Hey Newbies! I’m making time to give some quick posts on all the necessities needed while we brave this historic winter. Look forward to posts focusing on ways to keep hair healthy and protected and this one is all about moisture and how to get and keep it. One of the best ways to do that is using a steamer for hair steaming.
Winter is in full swing and we are in dire need to give some TLC to our over-stressed, under-cared for tresses. What’s one of the most important assets to our hair in this climate? Moisture and that requires a more work from you than in warmer months. One of the best ways to impart that moisture into your strands is a steamer or hair steaming and not many newbies are that familiar term or practice.
What is Hair Steaming?
A hair steamer is using steam or moist heat to hair strands and aids hair and scalp more than you realize. Hair steaming can be done in a few different ways from utilizing steam from a shower to using hand-held or hooded steamers.
Usage of a hair steamer can be done year-round but I use and need it more during the colder months when the temperatures dip and the dry climate in Denver can get even drier. Here are some vital benefits to your strands and scalp from hair steaming:
More Effective Deep Conditioning – If you suffer from low porosity hair or hair dryness, hair steaming helps to lift the hair’s cuticle so that moisture can get in and this allows for a more effective deep conditioning treatment that doesn’t require hours or overnight to accomplish.
Make Your Hot Oil Treatment Work Harder – Often we think just leaving products or oils on our hair longer will do the trick but hair steaming makes penetrating oils like coconut or olive oil work better at moisturizing and sealing.
Encourages Blood Flow To The Scalp – Hair steaming gets the blood flowing the the scalp and scalp circulation increases nourishment to the hair follicles and that encourages hair growth.
Aids In A Healthier Scalp – Healthy hair growth needs a healthy scalp and heat steaming helps to unclog scalp pores and purify the scalp of toxins. This is ideal if a scalp exfoliation is not something you are interested in trying.
Improves Hair Elasticity – Elasticity or the ability for strands to stretch without snapping is important because dry, brittle strands break and elastic ones do not.
Popular Hair Steamers
One of the easiest ways to capture steam is simply allowing the shower to steam up and allow it to encase your hair. If you want a more direct approach that will get the steam in up close and personal, then you would need to purchase a hair steamer. You can spend a little or a lot and here’s a few of our favorite picks.
Q-Redew Hand-held Hair Steamer – The Q-Redew applies warm mist/steam to moisturize, reshape, enhance volume and texture,detangle, stretch and deep condition – in minutes.
KINGDOMBEAUTY Steamer Large 3-in-1 Hair and Facial Steamer – Multifunctional 3-in-1 steamer powerful atomizer generates ultra-fine mist that can be quickly and easily absorbed by hair or skin, which can be used for facial steaming helping facial mask processing and hair steaming.
Let’s keep our hair in optimal health this fall and winter and give hair steaming a much-needed try. Your hair will thank you for it!