Did you know that there are five million inhabitants in Finland and over three million saunas in Finland, which makes it an average of one sauna per household!? - wow! Find out here why it is so popular and how can you use it for curly hair care.
Why a Sauna is good for the body?
First of all, there is probably no better way to relax than heat bathing in a sauna. Our bodies response to the persistent heat by relaxing and relieving stress. The heat relaxes muscles and soothe aches in both muscles and joints by releasing endorphins “the body’s tranquillisers” and can even help to induce a deeper sleep afterwards. Secondly, the deep sweat produced in a sauna can help reduce levels of lead, copper, zinc, nickel, mercury and other chemical absorbed just from interacting with the environment, by cleansing the skin and removing dead skin cells. Therefore, a sauna not only feels good, but it is good for your body as well.
Why a Sauna is good for curly hair?
Yes, it makes you feel better, look better and sleep better, but did you know that it can also make your curls better! Curly hair tends to be extremely dry, making our curls frizzy and more prone to breakage. To prevent that to happen, some added extra moisture is necessary. We can get the maximum benefits of a deep hair care treatment by combining it with applied heat or steam. It opens the cuticle of the hair and allows moisture to penetrate the hair shaft.
Curly hair care treatment for sauna
A Hot Oil Treatment is a great choice for a sauna. No need to heat the oil before application. The heat of the sauna will do that for you. Make sure that your hair is always wet when entering the sauna to protect it from drying.
- Apply hair oil throughout your entire hair and scalp before entering the sauna. This way, you can make a hot oil treatment, and as well it works as pre-shampooing protection.
- Tie your hair up for the sauna. Avoid the use of metallic clips due to the heat. You can try one of our silk hair scrunchies.
- Let the hair oil sit around 10-20 minutes (this depends entirely on how much of a sauna person you are) before shampooing it off.
- Shampoo off the oil treatment and continue with your regular washday routine.
Some oils such as coconut and sunflower oil can improve the absorption into the hair shaft when applied with heat. Try The Wild Curl Moisturizing Hair Oil Kit that is ideal for hot oil treatments. It contains oils that can penetrate the hair shaft and nourish and moisturise your hair from the inside. It also includes a scalp oil and a hair growth booster.
The level of relaxation is beyond everything with this treatment. And don’t worry, you don’t have to go all the way to Finland to try this out. Check out your nearest gym, swimming hall or spa for a sauna and that will do it. Enjoy your sauna and keep it hot and curly!