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Here’s Why You Need a Regular Hair Spa Treatment

Learn more about a hair spa treatment, its different types and benefits, and how to do it at home.

Does your hair look dull and lifeless? Is it rough and frizzy? Give it a hair spa treatment. It is a nourishing treatment that can help transform dull and rough hair to smooth, shiny, manageable, and healthy-looking. It involves a scalp massage and oils or hair masks to bring nutrients and moisture to your hair. This process also helps improve blood circulation to your hair follicles. A hair spa treatment can also be relaxing and rejuvenating, making it a good pampering ritual.

Hair spa treatments have different types, and there’s one for every hair need. And if you can’t go to the salon for this procedure, you can do it at home. But first, let’s take a look at the reasons it’s good for you.

Benefits of a Hair Spa Treatment

1. It improves hair texture.

Whether your hair is naturally curlywavy, or straight, a hair spa treatment can make it softer and smoother. Getting this treatment regularly can keep your hair from being dry, rough, and frizzy.

2. It helps reduce split ends.

Because a hair spa is moisturizing, it treats parched strands, making your hair less prone to breakage and split ends.

3. It deeply cleanses your hair and scalp.

This treatment helps unclog your pores to facilitate healthy hair growth. It also removes trapped dirt, grease, and other impurities from your hair and scalp.

4. It helps improve oil production on your scalp.

This salon treatment removes excess oil from an oily scalp. But if you have a dry scalp, a hydrating treatment product will be used to keep your scalp from getting flaky and itchy.

5. It helps reduce dandruff.

One of the causes of dandruff is the overgrowth of the fungus Malassezzia, which feeds on the oil on your scalp. Since a hair spa treatment can remove excess oil, it can help prevent Malassezzia from multiplying on your scalp.

6. It repairs damaged hair.

This salon treatment can help nurse your hair back to health, replenish lost moisture and nutrients, and help it recover from styling, coloring, and chemical damage.

Types of Hair Spa Treatment

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Ask your hairdresser about the types of hair spa treatment offered at your favorite salon. Credit: Shutterstock

1. Anti-Dandruff

This treatment gets rid of flakes from your scalp and hair. It also unclogs your pores and uses a treatment product that hydrates and nourishes your scalp to help prevent dandruff.

2. Anti-Hair Fall

Dealing with hair fall and breakage? Try this type of hair spa treatment. It treats your hair with products that are rich in fatty acids, proteins, and vitamins that can help promote hair growth.

3. Balancing

It removes excess oil from the scalp, leaving it balanced and refreshed. A balancing hair spa treatment makes your hair look bouncy and full of movement instead of limp and greasy. It can also help reduce dandruff due to an oily scalp.

4. Calming

Too much oil on your scalp can cause dandruff, but lack of it can also cause flaking. This type of hair spa treatment hydrates the scalp to minimize flaking and soothe scalp itch.

5. Smoothing

Frizz is one of the most common hair concerns of Filipinas because of the country’s humidity. A smoothing hair spa helps fight frizz and dryness. It leaves your hair smooth and silky, thanks to nourishing oils and deep-conditioning treatments.

6. Hair Spa for Colored Hair

Colored hair is fragile because its outer layer—the cuticle—has already been damaged to let the new color in. A hair spa treatment for colored hair, therefore, is designed to bring back lost moisture and add an extra layer of protection against dryness and breakage. It also helps make your hair color vibrant and guards against fading.

How to Do a Hair Spa Treatment at Home

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Include a DIY hair spa treatment in your self-care ritual. Credit: Shutterstock

1. Shampoo your hair.

Wet your hair thoroughly and shampoo it to remove dirt and excess oil. This will allow your hair to absorb the nutrients from your hair spa treatment better.

2. Apply your hair treatment product.

Is your hair dry and frizzy? Use a keratin treatment like TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Smoothing Mask. It has KERA10 Protein Complex which penetrates your hair up to 10 layers deep. It also gives your hair 10 salon benefits like making your hair soft, smooth, and shiny, calming frizz, taming flyaways, detangling, and strengthening your hair.

Tub of TRESemme Keratin Smooth KERA10 Smoothing Mask

Meanwhile, if you have salon-treated hair, use Cream Silk Treatment Keratin Damage Repair. It has premium ingredients such as keratin and collagen that help repair hair damage and make your hair shiny and smooth. Keratin is the protein that makes up the structure of your hair. A keratin-rich treatment product helps fill in the gaps of a damaged hair structure, resulting in smoother and shiner hair. It also reduces frizz. Meanwhile, collagen helps water bind to your hair fibers, keeping your hair from getting dry and brittle.

Tub of Cream Silk Treatment Keratin Damage Repair

You can also try Dove Advanced Keratin Treatment Mask. It has Kera-Shield Complex, which combines the potent repairing power of keratin with niacinamide and a nourishing layer of vitamins. This treatment mask not only repairs damage but also protects your hair from the damaging effects of daily styling.

Tub of Dove Advanced Keratin Treatment Mask


3. Massage your scalp.

Aside from being relaxing, a scalp massage also promotes hair growth. A 2016 study published in the journal ePlasty showed that a four-minute scalp massage given to nine healthy men daily for 24 weeks resulted in thicker hair.

Don’t forget to massage the treatment mask through your hair to evenly distribute the product to your strands.

4. Steam.

The warmth from the steam unclogs your pores and helps your scalp absorb the nutrients from your treatment mask better. You don’t need fancy equipment for this step. You can simply cover your hair and scalp with a shower cap. Then, put a warm towel over your shower cap for 10 to 15 minutes.

5. Wash your hair.

Use a gentle shampoo to wash off excess hair mask. Don’t forget to condition your hair to seal in moisture. Then, let your hair dry naturally. You may apply hair serum afterward to make your hair soft, smooth, and shiny.

You can do a DIY hair spa treatment at home every month to help detoxify your hair and keep it nourished and healthy-looking.

Ready for a hair spa treatment? Book a session at your favorite salon. However, if you can’t visit one because of your busy schedule, do it at home. Just have your treatment mask ready, follow these easy steps, and give your hair the pampering it deserves.