4 Effective Hair Spa Treatments You Must Try At Home

Hair spa has recently become popular among professional hairstylists and beauty enthusiasts for their miraculous results. However, booking an appointment and going to the salon, especially during such trying times, can be a lot more hectic than it sounds in your head.

The good news is, you can do a hair spa treatment at the comfort of your home, with readily accessible ingredients.

As you continue reading this article, you will learn four practical techniques to achieve a salon-quality hair spa at home! Keep reading to know more!

 

4 Hair Spa Techniques You can try at Home

Let us look closely at these tried and tested methods to give your tresses the health and luster they deserve –

1. The Avocado Treatment

Avacado

Avocados, especially Hass avocados, are rich in Omega-3 and amino acids. These amino acids help moisturize and protect your hair by coating your hair shaft. Omega-3, on the other hand, helps boost the process of hair growth. Let us understand how to use avocado for a hair spa treatment!

Ingredients/Requirements:

  • An avocado (preferably ripe)
  • A towel
  • Honey (one tablespoon) 
  • A container with piping hot water for steaming purposes
  • An empty container to mix all ingredients

Directions:

  • First, scoop out the flesh of the avocado and add it to the container.
  • Squash the avocados till it becomes smooth and of even consistency. Ensure there are no lumps in the avocado semi-solid paste.
  • Apply this on your hair – starting from the roots and working your way to the tips.
  • After applying the avocado mask correctly, steam your hair for approximately ten minutes.
  • You can do this by first wrapping your hair with a towel and placing the container with hot water on a table or an elevated platform. Then you bend over in a way that your hair wrapped in a towel covers the container.
  • Once you have completed the steam process for ten minutes, remove the container from the platform and let the mask sit in your hair for another twenty minutes.
  • Rinse your hair with lukewarm water and sulfate-free shampoo to ensure no avocado residue remains.
  • Pat dry as usual.

 

2. The Egg Based Treatment

egg white

Eggs are an age-old hair treatment ingredient. They contain proteins, vitamins A and E, folates, biotin, etc., that help the hair become more voluminous and nourished! Moreover, the proteins in eggs strengthen your hair too. So, let us see how to use eggs for a home hair spa treatment!

Important Tip: You must ensure to rinse any egg-based hair mask with normal to cold water as hot water will leave your hair smelling of eggs.

Ingredients/Requirements:

  • Two eggs
  • Mild shampoo
  • Conditioner (optional) 
  • Shower Cap
  • Hair clip
  • An empty container to mix all ingredients

Directions:

  • In an empty container or bowl, whisk the eggs properly. Ensure they are even and not too bubbly.
  • Dampen your hair with some lukewarm water and gently pat dry.
  • Now apply your egg mask from root to tip.
  • Let the mask stay in for twenty minutes. 
  • You may wrap your hair in a bun and secure it with hair clips to ensure everything is in place, and cover your hair with a shower cap. 
  • After twenty minutes, wash your hair with cold water using a mild shampoo and conditioner. Your shampoo should preferably not contain sulfates and parabens.
  • Pat dry as usual.

 

3. The Olive Oil Treatment

Olive Oil

 

Olive oil is rich in emollients such as oleic acid, palmitic acid, squalene, etc. Emollients are agents that soften and smoothen hair texture.

This mask works wonders for people with thick, dense hair which looks dull and lifeless. Let us look at how you can use olive oil in your hair spa treatment.

Ingredients/Requirements:

  • Olive oil
  • A container or vessel with hot water
  • A towel
  • Chemical-free shampoo
  • Conditioner

Directions:

  • Take some drops of olive oil, preferably around 4 tablespoons, and massage it in your scalp using your fingertips.
  • Avoid rubbing the oil in the scalp with your palms as it may damage your hair and make it brittle.
  • Take a towel and dip it in hot water. Once you take it out, wring it to remove excess water from the towel.
  • Without damaging or twisting your hair strands, carefully wrap your hair in a hot towel. 
  • Leave it on for fifteen to twenty minutes.
  • Wash your hair using a mild, chemical-free shampoo and conditioner.

 

4. The Banana and Olive Oil Treatment

The Banana and Olive Oil Treatment

 

Bananas are known for their rich nutrients that energize the body throughout the day. However, bananas are also beneficial for your hair. Bananas have potassium, vitamins, and natural oils that improve and maintain the texture of your hair, making them healthier and smoother. 

Bananas also contain silica, which also protects the hair.

So let us see how bananas can work as an excellent hair spa treatment!

Ingredients/Requirements:

  • A banana (the riper, the better)
  • Olive oil
  • A towel
  • A container with boiled water for steaming purposes
  • A blender-mixer
  • Sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner

Directions:

  • In a blender-mixer, add one ripe banana and mash it till the consistency is even. Make sure there are no lumps or semi-solid pieces left.
  • Add two tablespoons of olive oil to the mashed banana. 
  • Mix the two thoroughly and keep the mask aside. 
  • Using the container with boiling water, steam your hair for ten minutes. 
  • Wrap your hair with a towel and place the container with hot water on a table or an elevated platform. Bend over the container and cover it with your towel wrapped in your hair.
  • After ten minutes, remove the boiling water container and apply the banana and olive oil mask to your hair – from the scalp to the tips.
  • Leave this mixture on for about half an hour.
  • Keep in mind that the water temperature should be normal to cold while washing your hair with a mild shampoo and conditioner.

(Author’s Note: None of these remedies will work overnight. You must keep at it consistently for at least two weeks before you begin to notice any positive changes in your hair.)

 

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The final takeaway

Now you have four hair spa techniques to try at home without the hassle of rushing to a salon. These methods are safe, sustainable, and cost-effective, as well!

If you have tried any of these techniques, or another home-based remedy for healthier and smoother tresses, make sure to mention them in the comments section below.

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