All of us could use a little more pampering in our lives. Everyone likes to look good. Not all of us, though, can afford to go into a spa or hair salon to get our heads and hair pampered. Especially if you have color-treated hair, like I do, your hair can use some extra care.
What can we do to get spa pampering for our hair at home?
Normal life can be damaging to hair. My hair, for example, takes a lot of abuse. It’s been dyed a lot. It frequently gets blow dried, and my kids like fixing it for me. So I feel like my hair could definitely benefit from some extra nourishment and care.
I really like Pantene Pro-V Color Hair Solutions Color Nourishing Treatment. Despite the ludicrously long name, it’s a fantastic product that’s worth splashing out on. At about $5.99 per tube, it’s an extra expense, but far cheaper than the salon. According to Pantene, it repairs hair in a way that makes it healthier and more attractive, and will make the color last longer. To put it simply, my hair looks and feels better when I use the Color Nourishing Treatment. My hair feels less dry and coarse, and was noticeably softer after using it just once. It reminded me of the ultra-thick conditioner that comes with hair dye kits, only you can use it every week.
Nourishing Treatments like Pantene’s are an easy way to get hair that feels spa-treated despite a busy schedule. You can use it in the shower even when you have a busy day ahead of you, and then have that salon-pampered feeling all day long.
One of the reasons that people love going into salons is because they like feeling someone else’s hands on their scalp and in their hair, especially if they get a scalp massage. Not only is having your head massaged relaxing, it has other benefits as well, such as stimulating blood flow and improving hair health. You don’t have to see a professional every time you want to enjoy a head massage.
Get a friend or your partner to enjoy some do-it-yourself treatments with you. Take turns massaging each other’s heads. You can either wash and condition the other person’s hair over a bowl or sink and rub the scalp then, or you can use an oil to just massage the head. You can buy specific massage oils, or you can just use warm olive oil to rub into each other’s heads. Just rub it gently into the scalp with your fingers. If you don’t have someone to help you, you can still enjoy head massage on your own. You can either rub your head, or buy a specific head massager. They’re cheap and an easy way to treat yourself.
There’s no reason why you can’t experiment with styling your hair, or ask a friend to style your hair for you (just be sure to return the favor). You don’t have to go into the salon to get a new look. Even if you don’t want to commit to a haircut, you can still play along with styling. I recommend light styling wax for playing with new styles. They can create strong looks without leaving your hair feeling gunky with too much product.