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Hair Spa Treatment at Home

Bidisha Mukherjee
A hair spa treatment at home is an excellent way to restore the shine and texture of your mane by natural means. Read on to enhance your knowledge on some home remedies for your tresses.
There is nothing more horrifying than dull, dry, and damaged hair. When you look at those lifeless tresses, you are bound to get upset. It is no wonder then that you feel like visiting a fancy spa and getting a hair treatment done.
However, the cost of a hair spa treatment is very high and you have to shell out hundreds of dollars. A much better option is doing this treatment in the comfort of your home itself. It will only require a few inexpensive ingredients that are easily available in your kitchen.
More importantly, they are naturally occurring substances that can be safely used on your hair. Before starting the treatment, prepare a hair oil, mask, and a residue rinser at home. The recipes for these homemade hair care products are given.

Hair Oil

The ingredients needed for preparing hair oil are half a cup each of olive oil and some rosemary leaves. Put them in a small saucepan and heat the mixture at a low flame. Stir it continuously till the oil becomes warm.
After that, remove it from the heat and strain out the rosemary leaves. The oil should be applied on the hair when it is still warm to the touch.

Hair Mask

The ingredients for this are two eggs, some honey, and castor oil. Take a bowl, break the eggs into it, and beat them thoroughly. Add a few drops of honey and castor oil into the beaten eggs and blend the ingredients properly.

Residue Rinser

This is used for rinsing the hair after shampooing. It is prepared with the help of 2 cups of distilled water, 2 tablespoons of baking soda, and one tablespoon each of lemon juice and apple cider vinegar. Mix all these ingredients and stir well. Your residue rinser is ready.

Hair Spa Treatment at Home

The main steps of this treatment are massaging with the oil, shampooing, and conditioning of the hair.
First of all, you have to massage the homemade hot hair oil on your tresses and scalp for around ten minutes. Use your fingertips to apply the oil on your scalp. This oil massage will bring back the natural shine of your hair. If you are suffering from hair loss, then this treatment can control the problem. It is also good for eliminating dandruff.
Keep the oil on your hair for about 15 minutes and then apply a mild shampoo that is suitable for your hair type. While applying the shampoo, massage your scalp one more time with your fingertips for 5 minutes. Wait for 2-3 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water. Never use hot water on your hair, as it often leads to a dry scalp.
Shampooing should be followed by application of a good quality hair conditioner. It is applied for the purpose of softening up the tresses. The conditioner should stay on the hair for about 2-5 minutes.
After this, wash it off thoroughly with plain water first and then use the residue rinser that you have prepared. This will help to cleanse up all the residues of shampoo and conditioner, and also add bounce to your mane.
You can occasionally give a special treatment to your hair with a mask. The recipe for this mask has already been mentioned. Apply it on the hair and scalp in a thin layer. Keep your head covered with a shower cap for the next one hour.
Then, steam your hair to ensure better absorption of the nutrients into your tresses. For this, dip a towel in hot water and wrap it around your head for 15 minutes, and then use the residue rinser to wash out the hair mask.
After the treatment is over, do not use a blow dryer for drying your hair. Rather, allow it to dry naturally in air. Finally, use a wide-toothed comb to brush your hair. Now, you will be able to notice the difference in your mane. You will find that the damaged look is gone and is replaced by healthy and beautiful hair.