Healthy, Shiny Hair: How To Do A Hair Spa At Home!
Sharon AlphonsoLifestyle and Beauty Writer, POPxo
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When your hair is dry, brittle, rough and dull, you might want to get a hair spa treatment done. But you don’t need to visit a hair salon, because you can do a fabulous job at home just by using natural ingredients! Not only is it affordable and devoid of any chemicals that may damage your hair in the future, it will also save your hair from split ends. Are you excited to learn how to do a hair spa at home?! If that’s a nod, then let’s get started!
1. Start with a hot oil massage first!
A hot oil massage is the very first step of a hair spa. You can use coconut, almond or olive oil for this. Heat it and pour the lukewarm oil all over your hair and massage your scalp for a good 20-30 minutes. We bet you’ll feel super relaxed once you do it. ;)
2. Take in some steam
Once you’re done getting a nice head massage, it’s time to let your hair take in some steam. Pour some hot water into a bucket and dip the towel into it. Once the towel has absorbed the hot water, squeeze it till all the water is out. Wrap the damp warm towel around your head and leave it on for a good 15-20 minutes. Understand that steam enables the oil to penetrate into the scalp and provide deep nourishment to the hair.
3. It’s time to shampoo and condition your hair
Now comes the important part. Step into the shower and give your hair a good wash using a mild shampoo. Make sure that all the oil is washed out from your hair completely. Once that’s done, apply a small amount of conditioner and leave it on for 2-3 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm or chilled water.
4. Natural hair mask to the rescue!
A hair mask can be made by using ingredients from your kitchen itself! Yes, it’s that simple. There are a variety of hair mask recipes to choose from. Read about them here. We totally love the banana and honey hair mask. While bananas are loaded with vitamins A, E & C, and potassium, honey helps nourish your hair and gives it a glossy sheen.
Step 1: Slice two bananas and toss the pieces into a blender.
Step 2: Scoop out the pulp with the help of a spoon and empty it into a glass bowl.
Step 3: Add a tablespoon of honey and coconut oil.
Step 4: Gently dip your fingertips into the bowl and use them to apply the mix on your hair.
Step 5: Leave the mask to dry for about 10-15 minutes and wash it off with chilled water.
And you’re done! Do NOT forget to do this once a week or, at the very least, once a month. The results will not only be evident, but your hair texture too will improve immensely. Say hello to glossy, healthy and manageable hair from now on! Good luck, girls.