HairCare for your Lovely Locks
Getting Started with DIY Haircare
Making your own hair products is easy, simple, and best of all, actually enjoyable. When starting the process of the most epic Day Spa at Home, remember to put yourself in a lavish state of mind. Start by lighting some scented candles all around your bathroom or house, if possible, whatever is feasible for you. Then, turn down the lights and get into a relaxed state of mind where you can focus on you and only you. Turn on some pleasant and peaceful music that will put your mind and body at ease. After doing this, you will be well on your way to creating the perfect Day Spa at Home. Remember to adorn a few key areas with a few flower arrangements to bring some nature into your spa day as natural elements will only serve to benefit your entire spa day experience. To make the experience even more amazing, you could begin by purchasing a small waterfall machine that emits water as it has a calming effect on the psyche.
Natural Shampoo & Conditioner
After you have set the stage for the perfect Day Spa at Home, it is now time to start mixing and creating your natural hair care products. Make sure to stock up on vital ingredients such as coconut oil, olive oil, milk, plain yogurt, avocado, beer, mayonnaise, vodka, apple cider vinegar, baking soda, bananas, honey, and any essential oils of your choice including rosemary, lavender, or mint. To make your own homemade shampoo at home for your spa day, mix together some baking soda and apple cider vinegar. All you need are these two ingredients for the best clarifying shampoo that works great at removing product from your hair and any unnecessary buildup of oils and dirt. To make your own homemade conditioner, you can use a wide array of natural conditioning ingredients such as avocado, bananas, honey, plain yogurt, milk, and of course, adding coconut and olive oil as you see fit. The great thing about making your own products is that the choice of how you want the result to turn out is completely and utterly up to you. If you want a conditioner that is extremely conditioning, then make sure to mix up specific ingredients until you get the consistency that you are looking for. Just keep adding and mixing and you cannot go wrong.
Natural Hair Masks
Lastly, we have the wonderful natural hair masks that you can make all by yourself using all-natural ingredients. Some great hair masks include using ingredients such as olive oil, eggs, milk, and even lemon. Hair masks are meant to be more conditioning than natural conditioners and less conditioning than hot oil treatments. They can be applied to the hair up to a few times a week for the most beneficial effects. Other natural hair mask ingredients include coconut oil, honey, and bananas! While others include plain yogurt, apple cider vinegar, and honey! Apple cider vinegar is said to conditioner hair naturally and without leaving an oily residue.
Natural Oil Treatments
Now, onto the oil treatments which is like the natural hair conditioner kicked up a few notches. As with any oil treatment, the secret is locking the treatment with heat, so heat up any natural oil treatment you use and then leave it on your hair for at least a half hour. You can even choose to leave it in overnight if you really want a conditioned and moisture-rich mane. To make your own hot oil treatment, all you need is a heavy oil such as coconut or olive oil. That is it, just one ingredient that will create the type of lovely hair that you desire! As a side note, make sure not to put the oil treatment too close to your roots unless you have a very dry scalp, as the oil can be too saturating for the roots of the hair fully benefit from. It is advisable to put the oil treatment on just at the ends of the hair, and then wrap it up on the top of your head while you are letting it sit. Sit back and relax for about half an hour. To rinse out apply a first shampoo directly to your “oiled” hair and lather up with a second shampoo to ensure the oil is completely rinsed out of your hair.
It is important to massage your scalp if you want beautiful hair daily brushing with a natural bristled brush is important but another wonderful thing you can do for your hair is to massage the scalp. The roots of your hair and fed and nourished by a complex vascular system. Restricted circulation in the scalp can slow hair growth and result in loss of the quality of your hair including brittle and thinning hair. You can avoid and correct this by regular scalp massage. Here’s how: Firmly place your fingertips into your scalp at the sides and, and rotate your scalp, not your fingers, to stimulate good circulation. The massage should be firm but be careful that you do not pull your hair. After you have worked in one position for about thirty seconds, remove your fingers and place them in a different position, rotating the scalp under your fingertips again firmly for thirty seconds. Repeat until you have massaged whole scalp. The whole massage should take between three to five minutes.