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16 Effective Hair Spa Treatments That You Can Do At Home

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16 Effective Hair Spa Treatments That You Can Do At Home December 18, 2017

It’s time to treat yourself, at home, where you feel most comfortable. The first image that pops up in one’s mind when someone mentions pampering yourself is a whole day at the spa. But no one really talks about how much effort it takes to get an appointment, head to the spa, drill a big hole in your wallet, and then head back. Wouldn’t it be so much easier if you could just bring the spa home? Yes, absolutely.

Before I tell you about some amazing hair spa treatments that you can do at home, let’s look at how hair spa treatments help your hair.

What Is A Hair Spa Treatment?

A hair spa treatment is described as “hair rebirth therapy,” where your hair is nourished and conditioned with ingredients that help reverse damage and boost hair health, leaving you with hair that feels like it has never been through any kind of damage. A lot of women opt for this treatment to keep their hair healthy and free of damage. It is also opted for before big events when people want their hair to be on its best behavior.

Is A Hair Spa Treatment Good For Your Hair?

Yes, hair spa treatments are good for your hair. However, there are many different types of hair spa treatments, and each of them incorporates the use of different ingredients. Some contain chemicals, others are purely natural. While the chemical treatments might adversely react with your scalp or hair, the natural ones are free from side effects. Here’s a peek into 16 amazing natural hair spa treatment options that will leave your hair feeling healthy and looking beautiful.

How To Do A Hair Spa Treatment At Home

1. Olive Oil Hair Spa Treatment

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You Will Need
  • 2-3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Towel
  • A pot of Hot Boiled Water for steam
  • Towel
Prep Time

2 minutes

Treatment Time

30 minutes

Method
  1. Take about 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil depending on the length of your hair.
  2. Massage the oil into your scalp and gently work it down to the tips of your hair.
  3. Steam your hair for about 10 minutes. Do this by placing a lidded pot of hot water on the table. Bend over the pot and cover your hair and the pot with a towel.
  4. Remove the lid and let the steam settle in your hair.
  5. After 10 minutes, dip the towel in water. Squeeze out excess water and wrap your hair with the damp towel.
  6. Wait for an additional 15 minutes.
  7. Wash your hair with a mild sulfate-free shampoo.
How Often?

Twice a week.

Why This Works

Olive oil is an excellent hair conditioner. It is also a rich source of antioxidants which help prevent and repair hair damage. The oil helps hydrate your hair while also forming a protective barrier around it. This treatment is suitable for all hair types.

2. Avocado Hair Spa Treatment

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You Will Need
  • 1 Ripe Avocado
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • A pot of Hot Boiled Water for steam
Prep Time

5 minutes

Treatment Time

30 minutes.

Method
  1. Skin and pit the avocado and extract its flesh.
  2. Mash the avocado until it is completely lump-free.
  3. Start applying the avocado mask from the roots to the tips of your hair.
  4. Steam your hair for about 10 minutes. Do this by placing a lidded pot of hot water on the table. Bend over the pot and cover your hair and the pot with a towel.
  5. Remove the lid and let the steam settle in your hair.
  6. After 10 minutes, stop the steam treatment and wait for an additional 20 minutes with the mask on.
  7. Wash off with cool/lukewarm water and a sulfate-free shampoo.
How Often?

Once a week.

Why This Works

The avocado hair mask promotes hair growth and also adds shine making your hair appear healthier. An added advantage of using avocado is that it is an excellent source of nutrients which help nourish your hair and prevent damage. Its fatty oils help condition your hair strands and keep them healthy. This treatment works tremendously well for dry hair.

[ Read: How To Use Avocado For Dry & Damaged Hair ]

3. Hair Spa Treatment With Eggs

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You Will Need
  • 1 Whole Egg
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • A pot of Hot Boiled Water for steam
  • Towel
Prep Time

2 minutes

Treatment Time

30 minutes

Method
  1. In a bowl, whisk the egg and coconut oil until you get a smooth mixture.
  2. Steam your hair for about 10 minutes. Do this by placing a lidded pot of hot water on the table. Bend over the pot and cover your hair and the pot with a towel.
  3. Remove the lid and let the steam settle in your hair.
  4. After 10 minutes, stop the steam treatment and apply the egg and coconut oil mask onto your hair.
  5. Wait for about 20 minutes with the mask in your hair.
  6. Wash your hair with cool water and a mild sulfate-free shampoo.
How Often?

Once a week.

Why This Works

Eggs are a great source of proteins which will help your hair grow while also providing strength and preventing any hair damage. A simple tip to always remember is to never wash out an egg mask with hot water. Always wash your hair with cold water to keep your hair from smelling “eggy.” This treatment works well for normal hair.

4. Hair Spa Treatment With Bananas

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You Will Need
  • 1 Ripe Banana
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • A pot of Hot Boiled Water for steam
  • Towel
Prep Time

5 minutes

Treatment Time

40 minutes

Method
  1. Mash the banana in a blender until it is completely free of lumps.
  2. To the mashed banana, add the olive oil and set the mixture aside.
  3. Steam your hair for about 10 minutes. Do this by placing a lidded pot of hot water on the table. Bend over the pot and cover your hair and the pot with a towel.
  4. Remove the lid and let the steam settle in your hair.
  5. After 10 minutes, stop the steam treatment and apply the banana and olive oil mask onto your hair.
  6. Leave the mask on for about 30 minutes and then proceed to wash your hair with cool water and a mild, sulfate-free shampoo.
How Often?

1-2 times a week.

Why This Works

Bananas are a rich source of potassium, natural oils, and vitamins which help improve your hair’s texture and keep it healthy. The ingredient also prevents split ends and breakage by improving your hair’s elasticity. This is an excellent hair treatment for dry and damaged hair.

5. Milk And Honey Hair Spa Treatment

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You Will Need
  • 1 cup Raw Milk
  • 1 tbsp Raw Honey
  • A pot of Hot Boiled Water for steam
  • Towel
Prep Time

2 minutes

Treatment Time

25 minutes

Method
  1. Mix a tablespoon of honey in a cup of milk until it dissolves. Set this mixture aside.
  2. Steam your hair for about 10 minutes. Do this by placing a lidded pot of hot water on the table. Bend over the pot and cover your hair and the pot with a towel.
  3. Remove the lid and let the steam settle in your hair.
  4. After 10 minutes, stop the steam treatment and start applying the honey-milk onto your hair.
  5. Work the milk in from the roots of your hair to the tips, until all of your hair is completely saturated in the mixture.
  6. Let this soak your hair for about 15 minutes and then rinse your hair out with lukewarm water and a mild, sulfate-free shampoo.
How Often?

Once a week.

Why This Works

Honey is an excellent emollient which helps bind moisture to your hair while milk helps nourish your hair with its proteins. This treatment will leave your hair with a lustrous shine and it will also help improve your hair’s texture. This is ideal for normal hair.

6. Coconut Cream Hair Spa Treatment

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You Will Need
  • ½ cup Coconut Cream
  • A pot of Hot Boiled Water for steam
  • Towel
Prep Time

2 minutes

Treatment Time

1 hour and 10 minutes

Method
  1. Take about half a cup of coconut cream and set it aside for use.
  2. Steam your hair for about 10 minutes. Do this by placing a lidded pot of hot water on the table. Bend over the pot and cover your hair and the pot with a towel.
  3. Remove the lid and let the steam settle in your hair.
  4. After 10 minutes, stop the steam treatment and start applying the coconut cream onto your hair.
  5. Leave the cream on for about an hour and then proceed to wash your hair with cool water and a mild sulfate-free shampoo.
How Often?

Once a week.

Why This Works

Coconut cream is an abundant source of fatty oils, vitamins B1, B3, B5, B6, C, and E. It also contains minerals such as calcium, iron, selenium, magnesium, and phosphorus. These nutrients, help deeply condition and nourish your hair, making your locks healthy and strong. This treatment is excellent for dry hair.

7. Strawberry Hair Spa Treatment

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You Will Need
  • 1 cup Chopped Strawberries
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
Prep Time

5 minutes

Treatment Time

25 minutes

Method
  1. Blend the ingredients together until you get a smooth paste. Set this aside.
  2. Steam your hair for about 10 minutes. Do this by placing a lidded pot of hot water on the table. Bend over the pot and cover your hair and the pot with a towel.
  3. Remove the lid and let the steam settle in your hair.
  4. After 10 minutes, stop the steam treatment and start applying the strawberry mask onto your hair.
  5. Once your hair is fully covered in the mask, leave it on for about 15 minutes.
  6. Wash the mask off with cool water and a mild, sulfate-free shampoo.
How Often?

Once a week.

Why This Works

This mask is perfect for anyone who’s experiencing hair fall. Strawberries contain ellagic acid which helps prevent hair fall. It is also rich in folic acid and vitamins B5 and B6 which help nourish and strengthen your hair. This treatment works well for normal hair.

8. Honey Hair Spa Treatment

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You Will Need
  • ¼ cup Honey
  • Towel
Prep Time

2 minutes

Treatment Time

20 minutes

Method
  1. Wash your hair with warm water and a mild sulfate-free shampoo.
  2. Using a towel, squeeze the excess water out of your hair.
  3. Take a quarter cup of honey and start working it into your damp hair.
  4. Once your hair is completely covered in honey, wait for about 15 minutes.
  5. Proceed to rinse your hair with cool water and a mild sulfate-free shampoo.
How Often?

Once in two weeks.

Why This Works

Honey is an excellent emollient which helps bind moisture to your hair shafts. This treatment will leave your hair feeling extremely manageable while adding shine. Honey also has mild bleaching properties which can help bring out your hair’s natural highlights. This treatment can be used for all hair types.

9. Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Treatment

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You Will Need
  • 2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 cup Water
  • Spray Bottle
  • Towel
Prep Time

2 minutes

Treatment Time

5 minutes

Method
  1. Wash your hair with lukewarm water and a mild sulfate-free shampoo. Follow up with conditioner.
  2. Once you’re done washing your hair, squeeze the excess water out of your hair with a towel.
  3. In a spray bottle, dilute two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with a cup of water.
  4. Spray this mixture onto your hair until it is completely saturated.
  5. Wait with the diluted apple cider vinegar in your hair for about 5 minutes.
  6. Rinse the apple cider vinegar out with cool water and let your hair air-dry.
How Often?

Once in two weeks.

Why This Works

Apple cider vinegar is a natural hair detangler that also helps get rid of residue and buildup. This treatment helps get rid of all the buildup that your hair collects from pollution and the use of products. The ingredient helps balance your scalp’s pH levels, get rid of dandruff, and seal your hair’s cuticles, leaving you with healthy, silky, and shiny hair. This is an excellent treatment for all hair types.

10. Beer Hair Treatment

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You Will Need
  • 1 pint of Flat Beer
Prep Time

Overnight

Treatment Time

5 minutes

Method
  1. Open a pint of beer and leave it overnight so that it goes flat.
  2. In the morning, Wash your hair with a mild sulfate-free shampoo.
  3. Instead of conditioner, pour the flat beer through your hair and massage for a couple of minutes.
  4. Rinse with cool water.
  5. Let your hair air-dry.
How Often?

Once in two weeks.

Why This Works

The malt and hops present in beer are rich in proteins which can help repair damaged hair while adding volume. The sugars present help add shine. Beer is an extremely conditioning hair treatment that will leave your hair feeling like a million bucks. This treatment is suitable for all hair types.

[ Read: How To Use Beer For Hair Growth? ]

11. Cucumber Hair Spa Treatment

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You Will Need
  • ½ a cucumber
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • A pot of Hot Boiled Water for steam
  • Towel
Prep Time

5 minutes

Treatment Time

25 minutes

Method
  1. Chop the cucumber into small pieces and blend with the olive oil to get a fine paste. Set this aside.
  2. Steam your hair for about 10 minutes. Do this by placing a lidded pot of hot water on the table. Bend over the pot and cover your hair and the pot with a towel.
  3. Remove the lid and let the steam settle in your hair.
  4. After 10 minutes, stop the steam treatment and start applying the cucumber mask onto your hair.
  5. Once your hair is fully covered in the mask, leave it on for about 15 minutes.
  6. After 15 minutes, wash your hair with cool water and a mild sulfate-free shampoo.
How Often?

Once a week.

Why This Works

Cucumbers are a rich source of vitamins A, C, and the mineral silica. These nutrients are essential for hair growth. In combination with olive oil, cucumbers help nourish and condition your hair, boosting hair growth and improving hair health. This treatment works well for all hair types.

12. Egg And Olive Oil Hair Spa Treatment For Dry Hair

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You Will Need
  • 1 Whole Egg
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • A pot of Hot Boiled Water for steam
  • Towel
Prep Time

2 minutes

Treatment Time

30 minutes

Method
  1. Whisk the ingredients together until you get a well-combined mixture. Set this aside.
  2. Steam your hair for about 10 minutes. Do this by placing a lidded pot of hot water on the table. Bend over the pot and cover your hair and the pot with a towel.
  3. Remove the lid and let the steam settle in your hair.
  4. After 10 minutes, stop the steam treatment and start applying the egg and olive oil mask onto your hair.
  5. Leave the mixture in your hair for about 20 minutes.
  6. Wash off with cool water and a mild sulfate-free shampoo.
How Often?

Once a week.

Why This Works

While the egg nourishes your hair, the olive oil and honey in the pack work together to condition dry hair and repair damage. This hair mask will leave your hair feeling extremely soft, conditioned, and manageable. This treatment works well for all hair types.

[ Read: How Eggs Prevent Hair Loss And Aid Hair Growth ]

13. Henna Hair Spa Treatment For Dandruff

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You Will Need
  • 2 tbsp Henna Powder
  • 2 tsp Amla Powder
  • 2 tsp Shikakai Powder
  • 2 tsp Reetha Powder
  • A pot of Hot Boiled Water for steam
  • Towel
Prep Time

2 minutes

Treatment Time

1 hour and 10 minutes

Method
  1. In a bowl, combine the ingredients and set the mixture aside.
  2. Steam your hair for about 10 minutes. Do this by placing a lidded pot of hot water on the table. Bend over the pot and cover your hair and the pot with a towel.
  3. Remove the lid and let the steam settle in your hair.
  4. After 10 minutes, stop the steam treatment and start applying the henna mask onto your hair.
  5. Leave it on for about an hour and then wash your hair with cool water and a mild sulfate-free shampoo.
How Often?

Once every two weeks.

Why This Works

Henna helps unclog your pores and get rid of the excess oils and dirt from your scalp while also conditioning your hair and sealing your cuticles. This helps get rid of dandruff and improve the texture of your hair. This hair treatment is suited for people with excessively oily and flaky scalps.

14. Aloe Vera Hair Spa Treatment For Oily Hair

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You Will Need
  • ¼ cup Fresh Aloe Vera Gel
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • A pot of Hot Boiled Water for steam
  • Towel
Prep Time

2 minutes

Treatment Time

30 minutes

Method
  1. Combine the ingredients until you get a smooth paste. Set this aside.
  2. Steam your hair for about 10 minutes. Do this by placing a lidded pot of hot water on the table. Bend over the pot and cover your hair and the pot with a towel.
  3. Remove the lid and let the steam settle in your hair.
  4. After 10 minutes, stop the steam treatment and start applying the aloe vera mask onto your hair.
  5. Leave the mask on for about 15-20 minutes.
  6. Wash your hair with cool water and a mild sulfate-free shampoo.
How Often?

Once a week.

Why This Works

Aloe vera helps condition your hair without weighing it down while the lemon juice in this mask helps remove excess oils from your scalp. This mask helps improve hair texture and makes your hair silky while controlling oil production.

15. Avocado And Curd Hair Spa Treatment For Damaged Hair

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You Will Need
  • 1 Ripe Avocado
  • 2 tbsp Curd
  • A pot of Hot Boiled Water for steam
  • Towel
Prep Time

5 minutes

Treatment Time

40 minutes

Method
  1. Pit and mash the avocado until it is completely free of lumps, and to it add the curd. Mix well and set aside.
  2. Steam your hair for about 10 minutes. Do this by placing a lidded pot of hot water on the table. Bend over the pot and cover your hair and the pot with a towel.
  3. Remove the lid and let the steam settle in your hair.
  4. After 10 minutes, stop the steam treatment and start applying the avocado mask onto your hair.
  5. Leave the mask on for about 30 minutes and then proceed to wash your hair with cool water and a mild sulfate-free shampoo.
How Often?

Once a week.

Why This Works

Avocado is packed with fatty oils which help nourish and repair your hair while the curd in this treatment helps cleanse your hair while also adding shine and preventing issues such as dandruff.

16. Fenugreek Hair Spa Treatment For Dull Hair

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You Will Need
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Soaked Fenugreek Seeds
  • 3 tbsp Curd
  • A pot of Hot Boiled Water for steam
  • Towel
Prep Time

Overnight + 5 minutes

Treatment Time

40 minutes

Method
  1. Soak the fenugreek seeds in water and leave it overnight.
  2. In the morning, grind the fenugreek seeds to a fine paste and to it add the curd and honey. Mix well and set aside.
  3. Steam your hair for about 10 minutes. Do this by placing a lidded pot of hot water on the table. Bend over the pot and cover your hair and the pot with a towel.
  4. Remove the lid and let the steam settle in your hair.
  5. After 10 minutes, stop the steam treatment and start applying the fenugreek mask onto your hair.
  6. Leave the mask on for about 30 minutes.
  7. Proceed to wash your hair with cool water and a mild sulfate-free shampoo.
How Often?

Once a week.

Why This Works

This hair mask helps add volume, prevent dandruff, calm excessive oil production, and leave your hair feeling silky and shiny. Fenugreek also helps reverse damage while improving your hair’s texture.

Benefits Of A Hair Spa Treatment

1. Deep Conditioning

Hair spa treatments can be extremely conditioning depending on what ingredients you use. They help make your follicles stronger while deeply nourishing the roots of your hair, ensuring healthy hair growth. The treatment helps hydrate your scalp and hair shaft, preventing dryness. It also helps remove residual dirt and buildup, making your hair smoother and lustrous.

2. Removes Dandruff

Using ingredients such as henna and lemon in your hair spa treatment can go a long way when it comes to getting rid of dandruff and keeping it away. These ingredients help unclog your pores while also nourishing your scalp and hair.

3. Thick And Healthy Hair

Hair spa treatments help rejuvenate your hair, giving you a clean slate to work with. They reverse damage and help your hair grow at an optimum pace. This helps thicken your hair and keep it healthy.

4. Prevents Scalp Aging

Finding grays and experiencing hair loss is inevitable and comes with age. However, the pollution and stress of our daily lives can speed up these processes and age your scalp prematurely. Hair spa treatments help counter this by providing your hair and scalp with the nutrition they need to stay youthful and healthy.

5. Relief From Mental Stress

The first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word spa is a relaxing portrait of some much-needed self-care. Hair spa treatments help you unwind and boost your self-esteem because of the extra attention that you are paying to yourself. This goes a long way when it comes to countering stress.

6. Prevents Dull And Frizzy Hair

Healthy hair shines with life, and hair spa treatments are one of the best ways to achieve healthy hair. They help you beat dullness and also help control frizz and make your hair super manageable.

7. Maintains Scalp Health

Your scalp needs to stay nourished to remain healthy. Hair spa treatments provide your scalp with the right nourishment, allowing your follicles to produce healthy hair.

8. Normalizes Oil Secretion

Pollution and the use of products can mess with the oil balance of your scalp. Hair spa treatments help soothe your sebaceous glands, helping them produce the right amounts of oil to keep your hair nourished and protected.

9. Removes Impurities

Like I mentioned before, hair spa treatments rejuvenate your hair and scalp, giving you a clean slate when it comes to your hair. The constant contact your hair has with pollution and hair products causes impurities to settle in your follicles and hair cuticles. Hair spas help remove these impurities so that your hair is more receptive to nutritive treatments.

10. Well-Nourished Hair

While hair spa treatments help condition your hair in one hand, they also help nourish them on the other. While it is of utmost importance that you consume the right nutrients to keep your hair healthy, hair spa treatments give your hair the boost it needs to reflect that health with a lustrous shine.

You can treat yourself (and your hair) in the comfort of your own home with these hair spa treatments. A good hair care routine and a little extra time is all it will take to get your locks looking their best. Have you tried any of these treatments? Tell us about your experience in the comments section below.

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