The Key to Reviving Damaged HairThe least favorite part of the whole hair salon process is sitting under the dryer. However, I love a proper steam treatment and so should you! Unlike the hair dryer, your hair benefits from sitting under a hair steamer. Check out how beneficial steam treatments are and how they help your hair beat damage.
What Is A hair Steam TreatmentHair steam treatments are the process of using moist, non-damaging heat to open your scalp and follicles to absorb moisture. With us experimenting with many different products, hairstyles, hair dyes our hair often becomes susceptible to breakage. Steam treatments help repair hair from just about anything, paired with a thorough trim or cut. The primary purpose of a hair steaming treatment is to penetrate your hair with nothing but moisture. Some stylist like to add tea tree oil to the water, that helps clean hair and clarify.
Say Bye to Dry HairSo many things can happen to your hair because of dryness. Your scalp can be dry which will stunt the growth of your hair follicles. Along with stunting growth, dry hair can lead to dandruff and your hair always flaking up. The biggest thing about dry hair is that it can cause your hair to fall out or shed too much. Steam treatments are especially essential for us natural women out there. Because of our coils, curls, and kinks, we can be prone to dry and sometimes even brittle hair. I know for me, my scalp is a sponge and it seemed like nothing helped moisturize my hair better than a steam treatment. Not only does it help retain moisture but because it helps to moisturize it also helps eliminate frizz. When there is no longer or not as much frizz, then your curls, coils or kinks become more defined. No more frizzy puffball ladies! So next time you think about picking up that oil or grease to add moisture, don't do it; get a hair steam treatment.
Other BenefitsWhile moisture is the number one benefit, there are more that wouldn't be possible if you didn't have that added moisture.
- Enhanced curl definition
- Makes your hair stronger
- Opens hair cuticles
- Better manageability
- Promotes fast hair growth
The Do’s and Do Not’s
- No such thing as too much hair steaming
- Steam your hair no less than ten - twenty minutes
- Make sure your ends are getting in on the action - helps with split ends
- Rinse your hair off but with caution after a steam
- Do not steam every day, once a week will be perfect
- Try using herbs or essential oils - do not use too many oils
- Go to a hair stylist before trying at home