Homemade hair spa treatments


It’s time to treat yourself, at home, where you feel most comfortable. The first image that pops up in one’s mind when someone mentions pampering yourself is a whole day at the spa. But no one really talks about how much effort it takes to get an appointment, head to the spa, drill a big hole in your wallet, and then head back. Wouldn’t it be so much easier if you could just bring the spa home? Yes, absolutely. Have no time to go on indulgent spa days to show some TLC (Tender loving care) to your tresses? There is no need to worry since you can do an easy and effective hair spa at home! Hair spa in the traditional sense means deeply nourishing your hair from root to tip with potent ingredients. It is highly beneficial for the overall health of your mane, which explains its popularity as well. Before we look at some effective hair spa treatments that you can do at home, let’s look at how hair spa treatments help your hair.

Benefits of hair spa:

  • Deep conditioning and nourishing your roots to add hydration from within
  • Strengthening your hair follicles to promote healthy hair growth
  • Removal of scalp impurities like dirt and oil buildup inside pores
  • Controlling excessive oiliness
  • Clearing dandruff for a flake-free mane
  • Smoothing out frizzy flyaway
  • Repairing damaged hair from the roots
  • Hydrating dry hair and restoring the levels of natural oil on your scalp
  • Boosting hair growth

 

However, there are many different types of hair spa treatments, and each of them incorporates the use of different ingredients. Some contain chemicals, others are purely natural. While the chemical treatments might adversely react with your scalp or hair, the natural ones are free of side effects. Here are a few hair spa recipes you can do at home.

  • Hair Spa treatment with eggs. Eggs are great sources of protein. Research shows that egg yolk can stimulate hair growth in human dermal cells. A simple tip to always remember is to never wash out an egg mask with hot water. Always wash your hair with cold water to keep your hair from smelling “eggy.” This treatment works well for normal hair. 
    • How to make:
    • Whisk the egg and coconut oil in a bowl until you get a smooth mixture.
    • Steam your hair for about 10 minutes. Do this by placing a lidded pot of hot water on the table. Bend over the pot and cover your hair and the pot with a towel.
    • Remove the lid and let the steam settle in your hair.
    • After 10 minutes, stop the steam treatment and apply the egg and coconut oil mask onto your hair.
    • Wait for about 20 minutes with the mask in your hair.
    • Wash your hair with cool water and a mild sulfate-free shampoo. 

 

  • Hair Spa treatment using beer. Rinsing your hair with beer is already considered a great way to add shine to dull, lifeless hair. This is because the compounds in beer can help tone and mattify oily scalps to add bounce and lightness to your hair. The yeast component found in beer adds smoothness to rough-textured hair as well.
    • How to make:
    • Open a pint of beer and pour it out into a glass bowl.
    • Leave it overnight so that the beer goes flat.
    • In the morning, steam your hair and proceed to wash with a mild shampoo.
    • Instead of a conditioner, drench your scalp and tresses with the flat beer and massage the scalp for a couple of minutes.
    • Rinse with cool water.

 

  • Hair Spa treatment with cucumber. Cucumber is a cooling and calming hair spa ingredient that can be enjoyed by all hair types. It helps relieve an itchy and irritated scalp and also conditions dry hair as it is rich in Sulphur and silicon. It can help arrest hair fall and boost new hair growth as well.
    • How to make:
    • To prepare the mask, chop the cucumber into fine slices and blend with olive oil to make a soft, lathery paste.
    • Steam your hair for 10 minutes, step away and let the heat sit in your hair for another 10 minutes or so.
    • Apply the cucumber paste from root to tip and leave it on for about 15 minutes.
    • Wash with cool water and a mild shampoo.