In my new service Book & Go to a salon in Tokyo I worked with the hair salons on the perfect plan for you to have during your trip in Japan; I have always asked the salons to include the Head Spa service.
Why? Because first fo all I, personally LOVE Head Spa 😀 , and then I really think it’s a wonderful experience for you to understand the quality of Japanese service and feel the efficacy of such a service on your hair and scalp. Last reason: it is a perfect occasion for you to rest, relax, and forget about the hassle of crowded Tokyo. It is an ideal break between never ending shoppings and long hours walkings from site to site.
Head Spa: what is it exactly??
The Head Spa, using the hot shower in the beauty salons, is a head massage and cleansing to promote effectively the health of scalp and hair.
From the fact that this kind of services including relaxation through massage fits the needs of today’s stressful society, recently not only hair salons provide head spa but we have Head Spa specialty stores too.
Effects that can be expected from the Head Spa:
– prevention of thinning hair and hair loss
– improvement of hair beauty for flat hair, dry and dull hair that lacks shine
– improvement of health condition of the scalp such as redness, itchiness
– refreshment, relaxation
However, there are hidden happy effects too:
– face lift, face sharpening
– physical relaxation
– mental stress release
As already explained in my post on how to correctly shampoo your hair, scalp care such as head spa allows to deep cleanse your pores of the scalp that can be clogged with daily impurities, styling products, sebum, etc. At some point, the regular shampoo and your shampoo technique are not enough to properly clean those clogged pores. So what happens next is that hair cannot grow properly so hair becomes thinner, cannot have enough nutrition so becomes duller and dry, especially the ends that are far away from the pores, resulting eventually to hair loss…a disaster!
Headspa in a Japanese hair salon
At the hair salons, we use special products for the scalp, carefully chosen by your hairdresser after hair and scalp diagnosis.
The massage that goes with is based on alternative medicines such as Chinese, Aromatherapy, Ayurveda and uses shiatsu and other techniques, always synchronized to your heart beat leading to deep relaxation.
Each salon has its own protocol of head spa but it always comes with deep scalp and hair washing and head massage, sometimes neck and shoulders too.
I know something got your particular attention. What?? It has a face lifting effect too??
YES, it has. Scalp and face are covered by the same skin!!! Massaging the scalp improves the general blood circulation and making the scalp healthy will obviously have a detox effect on your face too! You will notice your face tone and complexion will be lighter after the head spa.
So face is lifted through detox, tone is brighter, eyes and sight are clearer!
So I hope I made a good job explaining to you how wonderful the head spa is:
it’s deeply relaxing (often times, I fall asleep during the service), hair and scalp are healthier after; The pores of the scalp being clean, it creates more root lifting. So people who suffer from fine hair getting always so flat (my case), here is your solution!! and face complexion healthier too with a tone up effect! Voilà, one Japanese beauty secret revealed to you. One step closer to the beautiful Japanese women’s hair and skin.
Let me know what you think!