herbs that are beneficial for hair growth and nourishment.
There are oils that are available at our homes, which can be used too. Oils such as coconut oil, olive oil, or even mustard oil have great hair benefits. These oils are easily available in the market too. The healthy fats and nutrients that these oils contain, will help you to boost your hair follicle’s health and the texture of your hair too. Head massage helps in reducing stress, which also plays an important role in the health of hair follicles.
Step 2 – Steam Your Hair
Now, steaming is an important step in a hair spa treatment. This step helps to unclog the pores and removes the dirt and impurities from the scalp.it also helps the hair oil to penetrate deeper into the roots, and nourish them.
One can either use a steamer, which is readily available in the market, or a hot towel treatment. In this, all you have to do is, dip a towel into the moderately warm water. Take it out and squeeze the excess water out and wrap the towel around your head. You can repeat this process at least 2 or 3 times, before moving on to the next step.
Step 3 – Shampoo Your Hair
This step helps to clean up your hair. A sulfate-free shampoo is recommended from our side, as it is less damaging to the follicles and the hair. The sulfate-free shampoo doesn’t have SLS which stands for Sodium Laureth Sulfate or Sodium Lauryl Sulphate. Otherwise, any shampoo that you are currently using works fine as well.
Step 4 – Apply Hair Spa Cream For Deep Conditioning
Now, I use a homemade mask for my hair. That mask contains Curd, egg, beetroot powder or pulp, fenugreek seeds, curry leaves, and aloe vera gel. All these ingredients have a benefit of their own. Let us know in the comment section if you want to know how what are the benefits of these ingredients in a hair mask. So, either you can use a homemade hair mask or a store-bought hair spa cream. Many brands sell hair spa creams, such as L’oreal, Jovees, Wella professionals, Toni&Guy, Mama earth, Himalayan, etc.
You have to leave this mask for approximately 15 to 20 mins and then wash it off using the shampoo of your choice. Applying conditioner is totally on you.
Do not dry your hair using a blow dryer, let your hair dry naturally. You can also use a hair serum, to avoid damage from sun exposure or pollution.
Additional Tips –
Apart from following those 5 steps for a hair spa treatment, here are some additional tips for you, which will help you in increasing the overall health of your hair.
- Do not try your hair too tight. It will result in hair breakage.
- Do not overdo hair styling. The heat from the instruments will hamper the texture of the hair.
- While stepping out in the sun, cover your hair with a cloth or a hat.
- Have a high protein and iron diet. Consume a handful of nuts on a regular basis.
- Avoid consumption of refined oils, excess sugar, starch, refined flour etc.
- If coloring, use natural dye instead of bleaching your hair and using artificial coloring agents.
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