I have officially incorporated steaming into my natural hair routine! With just a few 20 minute steam session paired with my deep conditioner masques, I can already see progress in my hair growth after just a little over 3 weeks. This hair steamer has decreased my hair tangles, maintained moisture in my hair and helped my styles last longer. Keep reading below to learn more about how hair steaming can benefit your natural hair:
What is hair steaming?
Hair steaming is essentially applying moist heat, better known as steam, to the hair. The moist heat is best for absorption into the hair follicles due to the humidity created by the steamer.
What are the benefits?
- Hair steaming stops the dry, brittle strands in their tracks! Hair steaming allows your hair to absorb moisture creating stronger and healthier strands. I like to steam my hair with a conditioning masque so my hair can absorb even more nutrients for growth and strength.
- Hair steaming lifts your hair cuticles which further promotes absorption of products and moisture. This is especially great for thick hair or low porosity hair that has a hard time soaking in moisture.
- The steamer allows you to refresh your curls without an entire wash day. If you’re like me, you are on the go and don’t have time to completely soak your hair with products. Hop under the steamer, add some product, then proceed with refreshing your twist-out, wash and go, etc.
- The heat of the steamer helps to stimulate your scalp, and you know what that means…hair growth!
- No more tangles! The steamer has helped me with my single-strand knot and tangling issues. The steamer softens my hair follicles and makes it easier for me to detangle my hair and complete my twist-outs!
How often can I steam?
As of right now, I steam my hair every 1-2 weeks when I wash my hair. However, I plan to use the steamer in the middle of the week or whenever I need to refresh my curls! After some research, many stylists say steamers are great to use up to once a week or even just once a month.
Where do I get a hair steamer?
I use the Secura O3 Facial & Hair Steamer! This steamer was order on Amazon as well as many other steamers. Can’t order a steamer just yet? I suggest applying a plastic bag over your hair (apply any conditioner beforehand, if desired!). Then wet a towel and wring out the excess water. Heat up your towel in the microwave – let cool if it’s too hot to touch – then wrap the towel over your plastic cap to create heat and steam. And there you go, a DIY steam treatment!
Now, get to steaming! How do you add moisture to your hair?