So, did you keep your hair in a top knot during all of self isolation? Now that restrictions have lifted and we’re in the midst of Winter, it’s the perfect time to give your hair a little extra love with our At-Home Day spa: Hair Edition.
At My Hair Care & Beauty, we’ve been advocating self-care rituals because we all need this at this time more than ever. Take a peek at some of the at-home day spa essentials that we have curated to give you the ultimate pampering even though you can’t go to your favourite salon or spa just yet.
First things first…
In order to transform your home into a spa-like atmosphere, it is important to set the mood. Nothing will help transform your vision of an at-home day spa better than putting on your jammies or a plush robe. Toss out that sweats you’ve been on all day and grab your fanciest robe!
Once that is all set, you can put on some mellow or meditation music on the background. This will instantly help set the mood and make you feel relaxed and uplifted.
With all that out of the way, you are ready to start your at-home day spa experience. The next thing you need to do is to grab all of your essentials so you can feel pampered and treated with your favourite products.
Do some detox first
Have you been spending most of your time on online virtual meetings lately? Chances are, you’ve relied too much on dry shampoo and hair spray to keep your hair looking presentable in an effort to extend your style. That’s why your hair is probably longing for some refresh!
The downside to this is that you might be suffering from hair product buildup. That’s why we recommend starting your at-home day spa experience by using the MAXI.WASH in order to purify your scalp and balance it without stripping of all of the natural oils. Other cleansing shampoos worth considering are the KMS Deep Cleanse Shampoo or the Davines Solu Shampoo.
At-home day spa essentials
When you are done, use a shampoo that is suited for your hair type to make it easier for the masque you’ll be using later on to do its job. Not sure which shampoo to use for your second wash?
If you have fine hair, the best shampoos for your hair include Kevin Murphy Angel.Rinse or the Davroe Volume Senses Amplifying Shampoo. Both are excellent in terms of adding body and shine to fine hair.
Dry hair is a very common issue in the winter. You will need a shampoo that can infuse hydration back to your strands such as the NAK Hydrating Shampoo or the Kemon Actyva Nuova Fibra Reconstructing Shampoo. Repair and restore hair that’s crying for moisture with any of these shampoos!
For the ultimate at-home restorative treatment, you can also integrate scalp restoration washes to your at-home day spa experience. This will help feed your scalp and hair with essential nutrients to repair dry and brittle hair, while also restoring its body and bounce to make it look fuller and healthier. For that, you’ll need either the Alfaparf Semi di Lino Scalp Balancing Low Shampoo or the Kemon Actyva Benessere Shampoo for Sensitive Scalp.
Finally, if you have damaged hair, there is one treatment highly recommended for that – Olaplex No. 4. It helps to restore the moisture level and internal strength of your strands, making it more manageabe and shiny. If you can’t get your hands on Olaplex, the Davines Melu Shampoo is just as effective. It makes your hair light and silky to reduce breakage.
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Hair mask to the rescue!
The next step to an at-home day spa that will make you feel luxuriously pampered is with a hair mask. This is an important step because you want to give time for the mask to work on your hair and do its magic. It also goes without saying that you must choose a mask that is suited for your hair type, just like with the shampoo.
Use this guide to choose the right mask for your hair type:
- Dry hair – The Nounou Hair Mask from Davines delivers an intensive repair for your strands by infusing it with deep nourishment. It is ideal for hair that’s turned dry because of bleaching, perming, and other chemical treatments.
- Colour treated hair – Designed to extend the life of your hair colour, the Colour Save Mask from Wella is what you need as part of your hair colour care routine. It also prevents fading of hair colour.
- Damaged hair – Dubbed as the perfect solution to recover your damaged hair, the Brasil Cacau Extreme Repair Hair Mask is perfect for you. Made with the best and most effective ingredients, this mask works deep into the hair fiber to restore your damaged hair back to life.
- Thick or coarse hair – Engineered to repair and hydrate damaged hair, Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask is a fantastic treatment. Use it regularly to revitalise your thick and coarse strands
Pamper your strands with a leave-in treatment
Amp up the pampering benefits to your strands when you incorporate a leave-in treatment to your at-home day spa experience. Not sure which leave-in treatment to use? Worry not! We will give you a rundown of the best ones to satisfy your hair care needs.
If you have dry strands, the Davines Momo Hair Potion will inject a boost of hydration. It leaves your hair with a silky texture without weighing it down. Meanwhile, the Actyva Bellessere Night Treatment is designed to moisturise and nourish your strands with its silicone-free formula. Wake up to hair that is more manageable and softer!
For colour-treated hair, we recommend the Wella Oil Reflections Smoothing Oil. This is a luxurious hair oil that smoothens and conditions hair with every use. And for those looking for a leave-in treatment that works for all hair types, choose Olaplex No. 6 Bond Smoother. This is a revolutionary leave-in reparative styling creme made to hydrate hair while eliminating frizz.
Finishing touches to your at-home day spa ritual
Once you had allotted enough time for the products to be absorbed by your hair, it is time to move on to the finishing touches of your at-home day spa ritual. Start by detangling your hair with the right brush. You can go for the classic Wet Brush Original Detangling Brush or the O&M Detangler Brush.
If you choose to let your hair air-dry, it is a good idea to incorporate a few products to make your style feel extra special. While air drying, you can apply the Shimmer Shine mist from Kevin Murphy to infuse it with beneficial ingredients such as Baobab seed extract, vitamins, bamboo extracts, and immortelle essential oils. If you are naturally curly or wavy, the Killer Curls is the best product to create more definition to your style.
You can also opt to wrap your hair while you dry it. When choosing a hair wrap, make sure that the wrap is made with microfiber so it is gentle on the strands. Hair is most fragile when wet so choose the Riva Hair Towel Wrap or Amelie Shower Cap from Louvelle to protect your crowning glory!
To finish off your style, you can blow dry it! A good blow dry can definitely transform your hair and make it go from drab to fab in minutes! No need to wait until you can go to your next salon appointment to get the perfect blow-dry because you can achieve that at home.
Don’t forget to prep your strands with the Olaplex No. 7 Bonding Oil if you have dry or damaged hair. This is a weightless oil that enhances the result of your blowdry. And for the best blow dry results, we only recommend the ghd helios. It is designed with the patented Aeroprecis technology for a salon-worthy blow-dry at home. Another recommended blow-drying tool is the Parlux Advance Light Ceramic & Ionic Dryer.
While nothing beats a luxurious spa at the salon, it does not mean that you have to be deprived when you’re staying at home. These at-home day spa essentials are the next best thing to being pampered!
Which of these items are you going to add to your next at-home day spa sesh? Tag us on #myhaircarebeauty so we can see what your spa day looks like!