In the usual sense, a hair spa means intensely nourishing your hair with potent ingredients from root to tip.
For the general health of your hair, it is extremely beneficial, which also explains its popularity.
Step 1: Massaging Your Scalp
Massaging your scalp with nourishing oil is the first step to doing a hair spa at home. Oil selection is your own.
You may go for olive oil – or coconut oil or almond oil as well.
Rich in antioxidants that help repair hair damage, olive oil is an excellent conditioner for hair.
It not only helps to hydrate the hair; it also acts efficiently to create a protective shield around the strands.
For all hair types, this treatment is sufficient.
- 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil
- A steam pot of hot boiled water
- Take two or three tablespoons or so of olive oil.
This depends on the hair length.
- Massage the oil into the scalp and work it gently down to the tips of your hair.
- For around 10 minutes, steam your hair.
- Start by putting a lidded pot of hot water on the table to do this.
- Remove the lid, bend over the pot, and cover your hair and the pot with a towel when you are about to start steaming.
- Dip the towel in water after 10 minutes.
- Squeeze out the excess water and wrap your damp towel around your hair.
- Wait for 15 more minutes.
- Using lukewarm water, wash your hair.
- Use a good amount of mild shampoo to get the oil out.
If your hair is really dry, you can add a conditioner, but the mask will be nourishing enough on its own in the next step.
Step 2: Nourishing Mask
- Soapnuts (Reetha)
- Indian Gooseberry (Amla)
- Shikakai powder
- A few fenugreeks (Methi) seeds
- Aloe vera pulp
- One egg white
- This spa, indeed, is for dry hair.
Dryness makes the hair brittle, ultimately being the primary cause of hair loss.
- Soak equal amounts of reetha, amla, shikakai, and methi seeds in one-fourth of a bowl of water overnight.
- Boil it in the morning and wait until there is a portion of water evaporating and a portion left.
- Now add the pulp of aloe vera and egg white to your mixture.
- Apply it all over your scalp and hair like a hair-pack.
- To help spread the mask through your hair, use a wide-toothed comb.
- This move can get messy, so drape your shoulders around a towel or a hair dyeing cape.
- With a shower cap, cover your hair.
- Tie your hair into a loose bun first if you have very long hair, then secure it with a clip.
- Not only will it keep you clean by covering your hair with a shower cap, but it will also help capture the heat from your scalp and make the mask more effective.
- Use a gentle shampoo and lukewarm water to wash off the mask.
- Use the conditioner to follow up, then rinse out the conditioner.
- Prior to washing it out, leave the conditioner on for a few minutes.
- This will help further soften your hair.
- Let the hair air dry. Hairdryers can cause hair damage.
- Rinse the pack after about an hour with plain water to expose the lustrous locks.
Reetha, amla, and shikakai, while boosting hair growth, regulate hair dropping.
The proteins in egg-whites provide nourishment and naturally condition your hair.
The aloe vera pulp helps to relieve the dryness in this blend.
Amla imparts shine, reetha, and shikakai scalp cleanse, neem banishes dandruff, strengthens tulsi, curd condition, softens methi, and hair fall arrests eggs.