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By now we've all read about the benefits of using hair steamers for natural hair care. We've seen all the beautiful natural haired divas whose hair has grown down their backs. They rave about their natural hair absorbing all the goodness of whatever deep conditioning treatment was done...and we look in our wallets to decide if we're going to get a steamer or pay our car note. 

The truth is that hair steamers offer a great way to open up the hair follicles to receive all the benefits of deep conditioning treatments. The reality is that everybody does not want to fork out the loot to get asteamer. The solution is found right under your nose: work with what you've got for the exact same results.

We want our natural hair to be healthy. We want to stop split ends. We want to repair damaged hair. Steaming treatments can do that. We need our hair to be moisturized. We need our hair to be strengthened. We need our hair to be soft. Do you have to have a steamer to do achieve these results? Absolutely not!

The reason that steamers have become so popular is that you can fill a machine with water, plug it in and deliver a steady stream of steam with ease. Steamers work to saturate natural hair with moisture by using heat and water. Honestly, this can be accomplished with a few household items. Gather these supplies together...and deliver fabulous results to your hair!

Start with freshly washed hair that has been detangled. Grab your favorite condish. Feel free to add some essential oils - yeah, go all out! Saturate your hair with your conditioning concoction and follow steps below.
  1. Don a run of the mill processing cap. 
  2. Grab an absorbent towel from the linen closet.  If you're fancy - huh - grab your turban towel.
  3.  Soak towel or turban towel in water. 
  4. Place towel of choice in microwave for 2 minutes or until very warm. 
  5. Wring loosely; wrap towel/turban towel around head. 
  6. Cover towel wrapped head with random plastic bag big enough to hold steam. 
  7. Sit under hooded or bonnet dryer for 30 minutes to 2 hours. 
Make sure that you rinse hair with the coolest water you can stand. This seals hair cuticles and locks in all the goodness that your steaming treatment has infused into your hair. Like always, I recommend rinsing with diluted ACV - lay those cuticles flat! 
Steam on, steamers!

Do you enjoy a good hair steaming? What's your process?

Written by SoVAiN Williams — August 05, 2012

Comments

Jennifer:

what is diluted ACV?

September 05 2012 at 06:09 PM

lily:

Would try dis today! Thanks for the tips

September 08 2012 at 03:09 AM

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