Cannot be bothered to go to the salon every week? Check out these simple steps on how to hair spa at home.
With a few products, some of which are easily available in your kitchen, you can get smooth, healthy tresses in no time.
We seriously recommend doing a hair spa every other week. Using the right products to nourish your tresses is not enough sometimes.
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You need to give it that extra love. In this day and age where pollution is everywhere, and people use hair gels, sprays, and thousands of other products on their hair, a little TLC becomes necessary.
Not to mention all the damage that your tresses endure thanks to constant hair straightening and curling, and of course, the funky hair dye sessions.
So how does one go about doing a hair spa at home? It’s simple really, all you have to do is follow these simple steps.
How To Hair Spa At Home
Step 1: Massage Your Scalp and Hair with Oil
The first step of doing a hair spa at home is to massage your tresses with hair oil. We suggest using a pure, 100 percent natural oil such as coconut oil, sweet almond oil, argan oil, or olive oil. You can even mix these together to create a nourishing hair product of your own.
Massaging your scalp with oil helps increase blood circulation and stimulates your hair follicles to grow. And the added moisture provided by the oil is a blessing to dry, parched scalps.
Olive, almond, coconut, and argan oils are also rich in vitamins and omega fatty acids that nourish your hair shaft from root to tip.
Nutiva Organic, Unrefined, Virgin Coconut Oil
Try this organic, virgin coconut oil by Nutiva the next time you’re doing a hair spa at home.
Step 2: Use a Steamer or a Hot Towel
But just applying the oil onto your hair isn’t enough! You need to make sure it penetrates the hair cuticle. And the best way to ensure this is to use a hot towel wrap or steamer on your head. The heat helps the oil work its way into your hair shaft.
Not everyone has a huge steamer at home. But you can invest in a thermal cap that just wraps around your head and provides the necessary heat.
And in the meantime, you can simply use a hot towel.
Hot Towel Trick: Dip a towel into hot water and squeeze out the excess water. Wrap this towel around your hair and leave it on for 15 minutes. If the towel gets cold, you can repeat this process. Instead of heating the water separately, try microwaving a bowl of water with a towel soaked in for 2-3 minutes.
VICARKO Hair Steamer Thermal Heat Cap
Try this thermal heat cap to do a hair spa at home easily.
Step 3: Shampoo Hair Using Mild Cleanser
The next step in your at-home hair spa is to wash the oil from your hair. We suggest using a mild shampoo that is free of harmful surfactants like sodium laureth sulfate and sodium lauryl sulfate.
Step 4: Apply A Hair Mask Or Deep Conditioner
Applying a hair mask or conditioner after shampooing your hair helps nourish and protect it. You can either choose a brand name hair mask according to your hair needs or create your own from natural ingredients.
How To Do Loreal Hair Spa At Home
L’oreal Hair Spa Nourishing Creambath
If you want to do the popular Loreal hair spa, like you get at the salon, all you need to do is use this L’oreal Hair Spa Nourishing Creambath mask at this step. Apply a generous amount of the product on your tresses and keep it on for 20 minutes. It leaves your hair soft, silky, and manageable in minutes.
Hair Spa At Home With Aloe Vera
While one option is to use a deep conditioner from well-known brands like L’oreal or Matrix. But if you don’t have any product on hand, try coming up with your own hair mask using ingredients from your kitchen.
Here’s how you do a hair spa at home with aloe vera:
Aloe vera can be used as a hair mask directly. If you have a plant at home, then cut off one stalk and scoop out the gel within. Rub this gently into the sections of your hair. In case you don’t have fresh aloe on hand, you can use store-bought pure aloe gel.
Holika Holika Aloe 99% Soothing Gel
Aloe vera helps hydrate your hair. And the best part is you can add extra ingredients to match your hair type and needs.
Mix a few drops of lemon juice with aloe vera to help with dandruff. Or you can even add a few drops of tea tree or eucalyptus essential oil. This is a great hair mask for oily hair too.
Step 5: Rinse Out
Finally, you need to rinse out the hair mask or cream using a mild shampoo. We suggest using cool water at this stage as the coldness seals your hair cuticles, leaving your hair smooth. You can even follow up with your regular conditioner if needed.
For best results, do not use a blow dryer or towel dry your hair. But if diffusing your tresses causes frizz, you can use a leave-in conditioner or hair serum to tame them.
How To Do Hair Spa At Home With Natural Ingredients: Hair Mask Recipes
If you want to use natural ingredients in your hair spa at home, these are some recipes you need to know.
Hair Spa At Home For Dandruff
The simplest way to get rid of dandruff is to use nourishing oils mixed with antibacterial and antifungal essential oils like tea tree oil or peppermint oil.
Or you can mix a tablespoon of curd with honey and apply it all over your scalp and hair. This hair mask helps control flaking and keeps dandruff in check.
Doing an apple cider vinegar rinse at the end of your hair spa is also a great way to control dandruff.
Hair Spa At Home For Hair Fall
A banana and olive oil hair mask is great for hair fall. Bananas are chock full of minerals, vitamins, and potassium, and olive oil provides the necessary omega fatty acids for nourishing hair.
Mash one ripe banana in a bowl and add one tablespoon of olive oil. Mix well and apply this mixture all over your hair. You can keep this hair mask on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing it off.
Hair Spa At Home For Dull, Damaged Hair
This might seem weird, but mayonnaise is actually wonderful for nourishing dull, damaged hair back to life.
Organic mayo is made of eggs and olive oil which are both great for smoothening your hair cuticle, replenishing its lost protein, and leaving tresses soft and healthy.
FAQs – Hair Spa At Home
What is the best hair spa cream for dry hair?
The Arvazallia Hydrating Argan Oil Hair Mask is one of the best hair spa creams for dry and damaged hair.
It contains nourishing Moroccan argan oil that penetrates deeply into the shaft and smoothens the hair strands. It adds extra moisture and keeps your hair from becoming frizzy.
What are some of the best hair spa products?
L’Oréal Professionnel X-Tenso Care Masque
Toni&Guy Damaged Repair Reconstruction Hair Mask
Arvazallia Hydrating Argan Oil Hair Mask
L’oreal Hair Spa Nourishing Creambath
Matrix Biolage Deep Smoothing Masque
Does hair spa control frizz?
Yes, a hair spa can be a fantastic way to help control frizzy hair. Often your hair gets dried out and loses its moisture thanks to everyday wear and tear.
A spa using nourishing ingredients like olive oil, Moroccan argan oil, shea butter, or keratin-based hair products is a wonderful way to replenish lost moisture and protein.
For frizzy hair, deep conditioning treatments like the L’Oreal Paris Deep Nourishing Cream Bath Hair Spa or the Bella Vita Organic Keratin Hair Mask Spa Cream are recommended.
You can even make a natural hair mask out of honey, avocado, and coconut oil if needed.
What is a natural hair spa?
Unlike salon hair spa treatments, a natural hair spa can be done at home with ingredients like herbs, fruits, and oils.
These do not contain any chemicals and are a great option for those with damaged hair or sensitive scalps.
Aloe vera, Moroccan argan oil, eggs, yogurt, avocados, and various essential oils often form a part of the natural hair spa.
Is a hair spa good for hairs?
Hair spa is really good for all types of hair, especially if it’s dry, damaged, or prone to issues like hair fall or dandruff.
There are several types of hair spas you can choose from. The difference lies mainly in the products used as they are tailored to suit your hair’s needs.
There might be one disadvantage of a hair spa. If you have color-treated hair, some products used might cause the color to fade a little.
But you can avoid this by using hair creams, shampoos, and deep conditioners that are formulated for colored hair.
In this hectic world, taking out a little time to take care of yourself is a must. Your hair will love you for it.
And by relaxing and unwinding a bit, you can get rid of the week’s stress too.
No more spending your hard-earned cash at the parlors.
With these simple tips, you can now do a hair spa at home whenever you feel like it. Cheers!
Leah LOVES hair. So much so, she dedicated an entire website to it! One of the founders of Hair Everyday and Chief Editor, Leah enjoys reviewing all the hair products and showcasing the best. She believes her most underrated articles are her hair care tips!