A day at the spa is a very relaxing experience. There are many reasons you should take time out for a spa day but most people go to the spa to “re-set” themselves.
I don’t get to go to the spa very often so I like to think of creative ways to treat myself to spa like treatments right at home. Of course, my favorite body part (if you can call it that) to treat is my hair. You can seriously take multiple hours of time to do your hair but not without a true goal. Nobody wants to spend hours on their hair just for the sake of doing it (unless you’re me, of course).
If you’re going to give your hair a spa day, it should be because you either want to treat yourself to some much needed “me time” or your hair really just needs a little TLC. Regardless of the reason you want to get a little hair spa day in, here are ten ideas you can implement:
- Make it a wash day using an entire suite of products. From the pre-poo to the styling process, use products from an entire line. For example, if I were going to use the Camille Rose Naturals suite of products, here’s what I’d use:
- Cocoa Nibs and Honey Ultimate Growth Serum
- Creme Restore Conditioning Cleanser
- Coconut Water Penetrating Hair Treatment
- Fresh Curl
- Take time out for a thorough finger detangling session. Separate your hair and clip each section up out of the way. Clean out your DVR by catching up on some of your favorite TV shows. Start finger detangling your hair using a slippery conditioner and natural oil. Take your time. If you are thorough, it should take you almost the entire movie before you’re done (depending on your length and density, of course).
- Make it a 1/2 day Henna session. Mix your henna the night before (or if you are using a high quality organic henna, the morning of). Once the dye in the henna has released, apply throughout either freshly washed or dry hair working in sections. Lounge around the house, drink a relaxing tea and read a good book. For the deepest conditioning, leave henna on your hair for at least 3 hours.
- Steam Your Hair. Impart some much needed moisture to your hair by sitting under a hooded steamer. Alternatively, use a handheld steamer like the Q-Redew.
- Whip up a DIY treatment. After applying your DIY conditioner or hot oil treatment, wrap your hair in a warm towel (or go back to #4).
- Give your hair a bentonite clay wash. If you make enough of the clay mixture, you can enjoy a nice bentonite face wash too.
- Massage your scalp and hair. Working in sections, spritz your hair with water. Massage your scalp with warm oils that have been heated in an applicator bottle placed in hot water. Smooth your hair’s cuticles by using the the LOC or LCO method massaging in creams and oils. Take time to smooth each section with your hands.
- Have a Search and Destroy session. Pop in a good movie (preferably a comedy). Section your hair off, clipping each section out of the way. Working section by section, feel for splits and incomplete splits. Then clip those individual hairs just above the damaged area. It’s nearly impossible to see splits on fine hair so let your fingers do the work. This method of trimming helps preserve length by only eliminating what’s damaged.
- Do the Baggy Method. Apply a leave in conditioner to your hair (preferably clean hair). Then, place a plastic cap over your entire head. Alternatively, put your hair in a loose ponytail using a satin scrunchie and only apply the conditioner to the ends of your hair. Wrap the loose hair into a bun and cover with plastic wrap, secured beneath the scrunchie. Curl up in a lounge chair and catch up on your favorite YouTuber’s videos (don’t forget to check out my channel 😉 ).This hair treatment softens and moisturizes dry ends.
- Give your hair the Greenhouse Effect. Work a natural oil or oil blend throughout your hair and put on a plastic cap (or two). Tie a scarf over the plastic cap(s) and put on a hat. Lounge around your house while the steam effect is created. 2 hours minimum but you can also do it over night. This hair treatment stimulates hair growth.
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