Nothing compliments a woman, other than a healthy, gorgeous, beautiful mane. And to achieve that one must take care of those beautiful tresses by alleviating stress to prevent hair fall. Pampering those gorgeous locks always brings in mind a full day of relaxation at the spa. But with the nation-wide lockdown due to the spreading coronavirus pandemic still in effect, it seems like a next to impossible thing to get out of the house. Also Read: 7 Incredible Hair Growth Tips For Healthy, Long And Lustrous Tresses
But if you think about it, this staying at home is beneficial. Not only does it save your time but also avoids having a hefty bill at the parlour. So, instead of frowning on not getting your hair done at the salon, you can make use of your spare time to take care of your hair right at home.
Hair spa treatment is a great way to relax at home after a busy, stressful day. In true meaning, it is a “complete hair rejuvenation therapy”, where the tresses are nourished, conditioned with natural ingredients to reverse the hair damage, promote hair growth, and prevent hair breakage. It usually consists of 3-steps: Oiling, Shampoo, and Application Of Hair Pack. In between Step 1 and 2, you can also take in some steam to increase the absorption of oil for better treatment.
With the easily available, cost-effective ingredients present right at your kitchen shelves, let’s not waste time and get on board to the path of achieving soft, shiny and beautiful locks:
Step 1: Oil Massage
Amla-Hibiscus Hair Oil
4-5 hibiscus flowers
3 hibiscus leaves
½ cup sliced amla
50 ml of almond oil (cold-pressed)
50 ml of coconut oil (cold-pressed)
Crush both the hibiscus flowers and leaves and make it into a paste.
Slice the amla into small pieces.
Mix both the oil and boil it in a thick-bottomed container.
Add the plant parts to the oil.
Boil it for few minutes until it starts to fume.
Allow the oil to cool.
Strain it to remove the plant residue.
Apply some of the oil onto your scalp and down to the full-length of hair and massage it for 15 minutes.
Store the rest of the oil in an air-tight container for future use.
After massaging the hair, take some time to provide steam to the scalp so that the oil seeps deep into the hair follicles and facilitates better absorption.
How It Works:
The blend of coconut oil and almond oil is itself potent enough to improve hair growth and prevent loss of hair. The addition of hibiscus leaves, flowers and amla not only increases blood circulation in the scalp but also promotes new hair growth, prevents premature greying and strengthens the hair shafts from the roots. Also Read: Top 10 Hair Oils For A Healthy And Lustrous Mane
Step 2: Shampooing The Hair
Coconut-Jojoba Oil Refreshing Shampoo
1 cup of coconut oil
1 cup aloe vera gel
2 tablespoons raw honey
1 tbsp lavender essential oil
1 tbsp jojoba essential oil
1 tbsp peppermint essential oil
½ cup liquid castile soap (omit this if you want a lather-free shampoo)
¼ cup distilled water
Take water in a thick bottomed flask
Stir the honey slowly in the warm water.
Add the other ingredients without the soap and blend everything properly.
Add the soap and mix a little bit to avoid foaming.
Pour in a container with a pump.
Take a dollop of shampoo to wash your hair properly.
Store the remaining shampoo in the refrigerator for future use.
How It Works:
The herbal shampoo is quite mild and extremely effective in maintaining the scalp ph. Imbued with coconut oil and aloe vera gel, it moisturises the scalp and hair without making it oily and removes dirt and grime particles from within. The essential oils not only shield the scalp from infections like lice, dandruff, etc but also adds an invigorating aroma to the tresses.
Step 3: Application Of Hair Pack
Banana-Honey Moisturising Pack
1 ripe banana
3-4 tbsp honey
1 tbsp cream
2-3 tbsp aloe vera gel
2-3 drops of lavender essential oil
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl
Apply it evenly onto the scalp and hair.
Keep it on for 45 minutes.
Wash off with a mild herbal shampoo.
Apply a hair serum afterward.
How It Works:
The moisturising hair pack is effective for both dry and frizzy hair. Presence of aloe vera gel and honey locks in the natural moisture of the scalp, whereas banana and cream make the hair soft, manageable and shiny. The addition of lavender essential oil adds an enticing aroma to the hair. Apply this hair pack once a week to tame your frizzy mane.