Why people crazy about hair care are so big on home hair treatments? Because they are budget and super effective. The entire hair therapy takes place in a convenient spot - the privacy of your own home. You feel freely, you can listen to music, read... plus the hair care routine is directly aimed at the needs of YOUR hair - you are the one choosing products and giving hair exactly what it needs. Enhancing beauty is the comfiest at your house, nowhere else. Thanks to a sequence of intensive treatments, your hairdo has a chance of getting an instant beauty boost.
Hair SPA, slow beauty ritual, natural hair treatments, DIY hair SPA - there are lots of names and just one goal - maximum nourishment and noticeable improvement of the looks and condition of hair. As a result, your hair looks as if treated to an advanced salon therapy. The difference is you feel more freely and the treatment is inexpensive and relaxing. You can devote a whole day, e.g. Sunday, exclusively to hair care: leisurely, a little bit lazy, totally concentrated on hair. Hair junkies love to combine hair treatments with other beauty rituals e.g. face masks and scrubs, various nail SPA, feet nourishing baths, etc. What about hair? It undergoes a total makeover in just one day.
Take a look at our detailed schedule which is going to turn your hairdo around in just one afternoon, giving back its fab looks as well as conditioning from the bulbs to the tips. Unravel 10 steps leading you towards the total hair makeover!
Purifying your scalp is the trigger for success and reinforcement of every hair treatment. Still underrated yet recommended even by trichologists - scalp exfoliation lets you get rid of all toxins, product overload, impurities, sebum excess, dead cells and mostly it excellently primes hair and scalp for receiving active ingredients. The excess of dead cells and the build up of products (especially, styling primers or dry shampoos) cover up your scalp and hair roots with the layer which keeps active substances from penetrating bulbs and scalp.
You can get yourself a ready-made scalp scrub or do it yourself. Still, an enzyme scalp scrub gives most benefits - it is the most precise and doesn't require rubbing, which makes it the most sensitive to hair roots - it's the most crucial in thinning and fragile hair.
Apply the scrub to damp hair and scalp, massage it in for a while or - if it's an enzyme scrub - leave it in for the time indicated on the product's label and rinse out using lukewarm water. Now, feel free to wash your hair.
Not only does it wash away the residue of the scrub but also purifies your scalp and hair - this kind of shampoo has an important quality: it slightly raises hair cuticles in order to increase absorption and help them receive nutrients. In other words, a clarifying shampoo upgrades the absorption of hair which easily absorbs active ingredients.
Oils in hair care and the old ayurvedic art of oiling make up the basis for splendid hair care. Why? As the only substances, they are entirely composed of excellent ingredients and condition hair in a variety of ways: not only do they improve the external and internal part of stem but also stimulate bulbs and restore good shape of your scalp. It is the most complex hair care you can treat yourself to.
Oils contain good essential fatty acids, phytosterols, flavonoids, carotenes, squalane and a set of vitamins and micro nutrients which guarantee perfect hair care. They precisely match hair porosity which is the type (and needs) of hair.
On a day exclusively devoted to hair, do a full hot oil hair treatment: apply a slightly warm oil to damp hair and scalp, gently massage your scalp and cover hair with a warm compress to intensify the way the oil works.
The hair oil treatment is in the centre of the scheme; other secondary treatments revolve around the oily routine. Both the mask, scalp conditioner or a scrub intensify the effectiveness of oils, complementing them with nutrients and making active ingredients of an oil work more intensively. The better the blend of oils, the more effective the entire SPA day for your hair is. To present your hairdo with what's best, reach for one of the three Nanoil hair oils - it is the most balanced mix of natural oils and boosting ingredients (UV filter, keratin, lanolin, silk, panthenol). All for giving hair the most valuable substances necessary for the repair and (re)growth.
Enriched with vitamins, proteins, plant extracts (in order to deliver extra nutrients and emulsify the oil). Nothing is going to remove the oil as easily as a mask applied after the oil treatment. It performs two functions:
If you want the all-day hair SPA make sense and give results, dare to go for variety - use a protein mask (for enhanced repair) one day, go for humectants another time (they give a moisture boost to dry hair).
Another hair wash to remove an oil and mask. The second wash lets you avoid weighing down your hair with nutrient-rich masks and conditioners. This time, the shampoo must be different - vitamin-rich, moisturising, infused with proteins e.g. oats or silk, natural which additionally cares for your scalp and maintains hydro-lipid balance on scalp.
A rinsing mixture complements the entire SPA day for your hair. It is like cherry on top - it boosts shine, adds smoothness, seals hair cuticles, keeps pH of scalp balanced, softens strands and makes them nice to touch, depuffing hair and preventing static flyaways at the same time.
Apple or raspberry vinegar is the most popular basis for hair rinses. You can get a ready-made vinegar rinse or do it yourself - check the best home hair rinses and give them a shot.
The last (but not least) step to keep your scalp in shape. A scalp lotion might have various functions - choose the right one to answer the needs of your hair and scalp. If your hair's greasy, reach for a herbal conditioner which normalizes the function of sebaceous glands. On the other hand, if you're bothered by volume-less, weighed down hair, choose the lotion which adds volume and lifts roots of hair. There are also scalp conditioners which moisturise, soothe irritation or fight off dandruff. Everything depends on the condition of your scalp and the needs of your hair.
A scalp lotion is used exclusively for scalp and roots of hair so it should be mild, natural and non-overburdening. You don't need to rinse it out. Massaging the scalp during application additionally stimulates bulbs and scalp.
If your hair's damaged or the season of the year requires an intensified hair care routine (frost or heat) - use a lightweight spray conditioner, plant hydrosol or other leave-in product. It is going to protect your hairdo from the unfavorable outside elements.
All those obsessed with hair care rave about various mists or floral waters which you can spray on your damp hair before the blow-dry routine; they can also be rich in natural oils which excellently protect strands from toxins in the air.
Flaxseed gel is a commonly-used natural leave-in conditioner. It works as an incredible treatment protecting, smoothing and moisturising hair. Flaxseeds have a superb conditioning effect, take great care of hair ends and give a nice finishing touch. An express recipe for flaxseed gel involves pouring lukewarm water over some flaxseeds (they should be covered up) and putting them aside for the night. On the next day, the gel is ready to use (after draining the seeds).
Hair tips get dry and damaged the fastest of all hair parts. In order to save them from splitting, rub in a protective serum or some natural oil every single day. This way, ens will keep healthy and bouncy, and will be no longer frizzy, dehydrated or splitting. On your hair SPA day, you should definitely use it. If you're not big on silicone-based hair products and prefer natural ingredients - you can coat hair with an extra portion of flaxseed gel mixed with a chosen oil.
Flaxseed gel doesn't only protect hair ends from damage but also smoothes, moisturises and increases shine. it is going to work as a natural styling primer and leave-in shine-boosting conditioner. To avoid weighing down hair, add some water - more water makes it more 'conditioner-like' and less like serum.
On a hair SPA day you should be focused on hair repair so you'd better forget the blow-dry routine or all kinds of heat styling.
However, if you really need to go out and need a flawless hairstyle, use a heat protectant spray before taking out the dryer. It's ideal if the product contains natural ingredients, as well as has a shine-increasing effect and gently styles your hair. Argan oil mixed with water is a natural heat-protecting spray - mix a few drops of argan oil with chosen herbal infusion and spray on hair before the blow-drying routine.
The effects of an all-day hair therapy are visible after the every first treatment. Still, over the week, nutrients are washed out so you should definitely treat your hair to a SPA day at home regularly. You are going to gain most if you give your hair this kind of nutritional boost at least once a week. This way, both hair stem and bulbs are constantly strengthened and repay you with incredible vitality and gorgeous looks.
It is hard to clearly define the time spent on beauty care. It seems like an extra bonus - you are the one who decides how long you can and want to keep an oil in your hair. It might be a quick 30-minute boost or a several-hour treatment. Lots of women start their SPA day a night before by doing scalp exfoliation, washing hair and applying an oil treatment right before sleep. Then, in the morning, they follow up with other steps such as applying a hair mask, using rinses and scalp conditioners. This way, the oil has time to repair the hair while asleep. Surely, 3 hours is the minimum you should devote to the whole hair SPA (remember that the more time you give your hair, the better results you get).
Hair oil treatment is definitely the priority during your hair SPA at home. All other treatments are there to intensify the effect and complement the elaborate, ancient Ayurvedic hair ritual. That is why the choice of oils matters so much - pick the right oils for your porosity - the condition of your hair.
Nothing happens if you skip one or two stages, finishing your SPA day after the second washing. Women often like to use hair rinses and scalp lotions by turns, or they simply give up on them (e.g. when their scalp doesn't cause much trouble).
That's it. Time you prepared some SPA for your hair. Let it experience a total makeover and shine, astonishing others with vitality.