One of the best spa treatments I have had lately is a Japanese Scalp treatment. The deep cleaning scalp treatment relaxes and invigorates at the same time! It helps increase blood flow, clear the hair follicle and release tension by vigorously scrubbing the scalp clean and then using shiatzu massage techniques to relax the scalp and mind. It got me thinking… how can I do this treatment at home?
I wash my hair about twice a week, usually in the middle of the night after the baby is asleep, the house is clean and I am done with work. At that time of night, I have plenty of time to indulge in a spa treatment. So I grabbed everything I would need to recreate the treatment and tried it out.
Items Needed for A Japanese Scalp Treatment:
Leave In Conditioner
Blow Dry Serum
Over Night Serum
Favorite Essential Oils – I used Eucalyptus, lavender, and mint.
I started by steaming up the shower and diffusing the oils. If you don’t have a steam shower or diffuser just pop a few drops of essential oils on a washcloth and cover the drain with hot water running. The heat will steam up and the oil will release into it.
Next, on wet hair and scalp, I used the Briogeo Scalp Revival. Working it in vigorously to the scalp using the padding of your finger NOT the nails. This helps with circulation and to clear out the dead skin, sebum (oil) and debris from the scalp. The Briogeo smells SOO good and tingles a bit for an even better spa-like experience. I left it on while working the Kerastase shampoo into my hair from scalp to ends. This Kerastase shampoo is one of my favorites. My hair is super dry and coarse plus color treated. The Bain Satin leaves my hair soft and shiny.
Rinse out to finish step 2.
Apply a hair mask in hair 1 inch from the scalp.
While the hair mask worked in I washed my face and turned the water off. With the water off I did a full body scrub with the Jo Malone Vitamin E body scrub. I also popped on a face mask, brushed my teeth and shaved my legs. After all that it was time to rinse the mask, body scrub and face mask off.
Out of the shower I massaged in the scalp serum– I like this one by Kerastase. (No this post isn’t sponsored but they do send me products a few times a year.) After the serum, I apply the leave-in conditioner and blow dry cream in. A little goes a LOOONG way.
Finish by blow-drying straight. Since I do this at night I apply a little of the Strivectin overnight serum and braid my hair before bed.
Overall, it is an easy treatment to do at home and my hair looks shiny and softer each time I do.