Going to a salon isn’t exactly easy these uncertain times, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pamper yourself and get amazing hair! Find out how you can elevate your hair routine with these treatments you can do at home.
Hair is something that a lot of people take pride in. It’s like an extension of ourselves and a form of expression. We can cut it short, grow it long, change the color, and change the style depending on what we like. Taking good care of it is also like a form of self-care. We go to salons, barbershops, or spas to pamper ourselves and do something with our hair.
I know we all miss the routine of going to a salon and getting our hair done, but that’s something we're struggling to do nowadays. But who says you can’t get the salon treatment at home? Take a day and give your hair the pampering that it needs. Now, you don’t have to go to a salon to get luscious locks. There are some great methods that you can do at home to nourish your hair. It’s as easy as incorporating a step in your hair care routine.
Ready to give your hair some TLC at home? Here’s what you can do:
There are a ton of hair oils that you can use as a treatment on your hair. Different oils have different benefits and depend on what you’re looking to achieve. It is an effective method to include in your hair care routine because it’s super easy and simple. It’s as simple as putting the oil in your hair and letting it be absorbed by your locks for about an hour or so, and wash it off with warm water and gentle shampoo. That’s it.
Hair oiling has also been around for ages and is a practice used as a traditional beauty secret in India. Families even make special time for it as a bonding and self-care activity. You might be wondering what their secret is for long, luscious locks. This is it!
A few examples of some oils you can use:
- Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is at the top of the list because it’s something that we all have lying around in our kitchen. It’s cheap, it’s easy to get a hold of, and it’s also one of the best oils you can use on your hair. It's packed with essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals that will help moisturize, thicken, and improve the elasticity of your hair.
- Argan Oil
You may already know argan oil from reading it on various hair care products. That’s because it’s incredibly effective at putting the shine back in your hair, making it soft and smooth, and repairing the damage caused by heat styling or environmental factors. It’s high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that will nourish your strands.
- Castor Oil
If hair growth is your target, then castor oil is what you want. This oil the main ingredient in hair growth serums for hair, eyebrows, and eyelashes, and the effects are noticeable. Hair grows longer and much faster using this oil because it’s rich in proteins, vitamins, fatty acids, and antioxidants. It makes the hair stronger, less prone to hair fall and breakage, and encourages new hairs to grow.
When you use this method, make sure to mix in some other type of oil to balance out its thick consistency.
- Jojoba Oil
Jojoba oil is another well-kept beauty secret amongst hair, skin, and nail enthusiasts. This oil is a little more lowkey in terms of being advertised in beauty products, but it’s one of the most effective oils for hair growth, strength, and elasticity. Jojoba oil is 97% monounsaturated fats, so if your hair is prone to breaking or brittleness, you can use this oil to bring back strength and encourage growth. Its biological makeup is also the closest you can get to the natural sebum we produce, which makes it absorb so much faster than other oils.
An At-Home Keratin Treatment
A Brazilian blowout is something that a lot of people get when they go out to a salon. It’s one of the best modern treatments nowadays because it restores the shine of your hair, tames the frizzies, and makes it look like the best version of itself without being too damaging. It’s the best way to get the results that you’re looking for fast.
This keratin treatment from Mayraki Professional is perfect for doing it yourself at home. It’s free of any harmful chemicals that other professional salon products may have. It’s a much gentler version of the treatments that you usually receive from your salon. Although it’s a little bit less intense than the usual keratin treatment or Brazilian blowout than you’re used to, it’s going to be much better as an at-home treatment that you can do yourself. Just follow the specific instructions, and you’ll get the same results for less amount of money, and you won’t have to deal with any harsh chemicals.
DIY Hair Masks
DIY hair masks are a fun way of practicing self-care at home. You can make it feel like you’re in a spa and that you’re receiving the pampering that you deserve. They’re also a great way to nourish your hair with natural ingredients.
Check this video out for a DIY avocado and egg hair mask.
Check this video out for a DIY olive oil and honey hair mask.
Use Premium Products
Another way you can elevate your hair care routine at home and treat yourself is to use premium, high-quality products. Now that you’re not spending huge amount of money getting your hair done professionally at salons, you will have some more to spend on the everyday products that you are using.
Make sure that you get products that are made for you and your goals. Don’t just pick up any old products on the drugstore shelf. Research on good, bad, and premium ingredients. Get the products that have good reviews and will give you what you want. Get the ones with the best ingredients that will nourish your hair better in the long run.
Take Care of Your Hair
Working and studying from home is a big challenge for a lot of people. Now, it’s easy to stay in pajamas all day and be a little lazy with yourself. But don’t forget to take a little time to squeeze in some self-care practices to make sure that you maintain your confidence and still look and feel good even while staying at home.