With summer brimming over our heads, the lifestyle of an average person tends to change both physically and mentally. Scorching heat often tends to headache, stress and irritation and skin and hair damage. In order to keep hair game on point, beauty expert Aashmeen Munjaal tells about pros and cons of Hair spa treatment.
Hair spa is essential to keep hair glowing and shiny and healthy at the same time. It is require to control and lessen the damage caused by heat, pollution, ultraviolet rays, stress or heat treatments we go through by applying lot of hair gel or spray, doing back combing or tight pony tails. At times, lack of moisture and damage severely affects the hair growth and quality, in order to retain that hair spa is needed to create and supply enough moisture to the hair follicles.
Hair Spa is very important for maintaining the moisture and lustre and also to adhere the elasticity in hair as when we do dry and rough handling it loses its elasticity and further it won’t be able to absorb heat and soak in chemicals, colour treatments, rebonding and pressing as it won’t stand there for longer and the bond would break free.
With regular hair spa sessions, it not only balances the moisture but elasticity as well for a longer duration as per today’s culture. If one stays in air conditioning or room heating for a longer time, it pulls away lot of moisture from our skin and hair making it completely dry and rough. As summers are here, we tend to stay in air conditioners most of the time, it ill-treats the complete hair regime. With regular hair spa we supply enough moisturization to hair making it supple and bouncy improving its quality and density, removing the roughness and fizziness.
Apart from these, if you have any hormonal issues, undergoing any medical treatment, work stress or any other tension, when you take a hair spa, it is not only that the nourishment or moisturizing of hair or any pampering session is going on but also the acupressure massage on the relaxation points also pertains that helps in relieving stress and it helps in generating hormones and are very important for proper hair growth and hair care. This led to generation of happy hormones that reduces hair fall and damage. Hair spa helps in controlling the damage and hormonal issues that directly effects your natural hair growth.
If you need to undergo any regular chemical or colour treatment, ironing, pressing and styling, then it helps in preventing chemical damage and builds a shield over hair to control extreme damage. It combats the harmful effects of all the experiments and treatment your hair are exposed to. A hair spa is essential to maintain the natural shine and density of hair.
A hair spa is a crème based therapy or a masked based therapy and not using any oil and hair food. Firstly the hair is shampooed to remove all dirt, pollutants and impurities or dandruff and sweat that sticks to hair scalp easily. A deep cleansing is given to make hair smooth and free from all dirt. Then hair is combed slightly with a vibratory comb on wet hair only. After combing, the hair masked is applied in different layers section by section, which is in horizontal, vertical and criss – cross way. Roots are kept closely untouched and we start applying the mask layer by layer and immersify it there. Immersifying is not massaging but penetrating the mask in tiny tiny sections with soft circulation.
Then we put up the shower cap and leave it for approximately 20 mins. If the hair is extremely dry or damaged, we give mild steam as well. You can cover the hair mask with a shower cap or towel and leave it for some time. Post that, we also supply ozone which helps in eradicating any sort of infections, dandruff, allergies. It is recommended to take ozone during your hair spa in order to get better results. It helps in better penetration of moisturizing, opens clogged pores and also revitalizes the dead skin cells through vibrating massage.
Then various types of power boosters, enhancers, serum are applied as per the requirement. The spa ranges from one another, it can be of 20 minutes or even 30 to 60 minutes depending upon the damage done. If the hair is damage prone then one should visit twice or thrice a month for a proper treatment. If the hair is of regular quality, then one can visit once in a month.
For homemade spa, one can do it regularly with their shampoo and conditioners and mask whatever you use, but it is required to visit to hair spa once in a while as it is only about the products used but also the ambiance, aura and aroma of the hair spa centre where you can completely feel relaxed away from all work and household chaos to relieve your stress for complete wellness. The professional environment is necessary to give you the exact therapy. At the centre there are professional appliances and instruments that give you better results than home – made spa session. It is highly recommended to visit a salon/ spa for the hair therapy.
For the best effective hair spa, one can use L’oreal hair spa products, Wella, Schwarzkopf, Olives are best recommended for the treatment. Too much of hair spa can also be harmful for hair quality. If the scalp and hair are balanced and still you get hair spa then the oil may get limped within the scalp, it reduces the fullerenes as there is excessive moisture or oil in your scalp can also be bad for the hair growth in summers and humid weather.
Hair massage is done with oil and spa is done with hair masks, crème – based products or conditioners. Spa products penetrate deeply while oil may stay in upper layer only depending on oil quality. Oil massage is more like routine head massage. Whereas spa is a professional technique done within a specified environment under skilled supervision, along with relaxing it is the therapy that helps in boosting the hair growth. Hence, hair spa is the latest fashion for hair care.