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6 Benefits Of Hair Spa And How To Do It At Home

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Discover the advantages and disadvantages of hair spa treatments and how to do hair spa at home.
6 Benefits Of Hair Spa And How To Do It At Home

If I had to put it honestly, I’d say that hair spa sessions are like the ultimate saviours. Experiencing hair fall? Dandruff problem? Rough hair? Hair spas are the answer to all these woes. Well, that, and 20 minutes of a near-to-heaven hair massage. What’s not to love? But, did you know that the process that takes our hair from rugged to ravishing, silently delivers a LOT more benefits? Yup, if you don’t believe us just yet, keep scrolling to know why you must get a hair spa every couple of months.

6 Advantages Of Hair Spa

1. Strengthens your roots

If your hair tends to break easily and brushing your hair equals losing bouts of hair, then it’s very likely that your hair is weak at the roots. A hair spa treatment feeds your scalp and hair with essential oils and protein that nourish and strengthen them.

2. Reduces split ends

Dry hair = split ends. If you want to give yourself a break from frequent trims and find a long-term solution for your split ends, consider giving your hair some much-needed nourishment with hair spas. When your hair lacks the nourishment it needs, it is prone to dryness and by extension split ends and breakage.

3. Boosts hair growth

When your hair is fed with a ton of goody-goody ingredients like omega fatty acids and vitamins, it strengthens your hair shaft, improves the quality of your hair and reduces breakage. That being said, reversing hair fall takes time and depends on factors like eating healthy, reducing stressors and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

4. Relieves Stress

The benefits of a hair spa go beyond your hair and scalp. The session begins with a relaxing hair oil massage that is meant to calm your nerves, promote blood circulation to the head and put you in a slumber. And it’s not a placebo. Both these factors go hand-in-hand to ensure that your hair quality improves with every session.

5. Reduces dandruff

An inflamed scalp that lacks nourishment will inevitably lead to dandruff. A hair spa that is meant to reduce dandruff will have scalp soothing and clarifying agents that’ll not only sweep the flakes out but also introduce hydration to your parched scalp. Over time, this will help rebalance your scalp’s pH balance and shut the doors on dandruff.

6. Curbs excess oil

Do not fall for the trap that a greasy or oily scalp does not need a hair spa. Your scalp is just skin, and it has sebaceous glands, which are over-working in this case. A hair spa will ease out this excessive oil production, balance your scalp, reduce build-up caused due to grease and also promote hair growth. Win-win!

Disadvantages Of Hair Spa

Hair spas are also not suitable for colour-treated hair as it causes the shades to fade. While you can ask the salon to use colour-safe products, getting hair spas at regular intervals will eventually lighten the colour. Getting hair spa treatments at the salon can also get expensive and it’s quite time-consuming. You may not get appointments at convenient times, and it is also not very calming to fight traffic on your way to the salon and back. This is why treating yourself to a hair spa at home can help you get some much-needed ‘me’ time or can also be something you do with your friends or loved ones.

Hair Spa At Home In 5 Easy Steps

You can reap the benefits of a hair spa, right there on your couch. Yep. Simply follow these steps and say hello to gorgeous hair! The first thing you need to do is make time. As we know, hair spas are meant to relax you and should not be hurried. So, set at least 2 hours aside.

Step 1: Warm up some hair oil and gently massage it on your scalp. We recommend oils that have the therapeutic benefits of rosemary like the Aravi Organic Rosemary Essential Oil that promotes hair growth or the Dromen & Co Rosemary & Lavender Brew Hair Oil which is designed to improve scalp health. If you get your boo to do it, nothing like it! Once done, section your hair into 4-8 parts.

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Aravi Organic Rosemary Essential Oil For Hair Growth & Longer Hair
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Dromen & Co Rosemary & Lavender Brew Hair Oil
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Step 2: Apply the hair mask section by section making sure that your hair and entire scalp are covered. Try The Earth Collective Hair Mask with Argan & Ashwagandha which restores the pH balance of your scalp and improves hair elasticity. You can also opt for the O3+ Damage Remedy Hair Spa Kit With Argan Oil Mask which has everything you need for the home spa experience. After application, let the mask sit for 20-30 minutes.

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Step 3: Next, get the relaxing salon steam experience at home with the Gorgio Professional Spa Cap Beauty Steamer. Alternatively, you can wrap a hot towel around your head for 5 minutes to get a similar effect. We recommend the Nykaa Naturals Microfiber Hair Wrap that reduces frizz to make your hair shine.

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Step 4: After the much-needed steam, put on a shower cap to trap the heat and keep it on for 15 minutes. Next, it’s time to wash your hair thoroughly with the Schwarzkopf Professional shampoo and conditioner that enriches and nourishes the hair. If your hair is prone to frizz, opt for the Matrix Opti. Care Professional Shampoo for Frizzy Hair with shea butter to get silky smooth hair.

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Schwarzkopf Professional Enriching Hair Spa Combo
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Step 5: Wash off, follow with a serum or your preferred after-shower hair care products, and let your hair dry completely. If you’re on the hunt for an after-shower treatment, try the No.7 Bond Building Oil with a patented formula from Olaplex that restores the healthy appearance of your hair. You can also opt for the Minimalist Maleic Bond Repair Complex 05% Hair Serum that treats split ends and breakage.

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Olaplex No. 7 Bonding Oil for Styling and Bond Building
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Minimalist Maleic Bond Repair Complex 05% Hair Serum
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We hope you have a relaxing time at home while nourishing your scalp and hair strands with these tips to create the perfect at-home hair spa experience. It’s also important to practise Healthy Hair Habits along with your DIY spa days for hair that looks runway-ready every day.

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