You may be making a mistake If you think spa therapy is only for your body. Hair spa is very good for stressed hair just the same way a stressed body needs spa therapy. There are several hair spa benefits that make this therapy worthwhile and it is not expensive too, you can even do it at home if you want.
What is Hair Spa?
Hair spa is a therapy made up of various hair treatments designed to rejuvenate your hair and boost its recovery from stress and damage. It is a good therapy option for nourishing and treating your hair to keep it in great condition especially after stressful experiences that may be causing hair damage. You can also consider doing a hair spa to keep your hair in a great condition and beautiful before when preparing for a big event like a wedding or party.
Types of Hair Spa Treatment
There are four different types of hair spa treatments. These include:
Collagen Hair Spa Treatment
Collagen is a protein that plays a very important role in the structure of hair and its deficiency can lead to poor hair growth with weak hair shafts. Various factors like stress, poor diets, etc. can be responsible for inadequate production of collagen.
Collagen hair spa treatment utilizes massage creams with collagen or hydrolyzed collagen in treating the hair during hair spa session. This is usually applied as a mask and massaged into the hair from the scalp to the hair tips. The treatment helps hair to restore the structural integrity of hair which helps the hair to grow well and healthy.
Color Bloom Hair Spa Treatment
If you have treated your hair with color and are worried about your hair getting damaged after the hair color is removed, then you shouldn’t worry anymore.
Color bloom hair spa treatment is used in protecting your dyed hair from damage since hair usually becomes very dry and frizzy after the dye/color is washed out. This treatment will preserve the integrity of the hair to keep it soft and shiny after washing out the color.
Deep Conditioning Hair Spa Treatment
This type of hair spa treatment is usually done for damaged hair with exposure to stressful conditions. The hair is treated with various hair spa massage creams and formulas to nourish the hair and help the cuticle coverings to get restored easily over time.
Detoxifying Hair Spa Treatment
Another unique hair spa benefit is the ability to detoxify yourself with common hair treatment regimens. Detoxification may be necessary if you have a scalp infection, product build-up in the scalp, oil scalp etc. This treatment cleanses impurities that may be preventing the hair from receiving the nourishment it needs to grow more and better.
There are also organic massage preparations such as tea tree oils, peppermint oil, rosemary oil etc. that can be used for hair spa detoxification treatments.
Process of Hair Spa
The process of hair spa is not complicated, especially If you are trying to do hair spa at home or just want to understand the steps our stylist will take when doing it for you. These are the basic steps involved in the hair spa procedure:
First Step: The hair spa process usually begins with washing your hair typically with shampoo and massaging the scalp with it and gently washing and massaging the entire hair length from the scalp to the tip.
This process is then repeated until the entire hair is washed and massaged in this manner. This can take up to 15 – 20 minutes depending on the volume of your hair. This also helps you to relax as well.
Second Step: After completing the first step, the next step entails conditioning of the hair. Deep conditioning of the hair is done by applying an adequate amount of conditioner to the hair and massaging the entire length of the hair from the scalp to the hair tips.
This is a process that provides the nourishment that hair needs to get restored and rejuvenated. This step can take about 20 – 25 minutes.
Step Three: This step entails massaging the hair with specialized massage cream. After conditioning the hair, a special hair spa massage cream is applied and the hair is properly massaged with the cream. This provides nourishment that the hair really needs and it is also very relaxing as well.
Step Four: After massaging the hair properly, the next step will be to do steam treatment for the hair. This will allow the hair to absorb the conditioner and massage cream properly and to allow these hair spa products to get absorbed by the scalp so that the hair can receive the nourishment it needs to grow and be healthy. The steam treatment should not be more than 10 minutes
Duration of Hair Spa Treatment
The entire duration of hair spa treatment can be between 60 – 90 minutes (1 – 1.5 hours) and you can enjoy the results of the spa for 2 – 4 weeks depending on individual conditions.
Hair Spa Benefits (and Disadvantages)
There are several hair spa benefits that you can receive from this therapy with the evidence clearly manifesting in health and quality of your hair after the experience. Some of these advantages of hair spa include:
Deep conditioning that Strengthens Hair Roots and Follicles
Typically when hair is subjected to stress and harsh conditions, the hair roots become weak or experience some damage. This is a perfect situation to experience hair spa benefits which will help to reverse the effects of these harsh conditions.
Hair spa products like conditioners (among other products ) are used in massaging the hair during the hair spa process. This nourishes and moisturizes hair roots, follicles and shafts which helps the hair to restore the hair sheen, and enhances hair grow effortlessly. The deep conditioning also hydrates the scalp preventing dryness and cleaning out any dirt on the scalp.
Stabilizes Oil Production in Scalp
Stress and exposure to pollution can affect the ability of sebaceous glands to continue secreting the sebum or the naturally produced hair oil that your hair needs to grow well. Hair spa treatments usually clean out the hair follicles and help restore the ability of sebaceous glands to continue secreting sebum normally.
Stimulates Scalp Blood Circulation
Massaging the scalp can lead to improvements in blood circulation in the scalp. This leads to improved availability of nourishment that hair needs to grow very well.
Massage naturally has a calming effect on the body that helps you to get relief from stressors in your body. Hair spa massage also produces this calming effect which can lead to a decrease in stress, and the hair will generally grow and thrive better with less stress.
Removes Impurities in Hair Pores and Repairs Damaged Hair
The detail-oriented process of hair spa ensures that the hair is properly washed and treated with nourishing hair spa products like massage creams. This treatments (washing, conditioning, massaging etc.) removes impurities in the hair (like dandruff) that may have clogged hair pores in the scalp, restores the hair to a good healthy condition.
When hair spa treatments are done regularly, it makes it very difficult for dandruff to grow in your hair again. This is because the massaging treatments prevent the hair scalp from getting dry, and it helps the sebaceous glands to keep secreting oil at optimal levels that will prevent dandruff from growing in your hair.
Restores Hair Sheen Thick and Healthy Hair
One of the hair spa benefits is the ability of stressed and damaged hair to recover its sheen. The cuticle covering of hair shafts that gives the hair its shine is usually damaged when hair is exposed to harsh and stressful conditions. This makes damaged hair to look dull and rough. However, hair spa treatments help in restoring damaged cuticle which in turn restores the hair shine.
Prevents Scalp Ageing
Besides ageing, exposure to stress and harsh environmental conditions can be responsible for hair loss and grey hairs. Hair spa treatments provide the necessary nourishment that hair scalp needs to support the growth of healthy hair.
Disadvantages of Hair Spa
Some people are always asking about or looking for the disadvantages of hair spa therapy without knowing that the disadvantages are very rare. Some side-effects of hair spa are only experienced in very rare cases where people may show some sensitivity to the kind of hair spa products used for hair therapy.
Hair Spa FAQs
Things to Do Before and After Hair Spa
Should I wash my hair before hair spa?
You don’t have to wash your hair before coming to the salon for a hair spa. The hair spa process begins with washing your hair with shampoo and massaging it before any other thing is done. It is always good to wash your hair first before applying anything else even if you are doing your hair spa at home.
What To Do After Hair Spa
Can we wash hair after hair spa?
You don’t have to wash your hair after a hair spa because the treatment your hair receives is sufficient to keep the hair clean for a while. However, you can wash your hair within 4-7 days if you have an oily scalp or if you have exposed your hair to harsh environmental conditions (dust, ashes etc) that results in accumulation of dirt in your hair.
Can We Apply Oil After Hair Spa?
You don’t have to oil your hair after doing a hair spa for at least 3-4 days. Your hair receives a thorough treatment that includes oil massage of the scalp which helps in preventing dry scalp. However, you can start oiling your hair again after the third or fourth day, especially if you have a tendency to have dry scalp.