Many of us visit the salon for more than just a fresh trim, a new colour or fresh highlights; we also go for the spa-like experience. Your hair has a slightly different scent, may feel better, and appears shiny. The in-salon experience is one that I particularly encourage as long as you are in a healthy hair care salon. However, I am also always at pains to stress that healthy hair requires that you understand your own hair and learn to care for it outside of a salon setting too.
The good news is, you can give yourself great quality at home hair treatments in the comfort of your home. So, I am sharing with you 5 treatments to keep your hair strands looking and feeling lush.
1. A DEEP CLEANSE WITH DÚDÚ CLARIFYING & EXFOLIATING SHAMPOO
Washing your scalp and hair is the ultimate hair treatment. It is the foundation of a healthy scalp from which healthy hair sprouts and thrives. Depending on how many products you use, you should cleanse your scalp and hair with a clarifying shampoo bi-weekly or once a month. You should clarify your hair more frequently if you don't wash it weekly or if you wear wash and go’s regularly. You can use our meta clay, a sulphate-free shampoo or a moisturizing shampoo for your regular weekly washes.
Don’t forget to use a great conditioner and rinse it out thoroughly.
Bonus tip – you can wrap your hair in our super fluffy 100% organic bamboo hair towel which absorbs 4× more water than a regular cotton towel!
2. CLAY WASH
Clay wash is the ultimate at-home treatment, providing you with a gentle cleanse that does something mysterious to your curls!! It makes it pop! The exact science as to why your curls pop isn’t yet known, but clays as a gentle cleanser has been used for thousands of years by women from different indigenous cultures. Our meta clay wash consists of three ancient and therapeutic clays; Rhassoul, Bentonite and Kaolin Clays. And it is the ultimate for those who want an absolute natural cleanser!
While each individual clay has its distinct benefits, our meta clay offers a full and diverse range of nutrients and minerals because it brings the best grade of clays together. It is the perfect at-home treatment because it can be used for your hair, and your face and we even have customers who use it on their body!
Here's a video link on how to mix it; enjoy what we call slow self-care!
3. HOT OIL TREATMENT WITH KHALILA OIL
By now, we’re all familiar with hot oil treatments, we’ve been reiterating its importance for far too long! especially if you have dry, damaged or weak strands. Some benefits of a good hot oil treatment include reduced frizz, dryness and breakage, it keeps moisture sealed in, increases blood flow to the scalp and strengthens hair.
A good hot oil treatment has to be done with decadent oils that can penetrate into the hair to maximize its effects. Both our Leccino olive oil and Khalila oil are perfect for hot oil treatments, although Khalila oil is preferable because it contains three superb carrier oils and two essential oils that supercharge your strands and deeply stimulates your scalp.
A hot oil treatment can be done before you wash your hair - just give the oil enough time to penetrate. I would say at least an hour!! Or it can even be done after you wash your hair.
4. FRESH ALOE VERA TREATMENT
Do you suffer from mild dry scalp, mild flakes, a feeling of tightness or dryness on your scalp? … you do?! Okay, we got you!!
Get a big Aloe-Vera plant and use the gel of the plant all over your scalp. Let it penetrate for at least an hour then wash it off with shampoo. We know that Aloe can calm down inflammation and if your case is mild, it could relieve dryness.
Please remember to do a patch test, it is not unusual to be allergic to Aloe Vera. It is worth a try, but it is not a substitute for cleansing regularly nor for seeking professional help if your scalp is scaly, itchy, painful and nothing appears to work! The great thing is Aloe Vera is also amazing on hair so it’s a win-win!
5. USING A HEAT CAP TO MAXIMIZE DEEP CONDITIONING & HOT OIL TREATMENTS
After applying a deep conditioner or a hot oil treatment to your hair, cover it with a plastic shower cap and wear our heated cap (20 mins for a deep conditioner and about an hour for your hot oil treatment to give it time to penetrate properly). Get a glass of wine and put on your favorite show on while your hair gets the TLC it deserves. Science shows that applying heat to these treatments allows more of the goodness to absorb and adsorb to your hair.