Giving yourself a hair spa day is exactly what you need to reset and work toward your hair goals. It’s also much more affordable than going to a spa. Below you’ll find ideas for how to give your hair a spa day from the comfort (and safety) of your own home.
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).
How Do You Do a Hair Spa Day?
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 some TLC. Regardless of the reason you want to get a little hair spa day in, here are ten ideas you can implement:
1. 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:
- Creme Restore Conditioning Cleanser (for cleansing)
- Coconut Water Penetrating Hair Treatment (for strengthening and deep conditioning_
- Cocoa Nibs and Honey Ultimate Growth Serum (for stimulating hair growth)
- Fresh Curl (for conditioning and moisture)
- CurlMaker (for hold)
2. Take time out for a thorough finger detangling session
Separate your hair into sections and clip each section up out of the way.
Clean out your DVR or fire up your Fire-stick to catch 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 at least the first 30 minutes of the movie before you’re done (depending on your length and density, of course).
3. 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 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.
4. 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.
5. Whip up a DIY treatment
DIY hair masks are the ultimate treat for a hair spa day. The possibilities are endless. Here are a few recipes to spark ideas:
- DIY Strengthening Herbal Hair Recipes
- DIY Moisturizing Herbal Hair Recipes
- Herbal Hair Oil Recipe That Will Rock Your Hair Growth
After applying your DIY conditioner or hot oil treatment, wrap your hair in a warm towel (or go back to #4).
6. Give Your Hair a Clay Wash
The simplest of clay washes include the bentonite clay wash. However, you can also use rhassoul and kaolin clays. You can even combine them.
7. Massage Your Scalp and Hair
Working in sections, spritz your hair with warm 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 (Liquid, Oil, Cream) or LCO (Liquid, Cream, Oil) method, massaging in creams and oils. Take time to smooth each section with your hands.
8. 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 split ends. 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.
9. 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.
10. Invoke The Greenhouse Effect
Since we really want to give our hair a spa day, let’s graduate from the baggy method to the greenhouse effect method.
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.
While this hair treatment stimulates hair growth, you don’t want to do it too often and you don’t want to do it on wet hair. Dry hair and oils is all that’s needed. Otherwise, you risk growing a fungus – definitely not part of a spa experience.
Why Do an At Home Hair Spa Day
There are many reasons you should take time out for a spa day. Most people go to the spa to “re-set” themselves.
While a day at the spa is very relaxing, it’s also very costly. Especially, when you have to pay for multiple services.
The ideas I’ve just shared to help you build a hair spa day can be done often and at minimal cost right in your own home. Give your hair the treats it needs.
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