16 Effective Hair Spa Treatments That You Can Do At Home

Medically reviewed by Vd. Naveen Sharma, Ayurveda Physician
by Anjali Sayee

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 we look at some effective 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 or before big events.

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 of 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

Olive oil is an excellent hair conditioner (1). It helps hydrate and repair your hair while protecting it from damage. This treatment is suitable for all hair types.

You Will Need
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • A pot of hot boiled water for steam
  • Towel
Prep Time

2 minutes 

Treatment Time

30 minutes 

Method
  1. Massage olive oil into your scalp and gently work it down to the tips of your hair.
  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, dip the towel in water. Squeeze out excess water and wrap your hair with the damp towel.
  5. Wait for an additional 15 minutes.
  6. Wash your hair with a mild sulfate-free shampoo. 
How Often?

2 times a week.

2. Avocado Hair Spa Treatment

Avocado is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and essential amino acids (2). These amino acids coat your hair shaft and help it retain moisture and texture (3). Avocado is also known to rejuvenate dry hair. 

You Will Need
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 tablespoon 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. Apply 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 or lukewarm water and a sulfate-free shampoo.
How Often?

Once a week. 

3. Hair Spa Treatment With Eggs

Eggs are great sources of protein (4). Research shows that egg yolk can stimulate hair growth in human dermal cells (5). 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. 

You Will Need
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • A pot of hot boiled water for steam
  • Towel 
Prep Time

2 minutes 

Treatment Time

30 minutes 

Method
  1. Whisk the egg and coconut oil in a bowl 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. 

4. Hair Spa Treatment With Bananas

Bananas are a rich source of potassium, natural oils, and vitamins that help improve your hair’s texture and keep it healthy (6). Bananas also contain silica, which is known to protect hair (7). This is an excellent hair treatment for dry and damaged hair. 

You Will Need
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 tablespoons 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. Add olive oil to the mashed banana 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. 

5. Milk And Honey Hair Spa Treatment

Honey is an excellent emollient (8). It 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 also help improve your hair’s texture. This is ideal for normal hair. 

You Will Need
  • 1 cup raw milk
  • 1 tablespoon 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 apply the honey-milk mixture to 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. 

6. Coconut Cream Hair Spa Treatment

Coconut cream contains coconut oil, which is an abundant source of fatty oils, and vitamins B1, B3, B5, B6, C, and E (9). It also contains minerals, such as calcium, iron, selenium, magnesium, and phosphorus. Coconut oil is also known to penetrate the hair shaft and nourish it from within (10). It can also prevent hair damage and damage from UV rays. This treatment is excellent for dry hair.

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 apply the coconut cream to 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. 

7. Strawberry Hair Spa Treatment

This mask is perfect for anyone who’s experiencing hair fall. Strawberries have antioxidant properties (11). These antioxidant properties reduce oxidative stress, which may cause hair fall. This treatment works well for normal hair. 

You Will Need
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons 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 apply the strawberry mask to 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. 

8. Honey Hair Spa Treatment

Honey is an excellent emollient (8). It helps bind moisture to your hair shafts. This treatment will leave your hair feeling extremely manageable while adding shine. Research shows that honey can help reduce severe dandruff and chronic seborrheic dermatitis (12). 

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. Squeeze the excess water out of your hair using a towel.
  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 every two weeks.

9. Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Treatment

Apple cider vinegar helps reduce dandruff (1). It can soothe an irritated scalp, helps balance your scalp’s pH levels, and seal your hair’s cuticles, leaving you with healthy, silky, and shiny hair. This is an excellent treatment for all hair types. 

You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons 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 are 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 on 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 every two weeks.

10. Beer Hair Treatment

Anecdotal evidence suggests that beer helps impart shine and volume to hair. Many also claim that beer can be used to condition hair. 

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. Wash your hair in the morning 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 every two weeks. 

11. Cucumber Hair Spa Treatment

Cucumbers can help promote hair growth (13). They also soothe the scalp and relieve itching and irritation. This treatment works well for all hair types. 

You Will Need
  • ½ cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons 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 apply the cucumber mask to 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. 

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

While the egg nourishes your hair, the olive oil and honey in the pack work together to condition dry hair and repair damage (1). This treatment works well for all hair types. 

You Will Need
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon 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 apply the egg and olive oil mask to 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.

13. Henna Hair Spa Treatment For Dandruff

Apart from enhancing hair color, henna also helps balance the pH level of hair (14). It also helps prevent hair fall and keeps dandruff at bay. 

You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons henna powder
  • 2 teaspoons amla powder
  • 2 teaspoons shikakai powder
  • 2 teaspoons reetha powder
  • A pot of hot boiled water for steam
  • Towel 
Prep Time

2 minutes 

Treatment Time

1 hour and 10 minutes 

Method
  1. Combine the ingredients in a bowl 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 apply the henna mask to 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. 

14. Aloe Vera Hair Spa Treatment For Oily Hair

Aloe vera helps reduce dandruff (15). Use it continuously to stimulate hair growth. Lemon helps cleanse the scalp. 

You Will Need
  • ¼ cup fresh aloe vera gel
  • 1 teaspoon 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 apply the aloe vera mask to 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. 

15. Avocado And Curd Hair Spa Treatment For Damaged Hair

Avocado helps rejuvenate dry hair and makes it shiny. Curd conditions hair and helps eliminate dandruff (16). 

You Will Need
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 tablespoons 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 add the curd to it. 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 apply the avocado mask to 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.

16. Fenugreek Hair Spa Treatment For Dull Hair

Fenugreek can stimulate hair growth (17). It also nourishes hair (18). Honey and curd can condition your hair and eliminate dandruff. This hair mask helps add volume, prevent dandruff, calm excessive oil production, and leave your hair feeling silky and shiny. 

You Will Need
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon soaked fenugreek seeds
  • 3 tablespoons curd
  • A pot of hot boiled water for steam
  • Towel 
Prep Time

Overnight + 5 minutes 

Treatment Time

40 minutes 

Method
  1. Soak fenugreek seeds in water and leave it overnight.
  2. In the morning, grind the fenugreek seeds to a fine paste and add the curd and honey to it. 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 apply the fenugreek mask to 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.

Discussed below are the benefits of a hair spa treatment. 

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. They help hydrate your scalp and hair shaft, preventing dryness. They also help remove residual dirt and build-up, making your hair smoother and lustrous.

2. Eliminates Dandruff

Using ingredients like henna and lemon in your hair spa treatment can help in getting rid of dandruff. These ingredients help unclog your pores while also nourishing your scalp and hair.

3. Gives You 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 are inevitable and come 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. Provides 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 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

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. Nourishes Hair

While hair spa treatments help condition your hair on the one hand, they also help nourish it 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 are all it will take to get your locks looking their best.

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