Hair Spa at Home: This is Every Woman’s dream!! There I was, at the doorstep of a famous salon, to get an Oil Spa. Oh, how I loved it!! But, you know how much did it cost me? Rs 1500, back in 2006!! Damn straight, I cannot afford to spend that much on a regular basis! I decided this oil spa, has to be done at home. I researched a lot, just to find the right technique. Trust me it works wonders! I have never looked back :D. Oil Spa / Hair Spa has the following 5 steps which are easy and effective if properly done :
#1 The Oil Massage
Head oil massage or champii is the first step, you need someone’s help or you can DIY :). I like to put on some soft music and get comfortable in a chair. I divide my hair into four sections i.e. front, bottom and the sides. Take the oil (I usually mix coconut oil with jojoba in the ratio of 4:1) in my palms (enough for one section), and apply gently on one section. I massage the oil in circular motion. Repeat this for 3 to 4 minutes per section. Comb each section and the entire hair, after the oiling is done. This will smooth out any tangles.
Relax for an hour or so till the oil gets absorbed.
#2 Hot Towel Therapy
Dip a towel in hot water and squeeze it to remove excess water. Make sure that the towel is not too hot before wrapping it around your hair. Do this for about 5 minutes. Dip the towel in hot water again in case it gets cold. This usually happens in cold weather.
Now it is time to wash your hair. Use a mild shampoo and cold water to wash away the oil in your hair. Make sure that all oil has been washed out and your hair feels clean.
Now at the fourth step when your hair is clean and oil free, let’s give it some conditioning by some good conditioner of your choice. You can also use water tea leaves with few drops of lemon in it. Rinse it off after 20 mins with just lukewarm water.
#5 Hair Mask
Now the last step and the crucial one is to apply a homemade mask for your lovely locks. Take two eggs in a bowl (only whites) +2 ts honey+2ts coconut oil or olive oil+half ripe banana (banana softens your hair). I shall do the step by step DIY for hair masks soon. Now apply and leave for about 20 mins on your hair, rinse with mild shampoo. You can also use a store-bought hair mask. Remember, the final rinse should be with cold water.
Hurray !! You have just done your Hair Oil Spa at home. Now get ready to flaunt your beautiful tresses. Do share your experiences after using it. I am sure you will thank me later 🙂
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