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Hair Spa Treatment

Deepa Kartha
Spa treatment is the best way to give your precious hair, a healthy and glowing look. Here are some ideas and recipes for performing simple hair spa techniques at home.
It's one of the latest hair treatment services provided by hair salons. This is said to be the best treatment for curing problems like hair loss, breakage, split ends, etc. It's a good hair care treatment for hair which have been put under lot of pressure and stress due to coloring, blow drying, straightening, perming as well as by exposing to sun and wind.
During this treatment, the hair is taken through several processes of shampooing and conditioning to bring back its luster, shine, and silkiness. However, the treatment cost at professional salons are very expensive, and getting it done regularly is not at all feasible. Nevertheless, it is actually possible to get such treatment at home itself.
Take a look at the instructions that you should follow to give a spa treatment to your hair yourself.

Homemade Spa Treatment

A spa treatment takes time and hence, it should be done on a day when you have plenty of free time. Moreover, it is also an excellent day to relax and unwind after a stressful day or week. So, make sure that no one disturbs you with any work on that particular day.
Once you have decided the day, you have to get hold of things that you will require during the treatment. Some of the things that you will need are a good cleansing shampoo, homemade conditioner, plastic wrap and big towels. Once you get all the things you need, you can start with the procedure of hair relaxing treatment.

Oiling your Hair

The first important step of this treatment is oil massage. It helps in strengthening the roots, thus preventing hair fall and breakage. It is a great way of achieving shiny hair. Use coconut, olive oil or a mix of various oils.
Make sure that your entire hair is coated with oil completely. You should also gently massage your scalp for at least 10 minutes which help in enhancing blood circulation, thus making the hair healthy. After applying oil to your hair, allow it to stay there for half an hour to one hour, before proceeding to the next step.

Shampooing your Hair

The next step in this treatment is shampooing. For this, you have to use a clarifying or cleansing shampoo which will remove all the buildup caused by styling products. This is important for the hair to receive the nutrients present in the conditioner which you will apply in the next step. Hence, shampoo your hair thoroughly and rinse with cold water.
You can repeat the shampooing process, if necessary. Once you have done with this, wrap your hair with a dry towel and bloat the excess water from it. After this, gently comb your hair with a large toothed plastic comb. However, make sure, that you remove the tangles with your fingers, before you run your comb through it.

Conditioning your Hair

The next step is to apply the conditioner to your hair. There are many commercial conditioners which you can use for this purpose. If you have colored hair, a suitable hair moisturizing treatment would be to use a conditioner which has proteins.
On the other hand, if you have wavy, frizzy or curly hair, it would be best to use a moisturizing conditioner. However, if you do not trust any of the commercial products, it will be a good idea to make the conditioner on your own. Here are some recipes that will aid in improving the health of your hair.

Recipe #01: Using eggs, coconut oil, and honey

If you have dry hair, you can make conditioner by mixing 1 egg with 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and 1 teaspoon of honey. Apply it on your hair and wait for at least 20 minutes, before rinsing.

Recipe #02: Using apple cider vinegar and mayonnaise

Another recipe that is very commonly used for color treated hair is one that has apple cider vinegar and mayonnaise. In a bowl, take 2 ounces of mayonnaise and 3 teaspoons of cider vinegar. Apply it on your hair and wash after one hour.

Recipe #03: Using rosemary oil, olive oil, and xanthan gum

Take 4 ounces of honey in a bowl and add 4 drops of rosemary essential oil, ΒΌ cup warm olive oil and a teaspoon of xanthan gum. Blend these ingredients together and apply thoroughly into your hair. Allow the solution to remain on your hair for half and hour and then, rinse.
Whatever type of conditioner you choose, once you apply it on your hair, cover it with a plastic wrap. Over the wrap, place a dry towel, so that the warmth stays inside it. After allowing the conditioner to treat your hair for some time (at least half an hour to one hour), rinse it off completely.
At the end off the treatment, you will receive soft, lustrous and silky hair. So, follow these instructions carefully and you will definitely become a proud owner of healthy and beautiful-looking hair.