Hair steaming is the hair treatment you did not know you needed

Hair steaming could be the DIY that you were looking for. What is it? What are its benefits? Is it actually possible to do it at home? Find out the answers here

What is hair steaming?

Hair steaming is a technique that has been used for many years, especially in afro hair salons. It is about coating your hair in nourishing oils, applying heat, and leaving your hair to absorb all the vapors. This process allows your hair follicle to open up and it also permits conditioner and treatments to penetrate deeper. 

Hair steaming permits conditioner and treatments to penetrate deeper // Photo by Bodyandsoul

What are the benefits?

Hydrated hair is healthy hair and hair steaming can help you with that. But the best part is the scalp benefits: this process can help purify your scalp so it could be free from product build-up and dryness. Other benefits of hair steaming:

Hair steaming helps repair damaged hair

Is it possible to do it at home?

Absolutely yes! And here is how:

Step 1: After shampooing your hair apply a moisturizing mask or hair oil from the roots to the ends. Section hair and secure it into a bun.

Step 2: Using a plastic hair cap or cling wrap cover hair. Then cover with a hot towel. 

Step 3: Depending on your hair type you may need to leave it on longer. For example, if you have dry and damaged hair, you should let it work between 20 to 30 minutes before washing out as normal. Rinse your hair, doing a good scalp massage. But if that is not your case, leave the towel on your hair for at least 10 minutes to give your cuticles time to lift and absorb the conditioner.

Cathy Mason

Cathy has spent most of her professional life discovering homemade beauty remedies, old and new. Using her extensive knowledge of natural ingredients, Cathy will provide expert advice on how to tackle everyday skincare problems with straightforward natural lotions and potions. + info

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