Steaming is one of THEEEE best things you can do to pamper your natural hair, but if you’re relaxed and/or color treated, steaming should be in your hair care routine as well. Steam sessions work to hydrate dry hair by leaving thirsty tresses juicy and happy. The moist heat from a steamer also encourages blood flow to circulate, which promotes hair growth.
A steamer works by lifting the hair cuticle allowing your treatments (deep conditioner, oils, etc.) to penetrate deeply into the hair shaft and healing damaged hair.
But like with anything else, a steamer will only work IF YOU USE IT. Read on for the do’s and don’ts of hair steaming:
DO steam often.
DO steam for at least 20 minutes per session.
DO ensure the ends of your hair are accessible to the steam. They’re the oldest part of your hair.
DO allow your hair to cool after a steam session before rinsing (if you used conditioner) or applying product.
DON’T steam more than every 10-14 days, it’s possible to over moisturize your hair.
DON’T be afraid to experiment with herbs in your steam. For example, rosemary is great for strengthening hair and reducing breakage.
DON’T invest in a steamer before you know what your porosity is.
Steamers come in two types – handheld and hood. Depending on what your hair goals are, choosing the right one is key. Mo is a fan of the hood hair steamer, she uses the Huetiful Hair Steamer, you can see this steamer in action here.
If maintaining moisture is an issue for you, a steamer can be a great option for transforming your hair into it’s healthiest version. You’ll enjoy hair that is lush and luscious 🙂