Spa treatments have the power to rejuvenate your mood. Just close your eyes for a few seconds and run your fingers through your hair. Can you feel the roughness? Now, feel the skin of your body. Can you feel the dryness or a few pimples popping up? That's your hair and skin screaming for attention and nourishment.
While taking care of our face, we often forget that our body and hair need a similar level of nurturing. However, a busy life or tight budget may not allow many to book a spa appointment every month. However, the good news is that you can give your body and hair a spa at home, anytime you want!
What can a hair spa treatment do for your long and luscious mane? Well, apart from relaxing you, a hair spa therapy will maintain the healthy growth of your hair. It'll make your hair strong, bouncy and glossy. It will also treat dandruff, dry and damaged hair and hair fall issues simultaneously. Regular hair spa will also add volume to your hair as it'll strengthen your hair follicles. Ideally, one should take a hair spa once every 2 weeks. You can start as early as the age of 14-15. That's the age when your scalp starts to become more vulnerable to issues such as dandruff and hair fall. A hair spa treatment can:
Sure, you can purchase salon products and apply them by yourself at home, but there's a much better way to experience a good hair spa. Allow us to tell you how to give yourself a hair spa at home with natural ingredients. The spas aren't as complicated as they seem to be in the menu cards of a spa resort. The word 'spa' comes from ancient Roman and Greek civilisations, which means healing bath in mineral-rich spring water. A spa is not just about pampering your hair and conditioning them. It's also about providing them with nutrients and nourishment. The basic five essentials of a hair spa are hair oil, massage, shampoo, conditioner and hair mask.
For straightened hair, you must remember that you must provide your hair with protein and potassium from time to time. This will keep them nourished and will keep oil secretion and split ends in control. Banana hair spa treatment will do wonders to maintain straightened hair.
1 ripe banana, 2 tablespoon olive oil, a pot of hot boiled water for steam and a towel.
1. Mash the banana until it's free of lumps.
2. Add olive oil to the banana and keep it aside.
3. Steam your hair for 10-15 minutes. For this, you will have to bend your head towards the pot of hot water and cover your head with a towel.
4. Let the steam settle in your hair.
5. After the steam, apply the banana-olive oil past to your hair.
6. Allow it to sit on your hair for 30 minutes and then wash it with cold water using a mild shampoo.
You can repeat the process once every week. The potassium, natural oils and vitamins in the ingredients will help your hair to maintain its texture while keeping the shine alive.
Living with frizzy hair can be a frustrating deal. Every time you look in the mirror, there's a different version of you. However, an almond and egg hair spa can provide the needed nourishment to the hair and control the frizz.
1 whole raw egg, 2 tablespoons of almond oil, a pot of hot water and a towel.
1. Whisk the egg and almond oil in a bowl until it makes a smooth mixture.
2. Steam your hair for 10-15 minutes. For this, you will have to bend your head towards the pot of hot water and cover your head with a towel.
3. Let the steam settle in your hair.
4. After the steam, apply the egg and almond oil mask on your hair.
5. Leave the mixture on your hair for 20-25 minutes.
6. Now, wash your hair in cold water with a mild shampoo.
You can repeat the treatment once every week. The protein and vitamins present in the ingredient with nourish and straighten your dry hair while controlling the frizz.
For some people, dandruff is a seasonal visitor but for others, it stays all year long, thanks to the oversecretion of oil in the scalp. However, a regular apple cider vinegar spa can help you control dandruff.
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, a spray bottle, a cup of water and a towel.
1. Wash your hair with cold water and a mild shampoo.
2. Apply your regular conditioner and wash it off.
3. Then, use a towel to take out the excess water from your hair.
4. In a spray bottle, create a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water.
5. Spray this mixture on your hair until it's fully saturated.
6. Let the diluted apple cider vinegar sit on your hair for 5 minutes.
7. Now, wash it off with cold water and allow your hair to dry.
You can repeat the process once every 2 weeks. The apple cider vinegar will clean your scalp of any residue and build up collected in your hair due to pollution. It'll balance the pH levels of your scalp while getting rid of dandruff and maintaining the shine of your hair.
Ayurveda has always believed in the power of rejuvenation. Hence, spas have always been an essential part of ayurvedic treatments. Indian royals once bathed in milk and honey for a reason--it gives you a celestial glow! Ayurveda talks highly of 'Five Nectar Bath'. The five nectars comprise of five perfect foods and bring the balance of five elements.
1 banana pulp, 2 tablespoons of milk, 1 tablespoon of ghee, 1 tablespoon of yoghurt and 1 tablespoon of honey.
Make a smooth mixture of the five ingredients. Massage it on your hair and leave it for 15-20 minutes and then take a warm bath. It'll soothe, smoothen, soften and nourish your hair. You can use the same mixture for an ayurvedic body spa as well.
Much like a hair spa treatment, the body spa treatment is also a part of bodily needs. Your skin needs regular nourishment, especially, with increasing pollution and harmful UV rays around. It's a need for your body and skin to receive a detox session from time to time.
Body spa is not just about using expensive creams and oils on your skin. A body spa can consist of the easily available kitchen products at your home as well. It's more about massaging your body to stimulate muscles, relaxing your mind and nourishing your body's cells at the same time.
Many foods and spices like papaya, turmeric and honey are soothing for our body. But we'll talk about the easiest and one of the most effective way of taking a body spa at home.
1 cup of granulated sugar, 3 tablespoons of rose water, a handful of rose petals, 50ml of rice bran oil and 3 drops each of jasmine essential oil, sandalwood essential oil and tuberose essential oil.
Mix all the ingredients together and store them in a glass container. Add some rose petals in your bathing tub. Massage your body with the oil. Then, gently scrub your body with the mixture. Once you are done scrubbing, take a soothing bath. You can use as many fragrant candles as you like as a body spa is also about relaxing your mind.
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